📚 GIVEAWAY! 📚 Ahhh, Monday — we meet again. What better way to battle the Monday blues than with an epic giveaway? I’ve partnered up with some amazing authors to bring you one you won’t want to miss. Not only could you win SIGNED copies of The Bombshell Effect, Midnight Blue, I Dare You, Crank, AND A Love Letter to Whiskey, but you could also win a Kindle Paperwhite and a Book Beau along with them! PLUS, a bunch of swag not pictured here, like socks, buttons, a reusable bag, and more. WHAT!? So epic. And it’s super easy to enter. .
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One entry per post. Posts will be open for qualifying entries for at least 24 hours and can close for entries anytime afterward. On October 30th, two drawings will be held to determine the winner. One drawing determines which post, and then from that post, the second drawing determines the winner. So, to up your odds, make sure you submit your entry on every post you see from me and these other amazing authors this month! Winner will be announced October 30th.
In the past, I’ve hurt myself a lot. I wasn’t good to myself - my happiness, my soul, my mind, my anything. I put my happiness in the hands of my relationships, and it always made me miserable in the end. Sometimes, we emotionally lean on other people and have good or bad days depending on how things went with them. This has never been the right thing to do. I’m not saying you can’t be bummed out when things go wrong. I’m just saying, maybe storing most of your happiness somewhere else inside of you is a better idea. That’s why I created this faraway account and pen name. I wanted to let the past go. I wanted to start fresh. I wanted to change the way I had been living for years. I wanted to step back and see the brighter sides of everything. I did all of that through the medium I love, writing. And I’m mostly so very happy now - way stronger, more resilient, calmer, more confident, more loving, more everything good we should inspire to be. I like to think that we all can have this new beginning, this kind of restarting of our lives. If I can do something like this, so can anyone reading this message. Anyways, take care and much love. - faraway
Yesterday I was running around between the city and Brooklyn for various appointments and at about 3pm I realized I was STARVING. ...
I had been so busy going from stop to stop, moving through my calendar, that I realized I didn’t schedule any time to eat. ...
I ran into a @pretamangerusa to grab a chicken wrap and as I stood in the corner of the shop eating it (it was cold outside) I looked around to see a number of European visitors sitting at tables, sipping coffee, eating salads and pastry—enjoying the moment.
I’ve always admired the way other countries honor mealtime. Italians make it a whole event! A time to slow down and connect with neighbors, enjoy the textures and simple flavors — and truly carve out time for nourishment. ...
As entrepreneurs, business owners, writers, teachers, we are often ticking off calendar items and being passengers to our day! ...
This is a gentle reminder (and quite frankly a reminder to myself) to pencil OURSELVES into our schedule. To make sure we have time for self-care and at the very least, a meal! ...
Where there is hustle, there must be flow. Let’s honor the small spaces to slow down. ...
Dear Tom and Jerry,
Ma tells me I never ate my food unless it were you both running around on the television screen in front of me. I never found sleep until I had seen Nibbles safely out of Tom’s reach along with dearest Jerry.
You both have been my earliest companions, for you managed to make me laugh when I had even the worst fits of crying. Be it at home or on a trip around the country, I never went anywhere without you. I remember Tom testing the best of his wits to catch Jerry at home, in the backyard, on a Christmas retreat or on the beach; and every single time, Jerry happens to have the time of his life. How both of you keep troubling each other all the time and yet, manage to team up against Spike, to be the best of friends, has always baffled me.
You both have stayed in my mind and my heart for ever. From my first school bag to my bedsheets, nothing just seems right without your presence in my life. From tales of eternal friendship made in zoos and in the middle of the sea, from different versions and movies travelling around the world in every literal sense and crossing over with our good old iconic classic stories, you have been versatile and lovable, always and always.
Maybe this is the reason why I still find you in my 5-inch phone
screen to find my smile back on my face after a terrible day or a bad fight, because in the end, you both manage to make it work it all out, no? So maybe even I will.
