THIS IS A GROUP FOR BLOGGERS: SIPB MEMBERS INFO
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and any other you may have not listed above.
Founder: Sharing, Inspiring, Promoting Bloggers created 8 February 2018
Bloggers Name: Esme Slabs
Blog Name: EsmeSalon
I reside in Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 20+ year, although originally from Cape Town, South Africa. I am a 60-something mother, grandmother, and wife and still work full time and then a Blog-aholic to top it off.
Take a peek at Guest Posts and should you be interested, please go to my About page and then send me an email (see the bottom of that post), and I will be very happy to showcase your blog. This is an open invitation to all bloggers from any niche!
I also host a Weekly Senior Salon on my blog. Linkup will start each Monday @ 02:00am and ends the Friday 8:00pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). On a Friday evening, I do a Roundup post of all entries submitted.
This is an open invitation to all bloggers to participate in 20 + 1 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, so hop over, and send me an email (form to be found on this page) and then we can get in touch should you need more information.
Should you require more information, you can also visit the SIPB Page on my blog and you will find some interesting posts there.
FB Recipe Group: The Recipe Hunter
FB Page @ShareCareAndInspire
Facebook Group Sharing, Inspiring, Promoting Bloggers
Facebook Group Blogaholics
Twitter Hashtag: #SeniorSalon
Pinterest Hashtag: #shareEScare
Bloggers Name Alice Whitmore (tho I never use it for blogging purposes; now you can blackmail me)
Blog name: Lutheranliar looks at life:
Bio: Alice’s take on the World Bio: If Nora Ephron and Garrison Keillor had a Lovechild, it would be me. I write funny stories about what it was like to grow up in the Midwest and live and work and raise a kid in New York City.
Social Media: My blog address is: https://lutheranliar.com
I don’t have a blog FB page and don’t participate much on other social media, except Twitter, where I am @lutheranliar
Bloggers Name Amelia Winter
Blog Name The Beautiful Traveller
I’m Amelia, a travel professional who got married and had kids and decided to go back to uni! So my blog is about exploring the passion I still have for travel while juggling home, kids, a very ambitious husband and my own dreams and ambitions as I work towards a new career. I feel like many people my age these days think that in order to see the world, they have to pack up and go for months or even years at a time. I could never do that as I love my life and my responsibilities, so I want to show women like me that it’s okay to want a home life, a family, and a successful career and still want to explore the world. And yes, that you can do both!
Bloggers Name Amelia
Blog Name You Can Always Start Now http://www.youcanalwaysstartnow.com/
Bio I am an accidental blogger. I thought I was signing up for admin rights to a friend’s blog. After banging away at WordPress thinking I was entering passwords that were NOT taking I ended up with a blog. Now I can’t imagine not blogging. I’m trying to live without regrets (or at least less). Blogging has helped me push my boundaries in various areas. It has made me more focused and challenged me to rethink things. Now when I am out in the world I think “is this a blog post?” Learning opportunity? I am open to exploring possibilities and my blog is a way to help me keep that front and center.
Bloggers Name – Anindya Rakshit
Blog Name – https://mydailyjournalonline.com/
Bio – I hail from a beautiful city called Calcutta in the eastern part of India. Born in the late 70’s.
An Ex-Banker, currently dabbling in the Insurance sector, here are a few things I love to do apart from blogging. I love everything connected with music excluding performing myself, though I can sing a fair bit, love watching movies, an avid reader of books, love making new friends, love playing Table Tennis which is my favorite sport I do, and also I love traveling to mountains and seaside. My blog name is Mydailyjournalonline. Initially, in my blogging journey, I had started a music blog with a specific name containing Music in it. Later I realized that it is becoming difficult for me to write on varied topics that I want to write about, being it a music blog in particular. That’s why I decided to rename the blog and shift it to self-hosting since I wanted the blog to be my daily journal where I can write on virtually anything that comes to my mind without any restrictions.
