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Today is a day for some bloglovin’ over at Write Tribe. I decided to feature 4 blogs here that I’ve been reading off and on over the last year.


Cairn Rodrigues’ The Light Stealers Song

No, despite how close our names are, we’re not related. I admire Cairn for her honesty and the way she takes on life!

Cairn is a former professional chef who has taken to blogging and writing. Despite going through a series of personal difficulties in the past few months, Cairn has bravely published her book, The Last Prospecter.

Follow her on Twitter: @CairnRodrigues



Carol Cassara‘s blog : Daily Inspiration For Creating Our Best Lives

A writer, a teacher, a traveler, Carol writes everyday on a range of subjects – spirituality, food, travel, people, dogs, etc. I’ve been interacting on and off with Carol over the last few months, especially after she mentioned that she was travelling to India. Although we couldn’t meet when she visited, Carol has promised to make another trip here. Read how India changed Carol’s perspective on a few things.

Carol is working on a memoir. You can read her published work here.

Follow her on Twitter: @ccassara

Sandra Sallin‘s blog ‘Apart from My Art‘ is a wonderful showcase of her art, her photography and her writing that always inspires me. Sandra is a 70 year old professional artist and has been married for 53 years now. The story of how her mother escaped from Russia with rags on her feet caught the attention of the blogging world and Sandra was one of the Voices of The Year  at the BlogHer conference of 2013.

Follow her on Twitter: @sandrasallin

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Vikki Claflin‘s Laugh Lines : Middle Age . Modern Marriage . Epic Fails

I love Vikki’s irreverent humour which manages to make one laugh and think at the same time. Vikki suffers from Parkinson’s Disease – and she’s learned how to deal with it by poking fun of it! Anyone who manages to write The 20 Best Things About Having Parkinson’s  or shares how her husband announced to their friends ‘We Have Parkinsons’ ,is a huge winner in my book.

It’s no wonder that Vikki’s writing has been widely featured.

Follow her on Twitter: @vikkiclaflin

I’m so proud to have been able to share about these four women – all past their 40s and everyone of them fearless in their own way! I’ve told you before how much I’m enjoying midlife and when I see these women defining and redefining themselves I am inspired even more! Thank you, Cairn, Carol, Sandra and Vikki! You women are stars! πŸ™‚


  1. Psych Babbler Psych Babbler March 14, 2014

    These seem like great blogs…I love the name ‘laugh lines’…makes you smile just reading the blog name…
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  2. Shefali Shefali March 7, 2014

    Vicki’s blog is wonderful. I second that! Thanks for sharing the others too. Will read πŸ™‚
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  3. Kathy Combs Kathy Combs March 5, 2014

    I have actually been to two out of the three. I will have visit again sometimes soon. Thank you for the recommendations! β™₯

  4. Jyothi Nair Jyothi Nair March 4, 2014

    I have bookmarked these blogs. This prompt was a brilliant idea. We get to read so many more good blogs this way. πŸ™‚
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  5. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo March 4, 2014

    Love your list of bloggers, Corinne. Thanks for the prompt and, of course, blog lists and as the fest ends, it will open a gateway for us..discovering new blogs. This is what I intend to do:)

  6. Sheethal Sheethal March 4, 2014

    So much to catch up… and these blogs look interesting too… Thanks for sharing them Corinne πŸ™‚

  7. dreamzandclouds dreamzandclouds March 4, 2014

    Looks like some interesting blogs….I am heading to check them out now, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚
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  8. shailajav shailajav March 4, 2014

    Sandra’s blog sounds really fascinating. Thanks for this list!!
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  9. Geeta Nair Geeta Nair March 4, 2014

    A lovely list of 4 Corinne. Each covering a different topic. Have never visited them earlier. Just checked them out after going trough your list.
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  10. sugandha sugandha March 4, 2014

    Corinne, I have not read any of these blogs except Carin’s which was once. Now I think I will bookmark them and go through them.
    Thank you for sharing the list πŸ™‚
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  11. Pixie Pixie March 3, 2014

    So many new and wonderful blogs!!

    Thank you Corinne! πŸ™‚

  12. Karen D. Austin Karen D. Austin March 3, 2014

    Thank you for recommending these blogs. I haven’t seen the first one by the former chef who shares your last name. And I know the other three, but it’s good to have a nudge to go visit them more frequently. True, Carol, Sandra & Vikki never disappoint. Have a wonderful week.
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  13. Sulekha Sulekha March 3, 2014

    You have chosen some great blogs and all the bloggers are above 40 years in age, nice πŸ™‚ Each one sounds so special that once the challenge is over, I am going to read their posts at leisure. Great idea this…I am inspired too.

  14. Kajal Kajal March 3, 2014

    Never been to any of these blogs, but on you recommendation, I might as well hop over and check. Thanks!
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  15. Michelle Liew Michelle Liew March 3, 2014

    I know Sandra and she’s a talented lady! Thanks for pointing the way to Cairn’s blog too!

  16. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg March 3, 2014

    Wow! That’s a very interesting lineup Corinne. The list of new blogs to read is increasing!! And I like it! Thanks for sharing about them. πŸ™‚
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  17. usha menon usha menon March 3, 2014

    Thanks Corinne for sharing the names of your favourite bloggers.

  18. Roshan R Roshan R March 3, 2014

    Wow… you really know how to pick some awesome ones. All these people have been through something or the other in their life which allows them to inspire more with their words… or even pictures in the case of Sandra Sallin (wow!)
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  19. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury March 3, 2014

    I was eagerly waiting to see your blog love list, Corinne and can’t wait to visit them! Looks like a fabulous list πŸ™‚ Don’t you love how the Internet has shrunk the world and brought it to our keyboards and in the process, reduced the distance between our hearts?

    πŸ˜€ I’ll never forget how we met and then how we met! πŸ™‚ Love you. Hugs!
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