a little inspired: Right This Very Moment

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Sunday mornings used to be my mornings of deep thoughts. I’d simply sit and write, without much thought, and reflect on whatever came out through my fingertips. I loved doing Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Until I didn’t. I felt the need to inspire others and be creative while also writing decent content for my readers. […]

How Cyberbullying Affects Bloggers

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I’ve been blogging for over four years now and I’m fortunate enough to say that I can count the negative comments I’ve received on my blog on one hand. Maybe two. To be honest, I don’t generally write content that evokes a lot of negative emotion or really polarizes people. And I’m totally fine with that. Sometimes […]

A Blog Four Years in the Making

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That blog – the one that was four years in the making – is this blog right here. It was only a few short weeks ago that I realized my very first blog post was published on 9/9/09. That’s got to be significant, right? It’s fun for me to go back and look at what […]

It’s a Sunshiny Day

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Did you know I once dated someone with the last name “Sunshine”? Could you imagine if I had gone through life with the name Fadra Sunshine? Surely somebody would have thought I was a hippie child and I am so not a hippie child. Although I used to listen to the Grateful Dead and would […]

Be Out There: a FREE e-book by Fadra Nally (and many, many others)

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I’ve always wanted to be a published author and now, I AM. But I can’t take all the credit. I was actually a co-author on an amazing project that was a collaboration between The Motherhood and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). I was approached a few months ago to contribute to a new e-book (eBook? […]

Resurrecting My Wanderlust

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I grew up in a small town on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Sounds idyllic and to a certain degree, it was. We’d ride our bikes a mile to the beach and play on the cliffs. We’d spend hours in the woods making up adventure games. We used the entire neighborhood for hide and […]

Apparently, some people think I’m funny.

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I remember years ago when I started as a blogger (which is weird for me to even write because I never set out to be a “blogger”). I simply planned to have a blog. In fact, I didn’t even know being a “blogger” was a thing. I was willingly dragged to a one day Bloggy […]

What If I Told You…

Lately, my blog feels more like a confessional. And I’m not even Catholic. Sometimes, I feel like saying something or admitting something, even if less than admirable, helps absolve me of some of the guilt I may be feeling. Sometimes, though, I don’t feel guilty at all. Sometimes, I’m just letting pieces of the real […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Created in My Own Image

Now I know why people loved Stream of Consciousness Sunday. I get so caught up in programs and sponsored posts and reviews and work that sometimes I want to just write. And sometimes, the words just don’t come. With Jana’s SOC Sunday, I get a quick prompt and 5 minutes to just type whatever comes out […]

My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Memory

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Even as a very young child, my mother always seemed to get us confused. Well, maybe not us but certainly our names. “Da… Ton… FADRA!!!” She’d go through abbreviated versions of all four of her children until she happened to land on the right one. We joked about it. We thought it was funny, and probably […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Helpless

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I feel far away from writing sometimes. Like really writing. I have lots to write about. Cool trips, cool products. But when writing becomes too obligatory, it loses it sparkle and meaning. So I’ve been heading back to Jana’s Thinking Place to check on her Stream of Consciousness Sunday prompts. When I originally started the […]