Mindful Making Is What You Make of It
What Brings You Regenerative Healing In Your Life? We were tasked to define "Mindful Making" in reference to threading the needle of our lives. The challenge may be over, but we invite you to read our perspectives and try journalling your own experience.
Who Defines Authenticity?
We were tasked to define our "authentic selves". Each of us looked deep and came at the question from entirely different directions. We invite you to let your mind wander in ours a while. Then perhaps dig out your journal and see what words come to mind to define your own sense of authenticity. The challenge may be complete, but the opportunity to write for a prompt continues.
Hygge & Sleep Resolutions
"Year after year, we make resolutions that so often amount to doing things for others. We vow to start working harder or longer hours, or do things that will impress or prove our worth to our peers, like losing weight, or earning more money. But this year, after nearly two years that have been hard on us all, we’re doing things differently. Welcome to the resolution revolution, in which we’re all pledging to be kinder to ourselves by prioritizing rest." - The Vocal Media Sleep Resolution Challenge of 2022
Hygge Short Stories Vol. 1
There's nothing like a short fiction to boost your mood. Settle into your favourite Hygge space and relax with these. One Fine Day, My Love
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From the VCC 2021
If ever I have a house my Dear, that's truely called mine; That can afford best Countrey chear, or ought that's good therein: Though thou wast Rebell to the King and beat with Wind and Rain, Assure thy self of welcome Love, for Old long syne. For Old long syne my Jo, for Old long syne, Assure thy self of welcome Love, for Old long syne.
Fireside Fictions Winter 2021
Hello friends! The holidays can feel like a blur. We're inviting you to slow down, and enjoy some heartwarming content, straight from our members at the Vocal Social Society. Walk a while with us in the wonderful world of fiction from whatever nook you feel most comfortable in.
It's Never Too Late to Shine
Milestones & Memories The Vocal Social Society, the magazine's Meta (Facebook) group, recently cleared a milestone of 700 members (as of this moment we are at 751!) We are humbled to interact with so many fellow creators each and every day. With this upbeat mood in mind, we have scouted for pieces that remind us to celebrate life as much as we can while we can. So whatever you're celebrating this time of year, we hope you make time to relax and kick up your heels with us.
Books From Creators You Know & Love or Need to Meet! Issue 2
Hello everyone, Les here. When it comes to writing, many of us pursue more than one avenue—a book is the stuff dreams are made of. Whether it's via a traditional publisher or through self-publishing avenues, these Creators are getting their words in print and up for sale! Here's a short list from VSS members you know and love or need to meet!
Tips to Improve Your Vocal "Experience"
Tips to Improve Your Vocal Experience If you're struggling to figure out what to do outside of Vocal's pages, check out some of these helpful resources to get socializing and enjoy the full Vocal experience. Updated biweekly.
Hygge, Small Wins and Tiny Wonderful Joys
Before we get started with home and comforts, we'd like acknowledge those that made it possible to enjoy the tiny wins with their momentous efforts on our behalves. Let's take a mindfulness moment to honour our veterans. Tony Stauffer, a veteran of the Navy himself, has written a poignant contribution and beautiful tribute to those lost. #LestWeForget
Fireside Fictions Autumn 2021: 1st Place SFS Winners
Welcome, readers. Whether you've come here via the magazine or through our profile, we hope you enjoy these fictions as you settle in with a warm beverage and cuddle up somewhere comfortable next to family or in your own quiet solitude. Each of these stories took home a first place prize of $5,000 from Vocal Media. For more about the contest itself, Vocal summarized their Summer Fiction Series (SFS) challenge as follows,
Fab 5 Winners November 12, 2021
Welcome Vocal Fam! We want our winners to know why they won and to uplift the collective by letting everyone read the peer reviews. Thank you to all the dedicated moderators who help read the entries every week; we couldn't do it without you. - Les