My blog is very personal in nature. It doesn’t follow any set or laid down guidelines or principles. I write in a communicative mode to my readers, using suitable images from time to time, illustrations too. My style is simple, easy to follow and understand, so you may say 😊
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/mydailyjournalonline/
Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SharingInspiringBloggers/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ani81401
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/anindyar05/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rakshitanindya/?hl=en
Mix – https://mix.com/anindyarakshit
Blog Name: The Irish Twin’s Momma
Bio: My name is Ashley and I was born in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. While I was in college, I met my husband Christian in May of 2010.On October 4th, 2014, I got married to my best friend in Old Bridge, New Jersey. In 2016, I was blessed to be the Mom of Jack Joseph on January 17 and Luke John on December 20th. My blog is about raising my boys and tips and tricks as a parent.
Bloggers Name Brandi Hayden
Blog Name Easter Babe’s Theory
Bio I’m Brandi, the Easter Babe, who lives in the suburbs of Memphis, TN. I’m a homemaker who loves to blog on my free time. I enjoy trying new products or services and sharing my experience with others. My blog consists of my “Theory” on products and everyday life from a babe born on Easter. I love to write about a wide range of lifestyle topics including fashion, beauty, travel, and more.
Bloggers Name Bree Dixon
Blog Name Three Sisters Abroad
Bio Thank you Esme Slabs for this: Hi my name is Bree and I am the youngest sister of 3sistersabroad.wordpress.com
My sisters are Muriel – the eldest and Paula. We also have a brother Gavin but he hasn’t been on any of our trips. The blog started when we were on holidays in Europe in 2016. We were on a cruise and a few of the passengers were a bit toffy nose to us. So we would sit around over a few wines and have a giggle about “when we become famous”. I was the one who suggested to blog. So here we are! I hope you enjoy our travels. I will also blog about chronic Illness. I have a few – Tuberous Sclerosis, Lam Lung disease, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Meniers disease, High blood pressure.
I think thats it 📷:)
Bloggers Name Claire Saul
Blog Name Pain Pals Blog
Bio I am a mum to 3 young adults, blogging about living family life with a chronic illness. I was a nurse but was “pensioned off due to disability” – no pension involved! My first major back surgery was at 21, but I had continued working for many years, but this time it was not to be. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and my condition has really deteriorated over the last few years, now affecting my nervous system and gut, and causes daily dislocations. My kids are all affected with my daughter being formerly diagnosed aged 14. So….facing yet another back operation for the chronic nerve pain in my back and leg, I decided to write a blog…..and have discovered a whole new world of friends and support.
Bloggers Name Claire Elizabeth
Blog Name Our favourite Jar
Bio I’m Claire and my blog started a year ago to map the joining of two families becoming one. It then became an outlet to talk about my Mum and how life is now she has passed and what grief really feels like
Bloggers Name Candice
Blog Name She’s Crafty
Bio I’m Candice, mom to 3 and wife to 1. I love crafting, organizing, planning parties, DIY and sharing ideas with others. I believe we can all craft a life we love! I’ve been blogging for a while, but now that my kids are in school I’ve started getting more serious!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShesCraftyCrafty/
Bloggers Name Carrie Adams Golden
Blog Name A writer & her sentimental muse
Bio Adirondack native who, not in her right mind, relocated to North Dakota. Writer/poet/citizen journalist/football fan. Currently working on several projects.
Bloggers Name Charlene
Blog Name Chronically Hopeful – http://chronicallyhopeful.com
Bio A Christian creative, housebound with chronic illness.
I used to teach English in Italy, then moved to England where I worked with children with special needs. I loved my job, but fell ill in 2015 and have been housebound with severe ME/CFS ever since. I blog about living a life of hope with chronic illness. I share my faith, I also write about the ketogenic diet I use to manage my symptoms. I share my art, crafts and journal layouts too. I hope to raise awareness of this very misunderstood condition and encourage others who live with it daily.
