Seeds of Hope
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Sunflowers brighten my mood and remind me to stay focused on the warmth and goodness in the world. Ukrainians believe that these flowers look towards the sky looking for hope and well-being, while at night they lower their heads to reflect on their lives. For me, sunflowers will always signify the strength and bravery of one woman, of the Ukrainian people, and of others who have spoken out against the conflict, even when doing so may threaten their existence. To me, sunflowers will always be about standing up and sharing warmth and goodness in spite of the darkness.

Full article on Ukrainian National Flower

Video link (don't watch if triggered by profanity, guns, camo or the conflict in general)


In an effort to share my own seeds of hope and help others find light in the darkness, I have partnered with Amazon to give away the ebook/Kindle versions of The Sunflower Princess and Sunflower Wisdom FOR FREE from Monday February 28th through Friday March 4th. This offer is available through Amazon only and the direct links are available in the show notes. You can also do a search on Amazon with my name, Felicia Brown, and the titles The Sunflower Princess or  Sunflower Wisdom.

While you’re there please remember to check out my newest book, SCARS to SCARS Stories of Vulnerability, Resilience, and Overcoming Adversity, – a collaborative anthology with 19 other authors. We each share our stories of overcoming adversity with the intent to give hope to anyone struggling while increasing awareness of mental health issues and helping prevent suicide. Proceeds benefit The Realize Foundation. Learn more at Realize foundation dot org. Thank you for sharing your light, hope and support.

The Sunflower Princess (ebook/Kindle version) on Amazon

Sunflower Wisdom (ebook/kindle version) on Amazon

SCARS to STARS on Amazon 

The Realize Foundation

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