Keep calm it is life blog

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Keep calm it is life blog 

My blog is a parenting lifestyle blog, centered around parents straying away from perfect parenting. For years, I attempted the facade of perfect parenting and I failed miserably. I wanted to encourage other parents to live their best lives without trying to do and be everything perfect.

We provide parenting hacks, tips and provide a platform to explore life outside of parenting as well. I have an element of fitness to my blog, because I used to weigh nearly 400 pounds and lost over 200 pounds of it. I encourage other men & women to live healthy lives with their children. We also travel, and seek adventure as a family. Coming soon we will be sharing Colorado’s best adventures. 

Shared by: Nicole Emanuel

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The two Doctors blog

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The two Doctors blog 

I avoid Blog Awards like the chain mail promotions they are, I refuse to answers 10 personal questions about myself to satisfy somebody else’s blog, but reblogs and writing a freeform story about one’s blog seems perfectly acceptable to me, correction …. to both of us. I’m drafting this post sipping a glass of Picpoul de Pinet listening to Bob Dylan ….. Blowin’ in The Wind waiting for the beef joint in the oven to reach perfection, which might reveal more about us than any written word.

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“The Two Doctors” was a comment made by John Cleese in an episode of the brilliant TV series Fawlty Towers, picked up by some close friends who said over dinner one evening …. “that’s you two”, and it’s stuck for 40 years. The Two Doctors blog is a reflection of our lives rather than a blog that is motivated by …… anything! We met as PhD students, hence two ACTUAL doctors, one a scientist, the other a psychologist. Both Buddhists. These are the facts about us that infuse our blog and its posts.

We seem to remember our first blog being about mountaineering, travelling annually to see family in Nepal mixed with hard trekking and even harder summiting of 20,000 ft+ peaks. You’ll find a few of those posts from over 20 years ago buried on our blog. We retired early and started to travel, luxury stuff around Europe, then China, India, Nepal of course, and even a three week rail trip coast to coast USA. For the next couple of years this was the blog now called “It is Better to Arrive than to Travel”; think about it! Then we created and ran an education aid charity in Nepal developing 200 schools and training 2000 teachers … Nepal Schools Aid, absorbed into our current blog. Our work in Nepal lasted for eight years and ended three years ago ….. the blog? It now morphed around our hobby of wine collecting and was called “Buddha Walks into a Wine Bar” reflecting our Buddhist faith, wine collecting and interest in ancient philosophy. Posts were an eclectic mix of these three topics, often merging and often written as a conversation between ourselves and Buddha, who we call Sid (do you know why?) in a wine bar. And finally, at the beginning of this year we began a project searching Dr B’s family history ….

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So the blog title changed to “Buddha Walks into a Library” which seems more apt than meeting the holy one in a wine bar! Dr C’s family are all from Kathmandu and no DNA testing is going to reveal migration from Africa or Europe; her family are of the Newar caste and all of the surname Tuladhar which wouldn’t help census record searching in Kathmandu even if there were any! Dr B’s family all originate in southern England, Cornwall or Kent, mostly being tin miners or agricultural workers going back to medieval times, but what interests him the most is revealing the historical context of their lives within each generation such as The Wars of The Roses, Dissolution of The Monasteries, The Poor Law, The Corn Laws, The English Civil War, The Industrial Revolution and of course ……. Bloody Brexit! I’ll shut up! Best regards from The Two Doctors …… and Sid of course!

History honey blog

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History honey blog

History honey blog 

” No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read. ”

-David McCullough

The History Honey is a history, literature and travel blog that explores all things vintage, historical, mythical, or travel related in nature. I personally have a slight obsession with knowledge and learning, and have always been fascinated with the history of our world.

I see the things that have happened in the past as the building blocks of our future and believe that it is important to preserve that legacy. I have also always had a love for writing as a way to express myself. An introvert by nature, writing always came more naturally to me than speaking when it came to all of the thoughts bouncing around in my head.