Bloggers Name Carol Taylor
Blog Name Orienthailiving
Bio Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them. I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use to have to improve our health and wellbeing. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionist hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
Bloggers Name Carolina Russo
Blog Name https://yesterdayafter.com/
I am Carolina the Artist behind the Blog yesterdayafter.com I am also known as “Carolina Russo Art”. I am a full-time Independent Artist and illustrator freelance. I was born and raised in Italy, I live in California since 2002. Most of my life I have been surrounded by beautiful Italian art and creativity, lots of history and antiques, nonetheless Mediterranean traditions and European influences. In Italy, I studied Art & Design, with a specialization in Jewelry Design. My favorite medium I work with is watercolor I am self-taught watercolor painting and other forms of visual art. I have discovered my artistic talent since I was a child since then I love to create!
My creativity extends to Watercolor Painting, Illustration, Digital Art, Photography, Jewelry and Fashion Design, Poetry and more. I love to collaborate with Authors for book illustration and with Music Artists, creating art inspired by magic notes.
I welcome you into the world of my Art I hope you love my creations.
“What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art, give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!”
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaRussoArt/
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/yesterdayafterdesign/
Bloggers name: Clive Pilcher
Blog name: Take It Easy
Bio: I’m Clive, retired five years ago after more than 20 years in our National Health Service. I live in Epping, a small town 20 miles from London. My blog is a mixture (or mess, if you prefer) of posts about mental health, music, family, memories and anything else that tumbles out of my subconscious. I began blogging about my experience of depression and somehow I’ve carried on from there.
Bloggers Name: Cindy Moore
1. Cindy Goes Beyond
2. Journey With Healthy Me
Bio: I’m a blogger who enjoys writing about life, travel, gardening, movies and enjoying good health at every age.
Bloggers Name: Debbie Harris
Blog Name: Deb’s World
Bio: This is the world according to me…in photos, words, stories and sometimes even poetry. I’m all about midlife, travels, and adventures. My blog is a fun creative outlet, and as a bonus, I get to meet some amazing bloggers from all around the world. I love an adventure and I always seem to find one – or it finds me! It keeps me feeling young 🙂 I’m living life and embracing the challenges that come with midlife and retirement. I write about family and this year I’ve shared some personal stuff. I’m happily married with three beautiful grown-up daughters. I’ve just become a grandmother for the first time and am now Granny Debs and I’m so happy it’s not funny.
Bloggers Name Darlene Foster
Blog Name Darlene Foster’s Blog
Bio Darlene Foster has dreamt of writing books, traveling the world and meeting interesting people for as long as she can remember. It’s no surprise that she’s now an award-winning author of the exciting Amanda Travels series featuring spunky Amanda Ross, a twelve-year-old Canadian girl who loves to travel. Readers of all ages enjoy following Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another in unique destinations. Darlene divides her time between the west coast of Canada and the Spanish Costa Blanca with her husband and entertaining dog, Dot. She believes it is never too late to make your dreams come true.
Bloggers Name Deborah Hunter Kells
Blog Name Deborah Hunter Kells
Bio My Lifestyle Blog is “No niche” so you can be prepared for me to cover a variety of topics which I do. It can be from Organizing, Earning income to Travel, Home, Garden, Self-care & Self-improvement. A good dash of, Health & Relationships, Blogging, Living with Less and Everything in Between. I cover Clothing Styles from 30 through 80 and always am on the look-out to feature related “Girl” bloggers in my visuals with links. Virtually assisting is a “pet love” of mine and you can be sure I update my Portfolio of what I have been doing.
Hi Esme, I’m happy to be part of this group and hope to learn and connect with other bloggers.
Bio: I’ve been writing for over 35 years, beginning with short fiction, essays, and the occasional article. By the second decade of writing, I was working on my first couple of mystery novels, and have published nine so far, both through self-publishing and traditional publishing. Learning the business side of publishing and marketing a novel, prompted me to start blogging about ten years ago first at Blogspot then on my website, and now I use WordPress. I’m also an avid reader and book reviewer. I have a couple of part-time jobs, so life is busy. My kids are grown, and these days I’m spending more time with my mother whose health is slowly failing. I live in Port Moody, British Columbia (about 30 minutes east of Vancouver).
