Category: Life

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
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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 

Pointless Overthinking blog

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Pointless Overthinking blog

Pointless Overthinking blog
My blog is about our world from a mindset point of view. The way we see the world is deciding the type of world we’re living in. We can change that if we want to even though it requires lots of hard work, but I believe it is worth it because we matter! Always!

I was in a place I didn’t know what to do with my life. I had some sort of a fog over my mind and because of this I couldn’t clearly see where I’m heading to. I started to read more about mindset and about how it’s influencing our lives and I started to write about what was going on in my head and also about what I found in my readings. This brought some clarity for me and I want to share all of these with other people because I don’t want for people to have the fog I had over my mind and I also want for people to realize that it’s more important what’s within ourselves compared to what’s outside.

Shared by: Bogdan 

InVaJy blog

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InVaJy blog 

InVaJy blog 

The name of my blog is InVaJy, It is all about the truths of life we encounter in various stages of human life. It’s platform for sharing the experiments with truth and place for achieving peace of mind. If anyone love sharing experiences and spread happiness, he/she will feel exactly at home here.” The articles published here are always reflecting on simple wisdom and learning innovative ways to apply it to our intricate lives.

Life comprises a range of responsibilities, struggles, dreams, and relationships. Readers will find posts about life tricks, decision making, adopting change, delight, motivation, inspiration, love, inter personal relations, meaning, possibilities, mindfulness, spirituality, effortlessness, satisfaction and minimalism.

Writer`s choice blog

My blog is entitled Writer’s Choice
I Share my thoughts on life through my writings, art and poetry. Some general Interesting facts can also be seen in on blog.
I have a deep desire and interest in writing poems and articles. Last year, in May 2017 I started off by using Blogger. I was using that for one whole year but it did not take off as expected. So, in May 2018 I decided to try out WordPress and that’s the best decision I made. My blog is diverse I post certain things which I am good at, which would help others to a certain extent.

Shared by: Priscilla Shamin

A Sagittarian seeker

A Sagittarian seeker  

I began blogging on Xanga, in 2008, whilst I was my wife’s primary caregiver. I needed a constructive outlet for all that I was feeling and thinking. I also needed to begin a network for the looming day when she would be gone and our son would be out of the house and on his own. Xanga folded, more or less, in 2011, the year Penny passed and son, Aram, entered the U.S. Navy.

I found that Word Press, first with a free blog site and then a paid site where I could have unlimited storage for my photos, was a fine place to park. Righteous Bruin became Sagittarian Seeker, about a year ago.

The dust season blog

The Dust Season blog 

Put on the spot, I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what I blog about…except to say, whatever takes my fancy. I expound on what life throws me, what hairpin curves I finesse and what nosedives my plans take. 

It is a tale of victories and sorrows, wrapped in a suburban bow.

There might be cupcakes or dragons on any given day. And some days, both.

Or neither.

Which rhymes with EE-thor or Eye-thor, depending on my mood.

Some days it rains.

Other days, I’m out in the garden and can’t be bothered to show up.

Generally, silliness rules.

Objects and the distance between them blog

Objects, and the Distance Between Them Blog

Objects, and the Distance Between Them Blog 

I write daily poetry and other creative writing, speaking to whatever is currently occurring in my life or happens to be in the forefront of my mind. This ends up encompassing a wide range of topics but I primarily write about relationships, love, mental health, time, light, and energy. I write as a creative outlet as well as to express myself and connect with others.
When I started my blog, most of my writing dealt with an ongoing divorce and my personal mental health struggles. It has since evolved, and though these topics still surface from time to time, they are no longer central.
I have also worked with several relationships defined as muses. I had never really worked with a muse relationship before and neither had any of them – it was a new experience and brought about some very inspired writing. I have since, inevitably it seems, fallen deeply in love with one particular muse, Blackbird, whom a majority of my writing either is about or to.
I found myself in a place of great darkness at the beginning of 2018, and realized that I needed to speak or my words would swallow me alive. I began posting with no real goal, other than to share my story and release the built up writing. I began this journey with the (rather foolish) intent of remaining distant and anonymous, but have since come to love this community, finding new meaning in the relationships I have built and the perspectives I have gained. I am slowly working to open myself up, and feel I have gained a family of sorts in those I have come to love here. I am inspired every day by the stories and poetry others share, the experience I encounter in my life, and those who I share this journey with.

Before Sundown blog

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Before Sundown blog 

Remember what made you smile – Before Sundown Blog 

After years working in healthcare, I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a full time writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog’s beginning in 2014, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful, and appreciative of dedicated worldwide followers who like, comment, share and tweet posts.

I started the blog to connect with other bloggers, and in a way to learn more about writing. I also wanted to support other bloggers, friends and family by writing blog posts about them, their books, interests, professions and travels.

The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from bloggers all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made you smile Before SundownWhat better way then to offer breathtaking sunsets or sunrises? A monthly featured sunset continues.

Book excerpts can be found as permanent pages on the blog’s menu section. I’m writing Sunset Inna fiction book based on real events and people, and made up events and people. My favorite made up person is Eric Herrmann, a Jewish medical doctor, who is the main character Elizabeth’s “beau.” He’s the biggest help in Elizabeth’s search to uncover her famous real grandfather’s secret life in Germany, the theme of the book. Just so you know, Elizabeth is the real me. With all the grandfather research and historical parts, the story just needed a sparked up nurse/doctor romance.

Fun Facts About Me

I’m old as dirt, born in the late 1930s, and plan to live beyond the 100-year mark.

I love whimsy and humor, something I try to interject into blog posts and writing.  

I modeled for an Illustrator Photographer as a teenager, and was featured on east coast billboards; Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort. I had jet-black hair and violet eyes, just like Elizabeth Taylor.

I published poetry years ago, and that led me to write “free rein for the brain” fiction.  

I attended the same university as my sons, and at the same time. I also knew their girlfriends there (now wives). I was an honorary Frat Mom, and a designated driver.

I lived in Italy, Greece and Japan (5 years in each country). The highlight, traveling and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and ski slopes in France, Austria and Switzerland.

I was a tech challenged blogger at the beginning in 2014, and I “learned by fire” how to put the WordPress site together and keep it “blazing” with published posts, and The Sunrise and Sunset Photo Gallery 

Shared by: Christine Elizabeth Robinson
Writer/Copyeditor

Healing Hands Farm blog

Healing Hands Farm Blog 

Being a foster/adoptive mom for seven years has brought with it many successes but also many challenges. I learned at a young age to try my best to find humor in life’s struggles in order to survive.

With a family of seven and children who all have their own very strong personalities, life gives me endless material to work with and laugh about.

I share my stories in the hopes that there are others out there that can relate to our family’s struggles and find humor in their own.