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Want to read? (I’m answering for you) that’s a YES❣️ Ok, great! Go to the link in my bio and #read the #advice and #inspiration from my cute Austin friend. Her #ambition , #workethic , and #kindness is beyond inspiring❣️ She also has a great reason why she loves #smoothies . PS I love what she says about details in the little things. 🙏🏽👇🏽 As an entrepreneur you obviously recognize the importance of relationships (especially in PR). How did your background in addition to your travels influence how you run your business now, and how important is it for us as humans to explore other cultures to gain new perspectives?… So many questions, GO!
When I was traveling in South America I was by myself most of the time. I was in foreign countries so I would be in situations where I was forced to make friends and BE VULNERABLE. It was a very REAL experience and it taught me about being brave enough to try new things. On this journey of entrepreneurship I realized how much support I need from those surrounding me. It has allowed me to become very conscious of other people’s feelings and time. Even if it just means responding to an email right away. I try my best to do just that; it is all in the little things. 📸 @hollyjohubbell
🌟GIVEAWAY + BOOK RELEASE 🌟
My loves and booknerds! So today is the day! The fourth book in the Monster of Selkirk series, The Intrigues of Arcadia, is out in the wild! You can snag a copy by following the Amazon link in my bio (via link tree) and, if you want some holiday reading while you travel about, I've got you covered, too! I'm giving away 1 signed copy of the third book, The Machines of Theda, to you, dear followers! Swipe to see a picture of the 3rd book and be sure to enter! New characters and new dangers await Tallis and friends in both books, so you won't want to miss out. Entry details are below, and be sure to follow @indie_blog_hop for more info on my book release!
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I’ve been really struggling lately and it makes me miss people I know I don’t truly miss. I’ve been having some dark thoughts and feeling alone. I turn 30 in 2 days and my birthday always makes me depressed and nostalgic. I think that’s normal for a lot of people. I think the fact that this is such a milestone really forces me to examine and analyze my life, and to reflect on myself as a person. It’s scary. How I’ve been feeling scares me. What I’ve been thinking scares me. What scares me the most though, is feeling like I will always feel this alone.
It made me think of this poem and about my abusive ex. Sometimes when I feel like this, I almost miss him, it’s so twisted because he truly disgusts me. I realize that the reason I stayed in a situation like that for so long was because I felt less alone letting him do the things he did to me. It’s completely fucked up, but on a day like today where I just feel this sad, I start to wonder if maybe that was it for me. If that’s as good as I would ever have it.
Even throughout all that ugly stuff there were times I felt like I had somebody, even if he didn’t know how to treat me right, even if all he ever did was hurt me. Then there were those rare moments were he’d show the good in him I fell for and it was almost worth all the ugly stuff. I think about that. I think about how one of those times would have been on my birthday. I think about how if I would have stayed I wouldn’t be spending my birthday later this week alone. How I’d at least have someone to take me to dinner or share a bottle of wine with me. And I almost hate myself for having these thoughts because they sound so pathetic and because I don’t like what they say about me.
Birthdays and holidays are hard, y’all. But I’m trying to remember what my grandma always has said to me - “mejor solo que mal acompañado” (better alone than in bad company.) And I’m trying to forgive myself for what I put up with in the past and for letting my loneliness get the best of me today and tricking me into believing things that aren’t true.
“...why we literally can’t live without them.” Gut Health is essential. .
It was 2012, so much stress that year. We had just purchased our first home and had started moving in. We ordered burgers from a little restaurant down the road and enjoyed a lovely dinner in our mostly empty home. .
The next few days were horrible. I couldn’t get off the toilet for two days, then on the third day it was uncontrollable out of both ends. I was scared. I figured I had food poisoning and swore I’d never eat a burger again!
After visiting the ER three times they finally admitted me to the hospital. And after 3 days of testing my GI doctor announced that I have an autoimmune disease that can never be cured. .
Shocked was an understatement. I was healthy! Ate relatively clean and was taking good probiotics and a good multivitamin. I had done research. I knew how to take care of myself. This couldn’t be right! But it was.....to be continued.
Emerytka Anna i mlody pracownik agencji reklamowej Paweł, są sąsiadami i co rusz dają sobie do wiwatu. Ona nienawidzi go za to, że jest gejem, on jej bo jest ultrakatolicką moherową zołzą.
Warto dać się wciągnąć w to ich "darcie kotów"
Solidna dawka humoru, choć w istocie to opowieść o lęku przed samotnością, o potrzebie akceptacji, o miłości i jej braku.
“Inspired by Beyoncé, I stallion-walk to the toaster.” -from the short story “What I Do All Day”, in Helen Ellis’ sometimes-dark, sometimes-hilarious collection AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE 📚✒️🐴 PEN: Monteverde Regatta Sport B nib. INK: J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen.
"I can learn new words in Spanish by matching them to the English word that I already know within the text." Gracias = Thanks by Pat Mora is such a beautiful book to celebrate the season of gratitude. It is a bilingual text that offers readers a chance to learn another language as they discover the every day things a young boy is thankful for.
To engage your reader, print out the focus words and have them match them to the correct page as you read. A few picture cards are also available for the youngest readers.
After reading, set up a matching game to play together. You could try picture/English word or English/Spanish word.
Encourage your reader to reference back to the book text for any words they don't recall.
After playing, take a moment to make a bilingual gratitude list with your reader. I'd love to see the lists!
-Use Google to translate if needed.
-The focus words are at the beginning of each sentence. Por= For -Print on cardstock for durability.
You can find the focus cards on my blog. Website link in profile.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌼☀️ Began the Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur after a long long reading block 🌼☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was reading The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis but, the main character did something so repulsive, I couldn’t pick the book back up 🤮
Perhaps I will return to it one day, as it is a 700+ page book. I can’t stand not giving books chances, very few I have put down never to return. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❓QOTD❓: ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU HAD TO PUT DOWN? WHY? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗️Just part one of the Sun and Her Flowers; will give a full review when finished ☺️
Boş Ayna Okuyanus Yayınları’ndan çıktı!
Narsist Annelerinin Kızları İçin En Etkili İyileşme Rehberi
Kendimiz dediğimiz şeyi büyük oranda yine kendimizin inşa ettiğini,
başımıza gelenleri bildiğimizi sanırız.
Kendimizi sevmediğimizde sevilmeye layık olmadığımızı düşünürüz; kendimizi onaylamadığımızda bunu yine kendimiz yapıyoruz zannederiz.
Zorunda olduklarımızı, kaçındıklarımızı, korktuklarımızı, boyun eğdiklerimizi, uyum sağladıklarımızı, seçimlerimizi hatta kendimizi görmezden gelişimizi bile kendimizden biliriz.
İçimizde çalan siren seslerini gerçekten içimizden geliyor sayar; aynamızın bize bizi gösterdiğini düşünürüz.
Oysa bireysel tarihimizin kendimizi yazdığı dönemde çoğu zaman kalem bizim elimizde değildir. Dahası, birçoğumuz bize bizi gösteren ve bize bizi sevdirecek o değerli aynadan mahrum bırakılmışızdır. Üstelik bu ağır mahrumiyetimizi ifade etmemiz, hatta hissetmemiz bile yasaklıdır.
Kendimizden başka kimseyi suçlamaya hakkımız yoktur.
Boş aynamızın yerine bu kitabı koyabilirsek, şifaya giden yola çıkacağımıza