I have something to point out regarding Insta...especially because many of our followers are parents. Through our insta feed it may seem that we cuddle all day reading books in peaceful bliss. 😂 No, we are a family with a wild/emotional 3 year old, a teething baby who won’t leave mom’s side, a mama who is exhausted and sometimes cranky, and a stressed out dad with a lot on his plate. So while I’ll always strive to present beauty through our photos please remember it’s not the full reality. BUT those times when the house is crazy and everyone’s patience is running thin, it is books that are our respite. That is the story I’m trying to share...that is the true part of our story. So when it feels like your fam is about to go off the deep end, GRAB A BOOK! Connect. Dive into another world. Create quality time with words on a page. Leave the dishes and arguments behind and take a moment to grow closer through a story shared. No matter what life is presenting your family with...picking up a book is something anyone can do.
#growingcloserthroughbooks #readaloudreadoften #booksmakeushappy #familytime #readaloudrevival #familyreading #booknook #shareastory #instareal #bookstagram #childrensliterature #childrenslit #paddingtonbear #storytime
Hace 6 años que izaba mi primera vela. Era una vela cuadrada, la de una dorna. Mi estreno a vela y en solitario. Con viento fuerte y accidente incluido que acabaría en puerto con lágrimas de rabia. Había nacido prácticamente en un barco. Hijo, nieto y bisnieto de marineros. Había escondido y tapado las sensaciones durante años. En ese momento volví a sentir.
Y sentí con tanta intensidad que un año más tarde estaba en un avión camino al mundial de Melges32. Cosas de estar en el lugar adecuado, en el momento adecuado y con la gente adecuada. Cosas de salir cada tarde al agua en soledad, sin importar viento, lluvia o cualquier otra condición o estado de ánimo. Cosas de lijar, pulir, fregar, coser,... .
Continúo navegando. Mucho. Todo lo que puedo. En cualquier barco: universidad, trabajo, surf, fotografía, personas, viajes, descubrir,... No importa. Encuentro algo con lo que disfruto y lo hago muchas veces. Sentir con intensidad.
This year, as part of European Year of Cultural Heritage, we’re making a connection with Europe.
Here are #HeritageWeek
events which highlight interesting and sometimes unexpected historical and cultural links to our European neighbours
#ShareaStory #MakeaConnection #EYCH
Tuesday, August 14th, @da_poetry_lounge
presents the world's greatest #OpenMic
. With special musical guest @amykimahn
Doors at 845pm. Show at 9pm. Parking is free in the large lot adjacent to the theater. Doors are $10($5 for kids under 12). Brought to you by the good folks of DPL and hosted by @therealshihan @edwinbodney
and @jrwilliams33 #BeThere #SpreadTheWord #ShareAStory #BringAFriend #DPL20
P.S. Workshop series coming soon.
August 21st - Cover Slam/NPS Recap - Our 1st Slam of the Fall Season kicks off with a Cover Slam. Bring poems from your favorite poets and compete for prizes. Also, the DPL Slam Team recaps their trip to the National Poetry Slam.
August 28th - Open Mic
Excited for our event tonight! Stories change lives, and everyone has one. They are as unique as your DNA. I’ve been changed for the better through someone else’s story... and also by sharing my own. We never know who needs to hear our story.
I remember the one time when I went for an Eid invitation to a friend's place. He had few of us. Being a Muslim in India is still a problem you see. So four Hindu friends gathered and had such a lovely time. During the Dawat, I had to have veg as my grandfathers passed away. It was a joke. Yeah, I maintain those norms. Not cause I am religious but cause they deserve that respect.
Anyways, while having that mouth watering Biryani, the other friend had the mutton in his hand and said "the one who has a meat is in the hierarchical position". That hit me hard.
So this piece of meat is the reason men are in hierarchy. My friends laughed and joked. I didn't get any more invitation from that friend on Eid anymore. We drifted apart. But the thing I learnt that day was it doesn't matter if it is 2018 or it was 1496, women are expected to be below men. To follow, not to make a sound when she is raped by her husband. And if she is raped by other men, it was her dress or she provoked them. Cause it's easy to be provoked. But I never understood, why can't women be provoked? When men wear towels and walk around half naked along their balcony women take their eyes away. So, these thoughts recur in mind over and over and over again.
Check link in bio for entire piece &I leave your comments !!
🚦A Day In The Life Of A Blind New Yorker 🚦
We spent a full day with Yvonne who was born with her eyesight but later went blind. She shared her story, her struggles, and her aspirations.
If you’re curious what that’s like, check out our latest video.
Link in bio.
2018 is all about sharing stories and making connections. As part of European Year of Culture, Heritage Week is a chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people.
Here are just some of the events that will be doing just that!
#ShareaStory #MakeaConnection #ireland #heritage #heritageweek
'Therapy only works when hard work is put in by both sides.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Karen Manton's Searching for Brighter Days tells the story of a woman who spent years chasing a correct diagnosis for #BipolarDisorder
, and of the brighter days she's found since receiving it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get your copy at: bit.ly/brighterdayskaren 🌤
Participate Friendship Day contest by Digital Gurukul & Win Paytm Cash worth 5000/- 😍 -> Tell us a story, a special story about you and your best friend in one sentence by tagging him/her in comment box below👇 - Most liked comment at the the end of the day would get paytm vouchers worth Rs 5000/- 😍
#ShareAStory #ContestAlert #DigitalMarketing #DigitalGurukul
Why not dream? Why not explore ideas of a better life? If your satisfied with where you are then great, but if your lying to yourself then get up and do something about it. #dreambig #shareastory #livewell #livehappy
First of the mumth mummy pledge. So I'm still not 100%, however life goes on, gotta earn that dollar. I've decided that on the first of the month I'm gonna treat myself so had a little splurge in Waterstones, turning into quite the bookworm. Also FYI to the not feeing so good, there's a silver lining, I've lost two pounds whoop!! #firstofthemumth