Monkey`s tale blog

Monkey`s tale blog

Our blog is called Monkey’s Tale. We have both enjoyed international travel for many years and for the past 16 years have been traveling together. In 2017 we decided that life is too short, so we decided to travel full-time through south Asia for 20 months. 
As with many travel bloggers, we started Monkey’s Tale to share our adventures and pictures with family and friends. The longer we traveled the more we realized that we were gaining valuable information that other travelers could use. We are now beginning to include helpful tips for others traveling to these interesting destinations on our blog.  

Shared by: Maggie & Richard

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Domincusation blog

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Domincusation blog

Domincusation blog  – The actions for mastering your motives.

This blog is about motivation, personal development, and everything that builds those! A guide on how to master your motives inside and out, and better understand how to perfect them. 
I’ve had plenty of inspiration throughout the years through the connections I’ve made. Meeting people and helping create their best year keeps me driven! I love to see the progress that my friends or colleagues make as they step closer and closer to achieving their goals. It seemed only natural for me that to continue with this mission, I should set up a blog as a means to speak through to them. I hope that I can continue to improve the lives of anyone who reads my content and create a network of motivated people in the process!

Shared by: Eric Beechen 

Write into life blog

“Write Into Life — Rachel McAlpine on writing, blogging, and staying alive until we die”
I began this blog to document my personal “boot camp for the bonus years” in 2015. This eccentric boot camp triggered new ideas about life, blogging, and growing old, so I have carried on writing into life. 
Last year I carried out a detailed survey of older bloggers and published the results in a series of blog posts. (The results amazed me and have triggered a new project.)
Now I write short articles about blogging, and very easy, friendly poems about ageing (because I’m 79 and it’s getting weird), and cute photographs that show what certain cats are thinking. At times I write about other things as well. 
As a long-time professional writer, I care about the numerous ways that the act of writing brings health and joy and better thinking… not to the reader but to ourselves as writers. Writing has enriched my rather long life, and as a teacher and researcher I try to help others to access that same deep satisfaction and delight. Oh, and I do a lot of terrible drawings too.
Shared by: Rachel McAlpine

Gehad`s journey blog

Gehad`s journey blog 

There is a phase in everyone’s life where anxiety pays us a visit. It is a heavy guest, but still the best guru. I have decided to write down my feelings and thoughts in order to get rid of these vibes and move forward. I am a free spirit full speaking my mind without any fear nor judgments. Therefore, I have decided to set up my blog. Obviously, my mother tongue is not English, then this blog sounds a great thing to work on my writing skills. I am preparing for IELTS, so wish me luck to excel this time. In the future, I would like to come back, read what I have written, and then laugh blissfully as my aims were not wishful thinking. 

Shared by: Gamal Gehad 

Ethno blog

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Ethno blog 

Ethno blog 

Ethno, my blog, follows my travels around the world and the food I encounter wherever I go. I love finding national specialties or local traditions and I really like trying to replicate these things back home in the UK (with very mixed results). The main area I focus on is the Balkans, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle East but the blog is always evolving so this may well change.

I got to a point in my life where I felt like I was getting stuck in a rut and work was dominating all my time and energy. That’s when I decided to follow my interests and not neglect them anymore. I’m never happier than when I’m exploring new places, eating national/regional/local food specialties and speaking foreign languages. Rather than keep this to myself I decided to start sharing my adventures with other people and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest I have received. You wouldn’t believe how many people read my post about Azerbaijani vegetarian food!!

Shared by: James Rayner 

Cheche Winnie blog

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Cheche Winnie Blog 

Cheche Winnie Blog 

Sustainable Living & Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Blog

My blog is all about advocating for a sustainable living and wildlife conservation. I use my writing skills to educate people about wildlife and their conservation status. What we need to change and what needs to be done to give them a better tomorrow. Share with my readers the various ways of life that does not harm environment but allow most species a brighter tomorrow. As well as sharing my travel experiences and places to visit. 

I have always loved animals from my childhood years and it really breaks my heart when i see them suffering from our actions. It’s clear that most local communities have insufficient or wrong information about wildlife living in their space. Making it difficult for them to embrace conservation. With love for nature and wildlife, and a bachelor degree in Wildlife Management. I decided to use my writing skills to spread conservation education and awareness. 

Shared by Cheche Winnie 

Moments blog

Moments blog 

My name is Marta Pombo Sallés. I come from Catalonia and I am a German and English teacher working in a high school near Barcelona. I have been teaching both languages since 1990. Both at work and in my free time I always feel the need to create things.

This blog is about what I do at certain MOMENTS of life, basically in my free time. I mainly write poems, sometimes a few short stories, and I post all this with photos I take. I have written a few literary reviews and have occasionally posted some of my dancing.