Bloggers Name Ellen Best
Blog Name EllenBest24
Bio I am from the UK, I have a blog of stories, flash fiction, poetry and pieces of me. There is more here. I am proud to be on the moderating team here.
Bloggers Name Erin Burton
Blog Name Unbound Roots
Bio I live in the beautiful state of Minnesota in the U.S.A. and have a blog named Unbound Roots where I write about outdoor adventures, my watercolor painting, chicken stories from my family’s backyard, stories from the family farm, and anything else that inspires me.
Bloggers Name Gael Mueller
Blog Name Talkin’ to Myself
Bio I am a retired criminal defense attorney. I write, weave, play with my Cocker Spaniels, and sing. My blog covers everything from my travels to my dogs to my singing with the San Luis Obispo (California) Vocal Arts Ensemble. Unfortunately (or fortunately), none of that describes me totally. I am rather eclectic in taste and behavior. I am intense and frivolous and caring and thoughtless. I still consider myself a conundrum.
Bloggers Name: Gemma Orton
Blog Name Wheelescapades
Bio Hi, my name is Gemma and I am addicted to tea. Along with this, I write about my life with wheels. I enjoy travel, gigs, crafts, festivals and dining out. I write about these adventures with a focus on wheelchair access. I also ramble and rant a fair bit.
Social media links
Bloggers Name: Glenys Robyn Hicks
Blog Name: Morning Cuppas With Glenys
Bio: I am Glenys Robyn Hicks, a 66-year-old Australian Christian wife married to Chris, and a great-grandmother. I love to encourage women especially those of us who through distance, illness or disability, find ourselves lonely and longing for some fellowship with like-minded women… With a myriad of health issues ranging from life-threatening to annoying, I write about the chronic illness with the authority and empathy that comes from walking that sad path daily.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MorningCuppasWithGlenysBlog/
Bio: I live in the west of Ireland and I’m married to Mr. Super Patient Man Ever! Four kids. Three of them are adults now, and late to the party, we have Little Miss Seven. I have five grandchildren(yep). I love blogging but at the moment I’m obsessed with working on my novel and my poor blogs are feeling a little bit unloved! It’s my first novel and I’m very very very slow. I’m enjoying it so much though. I really enjoy checking in with Esme’s group, SIPB, although I don’t always have time to interact as much as I’d like. Trying to get the balance right!
Bloggers Name: Holly Holland Rogoschewsky
Blog Name: Essence Pathways __. I am just starting a new one. Finishing up my new website.
Bio: I am a mom of 2 adult sons, a solutions provider & support wellness of any kind, originally started with essential oils. I used them to support my own health issue and now help others by helping them find solutions to health concerns and supporting those of are faced with grief. It is important to go through the grief process, but it is equally important to learn how to go on, to live life fully with a positive mindset.
Facebook Groups: Holly`s Essence Pathways & Grief`s Pathways to Gratitude
Pinterest Excited to start using!
Bloggers Name Janet Givens
Blog Name And So It Goes
Bio I am a freelance writer and award-winning author who pulls from my background as a Gestalt psychotherapist, sociologist, grandma, chicken farmer, AirBnB host, and Buddhist-wanna-be for inspiration. I’m an advocate for cross-cultural curiosity, which I blog about weekly. I’ve recently added the tag: curiosity, compassion, and courage, though I’m not yet sure how I’ll use it.
See my About page on my website here where you’ll learn more of my Peace Corps years as an older, married volunteer teaching English in the former Soviet Union.
Bloggers Name John Rieber
Blog Name John Rieber
Bio My self-named blog is filled with stories about unique food, like this “Ringo” burger, as well as travel, music, movies, books and some wacky cult movies that aren’t for everyone but are entertaining none the less!
