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Sharing Our Spoons Kickoff! *Closed*

The day is finally here to kick off the new Sharing Our Spoons campaign! You may have read some of the background on the Sharing Our Spoons page but in case you missed it, the idea for this campaign came to me after I noticed just how important the online community has been for fighting my illnesses as well as for health/weight-loss. I wanted to see what would happen if we combined the two and after getting come feedback, Sharing Our Spoons was born!

“Sharing Our Spoons” will be a weekly link-up where you are able to find support and encouragement to focus on your entire health. Not just physical but all of you. For this link-up you will be able to choose holistic goals to help you achieve optimal health. The five goals include:

  1. Physical: could be weight loss or exercise related or it could be goals like eating more veggies or cutting soda
  2. Mental/Emotional: take a day to be alone, write a letter, paint, etc
  3. Spiritual: start a new devotional book, commit a certain amount of time a day for prayer/meditation
  4. Something fun: Take time to treat yourself – maybe a pedicure or Starbucks (if you don’t typically splurge for specialty coffee)
  5. BONUS: One thing to get you out of your comfort zone a week – try something new, sign up for a class you maybe have been putting off.

Get your thinking caps on to select what your first set of goals will be & you can share next week for our first official link-up!

In the meantime, add your blog url to the link up list so we can pay each other a visit this week!

Also, what fun would a kick-off be without some giveaways? How about 3? The kick-off giveaways include:

 creativegirlmedia.comA free pre-made blog template by the amazing April of CreativeGirlMedia

April is the design genius behind the most recent makeover of A New Kind of Normal as well as previous make-overs! She is amazingly talented & a great girl all the way around!


Fingerless Gloves - CC Almon

A fabulous pair of fingerless gloves by the amazing C.C. Almon

CC Almon is a fellow spoonie and a totally gifted knitter! I received a pair of these gloves of my own and love them! Abby got a pair as well for her birthday! CC is an amazing friend and supporter and if you haven’t had the blessing of meeting her before now hopefully you will have the chance to throughout Sharing Our Spoons!

The Pitter Pat BoutiqueA $10 Gift Certificate to The Pitter Pat Boutique

I have known Emmylou, the owner of The Pitter Pat Boutique, for several years and am so thankful that our paths crossed when they did! She has recently opened up her boutique and I have been a frequent shopper and all of her designs and products are amazing! I know you will fall in love with The Pitter Pat Boutique like I have!

So to enter the giveaways, all you have to do is leave a comment finishing this statement – I WANT TO SHARE MY SPOONS BECAUSE…

And that’s it!

Just to be clear, to be entered for the giveaways, leave a comment. If you want to visit and meet participants as well as have others visit you, be sure to link up your blog using the linky tool below! Be sure to grab a badge as well! If you are twitter and want to chat, you can use hashtag #soskickoff!

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10 comments on “Sharing Our Spoons Kickoff! *Closed*

  1. (Okay so I’m a moron and didn’t know that I was a Spoonie. Didn’t know what a spoonie was. Now I do. The more you know…)

    I want to share my spoons because sharing helps me heal, and it also breaks the taboo on invisible illnesses that need to be understood by “outsiders”

  2. I want in on the giveaways (except for the one I’m giving away of course LOL!). You made me cry with the beautiful things you said about me! So sweet! So excited about SOS!

  3. Sharing Our Spoons | I'm On My Way says:

    […] Sharing Our Spoons is a weekly link-up for those of us with chronic illnesses where we support and encourage each other in a holistic way by focusing on five goals each week. The five goal areas are: Physical, Mental/Emotional, Spiritual, Something fun, and BONUS: One thing to get you out of your comfort zone each week. We’ll be linking up on Tuesdays. We’d love to have you join us. […]

  4. Blogiversary & Sharing Our Spoons: A Drive-By Blog Entry | Rain into Rainbows says:

    […] not going to want to miss it. I’m joining Jamee over at A New Kind of Normal for the Sharing Our Spoons Kickoff. Oh, and did I mention there are giveaways too, y’all?? I want to share my spoons because I […]

  5. Anna says:

    I am absolutely in love with anyone who points out a pedicure is good for my health!!
    I really do need to work on all of the aspects you listed. Every single one of them. I actually hope to do it. 🙂

    • Anna says:

      OK….now I see I didn’t read all of the directions, I got too excited. Which is awful, because I am actually a teacher who complains at her students for not reading the directions. Sigh…….

      I WANT TO SHARE MY SPOONS BECAUSE…helping others will help me. And I really need help with all the aspects you listed! We can all do it!

  6. Mamie says:

    I want to share my spoons because what I’ve gone through might help some one else.

    Thanks for doing this.

  7. […] The giveaways associated with the Sharing Our Spoons kick-off will run through the weekend & winners will be drawn Monday so be sure to check it out!* […]

  8. Sharing Our Spoons: Week 1 | Rain into Rainbows says:

    […] in a new series hosted by Jamee over at A New Kind of Normal. This week, please joins us for the Sharing Our Spoons Kickoff! Oh, and did I mention there are giveaways too, […]

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