All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (319)

4 Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

In a consumerist and overwhelming world, it seems like we lost our connection with nature.  With our busy schedules and fast-moving lives, stress can easily build up and affect both our mental and physical health. Reconnecting with the environment can help our troubled minds.

Horticulture therapy incorporates the benefits gardening and plant-based activities as a treatment of addiction, depression and anxiety. Whether it is the visual aesthetics of a plant that induce feelings of…


Added by Aimee Howard on July 20, 2016 at 4:14am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day: about forgiveness.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 19, 2016 at 7:04am — No Comments

There All Along (Poem)

Posted a new poem, 'There All Along', in remembrance of my late brother.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 3, 2016 at 8:14am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote by fictional character "Lucy Barton".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 7, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short: 'The Saint of Dry Creek' from Julie Zammarchi.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 30, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Suzi Banks Baum on the Agony of an Untold Stories


This week, I'm delighted to host Suzi Banks Baum on my Weekly Wonder blog at Suzi is a writer, artist, and mom, who just launched a gorgeous new website

Read all about what she has to say about the gravity of silence, the festering of untold stories, and explore her creative writing prompt to get a glimpse into…


Added by Ginny Taylor on January 13, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments

Love You Too...

It’s amazing how three little words can change your life. I spent my whole life taking love for granted. It was something I didn’t have to go looking for, it was always just there. I had an enthusiastically loving mother, she would say the words every day. She would text, email, write notes and make up songs. Love oozed from her pores. As a child it mortified me. I would wipe away her cheek kisses and mumble “love you too” in a mocking tone.  When I reached my twenties and thirties I would…


Added by Queen Meh on January 5, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Cheer up your friends and family with the best e-cards


Added by Oksana Reikina on December 28, 2015 at 2:07am — No Comments

Whitney McVeight's 'Birth: Origins at the End of Life'

Posted information about and trailer for 'Birth: Origins at the End of Life' by American artist Whitney McVeigh:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 10, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

SJ Francis uncovers dangerous family secrets and old betrayals #suspense #giveaway #familysaga


Added by S. J. Francis on November 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Author Interview with S.J. Francis, author of Shattered Lies.....

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Author Interview – S. J. Francis, author of Shattered Lies

Posted by Maryann on November 18, 2015 |…


Added by S. J. Francis on November 18, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Book Preview – Shattered Lies by S. J. Francis


Added by S. J. Francis on November 15, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

'Lost in the Bewilderness'

Posted trailer for Alexandra Anthony's documentary 'Lost in the Bewilderness':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 28, 2015 at 7:49am — No Comments

Welcome Dianne Harman, Author of Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries

Food, cooking, entertaining? Oh yeah! How does the song go? Something like, “These are a few of my favorite things!”

I started writing cozy mysteries a year ago as a way to integrate my love of food and dogs. I had previously written three books…


Added by Shelley Workinger on October 16, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments

How to Handle Family Members Who Oppose Interracial Dating

“I’m not racist; I just don’t believe in race-mixing.”

“Dating outside of your race is a sign of self-hate.”

“What can you two possibly have common?”

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These are just some of the comments couples hear…


Added by Tahanee Roberts on September 29, 2015 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Common themes: Home and family in life and literature

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Do we ever really think about what first piques our interest in a particular subject? Whether it’s history or science or literature or society or food, we tend to generalize our initial interest in a topic or hobby – “it was in my early 20s” or “sometime in my youth” or “when I heard about it from a friend.” But do we really think through the very thing that truly led us to want to learn more, do more, and find more out about something that intrigued us? And do we stop to…


Added by Jenna Sauber on August 25, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

Published! HARDSCRABBLE WAY is out!

My novel HARDSCRABBLE WAY is now available on Amazon. You can visit my author page at .  I thought readers here might be interested in how I came to write this particular book. 

Delia Williams is the girl who has it all. Her life is crowded with cheerleading, keeping her up A…


Added by Tina J. Gordon on August 11, 2015 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Vignettes From Cowabunga

In a past life I lived and sailed on a sailboat for 10 years with my husband and our two young boys aboard Cowabunga, our 42-foot "ketch" (two masts). We first moved onboard in 1980 and we set sail from Bordeaux, France, in 1982, arriving in Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, California, in 1990.

Our boys, Sean and Brendan, were 3 years old and 5 months old when we set sail. We first moved on board when Sean was 1, and Brendan soon followed a week after his birth. The first time they…


Added by Janis Couvreux on July 7, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

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