Bloggers Name Joanne D. Gilbert
Blog Name Joanne D. Gilbert
Bio A resident of Las Vegas since 2004, Award-winning author, and popular public-speaker, Joanne D. Gilbert, grew up in Oak Park, Michigan—a predominantly Jewish suburb of Detroit, where many Holocaust Survivors had settled. Knowing them well, and hearing about their experiences made a profound impact on Joanne’s life. Her most profound influence, however, was her beloved Grand-mother, Millie Wineman Ron, who had been able to get out of Vilna, Lithuania before the Germans came. Except for Millie’s 2 brothers, the rest of her large family were murdered by the Germans — along with most of Lithuania’s Jewish people.
Throughout her life, Joanne was haunted by two questions:
1. Did the Jews fight the Nazis?
2. Did Gentiles help their Jewish friends and neighbors? After a 40 year career in education, Joanne was finally able to search for answers to these questions. She traveled throughout Europe, Canada, and the US finding and meeting elderly women who, as teenagers, had successfully defied the Nazis. Her Award-Winning first book, “WOMEN OF VALOR: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich,” was published to outstanding reviews in 2014. She is currently working on 2 books: “WOMEN OF VALOR: German, French, and Dutch Resisters to the Third Reich,” and for Young Adults, “A Victory for Miriam.” Among her many speaking engagements in the US and Canada, Joanne was especially honored to be a speaker at the 2015 Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival, and she looks forward to being a presenter in Warsaw this August, at the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies Annual Convention.
In her spare time (!!!) Joanne blogs about the triumphs and travails of being an aging Baby-Boomer, a former English teacher, and about Heroic Women.
She invites interested folks to join her dynamic FB Group “Celebrating Heroic Women of Valor.”
Bloggers Name Josy A
Blog Name A walk and a Lark
Hello, lovely sharing inspiring promoting folks!
I mostly write about our walking adventures. We love to hike wherever we go, but most of my posts are about British Columbia in Canada.
Bloggers Name Kelsey
Blog Name There’s Something About KM
Bio Hi everyone! I am a Copywriter living in Maine (United States), and I started my blog as a journal when I graduated from college. Now it’s a place for me to talk about books – from the books on my bookshelf, Grimm’s fairy tales, book reviews, and other bookish topics/thoughts/miscellany.
Social Media You can follow my blog on Twitter, Instagram, and Flipboard.
Bloggers Name Lathiya
Blog Name Lathi’s Kitchen
Bio Mom of two, passionate about cooking, loves to read.
Bloggers Name: Lorelle Catalano
Blog Name: A Mindful Traveler
Bio: Hi My name is Lorelle and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mum of two teenagers, passionate traveler and foodie enthusiast.
Bloggers Name Lynn Neville
Blog Name Emma and Rose
Bio Hi, I’m Lynn, founder of Emma and Rose, a resource for women who want to get fit, be stronger, and look and feel their best.
I HELP busy moms like you who want to lose weight and get fit BY showing you how to set and achieve your weight loss and fitness goals through exercise and healthy eating.
Bloggers Name Lisa Edwards
Blog Name Life with a Decorator
Bio Hi, my name is Lisa and my blog is about, you guessed it, my life with my decorator partner, Kev. I try to keep the blog as funny and light-hearted as possible to give people a chuckle when they read about what we get up to. I cover loads of things including life in general, hints and tips on decorating and other things and days away.
Bloggers Name Leanne Le Cras
Blog Name Cresting the Hill
Bio Hi I’m Leanne and I believe there’s so much more to Midlife than having a crisis, or being in menopause, or crying over an empty nest. I think it’s time to focus on freedom, re-discovery, and becoming the best version of ourselves.
Bloggers Name Marian Beaman
Blog Name “Plain and fancy girl”
Bio I am a writer/blogger who grew up Mennonite in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a career as an educator spanning several decades. In 2018, I retired from teaching English composition and literature at Florida State College in Jacksonville. Along with my work as a community activist leading a neighborhood to take on Walmart expansion, I have been blogging about my Mennonite life and other topics that strike my fancy since 2013.
