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!
“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.
“I thank You, God, for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is Yes.”
~ E.E. Cummings
Hello, friends and welcome to my blog. My name is Luda, and this poem truly expresses my love for the natural universe. I am passionate about Organic Green Living, Gardening, Volunteering, Herbal, and Natural Medicine, Foresting, Earthing, Cooking, Healing, Self-improvement, Pooches, and Reading.
As a former teenage rhythmic gymnast, Registered Nurse, 11 years experienced Maryland Master Gardener, mother, wife, daughter, dog lover, poetess, edible homegrown and wild plants, obsessed gardener, and an aspiring herbalist, I am overjoyed to contribute my ideas, enrich and guide anyone who is searching for a healthier, more vibrant, and improved daily function.
This blog, Evolving Life, came about this fall as a part of a 30-day challenge to launch me as a freelance writer. It began as a place to discuss mental health and spirituality as my background is in somatic psychology and spiritual counseling. But as I’ve gotten clarity on what I wanted to focus on, it’s morphed into the broader field of wellness.
So now it’s a place to come and see what’s new in the world of wellness. I share reviews on various wellness businesses, reports on trending wellness practices, and my own reflections on health, fitness, mental health, and relationships. Most recently, I’ve added a page for travel writing, which is a new endeavor that I am so excited to be working on with my partner.
I think life is a process of growth and evolution and that’s why I named the blog Evolving Life. Stop by for a visit!
Fun facts about me:
A practitioner of yoga for 20 years, I’m a certified yoga instructor and have taught yoga on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and in 3 languages.
I taught myself Portuguese in a week using Google Translate in order to teach yoga in the language.
My favorite place in the US is South Carolina, where my family is from but I have also lived in Florence, Italy; Cusco, Peru; and Rio, Brazil.
I owned and operated a wellness center in which I practiced holistic/spiritual coaching and counseling, taught yoga, and gave energy healing sessions.
When alone, my favorite thing to do is to sing… loudly.
My blog includes multiple topics and is not about one topic in particular. The topics I write about include book review, makeup, poetry, motivational Mondays and much more. I also allow guest posting and the guest posters too write about multiple topics such as reviews, life and advice.
What first inspired me was that I have always wanted to write but I felt like I was not doing enough of it. Although I want to someday write a book that is something I will have to work on for a while and until I can finish my book I still wanted to do some writing. That is when one of my friends told me she had started a WordPress blog and I decided to do the same and try it out and well I’ve been blogging ever since.
Blog is all about how certain character traits were the foundation of an earlier generation and how those same character traits can help us in our daily lives today. Yes, this is the story of my family prior to and during World War II, but in many respects, it’s the story of every family that lived through this period in our history. This is the story of an ordinary family, trying to live an ordinary life, during an extraordinary time frame.
This blog is based on 2 boxes of letters I found in my father’s closet after he had passed away. I had moved to California to care for my Mom. A few days later, when I opened the boxes, I realized that they were filled with letters, pictures and memorabilia from my Dad’s life more than 50 years earlier.
I knew that my Dad, known as Lad to family and friends, had worked for a few years in Venezuela in his early 20’s but I didn’t realize that when he and his younger brother Dan went to South America, my grandfather started writing letters to them every Sunday night, and that this task continued for 7 and a half years! I was looking at all those letters, my grandfather’s autobiography, plus letters from childhood friends and family to my Dad, letters from Mom and Dad to my Grandfather during those years and all the pictures and other memorabilia associated with them.
I immediately knew that I had to tell the story of this “Slice of Life”. As I copied hundreds of letters, I read bits and pieces, and certain stories stuck in my mind as examples of the way their generation was raised.
My hope is that these stories will help you build bridges between the generations of your family and reinforce the importance of the character traits that were commonplace during that time.
” No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read. ”
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. 😉
I started this blog as a birthday gift to myself. I was inspired to blog, only to fight the fear of committing to publishing all that I write.
I started out, with an intent to capture the unsaid and the abstract. It was key for me to become a versatile writer and branch out to incorporate a potluck mix of themes, genres and approaches to my posts.
After a couple of years, I can fairly say that I’ve accomplished the goals that I envisioned at the outset. Yet, fighting my lack of willingness to post what I pen is certainly a work in progress.
Today, my blog largely encases different styles of poetry but I’ve also dabbled in terribly tiny tales, listicles and prose pieces. Thank you for reading my story.
New Lune is a beauty & lifestyle blog written in English and French. I feature a variety of posts ranging from blogging tips to products reviews, study tips to home décor ideas in order to give inspiration and tips to others.
One of the things that inspired me to create a blog was the fact that I loved reading blogs and I was interested in the blogging world in terms of blog design, social media, etc.
Also, I wanted to have a platform to share my hobbies and passion, to raise awareness on issues that are close to my heart and to speak with other people who share the same passion as me.
My blog has a little bit of everything in it… but most importantly it`s got a lot of ‘love’put into every one of its posts. There’s a little bit of me in every post I write.
Inspiration is a funny thing, you could look at a bird and be inspired or simply sit on a chair, listen to a speaker and be inspired. None of that happened to me though.
I am very rarely inspired by people or things. Sometimes, it is just that spot decision I make to do/start something and I’ve got to do it. The journey of the creation of this blog was something like that. And of course I did have many many thoughts that made more sense to start writing them down, then just let them get away. I couldn’t have been more pleased by the decision of starting a blog and for the many choices I’ve made in life, this one ranks right up there, in my top 3.