Life Gives You Evidence of What You Look For

Good Stuff to stay healthy…

Niki Meadows

One thing I had to do for the sake of my sanity and reframing my perspective was cutting the news. There’s nothing good that came from what I saw in the stories. It made me think I lived in a place of negativity and just fueled the negative train of thought in my head. I decided to stop watching the news and start being very selective of what I read online. At first, I was worried about being completely out of the loop. What if something big happened and I didn’t know about it? I soon realized that if it was big enough, I’d hear about it from family and friends or it would find its way onto my social media feed.

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I’ll Get You My Pretty! NOT – Guest Post, by Julia Flynn #kindness

My first Guest Posting! Sorta cool!!!! Thanks Didi.

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I’d like to welcome Julia Flynn to the blog today! I’ve had some very impact-full submissions for guest posts since I opened my doors, and it’s so EXCITING! I couldn’t pass up on this amazing message on kindness by Julia, and I’m thrilled to share it with you all today!

I intend on posting one guest post a week(ish) so please feel free to keep the Submissions a-comin’. 

Julia, it’s a pleasure to have you here today! Your message on kindness is so important and it’s possibly the most creative way to portray it that I’ve ever come across. Keep spreading inspiration and kindness, you’re great at it!

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I’ll Get You My Pretty! NOT.

Grim, that is how the Kindness Challenge’s self-compassion week felt! Self-love week was joyous while unloved and unseen parts bathed themselves in self-love, enjoying the warmth and healing. But self-compassion the sacred act of suffering with the suffering parts…

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10 Days in Kenya

Blogmas Day 12, I’m reblogging this young man’s experiences in Africa. Nothing is more fun than watching people move childhood into adulthood! Enjoy

Elias Campanella-Garcia

Newburyport Youth Services held a 10 day trip to Kenya where our goal was to give supplies to villages and meet girls who had been saved from female genital mutilation (FGM). On July 4th, 2017 we embarked on what I now consider to be the most eye-opening and inspiring trip I’ve ever been on.

After a long day of travel, the group finally arrived in Kenya and spent the first night at a small hotel called Wildebeest. In the morning everyone was up and fed by 8AM, and heading back to the airport for a flight to Mombasa. Given how cramped and uncomfortable the flight was, I was relieved that the flight duration was only an hour. Immediately after leaving the plane, I could already smell global warming and feel the humidity had raised substantially by the nearby ocean.

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The first eye-opening experience I had was on the 3…

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BLOG PARTY! 11/28-11/30

Another blog party! Great way to check out other blogs. Shana is trying to get to 1000 bloggers. Let’s help her!

Traveling Shana

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I’m happy to be celebrating my growing blog with each and every one of you! Have a wonderful time getting to know one another, as this is a awesome opportunity to grow your blog while supporting others.

As a proper hostess, I of course will be providing a gift. I will be holding a drawing for one lucky winner to receive a $50.00 gift card the moment I reach my 1,000th follower! I encourage you to reblog and share this post all over your social media, inviting as many people to our party as possible. The quicker I reach 1,000 followers, the quicker we can have that drawing!

To Participate In The Party:

  1. Please follow my blog if you haven’t already. In return, I will follow you back.
  2. Reblog this post. (Sharing is caring)
  3. In the comment section of this post, paste one link to your own blog with a…

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Seven Easy Ways To Spot Fake People

Haven’t reblogged in a while and realized it was time. Since I love better and authentic people, I thought I would reblog this reminder of how to spot the fakes…both in butter and in people.

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Fake ButterFake people are like fake butter. They look like the real thing on the surface but just don’t “taste” quite right.

Can you recognize it when you meet them? Being aware of what characteristics to look for will save you both headaches and heartaches later on.

Do you sometimes feel like your own words and actions are less than genuine? Under certain circumstances, we all say and do things that are less than truthful (No, your butt doesn’t look huge in those leopard print, spandex pants that you love so much.)

But, there’s a difference between people who consistently put up a false front and those who do it occasionally to avoid hurt feelings and keep the peace.

The following characteristics are common to folks that disguise their true selves. It’s not an all-inclusive list, but it gives you an idea of who we’re talking about. If you notice…

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Let’s Create A Fine Chain By Sharing The Links…

Join the Link Chain! :>

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‘Welcome to all my new follows and friends and Welcome to the click-a-link club.

I appreciate the choice you made in deciding to follow my blog, which I consider as a present.

If you notice, as much as I am a very individually minded person, I am also a very community minded and conscious person. In simple terms, I like people.

In here, I try to have a warm atmosphere that is welcoming for all and I cook in large quantities, because I never know who is coming to tea or dinner.

So, do make yourself comfortable and feel free to say hey anytime.

Are you comfortable now? Good. Now put up your feet on that plump purple cushy foot-rest in the corner and let’s have a quick chat while you get your feet massaged.