In 2014 I contributed to My Gutsy Story Anthology, Volume 2 with my article “Gutsy in Ukraine.” The September 2016 issue of The Mennonite magazine featured my article entitled: Making Love Edible: Lessons from Fannie Martin Longenecker. I am currently at work on a patient profile for the Jacksonville Arts & Antiques magazine. Fitness training and Pilates classes at the gym relieve the neck and shoulder aches from hours on the computer.
My major work in progress is a memoir set in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania landscape of my Mennonite childhood. I hope for a Mother’s Day 2019 publication date, fingers-crossed!
Bloggers Name Marian Wood
Blog Name Justmuddlingthrough
Bio: I am Marian, I am a happily married mum of two wonderful children aged 5 and 7. I work part-time for the NHS. My blog is mainly about being a mum but also some creative writing and a little poetry.
I am also trying to write a book, (a crime thriller) but at 29000 words I am struggling with it so then started writing my blog. I know I need to write my book too…
Bloggers Name Megha Rastogi
Blog Name Delightful Discoveries
Bio I am Megha. And my blog is “Delightful Discoveries” where I share the recipes I try and experiment with. And also the reviews of books I read.
Bloggers Name: Melissa
Blog Name: Walk with me https://walkwithme383.blogspot.com/
Bio: I’m just starting my blogging journey, and I’m still sort of trying to find my place in that world. I plan on writing about the things that are important to me, mostly living the best life I can, even (especially) when things aren’t perfect. My outlook is influenced by different things in my life, like my crazy, lovely family, chronic illness and homeschooling a special needs kiddo. I’m just finding my way through life, like so many of us, and learning as I go. I hope you’ll come along and walk with me!
Bloggers Name: Miranda Zacharias
Blog Name: the zach girls
Bio: I am a mother of two and my blog is focused on mental and emotional health in motherhood. My child and I both are neurodiverse, so I love creating content around sensory tools and supportive therapies. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and I also enjoy blogging about getting kids outside, how to speak to our kids, and peaceful parenting.
Bloggers Name Miriam Hurdle
Blog Name The Showers of Blessings
Bio I am Miriam Hurdle, grew up in Hong Kong, finished college and worked for a few years before coming to the United States. While in Hong Kong, I taught Chinese as a Second Language in two universities and was a children’s department director where I published four Children’s books. I came to the United States for my graduate studies, received three master’s degrees – Christian Ministry from Portland Seminary, Counseling from Seattle Pacific University, and Education Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.
After teaching in California public school for fifteen years, I was promoted to a school district administrative position. I did the postgraduate studies and received the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from La Verne University in California. I retired after ten years in school administration. In my retired life, I enjoy doing volunteer counseling, reading, writing, blogging, singing, drawing, watercolor painting, gardening, photographing and traveling. I’m survived from a stage IV melanoma cancer and am in remission since 2009.
Facebook Page Miriam Huddle
Facebook Group The Literary Diva’s Library
Facebook Group Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club
Facebook Group Sharing, Inspiring, Promoting Bloggers
Facebook Group We Love Memoirs
Bloggers Name Orla Ryan
Blog Name Fancy Paper Blog
Bio I write about life in the Paper family as an Irish parent in the Midlands and my bit of a book problem!
Bloggers Name Oriana Bois
Blog Name Oriana’s Notes
Bio I’m a Lifestyle blogger since I blog about many different niches such as Fashion, DIY, Travel, Beauty … and more! I love to blog about different topics because I have several interests. Also, I get easily bored when I only blog about one thing, I need diversity! So you will find outfits, recipes, crafts, traveling journals and places to visit, makeup ideas, product reviews… things like that! 😊
Bloggers Name Pamela Jessen
Blog Name There Is Always Hope
Bio Happily married to my amazing husband Ray, we are proud parents of 2 grown kids and three wonderful grandsons. I am formerly employed as an Administrative Specialist and am a Certified Event Planner. With my career behind me and now being on Long Term Disability, I am a blogger who writes about Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness.
