Author Ruchira Khanna on the Wild World We Live in

It’s a wild world, as per singers like Cat Stevens in the ’70s and Maxi Priest in the ’80s. Now it’s 2018 and it’s still wild, says author Ruchira Khanna. In this guest post, Ruchira explains her views on women’s struggles today and how in spite of the obstacles females still continue to inspire themselves and others.

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The Power of Inspiring Someone Else

I love the concept of one person inspiring another. D’uh, you say, that’s the name of your blog Christy. But seriously, when you think about it, it’s all pretty cool. It shows the positive impact we can have on one another.

The power of inspiring others

My dad’s pretty awesome. Photo ©2018 Christy B.

But sometimes we don’t even know we’re doing it. I remember years ago, being in a bad mental space and thinking “No one would even care if I weren’t here.”

My dad set me straight on that one! And so did other people. The reality is that you are likely touching other hearts without even realizing it. So let’s make that affect on others full of good energy, rather than bad.

Recently author and blogger Amy Caudill humbled me with her review of my book Versions of the Self on Goodreads. That review had me beaming, but you know what meant even more to me? That she said I inspired her to write a poem – and it was the first one in many years that she had penned.

Wow. Now that’s an honor.

So today I’m thinking about how we ought to tell people more when they inspire us so that they know the positive influence they are having on us. It’s a positive cycle and what better time to start than the weekend? Speaking of which, I hope yours is wonderful ♥


The Ultimate Women’s Dance Routine to Inspire You, From So You Think You Can Dance

Women dance and inspire on TV

A wonderful dance routine to inspire you. Photo Source: evilthomtai (flickr), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

When I first watched this dance routine on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance, I actually forgot to breathe. It captivated me, and I forgot to breathe. The top seven women on the show were amazing as they danced to the Evanescence song “My Immortal” on the July 30th episode.

The choreography and the way the dancers all carry it out is an amazing package. It is a gift, truly, because it spotlights the beauty of the female form and the amount of emotion these ladies express during the routine. In just under two minutes they portrayed emotions that included love and angst. They brought beauty front and center as well as intrigue and true heart. It’s pure, raw and wonderful.

The routine was choreographed by a woman too, making it the ultimate tribute to what women can accomplish in dance. Choreographer Mandy Moore, a regular part of the TV show, created the amazing dance routine. What I find fantastic is the way the female body can express in dance so many emotions without any of these seven talented ladies speaking a single word.

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