#LinkYourLife RoundUp Challenge 12/9/2016

Welcome! I am fortunate and honored to host the roundup again this week. In case this is your first time here, you can check out the last roundup I hosted. There are some pretty amazing bloggers below and encourage you to check them out. This roundup is also part of the #LinkYourLife facebook group. I hope you enjoy reading the following bloggers’ post as much as I did.

Tricia Barker @triciateacher

Standing Rock has been in the news recently and I have seen the horrible things that were reported being done there. I have always had a soft spot for the environment. Tricia reminds us that even though we might not be able to physically participate in a cause, we can still do something about it. She also remind us the power of prayer. She writes:

I feared history might repeat itself at Standing Rock. As NPR put it succinctly, we have never seen anything like this before and it has been happening for hundreds of years. Both statements are true, and the thought that the pipeline might not be diverted was a difficult possibility to accept. Read more at My Heart Has Been With Standing Rock

Tracy Lynn @basheventgirl

This is a great site to check out if you are struggling PTSD and/or anxiety. Tracy shares a lot of honesty in her words. Her most recent blog post explains how she is an addict. She’s not addicted to drugs or alcohol but to overindulgence, kinda like me and that’s why I enjoyed this. She writes:

Those experiencing PTSD might develop an addiction to self-medicate feelings of fear, anxiety and stress. PTSD and addiction often co-occur in response to serious trauma. PTSD changes brain chemistry in much the same way substance abuse and addiction do. Read more at Tracy’s Truth

Linda Hobden @LindaHobden

Linda does an amazing job each time she does an interview. Somehow she is able to find an interesting person for every interview. This one is just like the others. She has the talent to make every interview very honest and personable. This week she sat down with Mo Endfield. She writes:

Being the wife of a celebrated film director (Cy Endfield – who directed Zulu, amongst others) and a model in her own right, I’m so excited to welcome onto my blog Mo Endfield. I wanted to know all about her new book about being a film director’s wife…Read more at An Interview with Mo Endfield

Charli Mills @Charli_Mills

If you enjoy reading and / or writing fiction, this is a site for you. Each week Charli prompts writers with a word or phrase to write about. The writers are only allowed to write 99 words (no more, no less). There are some pretty talented writer that accept the challenge. Here’s the beginning of one:

She knew they were in there. She heard their chatter. Her knocks began timidly, then louder. The room hushed. There was rustling, then padding feet. She waited. The door opened a peek. Her loving sister’s smiling face appeared, then contorted unrecognisably. Read more at Not Allowed

Shawna Ainslie @shawnamawna

Are you like me and have a hard time during the Christmas time of the year? I have come a long way but still have my issues that I can’t hide during this time of the year. If you answered yes, then I encourage to take the opportunity to signup for Shawna’s email campaign. She has wonderful ideas and tips to help you through this time of the year. She writes:

I am so excited because I am FINALLY launching an email campaign. The Survive Your Story Holiday Writing Guide is all about freeing yourself from the stress of the holiday season (and the end of 2016, right?) by using some of my favorite prompts and tools to release and recover. Read more at The Survive Your Story Holiday Writing Guide

Claire-Louise Traynor

Wow!!! Another amazing blogger that you need to be following. The blog post she shared for this RoundUp is a perfect example of what every parent deals with when they know something is not right with their child and everyone else is denying it, even the doctors. I may not have a child of my own but see the fight my girlfriend has to have when no one take her seriously about what is happening with her son. Claire-Lois writes:

My second pregnancy was very much a surprise. I was on the contraceptive pill when I found out I was pregnant with baby number two. If anyone read my first blog post, you will understand why I took this surprise pregnancy as almost a second chance. Read more at Then There Was Autism

I am grateful for every blogger that has shared their blog posts today. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. If you did, please take the time to share them so that others can know about the beautiful work these awesome people did. Until my next post…. Share. Inspire. Conquer.

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