My blog is called There Is Always Hope. I am currently a Moderator for this group as well.
In addition to blogging, I am an active volunteer with the Patient Volunteer Network, an organization in British Columbia that gives ordinary people the ability to have a say in how healthcare is delivered in our province. My past volunteer experience includes helping organize the PVN Quality Forum 2017 in BC, and I was on the Advisory Committee for Opioid Guidelines in Canada. Currently, I am the Co-Chair of the PVN Oversight & Advisory Committee and I also sit on the Clinical Resource Committee for the BC Emergency Physicians Network. I have also done volunteer work for Island Health as a Patient Advisor.
I love to craft and create, play on the computer, write short stories and poetry and I enjoy reading True Crime and Biographies. Despite my daily pain, I am living a blessed life.
Bloggers Name: Phil
Blog Name: Our Daily Scraps
Bio: A desperate home cook finding a way to make life simpler for all other desperate home cooks. I’m passionate about quick and easy recipes, whether that be dinner or a quick bite for dessert. I blog mainly tried and tested recipes, and occasionally do a recipe review as well. I love writing (although I don’t have much time for it!) and I love sharing these recipes with readers worldwide.
Bloggers Name Rachael Stray
Blog Name Rachael’s Thoughts
Bio I’m Rachael Stray a proud no-longer exiled Geordie who thought I’d try my hand at blogging.
You’ll find a mixture of posts including reviews and recommendations, musings about life here in the fabulous North East, relating to my work in the comms and PR world and much much more!
I’m a born and bred proud Geordie who returned back up to my native North East after a four-year stint living in lovely Lincolnshire.
I’m an NCTJ trained journalist who has spent the last three years working my way up the communications and PR ladder. You can find out more about why I made the move from journalism to the dark side of PR here.
I’m approaching thirty and have set myself some goals to try to achieve before my big birthday which you can see here and I’m happily married to my amazing husband Steve. There may be a blog or two about the trials and tribulations of married life too such as how an innocent trip to IKEA inspired a couples survival post, you can check that out here.
I post on Sunday and Tuesday mornings and I’m happy to guest blog too – just ask!
I hope you enjoy my blogs and feel free to leave your thoughts and feedback and of course please get in touch.
Bloggers Name Reena Mukherjee
Bio I thank Esme for this wonderful Idea. I have made friends from many corners of the world through this platform and feel privileged. Now we will know more about each other. Thanks, Esme. Would like to know more about you too. I am an Indian. Once an HR professional and have spent long 36 years working in Govt. Sector in India. Stay in Capital city New Delhi. Mother of two young children. Son Engg. stays in San Francisco, Daughter an HR professional stays in Delhi. Husband an Ex Banker.
After retirement from the Govt. sector, I am now living my passion as a culinary blogger. Started blogging at the age of 61. You can find mouthwatering Indian recipes with a small story behind it. I love world cuisine. I eat them whenever have a chance and try them in my kitchen. All my recipes posted are tried and tested in my kitchen. A vivid traveler, a gardener & love my little garden mostly pot planting as it is now live in Urban cities. A restaurant reviewer and you can find my restaurant reviews in Zomato and travel reviews in trip advisor.
Blog Name Rust Belt Girl
Bio I’m a writer and reader from the U.S.’s Rust Belt (the post-industrial upper Midwest). I started the blog in an effort to reconnect with the literature (and other arts and culture) coming out of my native place, as I now live in Maryland. I have an MFA in Creative Writing and am a fiction writer, but blogging has been a great platform to try out my essayist’s voice—even a little humor (though my kids still don’t think I’m funny)—and to connect with a wonderfully supportive global community. At my blog, I feature author interviews, guest photography, book reviews, my own musings and more. I’m happy to be here. Thank you for this group, Esme, and to Orla for inviting me!
Bloggers Name: Sue Loncaric
Blog Name: Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
Bio: Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond is a place for Women Over 50 to learn, experience & enjoy. I’m Sue and I’m here to share tips on Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, How to Rediscover Yourself and Thrive After 50 by.