My bit of experience of blogging has shown me how grueling it…

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Unbreakable Joy Wins Liebster Award

the-liebster-award-badgeI am thrilled to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Susan Gleissner from This Big Wild World. It’s my first blog award so it’s extra special. The Liebster Award recognizes new bloggers for their impact on the blogging community. Also, it’s a great chance to build connections to strengthen the community.

Thanks so much Susan!

Readers be sure to check out her blog This Big Wild World. Super interesting!

As part of the nomination there are questions to be answered to learn more about the newly nominated blogger. Here are my answers to Susan’s questions.

questionsandanswers1)    Where do you call home?

I live along the coast in New England; Massachusetts. It’s a riverside and seaside town named Newburyport. It’s filled with hip and casual restaurants, beautiful views all year long, and the warmest and most lovely people.

2)    What was the last random act of kindness you did?

It is being appreciative of how people care for me, both friends and strangers.

3)    What are you most thankful for?

Family I like, fun and interesting friends, courage, champagne, sunsets, storms (rain or snow), humorous and light-hearted people, yoga, meditation, independence, physical health, mental health, my beautiful and talented niece, my daily coffee shop, beaches, frosting, pinot noir, silence

4)    What are you currently working on to improve for yourself or your blog?

I’m currently working with Brittany Antonjevic to grow my blog into a business. Working with her minimizes the time I spend researching. We are working on changing my hosting site and discussing ways to monetize. Also, I keep a list of writing ideas and monetizing ideas. I’m trying to determine the blog’s focus.

5) What advice would you give someone who wants to start a blog?

– Just start. I knew I wanted to write about my intuition although I didn’t know what I would do with the stories. I just started with a post about each time intuition was speaking to me. It grows and changes as life happens.

-Have space for what appears. Being new to blogging I didn’t know there were awards, challenges, and groups to join. Because I made space for the unknown, I have made interesting blog friends and written about things I never would have considered. The people and topics have enriched my life.

-Edit. Proofread. Edit. Proofread. Publish your best effort. I still catch mistakes even though I proofread…over and over and over.

-Keep your posts short. It can be more meaningful and memorable.

-Search any question you have. I have learned about SEO, Monetization, Social Media, etc. because I searched via the question in my head. Examples-How do I monetize my blog? When is the best time to start to monetize my blog? How do I increase my readership? What is SEO? Why should I care about SEO?

-Join Facebook Groups. Great way to get answers to questions. Learn what is successful and what is frustrating. Reaching out eases the pain and shares the joy!

-Grow an authentic Twitter following by finding the most popular people in your niche. Follow them and their followers.

-Use Word Press Reader to meet bloggers in your niche. Make authentic contacts. Share a post or your blog if it makes sense.

-I’ll stop here! It can be overwhelming. There are so many things you can do…Just do one at a time!

gold starMY LIEBSTER NOMINEES ARE…

ebbony & lune. This lifestyle blog about music reads like a ballad. Be sure to check out how she created the name.

Captivating Compass. You will be part of learning and traveling adventures.

Insideoutgirl. She takes common moments and turns them into meaningful lessons.

Shutters and Honey. A peaceful looking blog with helpful thoughts, travel experiences, photography, and recipes.

the skincare pharmD. Being a lover of face masks and healthy ways to take care of skin I had to include this lovely and informative blog.

My Patchwork Homestead. The name alone is cozy. The blog is a patchwork. Check it out and she will tell you what patchwork means.

Little House on the Big Pond. It’s all about living off the land. Even if you are a city person reading about this bloggers land living experiences you will feel like you are in the country.

Frugal Fiesta. Including a way to save money was a must. She has great ideas. I found one I’m gonna try!

         RULES FOR THE NOMINATED

Write a blog post in acceptance of your award. Link the blog post back to Unbreakable Joy Intuition Tales. Answer the questions below.

  1. Nominate at least 5 other startup bloggers with a following of 1,000 or less
  2. Include a list of questions you’d like them to answer
  3. Notify your nominees

NOMINEE QUESTIONS

What is your most meaningful blogging moment?

What do you feel when push publish?

What would you like to write about that you haven’t written yet?

If you had a thousand dollars to give away, what would you do with it? Why?

What are three of the best things about yourself?

Lastly, I’ve enjoyed the recognition This Big Wild World has given me. It was a great opportunity to check out blogs. Loved it!

 

 

Liebster Award

the-liebster-award-badgeHappy to say I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Susan Gleissner of This Big Wild World did the honors. I am looking for 10 new blogs to nominate. If you would like to be considered please let me know in the comments section. Don’t forget to include a link to your new blog. I feel it’s a great honor. I’ve been introduced to some interesting new blogs because of Susan’s nomination. Much Thanks!!

Stay tuned for the personal answers from Susan’s questions…