In 2015 two important things happened in my life. The first one was that I made friends with American artist-writer Mario Savioni,  whose blog I strongly recommend. Here is the link: Mario Savioni blog

Meeting Mario meant recovering things that I had neglected a bit in my life like my love for arts and literature. I started to read Mario’s poetry and short story books and ended up reviewing his 5 self-published books till now.

While I was in this process I had a compelling need to write. I showed Mario some of my humble poems and short stories and he was always very supportive. He even helped me reedit a few pieces. By that time, December of 2015, my father died. That was the second event that made me keep on creating whether it was dancing or writing. This formed part of my healing process after the loss of my father.

In 2016 I started my blog with the help of a friend who works in the field of computers.Then I noticed that what basically led me to start blogging was the self-healing effect and pleasure this whole process was having on me.

My main motivation has not changed since starting. As I said before, blogging for me is basically therapy and pleasure. I have crossed paths with many talented bloggers and this sharing has a karma effect of giving and taking, which I strongly believe is what life is about.

This blogging experience is highly rewarding in terms of feeling much better psychologically speaking, and also, being able to help others feel appreciated and valued for their great talents.

In sum, I have learnt a lot about other people’s lives, thoughts and feelings, about their excellent creations, mostly literary works.

Shared by: Marta Pombo Sallés

Professionals health connection blog

Professionals health connection blog 

Our blog is about giving people small tips that can make a big impact on their health. Small lifestyle changes that they can live with.

Our focus: We only provide health and fitness information, articles, and stories. We do not endorse diets, pills or quick fixes. And our articles, exercises, tips, recipes, and product suggestions are related to fitness and health. You won’t find unrelated articles or products for sale (unless the ads are with WordPress – we can’t control those).

And, since exercises normally take a few tries to get right, in case someone is away from a computer or phone, all of our exercises are formatted for printing. That way, if you go to the gym or travel, you only have to print your favorites for reference. Here is an example of one of our most popular workouts: Flexibility workout plan

I actually do this exercise at 5am every Monday and love it! It’s quick and easy.

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My inspiration for Professionals Health Connection was two-fold. Firstly, I had a high-stress job that required 12-hour days and some weekend work. By sitting at my desk all day, I began to gain weight and the aches and pains from the constant typing and mouse use was beginning to take its toll.

To help the situation, my husband and I joined a gym and as a present, he signed me up for a trainer (at the time I had no desire to get a trainer).

After just 5 training sessions, and about a month of going to the gym, my ‘mouse’ arm wasn’t hurting anymore, and other aches and pains were becoming more manageable. I also began to feel better mentally. In other words, my stress was becoming more tolerable.

And second, being in the technology field, I always wanted to learn more about websites and how people share information. With that thought in mind, I set to learn more about blogging and found WordPress.com (which I highly recommend!)

Since these two activities were going on simultaneously, I had the idea that I would share what I was learning about being active – what I call my ‘body 1.01’ information. So shortly after I married the two – I could have my new exercises and workouts available always available – and I could share it!  Voila now that made sense! That made it so much easier for me to form new exercises and workouts and share them at the same time. So, with the hopes it would help people that found themselves in a similar situation: lots of sitting work and not enough activity, I launched Professionals Health Connection.

As a side benefit of all that exercise, I started asking questions about nutrition. I had (and still have) questions that I’m sure everyone thinks about at one time or another, so I share my research on those too. I also have a trainer in the family as well as a best friend who was a PE teacher to provide topic ideas, assist with research, and critique as needed.

Shared by: Joan Wilder

Alchemist studio blog

The Alchemist’s Studio documents my journey with clay and experiments with the raku firing process.  Raku firing creates one of a kind glazing effects known for many dramatic patterns, textures, which adds an element of unpredictably.  For many of my raku vases, I also create a story that relates the piece of pottery to a myth or legend that the pottery evokes for me.  Art and creativity are a playful outlet for me, and my blog reflects this.
There are many exciting plans for the studio this year, including launching a line of jewelry and functional ware!  We have also just launched our Youtube channel – The Alchemist,  which will eventually be home to many videos documenting my work on the pottery wheel, firing and sculpting.
I have been inspired by my passion for art and creation and love of pottery to share my journey as a potter and the joy of working with clay!

Teach abroad Coyle blog

My blog is a blend of international teaching and life experiences I endure while living and teaching abroad. Right now, it is a journey through a cancer diagnosis. In November I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I decided to remain teaching in Uruguay while undergoing chemotherapy. There are posts about teaching experiences, travel experiences, and international medicine experiences. 
I decided to take a leap into the international teaching scene. I had been a public school teacher in the states for six years and needed a change. Sight unseen, I took a job in Montevideo Uruguay at the American school. Most of my friends and family had never even heard of Uruguay. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have to look it up on a map before signing the contract. I was inspired to start the blog Teach Abroad Coyle to keep a log of what it was like to teach in a foreign country. It was a way to keep all of my family and friend and former students informed about my new life. It was also a way for me to process the new memories I was making in my new country. 
Shared by: Kim Coyle