It is time to embrace an Ageless Attitude and focus on life, not the number by being fit, fabulous, healthy and happy.
Bloggers Name: Silvia
Blog Name Italian Goodness
Bio: After moving to the USA from Italy seven years ago to support my husband career, my life changed totally: from lawyer to stay at home mom. Beside dedicating myself to my sweet four daughters, I started cooking my family traditional recipes, and slowly found our how much I love cooking. Blogging was the natural consequence of my passion.. only it comes much harder on me since I am totally ignorant about the internet and computer technology.
Bloggers Name Susie Lindau
Blog Name Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride
Bio Colorado misadventure meets inspiration through the face-planting smackdowns of life. Travel, Inspiration, and humor blogger, thriller writer, screenwriter, and survivor
Bloggers Name Shannon Cunningham
Blog Name Must Hike Must Eat
Bio Hi! As you can guess, my blog is about hiking (outdoor adventures) and eating (recipes and my favorite places to eat before and after outdoor adventures). I ramble about other aspects of my life like parenting, health, and social issues and I follow a paleo lifestyle to combat arthritis and the trials of perimenopause. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and enjoy hiking, backpacking and reaching summits of local mountains and traveling the States visiting our National Parks and Monuments. I have been a single parent since 2000 but recently remarried adding 5 more to make a family of 7. Yikes!
Bloggers Name Sheryl Chan
Blog Name A Chronic Voice
Bio Hello I aim to articulate what life is like with chronic illnesses on my blog, both from my own and other people’s experiences!
Bloggers Name Stevie Turner
Blog Name Stevie Turner
Bio Hi, I’m Stevie, a medical secretary, and I love to write humor, suspense, and women’s fiction novels as a hobby. I don’t sugar-coat anything and tell it like it is, as you will find out on my blog. I’m married with 2 adult sons and 4 grandchildren, and I’m a cancer survivor.
Bloggers Name Swati Rai
Blog NameThe Insider
BioTrainer, traveler, writer-freelance all!
Bloggers Name Thelma Alberts
Blog Name Thellys Lifestyle and Travel
Bio Hi! My name is Thelma and I live in Germany but sometimes, I am in the Philippines. I blog about being a Filipino expat in Germany, about my travel, food, massages, baking and everything I am passionate about and I write in Hubpages since 2011 and have blogs in Blogspot and WordPress. Then I have a “mini job” as a wellness massage therapist. I will add my links when I am back home from work today. Thank you.
Blogger Name: Veronica Hanson
Blog Name: Vacay Visionary
Bio: I teach homeowners how to use their home as a part-time vacation rental in order to fund more travel adventures!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vacayvisionary
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vacayvisionary/
Blogger Name: Vicki Marie (Marie)
Blog Name: The Secret Life of Caregivers
Bio: Hi, I’m Marie ❤ I am 23 and I live in Arizona. I have been a caregiver for the past 4 years in different settings residential, home care, senior care, and special needs. My goal is to create an environment where caregivers can share stories, tips, advice for new coming caregivers, and also lift each other up in a positive way.
Bloggers Name Hi Esme, Willow Willers here, I am very pleased to meet you.
Blog Name Willowdot21
Bio I am the mum of three boys all now grown and flown to live their own lives. Luckily they do keep in touch and visit often. I now have two beautiful grandsons. When I started this blog I had not long come home from the hospital after an accident in which I broke my back. ( I have broken my back twice). I was in the hospital for a month and had three operations. It has taken me a long time to recover, I am still recovering but every day my body is getting stronger. It has taken a huge toll on me mentally I had to retire early on health grounds, I had to come to terms with finding out people I thought were friends were not. I had to make a new life for myself. Things I could do easily have become difficult. Writing poetry and prose has helped me a great deal, in fact, I think it has saved my life. I love blogging I have made so many good friends. I have attended three of the four Annual Bloggers Bashes and I am looking forward to the next one in June 2019