About Me

Friends and family suggested that I start a blog to add my daily inspirations, essays or poetry. With much anxiety at first and a zest to venture out of my comfort zone, I decided to create this blog. I am writing from the mountains of Western North Carolina, 20 miles east of Asheville. My best friend and I bought a small motel in Gerton, NC in hopes to turn it into a retreat center for all who wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of their lives. Our place is called Peaceful Quest Retreats.

As the winter months approach with the gloomy sense of hibernation from being outside, I take to write. So, this is my new adventure…to put positive thoughts out there into the great social web of life. I hope you join me on this ride. Love to hear from you!

You can also go to our retreat website: http://www.peacefulquestretreats.com

Love and light….Millie A. Mestril

89 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bitchpig
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 14:06:32

    Hi, this is Bitchpig, I enjoy your blog a lot and have picked YOU from many to be nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. Enjoy.




    • momentswithmillie
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 17:59:25

      OMG, I feel so honored. Thank you. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel. You are such an amazing writer and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. This sort of thing never happens to me. I am humbled by your gesture. Love and light….!


  2. bitchpig
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 18:04:32

    Wow, am so touched by your response :) and by your Prince Charming poem, my gosh but you have nailed that feeling, I’m so with you. Can I reblog it on facebook?


  3. The Truth Warrior
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 21:01:29

    Hi Millie,

    I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award – please have a look:




  4. The Truth Warrior
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 21:07:42

    Hi Millie,

    I sent you the wrong link:)

    I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award – please have a look:





  5. ailialana
    May 04, 2012 @ 10:47:15

    Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!!
    Thank you for your inspiration


  6. dilipnaidu
    May 18, 2012 @ 11:19:06

    Beautiful thoughts and great inspiration. Thanks for spreading awareness.


  7. peyton85
    May 20, 2012 @ 00:27:55

    Hello! I have nominated you for the sunshine award. Please check out my website http://www.walktheline85.wordpress.com for instructions on how to accept. Thanks for your continued support!Have a great Sunday!


  8. Katie
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:31:24

    Hi! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
    You can find the picture at http://realwomanshealth.wordpress.com/.
    Rules for the Sunshine Award:
    Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
    Answer the questions that come with it.
    Oops….You already have a nomination….that is just how great you are :)


    • momentswithmillie
      Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:34:16

      Katie, you are so sweet. Thank you for the nomination. I am horrible about these blog nominations. A bit dyslexic in answering questions. I am always do surprised (actually more like shocked) that anyone would even add me to any kind of nomination. Thank you. I will attempt to answer the questions soon! You have a gorgeous blog! A true inspiration. Millie.


  9. dianne
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 15:20:31

    you really have a delightful blog. i truly enjoyed my visit. will be back.. : )


  10. Subhan Zein
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:46:00

    Hello Millie,

    Thank you very much for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride.

    Thank you again and lovely day to you! :-)

    Subhan Zein


  11. the secret keeper
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 05:58:35

    hi! i thought i would srop and give you a surprise. jen

    I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Check it out here http://thesecretkeeper.net/2012/06/12/the-sunshine-award-nomination/ . I hope you like it. “the secret keeper” aka jennifer.


  12. Beth Terrence
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 15:15:56

    Dear Millie,
    I love your blog and really enjoy your posts – it is truly inspiring! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and linked to your blog from mine. Please visit http://theheartofawakening.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/celebrating-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/. Congratulations and thanks for all the inspiration you bring to the world!
    All the best,


  13. rickbraveheart
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 19:27:13

    Millie, I’ll soon be moving to Western North Carolina and it was pure joy to discover your blog today, to feel the peace and spaciousness in your writing (and life) and experience your eye for capturing beauty. Thank you for this wonderful experience. Rick


    • momentswithmillie
      Jun 21, 2012 @ 19:30:28

      Rick, I hope you stop by our retreat center when you are here. It would be wonderful to meet another person who’s made this area a place to reside. Thank you for stopping by my site. Millie


  14. Bob Othman
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 23:38:42

    Great blog, great talent and great writing.


