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If you need a good laugh this is a video of a conversation I was having with my goddaughter Sara yesterday… Here’s the translation. Sara: First of all, once daddy was asleep on the sofa. My brother put his hand in front of dad’s face and he told me there’s an ant there. So when…

You’re A Survivor

Pain shoots through each cell of your body, stripping you away from everything you ever loved. You are left trembling from your wounds. You question your ability to survive, while you’re dragging yourself to function. The only thing that makes sense is remaining quiet and for a period of time, you do. But, your silence…

A Bit of Grief on a Sunday

Because, let’s face it, Sunday is a day for grieving – even if it’s only over your football team’s failure on Saturday. Zeina introduced the idea of ‘grief knocking on the door’ and it occurred to me that most of us are actually quite welcoming hosts, when it comes to grief, as long as the…

How I Am Learning To Love My Body

Body image has always been a thing I have struggled with, along with a lot of other people too I’m sure. We only get one specific type of body type slapped in our faces from when we are really young. And if we don’t fit within that type we are made to feel as though…

An Author’s Experience of Marketing during COVID

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
During the COVID-19 crisis, a number of marketing opportunities opened up for me. I’ve already shared a few of them in previous posts, but here are others. Here is a guest post that I did for author C. A. Campbell, in which I discuss how online marketing took on a…

It always starts with a first time.

Originally posted on Richmond Road:
And now for today’s cheerful topic. Domestic violence. This inspiration came from Zeina, Here, but she wasn’t talking specifically about domestic violence, just about bullying (isn’t that sort of the same?) So, it’s not her fault. Or mine, I hasten to add. But maybe it’s everyone’s fault if we don’t…

4 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

We all do it, whether we realise it or not. We compare ourselves to others. “I wish I had her hair“, ” I wish I had his abs“, “I wish I was that confident”. Well believe it or not, I bet somebody has said that about you too at some point. Self love isn’t something…

Arabic Song- “Sing For Love”

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all staying safe. I’d like to share something from my Lebanese culture. It’s one of my favorite Arabic songs performed by a national treasure, “Magida El Roumi.”This song always brings me peace and tears to my eyes ♥ Translation below. This is the translation: (Hope it makes sense)“Sing for people, for…

Funny Video

Hi Everyone,I know we could all use a little laugh these days so I’m sharing my goddaughter’s version of self defense class. She’s only five years old… It’s in Arabic so I’ll translate.She’s saying, “I’ll break his teeth and nose.” Her dad was saying, “Hey Rambo, chill and sit down.” Now I’m super scared to…

Behind the Book: Mystical Greenwood by Andrew McDowell

Originally posted on Author Ally Aldridge:
What inspired you to write Mystical Greenwood? I originally set out to write a horror story, but as I was writing it I realized the story elements were leaning towards fantasy, so I went with it. I didn’t initially intend for the overarching theme to be about Nature and…