Alaska Through The Eyes Of A Native

ArcticulatesWhere to Find Arcticulates:
Blog URL: http://www.arcticulates.org/arcticulates
Category: Travel, Outdoors

Arcticulates

Blogs can take us many places. They can take us inside our heads and our hearts or they can take us on adventures in places we’ve never been, but perhaps dream of being. That is what this blog does. Arcticulates, the personal blogspace of K. Fields, is a first-hand look at life and nature in Alaska, and all the wonder the state provides.

Arcticulates – Why You Should Go

Alaska is quite probably one of the few remaining places on earth that could arguably be considered an unconquered frontier. It’s a place that still holds much of nature and its wonder firmly in hand, and a place that tugs at the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts and explorers-at-heart. And although it has a natural draw, it’s a place that few of us will probably ever get to. But even the lucky few who do could only hope to capture a taste of what it is to really live and breathe day in and day out in a place like Alaska.

K. Fields’ blog is a resource that brings us that much closer to this place. She talks about life in general and takes us on virtual tours of the countryside, complete with bear sightings. She serves as a link to explore more of Alaska, a virtual tour guide to both the wilds and the more civilized side of a place apart.

Summing Up Arcticulates

Whether you are planning a trip or just have an endless fascination with Alaska, K. Fields’ is a blog you’ll want to frequent. Few other sites will provide you with the kind of first-hand look at this beautiful place. To close, I’ll leave you with a few words from our author:

“I love Alaska! It can be a challenging place to live, but, the beauty that surrounds me makes it all worth while.”

Join her and experience K. Fields’ Alaska.

Go here to check out Arcticulates.


Mary Ward
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Sprituality GuideWhere to Find Spirituality Guide:
Blog URL: http://www.spiritualityguide.com/
Category: Spirituality, Religion

Spirituality Guide

As Spirituality author/editor Aura is ready to point out, everyone has questions about our origins and about spirituality. For some those are questions of religion and for some they are questions of creation; for others they are questions regarding the fundamentals of being human and the meaning of it all; and often, the questions that we have are a combination of all of these, and much, much more. And as Aura tells us on her ‘About’ page, “…It’s not strange or unusual to ask these questions of yourself and of the universe, no matter what your upbringing.” It’s just human. So does she claim to have the answers?

Spirituality Guide – Why You Should Go

Aura does not make claims of grandeur, and she does not promise to provide the answers to all of your questions for you. What she does promise is to work with you and with her greater community in search of them. She says, “Spirituality Guide isn’t going to answer those questions for you. Rather, this site is a place where you can explore all these and more. This is a place to question and contribute. And maybe find yourself along the way.”

To this end Aura and her contributors offer posts that are a combination of history, theory, and theology and religion. The questions relative to spirituality and the human condition are explored in some very new (as in, not solely mainstream religion), interesting, and insightful ways. Through discussion and research and contemplation Aura invites her readers in to explore the many potential meanings of things, and to help as she can as you find your own personal meaning and answers to questions of being.

Summing Up Spirituality Guide

If you are looking for a person who can tell you precisely where the word begins and ends, you might not appreciate what Spirituality Guide has to offer. But if you are looking for a level of enlightenment to help you decide for yourself mysteries like, ” Is there a God? Are we alone in the universe? [and] What does life mean?” then you will surely appreciate what Spirituality Guide offers. This is an open community where guest posters are welcome, as is discussion and community contribution. It’s not a place of answers, but it is a place of contemplation and personal exploration.

Go here to check out Spirituality Guide.


Mary Ward
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TRCoachWhere to Find TRCoach:
Blog URL: http://trcoach.com/
Category: Personal Development, Coaching

TRCoach

TRCoach is the work of Tom Spanton, a Transition Coach dedicated to helping you get “From where you are, to where you want to be.” His blog is a compilation of information and personal development resources offered with the purpose of helping you move beyond the “one decision” to change, and find the path to that change and end goal.

TRCoach – Why You Should Go

TRCoach Tom Spanton offers posts of insight into personal development, as well as motivational posts and quotes to keep you moving on to where you know you should be. He does not prescribe to tell you what you need to change in life, just to help you stay focused and motivated to get there—to get you through the transitional point from point A (the decision) to point B (arrival at your goal—whatever in life that may be).