  15. the secret keeper
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:31:48


  16. soumyav
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 14:12:58

    Thanks for being on my blog and its wonderful to see ur beautiful world with your words…:-)


  17. amaeguerrero
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 14:05:33

    You have a beautiful blog ma’am! Thank for liking one of my posts! It’s an honor! God bless. Looking forward to talk with you more :)


  18. Stefan (maxima)
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 21:27:07

    Absolutely beautiful Millie I love reading your blogs.


  19. rootedinbeing
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 19:10:35

    I have just found a peaceful retreat in your blog. Thank you for that.

    With peace,


  20. the secret keeper
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 04:04:02

    I have nominated your blog for several awards you just need to go to this link: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2012/12/07/bloggers-are-writersartists-more-awards/ to discover what they are. Congratulations! J.K. Jennifer Kiley the secret keeper…


  21. the secret keeper
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:30:38

    Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2013. Hopefully, we will all find our dreams and wishes listened to and become a reality in the GOOD sense of the word. Love Peace Joy and Bliss I wish to you. jk the secret keeper Jennifer Kiley

    Oh! & also, I Nominate You for the “Shine On Award.” All You Have to Do is To Enjoy the Award and if you choose you can Post it on Your Own Blog.

    Come to my blog at “the secret keeper (dot) net” and go down the right column to under the Beautiful Panther’s Image and Save the Award to photos. And if you would like, read what I wrote on the post Shine On Award and anything else you would like to do. Just enjoy yourself. Peace, Jennifer


  22. teasbook
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 23:30:05

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking “Goodnight” I find your blog to be interesting and inspirational. Maybe someday my husband and I can check out that retreat, sounds nice! God Bless! :)


  23. Aarthi
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 21:27:31

    you share such beautiful words.. i was touched by some of your poems! and it is a joy to read you here… :) WELCOME to the community of bloggers!! you are an amazingly talented and beautiful addition to the spirit of the world! :) Thanks for sharing your words and it is with a whole lot of joy that I write this :) with love, Aarthi.


  24. burnettfreelanceimagery
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 00:44:07

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my Word a Week Challenge entry – Clouds!


  25. quietlypoetic
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:20:22

    you are an amazing poet, great to connect xx


  26. Amy Duncan
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 00:06:13

    Your retreat sounds heavenly! And thanks for stopping by my blog!


  27. quietlypoetic
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 02:15:34

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, because your Blog is one of my Fav :) If you don’t have the time to nominate more, I would love to know your answers to the Questions I’ve asked, you can reply on the Link : http://quietlypoetic.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/the-liebster-award/


  28. ajaytao2010
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 21:55:16

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.


  29. beeseeker
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 20:20:27

    Fully understand that “comfort zone” comment, but I heard on the radio it’s good to do sometyhing that scares you every now and then – best wishes.


  30. andy1076
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:56:00

    Hi! Wanted to thank you for visiting my blog today :)


  31. David Stewart
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 17:03:24

    I nominated you for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness. Come read about my adventures accepting it: http://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/a-w-a-r-d-s/


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  33. Lady Lovely
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 01:52:34

    You have a great blog here! Very inspirational. I spent some time going back into your archives in order to get to know you more. I really adore you and your writing. Thank you for sharing everything that you do!


  34. Pua Nani
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 19:21:08

    hi lady I really enjoy reading your blog. I nominated you for a shine on award. http://eroticapoetica.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/shine-on-my-love/


  35. Tracesofthesoul
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 23:37:05

    Hi Millie, what an interesting blog! Just wanted to thank you for visiting mine and the follow. I am truly honoured, Oliana


  36. eighteentenblog
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 13:33:32

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post :) Loved reading through some of your posts. Maybe one day I’ll come and visit your motel in North Carolina.


  37. Minuscule Moments
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 21:19:41

    I love your retreat and the tranquility of this blog space I will return.


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