October 9 #LinkYourLife Roundup

It’s been far too long since I put together a #LinkYourLife roundup. This one is going to be double the fun because you will be linked to The Honeyed Quill and On the Verge. Shareen has become my #LinkYourLife partner, and she’s really good at it. How many of you shared on Friday because she reached out to you? Go ahead, raise your hands.

Yep, that’s what I thought.


Now, not every link is shared in this roundup. I snatched as many as I could, but #LinkYourLife has grown considerably since I started it earlier this year. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, I favored those that gracefully address mental illness, but I also sprinkled in some lighter pieces. I hope you’ll read them all.

For those of you who don’t see your post here or couldn’t/didn’t connect on Friday, PLEASE LINK YOUR STORIES IN COMMENTS. You belong here. We want you here. Join us!

Okay. The roundup:

Our headliner this week has to be Raven’s schizophrenia story. The stigma surrounding mental illness is huge due to ignorance. Imagine being a teen girl who’s teacher RAN AWAY from her when told an episode was coming on. via @ShareenM

Read this letter from a mass shooting survivor via @laurieworks

Then read this piece on thankfulness from @yadadarcyyada.

Ruminations on the news of late from @KKHerheadache

Thoughts on media, mental illness and mass shootings. Educate yourself. via @LithChronicles

Now read this love song from @LRConsiderer. It will bring you back up.

I need to give a shout out to @PlaguedParent and @MentallyMe for being freaking awesome about sharing brilliant posts with #LinkYourLife. *fist bump*

6 Tips for Surviving Seasonal Affective Disorder from yours truly, @shawnamawna

After all, being depressed is being human. via @MrsTitbits

@UlaWrites talks about humility in writing.

You’re Not Alone from @3childrenandit –recommended reading for parents of teens.

Here is a prayer for the refugees from @stuckinscared.

If you haven’t jumpstarted your creativity with @jimwilbourne, get to it. You won’t regret it. Read this one too.

@RonovanWrites shared this gem on valuing what you have.

Here are seven tips for eating disorder recovery by @chaotickatiep. I bet every one of you has a friend to share this with.

@Ruebi_LHB tried pole dancing!

Here’s one from @prnancarrow on meeting blogging goals and what comes next.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup! If you want to know more about #LinkYourLife, go here or here.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

14 Discussion to this post

  1. D. Parker says:

    Thank you for sharing my post on being thankful. 🙂
    Hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂

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  2. lrconsiderer says:

    This is a fantastic round-up! So many names I know and love. Thanks for including me.

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  3. stuckinscared says:

    Thanks so much for the inclusion 🙂

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  4. Jim Wilbourne says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    #LinkYourLife is a great collection!

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  5. Nicole Lyons says:

    Thank you so very much for including my post which featured Jackie. We are both thrilled. I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts.

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  6. Katie Paul says:

    Thank you for including me in your round up. I’m looking forward to checking out my co-authors.

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