Tom’s blog borrows from some of the best minds in personal development and self empowerment; those minds hail from both the modern day and the classic icons of the field, and include people like Jack Canfield and Napoleon Hill. He goes far beyond just spiritual and psychological topics and explores deeply the connection between the physical body and mind, and how the two connect to form the person that you are and can be.

Summing Up TRCoach

TRCoach is a well-thought out blog that helps to pave the way to personal and life success. Tom Spanton offers a lot of information and many resources for personal development. This is another place to go for inspiration and support to keep you progressing through life and achieving your goals.

Go here to check out TRCoach.


Mary Ward
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Time To Explore Your Personal Space

This Time This SpaceWhere to Find This Time This Space:
Blog URL: http://thistimethisspace.com/
Category: Personal development

This Time This Space

“Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.”

This is the quote that you’ll find at the top of this blog by Timethief. It’s a fitting introduction to a blog dedicated to exploring the inner self, the world around you, and the potential that lies within both.

This Time-This Space is a part personal collection of thoughts and experiences of Timethief, who lives on a rural island and enjoys living the simple life, and part personal motivation and development blog. As the author says her interests lie in “mind, body, spirit, nature and relationships,” and her posts follow much along that line of focus in an effort to share her life as she hopes to inspire yours.

This Time This Space – Why You Should Go

Timethief defines personal development as, “the development of one’s capabilities and potentialities.” As she shows, there are many approaches to achieving this. The author brings together a diverse mix of topics to show the many paths to personal enlightenment and development, in a manner that is much as the author describes herself—”somewhat eccentric but down to earth.” It’s an intriguing way to approach personal development at a blog with plenty to offer.

Summing Up This Time This Space

Timethief broaches many topics on her blog related in some way to development and personal motivation. She doesn’t try to give all the answers, but tries to motivate you to at least consider the time and the space you are in, and then embrace it as a way to maximize your own personal potential. Hers is a blog devoted to both practical and spiritual life transformations, all in the interest of living the best life possible. Get yourself thinking about your time here, the space you live in, and your own personal impact upon it.

Go here to check out This Time-This Space.

**Apologies for the pic-less post today; this post here will explain why, just in case you missed it.


Mary Ward
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We’ve had a few problems around the blog lately. You may have noticed that there are weird symbols floating around, and lost categories, tags, and so on. It’s all quite frustrating from this end, and it’s boggled the blogging a bit (say it 10 times fast?) but we are aware and our fearless leader, Sean Rasmussen, is working on it. It appears that there are some server issues and Sean is working as quickly as he can to get those straightened out.

In The Meantime…

We’ll just carry on.

It’s not as if I’m any good on a tech-side anyway, so we’ll let that be Sean’s domain. We’ve been on a great roll lately, and had a few requests come in from our post for blogs to review from the other day. We’d hate to let you all down, so we’ll just forge ahead.

You may notice a few blips, but the content will remain, even if we are minus a few pictures that refuse to load here and there (which we promise to attend to as soon as everything is in working order again).

Please continue to read above all, but also comment and interact. And in case you haven’t yet–do stop by here and tell us who you Digg the most!

We hope it goes without saying, but Sean and I appreciate your patience and your understanding!


Mary Ward
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Cooking With AnneWhere to Find Cooking with Anne:
Blog URL: http://cookingwithanne.blogspot.com/
Category: Cooking, Hobbies, Entertaining

Cooking With Anne

Food is one of life’s simplest pleasures. But enjoying good food seems so hard sometimes, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place where you could chat with a friendly face, enjoy the passion of another, and learn once and for all how to prepare and enjoy good food easier? Wouldn’t you love your own personal guide to the realistic culinary life?

Lucky for you (and for me) there is such a place, right here on the world wide web. That place? Cooking With Anne.

Cooking With Anne – Why You Should Go

Anne is our guide to the livable culinary world at her blog, Cooking With Anne. She is a stay-at-home-mom with a serious need for good, healthy food‚Äîshe’s got 7 mouths to feed and keep happy! That can’t be an easy task, but somehow Anne does it with flair and style. She offers mouth-watering posts that span the exotic to the everyday, including recipes for such treats as Fried Squash Blossoms (who knew?) and Strawberry Milkshake Popsicles.

Anne really loves what she does and it shows. She treats us to photos and tales from her garden as she teaches us how to enjoy foods from all over the world, and also locally-grown fair that’s fresh and green.