Major missing and love,
A toddler trapped in an adult’s body.
Papa Bear took the cubs to the dentist. The bigguns are off being new adults, and I actually had time to sift through my khimars (hijabs) so I don't have to run around in basic black...again. I got on my #paparazzijewelry and chillin'. My God, it's quiet. I forgot quietness like this even existed. #authorsofinstagram#authorlife#momlife#mommoment
Writing about the subtle benefit of carrot tops this morning 🍃🥕💕 for my new cookbook You Are What You Eat: A Vibrational Cookbook to be published by Inner Traditions 📚 .
This principled vegetable offers the gift of breaking down crystalized patterns. Are you in a rut? Do you have habits or attitudes that no longer serve you? Carrot top helps dissolve these walls allowing new life in, since this can be unnerving, this plant also offers the internal support to aid in making the transformation not so startling 🥕
Since Disney is making live-action versions of all the classics, I’d be happy to star in a Snow-White remake. Granted, I can’t sing but I can lip sync to @marleeofficial ‘s singing voice.
Today I took on the first ever Disney princess, Snow-White. She pretty much started the world of Disney and all we love about it. As a little girl, I resonated with her innocent nature and kind heart. I also learned from her movie to never take apples from strangers 😂. Today’s shoutout goes to @kulfis ! Love ya girl! ❤️
Photo credit: @imemilyjackson
That bottle of pills in your hand looks extremely scary and freeing at the same time. Swallow the whole bottle and you'll be saved from the troubles you're facing. The fan over your head, the rooftop, the blade, the gun; they all look like a chance to escape.
But don't. Don't ever go through with the idea of taking your life. Please.
Everybody says: live for your parents, live for your brother, live for your sister, live for your friends, live for your boyfriend or girlfriend. But no. Don't live for them.
Live for yourself.
Live for the little moments in life. Live for beautiful sunsets. Live for hot chocolate on rainy days. Live for sappy romance books with predictable endings. Live for clear blue skies and warm sunshine. Live for the thrill of the roller coaster at your favourite amusement park. Live for the sound of rain hitting the ground. Live for bonfires and marshmallows. Live for all the places you want to travel to. Live for beautiful mornings that begin with a hot cup of coffee. Live for rainbows. Live for your favourite song. Live for the white snow during the winter. Live for the holidays. Live till your next birthday. Live so you can see your little brother graduate school. Live so you can see your parents stay in love as they grow older. Live so you can hear the sound of your friend's laughter. Live so you can love yourself.
It doesn't matter if no one else loves you. You must love yourself, because that's all that matters.
Live, because I know how you feel. I know how tempting it is to simply give up. I know how much suffering it takes for someone to give up on life. I know how hard it is to stay afloat when it feels like the world is turning against you. The storm will pass, the sun will shine again.
So, don't give up on yourself. You matter. Everything will get better, if not right now, then someday. Don't give up on living. You've got one chance at life. So live. - Logophile
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6256:02 AM Jun 30, 2018
We're burning, yet beautiful - Aconite .
5497:59 AM Jun 27, 2018
Stereotypes we create end up imprisoning us within its boundaries - Aconite .
5937:37 AM Jun 19, 2018
He breaks my heart bit by bit
with words like swords, that slash and kill.
Precise and sharp, they cut through my bones
slicing them clean as time slows down.
He says through his actions that I'm not worth it,
I try hard to please him but even still.
A glare so hateful, it could melt stones,
I smile at him and am greeted with a frown.
He tells me I'm lazy and have no grit
that I'll never succeed, never fit the bill.
His voice mocks me as I contain my groans
and try to smile through the pain as he kicks away my crown.
He laughs as he points out my lack of merit
in things of his choice; now it's a drill.
But I'm done, I let go, hoping he knows
that he broke the spirit of a bird that could've flown.
Just as I prepare to take off into the sky brightly lit,
he traps me with sweet words; it's his skill.
Foolishly, I fall for them until he goes
crushing my soul, repeating the cycle again. -Logophile ❤