On mamas mind blog

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On mama`s mind blog

On mama`s mind blog

Is about motherhood and what lies beyond. The slightly longer backstory is that motherhood, for me, opened up an entire new level of existence. I have been plagued by existential angst for most of my twenties and early thirties, and growing past that demanded I face some of my deepest fears. It required that I look both inside and outside, and as I shed my previous assumptions about reality I started to rebuild a new foundation.

Motherhood, with its raw honesty, ethereal love and deeper connection to life around me was not only the frightening initiator but also the anchor that led me through it. In an odd way, I wouldn’t want to be my existential struggle, since life today is infused with much more meaning. I find myself having honest discussions about the deeper meaning of it all with old as well as new friends that are living the motherhood experience with me, but – true to the nature of motherhood – we rarely have time to finish them properly. That’s what this blog does.

I was one of those children to convincingly state I’m going to be a writer, who wrote stories everywhere on everything, until real life silenced that voice and practical choices overshadowed it altogether. However, if there is anything that life has taught me, it’s that we gravitate towards our passions in one way or another. We move towards that which lights us up and fires our engines, and if we choose to live in the shadows, we slowly kill that which we call our spirit. Writing makes up a small part of my day job, which I love, but I have been itching to arrange and write my own thoughts in my own words for several years. Editing blogs and writing copy for work only made me more convinced that I need to start writing of my own pen, or I’ll channel all that creative energy into something far less productive.

In short, I write because I want to share the honest, raw experience of being a mother. I write to counteract all the selfies, the blissful-holiday-picture, the rosy new-baby-pictures flooding our social media feeds. I write because those pictures do not reflect the true experience, at least not for me. Motherhood is the most joyous of heights, an entirely different level of existence, but it is also bottomless fear; fear of when my own life will end, fear of losing my child, fear of failure. If it resonates with someone, somewhere, it’s enough to keep me going.

Shared by: Anna Kristiansen 

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Mommy of 8 with cancer blog

Mommy of 8 with cancer blog 

My blog What Define’s Me ? is a personal tale of my struggles and triumphs. Of a mom who has had her share of battles ranging from cervical cancer to being the victim of domestic violence.

I started my blog three years ago in hopes to have a voice. Being a submissive wife for many years left me without one. I was unable to verbally stand up for myself. I made a promise to never reread or correct my thoughts. To never question whose feelings I may hurt but to simply get my own feelings out. To let myself know it was okay to speak up and to defend myself.

I share of my new found love and how it has uplifted me in many ways! I share of our journeys and adventures. I sometimes share of my cooking experiences as that is what I am skilled at.

Shared by: Danielle Bronson 

Barbara Rath blog

Barbara Rath Blog 

I’ve always wanted to write, but told myself I was too busy. Really though, I was afraid to share my stories publicly.

In 2013, at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, I confronted that fear. I came home determined to write two blog post per week for 52 weeks. My hope was that by finding my courage to write I’d find my voice and follow what had been my lifelong dream.

Now, five years later, several of my short stories have been published, and I’m revising my first novel. Perhaps someday that will be published too!

Here is my post about how I battled back my fears with this post about finding the Courage to WriteRead here the whole story !

Shared by: Barbara Rath 

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.

Journey in my world blog

A Journey in My World Blog

My blog is about how to begin a journey of self-discovery. 
First of all, let me to introduce myself. I’m Dina Al-Mahdy; a freelance English editor, translator and writer at numerous publishing houses and online journals. I started writing and reading at a very young age, which helped me muse at the world through a lens steeped in mindfulness, adventure and tenderness. My greatest loves are art, books, literature, nature, writing, photography, translation, traveling and music.

I’ve always been in a serious relationship with words, and have had a deep yearning to discover many of the answers that seem to have been hidden or forgotten in today’s world. 

Being a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, I’ve come to know the power of words. Words are important. They can lift us up or break us down, and they can touch our hearts. Our lives are made up of words, and when those words aren’t spoken, they leave a terrible emptiness in their wake. Words are powerful. When we withhold them, we’re denying their power and disempowering those we leave in the wreckage of those unspoken words. Simply put, we free ourselves and each other when we find the courage to speak our truth and honor our own feelings. That’s exactly why I started blogging! 

In January 2018, I started my blog A Journey in My World, where I share my thoughts and hope to inspire as many people as possible through them. A Journey in My World is brimming with articles, poems and short stories in both English and Arabic, along with my photography, all of which are about energy healing, relationships, well-being, meditation, mindfulness and peacefulness, and how to bring their great benefits to our everyday life.

So I welcome everyone to have a wonderful reading and to enjoy the soulful photography, writing and music….

Submitted by: Dina Al-Mahdy

Untangled blog

My blog is named Untangled

I write about mental health, and living with PTSD, with a bit of poetry sprinkled in along the way. I’m honest in my writing, and come from a place of hope and optimism. I’m passionate about continuing the conversation about mental health as we work together to try and end the stigma of living with a mental illness. 

Initially I began blogging because that was one of the ways to market a book. I had just written my memoir, and I heard blogging was a good avenue to reach more people. What started out as a marketing approach soon  became a fabulous avenue to connect with people from all over the world. Blogging has been a truly amazing experience. I`m grateful for the people who I’ve met and have yet to meet. Come and visit my blog! 

Hey Elsa Le blog

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Hey Elsa Le blog 

heyelsale is my creative playground where I expose my thoughts, insights and feelings. It is an authentic expression of what life means to me. My main topics revolve between self-growth, travelling and, certainly, food.

I love to write and take photos, so a blog was the perfect solution. Since high school, I accumulated many blogs from Tumblr, Blogspot to WordPress. It was always a way to be creative and to push me to be more healthier, to get out of my comfort zone, etc. 

Submitted by: Elsa 

Happiness between tails blog

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Happiness between tails blog 

Happiness between tails blog is about:

Arts, Books, Food, Dance, Tail Wagging, Tail Telling

Basically, anything I think people will enjoy reading about.

After I finished writing “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat,” a general fiction novel for adults, I queried high and low for a literary agent and/or a publishing house. 80 queries later have confirmed what any author knows: finding either ain’t easy.

Fortunately, self-publishing gets easier all the time! Best of all, self-publishing doesn’t require agents and traditional publishers.

It does, however, require that I learn to promote my own books. My blog is my exploration of how best to let people sample my writing and sensibility.

Dear Kitty blog

Dear Kitty Blog

Blogging on animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more.

When I started blogging at ModBlog in January 2005, I wrote (and I will repeat it here, to prevent it from going down with, now in 2011, Blogsome):

Dear Kitty,

Welcome, to read the diary as I write.

Like Anne Frank 63 years ago, I am starting something while unable to predict how the world around me will evolve.

I hope this will be a many-sided diary. I hope I will be able to write much on new discoveries on ancient cultures; new poems; new paintings; new scientific discoveries in medicine, the lives of birds, and much more.

However, political and economic power being in the hands where they are now, I fear that I will have to write much on “four more years” of war in Iraq and elsewhere; rich getting richer and poor getting poorer; torture in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere; environmental destruction by corporations and governments.

Still, I hope that I will also be able to report on people fighting against these phenomena; for a better, more peaceful and just world.

In chaos theory , there is the “butterfly effect “: a butterfly in the Amazon rain forest, flapping its wings, usually does not cause a storm far away, felling mighty trees.

However, in some unusual circumstances, it does.

May there be favorable circumstances for bloggers and others speaking truth to power! “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, as Muhammad Ali used to say.