We found Anne here at Cooking with Anne, but there are other places to find her, too. She is also a writer for Disney at Short Order Mom, and keeps interested readers up to date with the more personal side of her life at The Rest of Me (incidentally, Anne and her family have gone through some serious trauma in the past year; you’ll find her blog even more impressive and inspiring when you learn more about her and find out just how impressive her cooking and blogging talents are when weighed against the rest of her life!).

Summing Up Cooking With Anne

Enjoying good, fresh food should not be something that only haughty, arrogant Chefs from Hell should enjoy. Great food is something everyone should know, and Anne makes it possible for the regular guy or girl to do that. She teaches as she expands our culinary horizons, and does much of the work for us as she explores and experiments, and then reports back with the best of what she finds.

Go here to check out Cooking With Anne.


Mary Ward
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Who Do You Digg?

Here’s your chance to tell us who you Digg the most!

Readers Made Digg It What It Is Today

We greatly appreciate and value our readers here, and many of you have in fact been the inspiration for subsequent reviews.¬† We’ve also enjoyed the discussion and commentary that has transpired as a result of the reviews.¬† This community, although young, is already proving to be a great group, and through our reviews it is expanding all the time!

We know you have all already given much of yourselves, but we thought we might be able to ask a little more of you.¬† We hope you don’t find it too much of an imposition.¬† Actually, we hope you can embrace it as the opportunity that it is–the opportunity to tell us what to do!¬† Hey, these opportunities don’t come along everyday :), best to get in while the getting is good.

Here’s Your Chance To Spotlight Your Favorite Blogs!

Maybe you’ve guessed by now what we are about to ask.¬† We’d like to know who you, our esteemed readers, think is worth following.

We know that there are great blogs out there.  We find more and more of them everyday.  And as you might guess, we also find some, well, less than great blogs.  Chances are though that all of you have more blogs that you follow and that are deserving of a review here on Do You Digg It!  So please speak up and tell us who they are!  Where can we find them?  Who is worth a read?  What blogs are worth bringing more readers to?

How To Tell Us What You Know

The rules are simple.¬† We don’t really have any.¬† Well, maybe a couple…

  • Blogs should be of good quality and provide content of interest.¬† They can be informational, educational, entertaining or just plain funny and anything in between, but they need to serve us some purpose or they’re just not worth talking about.¬† You might have noticed we don’t bother with negative reviews, we just ignore that which isn’t worth highlighting.¬† We’ll continue to do the same.
  • Blogs should be clean.¬† We’re all adults here (but maybe not), but we do like to maintain a modicum of decor, so please nothing that would be too offensive, end definitely nothing illegal.
  • We don’t really even care if the blog is your own, so long as it meets the standards set forth here.¬† If you think you’ve got a good thing going, do feel free to drop a link.¬† But hey!¬† Why not help a friend too and tell us about their great blog while you’re at it?

Now, to tell us where to go, all you need to do is leave a link in the comments below that goes directly to the blog.¬† We can take it from there.¬† We’ve got a diverse group of readers, and we’re very interested to see what you digg up!


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Vice/Virute blogWhere to Find Vice/Virtue:
Blog URL: http://skinnymoose.com/vicevirtue/
Category: Rock Climbing, Adventure

Vice/Virtue

“‚Ķsome people couldn‚Äôt relax if they had a lifetime to learn how.”

Obviously Summer Robinson (to whom this quote is attributed) is one of those people; that becomes immediately apparent when you read her blog, Vice/Virtue.

Summer is an avid rock-climber. Being a woman she is something of a minority in the world of climbing. She describes herself as “One girl climber obsessed with news, gear, training, and the human condition.” Whose motto is, ‚ÄúLive intensely your vices and your virtues.‚Äù Her blog is a place where she combines her motto and her passions, delivering news from the climbing world as well as informative and educational posts for newbie’s, would-be’s, and experienced climbers.

Vice/Virtue – Why You Should Go

It’s hard to ignore a person so committed to both her virtues and vices. That type of person is passionate about what they do, and couldn’t hide that passion if they tried (or spent a lifetime trying to learn how). It’s an infective kind of spirit, much like that experienced at The Adventurists’ blog.

Like The Adventurist, Summer Robinson brings us insight into a world that can come only from first-hand experience. For the initiated she is a reliable resource for climbing news and gear reports (among other useful topics); for the uninitiated, she provides an opportunity for exploration into an unknown and exciting world.

