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Why I blog...

Blogging has become so commonplace in this day and age that it’s almost impossible to find someone who isn’t doing it so, what makes this blog unique?

Must reads!

I am fiercely proud of every blog post that I write and that is because I wholeheartedly invest in each post. I feel deeply and passionately about each topic that I address and hope that you can sense that as you read these posts. Now, proud of every post though I am, there are still some posts that I have written that really stand out to me because of the background story that they have.
Some posts were written during periods of great suffering and sorrow and grief.
Some posts were born from a period of transition in my life that I go back and reflect on.
Other posts were born out of sincere and deep moments of connections with loved ones which left me feeling energised, motivated and inspired.

And then there are other posts that seem to be “epiphanies” that just pop into my brain while I’m making dinner or folding laundry and as I begin fleshing my thoughts, it feels like the blog post takes on a life of its own. Those are the best kind of posts to write because it feels like the thoughts and words just flow and it’s pure magic!

And it’s these moments of pure magic that I want to share with you in this section!

Beside you will find a slideshow of my top five “magical moments” that I have called “Must Reads.” It was hard to pick just five blogs to showcase but I thought to myself that if  I had just one chance to show you either something that I wanted you to know about me or share with you something that is really close to my heart, what would that be? Asking these questions is what guided me in picking my “must reads.”

So, about those new year’s resolutions…

"Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah WinfreySo, with January being done and dusted, I think that it is safe to say that 2018 is well underway...

What Do You Need To Make Your Dreams Come True?

"If you don't embrace who you are and accept who you are, you won't be able to live a happy life." - CiaraEvery woman has dreams. They start when you’re a little girl, but they never seem to stop. While you may no longer really want a pony, there are always going to...

Powerful tools every woman needs in her life…

"You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be." - Elizabeth Alraune"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo EmersonSpoiler alert: we can have it all. On a...

Living and learning

"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way." - Al Franken "I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but...

The Gift Of Suffering (Part 2)

"Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my...

Now, let me say that there are more blog posts below the “must reads” and that you can find my latest post in the sidebar on the right, but the blog posts in this section are really some of the things that are near and dear to me that I would love to share with you. I hope that as you read my thoughts, you will sometimes catch yourself smiling and laughing at what I have to say; that you will sometimes be challenged to consider a viewpoint that is perhaps vastly different to your own and that you will occasionally learn a thing or two.

P.S. Don’t forget to comment with your thoughts at the end of each post because I would love to hear from you!

More for you to enjoy...

I really hope that you love to read as much as I love to write! Here is even more of my work dated from newest to oldest and I hope that you thoroughly enjoy yourself!

Stopping the shopping…

Know what you own and know why you own it - Peter Lynch So, we’ve just come out of the festive season and apart from it being a season filled with fun, joy, laughter and lots of food, it is also one of the few times during the year that I actually like shopping. I am...

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Surviving Your Own Emotional Mindfield

“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” ― Jess C. Scott “Emotions are not problems to be...

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Not a peep, they’re sound asleep

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. - Thomas Dekker Sleep has always been one of life’s greatest joys to me – that and food – are two of my favourite things about life. Nothing feels better than eating a good, hearty meal when you are...

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Living and learning

"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way." - Al Franken "I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but...

read more

The Gift Of Suffering (Part 2)

"Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my...

read more

Fancy yourself a writer?

Collaborations interest me. I think part of the reason they rouse my attention is because I’m pretty interested and open to the idea of collaborating with people from all over because sometimes – if not most times – more can be achieved when working together with people as a part of a team as opposed to “flying solo.”
The other part is because I think that collaborations can be a fun, interesting, enriching and wonderful learning experience for all involved.

So, if you reckon that we could co-blog well together and the idea of teamwork appeals to you, then I want to hear from you!

To potentially be featured as a guest blogger…

1. The face behind the blog…

Dents In My Crown creator, Rachel Baskin, is a:
Wife. Mother. Lover.
Chocolate addict.
Straight-talker.
Unapologetic truth-sayer.
Wearer of many hats.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg!
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