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Blog Wondering?

I’ve been having a torrid love affair with Reddit since we met, not long ago. One awesome bloggers tool I found there was Blog Wondering. A large part of blogging is networking, if you want to get your blog out there, that is. There is a community of bloggers and you can learn a lot […]

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Looking for guest bloggers!

The title says it all, I’m looking for guest bloggers to diversify my blog! Submit your blog via e-mail, tbsimmons63@gmail.com. I will be picking blogs that I think will resonate with my audience so don’t take it personally if you aren’t chosen 🙂

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Advertising Fails! Laugh for your Health & Decrease Stress

“Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.” https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm/ Here are a couple of advertising/ architectural flops to keep you laughing!

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Another side of me: before I lost myself.

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The Altruistic Blogger Contest!

Enter the Altruistic Blogger Contest for a chance to win $25 and to have your post featured on MyAria!

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Can writing heal?

My therapist always encouraged me to write. She gave me a journal—a few actually, which I always lost somehow. I liked the idea of keeping a journal but I didn’t know how to make it fun. “I had eggs for breakfast. I sat down to journal at 10 a.m., et cetera…et cetera” I liked the […]

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Should I Forgive My Rapist?

I’m sitting here, in a slightly dark room watching lights projected on the wall as they move in fascinating patterns. The lights are meant for my 4 month old daughter but I like them too. Usually when I write, the words jump out of my head, flowing onto the paper with perfect cadence. There’s something […]

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Down The Rabit Hole: A Downward Spiral to Deep Depression

During recovery, it’s important to have goals—distractions—something to work toward. My blog has done just that and my supporters have helped me continue to focus. Today I’ve felt depression take hold. Depression doesn’t have to be symptomatic of an outside influence; it isn’t in this case. Depression, to me, feels like my body is enveloped […]

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A Blessing in Disguise

I sit here, curled up in a blanket on the couch, my computer on my lap. Yesterday something happened that lead to a new experience. My brain is racing and I feel as though my body is disassociated from my mind. The words I write just poor out of my head onto what I perceive […]

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I AM SELFISH

  I’m selfish. Most people respond to that statement with, “we’re all selfish—we have to be selfish in order to be healthy—in order to take care of another we have to take care of ourselves.” I’ve known how selfish I am for a while and it’s not your average selfish. I’ve always blamed the fact […]

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Donate

I debated on whether or not I wanted to share this, because I didn’t want it to seem like I was begging for money. I came to the conclusion that this is just a part of the process if I want to accomplish my goals. Starting my blog has given me a sense of purpose […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Robert W. Banes

If you look at Robert. W Banes’ Facebook, you’ll find a lot of funny meme’s and jokes. He’s clever and quick witted–but if you take a closer look, you will see that he carries a lot of pain and he’s not afraid to share his deepest thoughts. He’s a fighter; whether you’re dealing with physical […]