Summing Up Vice/Virtue

There’s a lot going on at Vice/Virtue, and a lot of ways to translate the interest of this passionately maintained blog, but one of the best things about it is Summer’s spirit of independence that is so obvious when you read her posts. Not only is hers an independent sport, but Summer works hard to maintain the rights and independence of others in it and related to it by openly discussing controversial topics. Hers is a blog with high interest inside and outside of her niche, written by a woman with a refreshing pride and confidence in her point of view.

Go here to check out Vice/Virtue.


Mary Ward
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Life as a Christian WomanWhere to Find Life as a Christian Woman:
Blog URL: http://www.lifeasachristianwoman.com/
Category: Spirituality, Religion

Life as a Christian Woman

Reconciling religion and spirituality in the context of modern life is becoming increasingly difficult. For women this can be especially true, since many traditional translations of the Bible and religion are not supported by modern progressive rights and movements. Nevertheless, the need for direction and spiritual fulfillment is strong. How then, does a person, especially a woman, live both a modern and a Christian life?

These are the topics that Linda Williams explores in her blog, Life as a Christian Woman.

Life as a Christian Woman – Why You Should Go

Linda’s insightful posts are part Bible study and part personal reflection. She takes her readers on a path through religious exploration and Christian translation, and strives to carve a place where Christianity and modern life can still meet and coexist. She does this by discussing various possible applications of the Bible to modern life, as well as discussing what she sees to be the true intent of the Word of God.

In Linda’s blog, neither modern living or Christianity exclude the other. As Linda says, “Some topics are easy, such as Christ died for our sins. Others, like divorce, single parenthood, work, and submission to our spouses are more challenging.” But she still tries to make sense of it all; of course she also says, “Then there are days we just need a good laugh with God.”

Summing Up Life as a Christian Woman

Linda Williams sums up her blog best when she says that this blog is a place to “‚Ķlearn practical faith in an impractical world.” It’s a blog written by a woman, but with a message that all can use as they explore their own personal beliefs and spirituality in an arena that is not pressured or judging. That freedom of religious exploration is something everyone needs in order to enjoy a meaningful spiritual experience.

Go here to check out Life as a Christian Woman.


Mary Ward
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Save More, Live Better, Thrifty Mommy

Thrifty MommyWhere to Find Thrifty Mommy:
Blog URL: http://www.thriftymommy.com/
Category: Personal Finance, Budget

Thrifty Mommy

What could you do if you could free up some of your hard-earned cash? Invest? Plan for a bigger and better financial future? Do more of what you want while living contently with less? Travel? Pursue a higher education?

Of course there are innumerable things that we could do with more money. We could pay down debt or just live with less financial stress. The possibilities are truly endless. But in an economy such as that which many of us are living in, coming by a higher income is pretty tough these days. So the possibility of increasing the quality of life can look bleak.

Now enter Thrifty Mommy. Here is a blog, written and edited by two frugal gals, Kelly Saunders and Karen W, whose purpose is to help you live better without breaking the bank. Because as many of already know, there is a lot of waste and clutter going on, and the good deals are out there for those who know how to find them.

Thrifty Mommy – Why You Should Go

The problem is many of us don’t know where to find them. And we lack the patience to even look. For the best thrifty livers this kind of budgetary boost is a whole lifestyle; and it’s not all about saving money, it’s also about living better with less financial stress, and less ‘stuff’ cluttering up our lives. And of course it’s also about buying better and spending less.

Both Kelly and Karen will readily admit to this—the one enjoys her thrifty living because it gives her a thrill to beat the big-guys at their own economic game; the other thrives on being thrifty to support her most favored habits like eating out. Whatever their personal motivation is, these two thrifty Moms offer up lots of great ideas for getting the quality (and just the right amount of quantity) in your life that you want, while saving money for bigger and better things (at a discount, of course). They make the pain that many of us associate with frugality a pleasure and a challenge to embrace, paving the way for more.

Summing Up Thrifty Mommy

As you can see there many motivations that compel people to a thrifty lifestyle. Some come out of necessity and some come out of pure defiance for high prices and over-costed living. Here are two girls that can help in any case. Visit Thrifty Mommy and find out how to finance your lifestyle and fun!

Go here to check out Thrifty Mommy.


Mary Ward
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