I started this blog as way to share my knowledge and passion with others and start as new career path in my life. I also want to service those out there in need of assistance with their own history or travel based businesses, such as museums, magazine articles, or research projects. So if any of this sounds like it is up your alley, I would love to have you join me on my journey of self- discovery and learning, as I am going to some pretty cool places to learn some amazing things. 😉 

Submitted By : Sarah Nichole 

Dreaming reality blog

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Dreaming reality blog 

My name is Cheryl. I started my Dreaming Reality Blog on the suggestion of my oldest son while we were living in Costa Rica, as a means to share our experiences with family and friends back home. Being an avid photographer and writer, there was so much beauty and peace to be found there. It filled to the brim after I posted book chapters from my novel, Forever Never/Dawn of the Dream and from so many photos.

Blog also has a variety of posts, including philosophical ideas, a couple of chapters from sequel novel, and the occasional poem. I love participating in weekly prompts s I am able and have my own weekend #free48 series where I share photos from my weekend excursions.

Most of all, I love meeting so many people from diverse backgrounds and creative souls who, like me, often feel out of place in their day to days lives. We are out here! I would love to meet you and hear about your walk in this dream we call living.

Love and Light always….

Shared by: Cheryl Pennington

Manja Mexi movie blog

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Manja Mexi Movie Blog 

My blog Manja Mexi Movie is already my third. I
started out four years ago without any plan or many expectations. It was obvious that I was getting a bit lonesome in the middle of rural Tuscany with amore who works long hours and the dog whom we call Bestia.

The last straw to do something like starting a blog came when I got upset because my family and friends back home in Slovenia, to whom I kept sending photos from around here, didn’t respond to my mails at all or rarely. Obviously I needed a larger audience if I was to get any feedback.

I simply started to write and post photos, and looking back now I cannot believe how much personal information I shared willingly.
Sometimes it makes me cringe but not enough to delete anything. I leave both my previous blogs as they were, for anybody who might find them as well as for me to look back and reminisce.

When the first blog was full, I simply started another and then another. The accent is on photography with more or less entertaining or merely informative captions, but sometimes I also burst out writing
– always non-fiction, I cannot invent – most recently even poetry.
Sometimes I translate poetry or songs, since this is my profession.
Sometimes I post quotations.

My posts can be about present goings-on or a past trip to any of the little towns of Tuscany, to Rome or Slovenia where I return twice a year. These are my playgrounds.

Oh, and every four months or so I post flash film reviews. There is Movie in my blog name after all.
And I’ve almost forgot: on Thursdays I and about 40 other enthusiasts worldwide post photos of doors. Welcome to join us or just come and have a look if you like doors, and who doesn’t.

Everybody welcome, especially those who like their lives a bit quirky, a bit out of the way and fully unapologetic. And who don’t do it for the money.

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

Off to the World blog

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Off to the World blog

Off to the World

My blog is about a full-time student still making traveling possible. This blog is mostly me venturing, taking pictures, and then writing about my days abroad, travel tips, and-of course-local cuisines. I’ve seen a small part of the World, and am currently on an ongoing process to see the rest of it.

I started my blog to trace my footsteps, see where I’ve been and which destinations I’ve crossed my bucket list. However, along the journey, I have also discovered my love for writing and other amazing bloggers, which motivated me to keep posting!

Submitted by: Jessica 

DanVenture Travels Blog

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DanVenture travels blog 

DanVenture Travels  is a collection of my travel experiences & where I mess up along the way.

I started the blog because a few friends told me I was good at telling stories as well as remembering amusing details. I listened to them and here we are.

Submitted by: Daniel Pienaar

 

McGee Travel Tales blog

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McGee Travel Tales Blog

McGee Travel Tales is about the different ways to view the world: through travel, books, food, and creative writing.

 A friend and I were talking over beers one day after work and I got to telling stories. He jokingly said that I should start a blog and the idea stuck, took root, and I started writing. A month or so later I actually started my blog. 

Submitted by: Laci McGee