Chynna Laird's Blog

November 27, 2016

I've been going through some of my older works and found a gem I wanted to share.It's like a movie review with a personal touch. I wrote it for Chicken Soup For the Soul years ago and I hope you all enjoy it.Believe in guardian angels.Or at the very least, that someone truly is watching out for you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I’ve always loved the idea of guardian angels watching over us. Someone to help us up when we fall, to comfort us while we grieve, to guide us down the path we choose...
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Published on November 27, 2016 06:20 • 3 views

October 26, 2016

I'm so sorry that I have had to combine some of my daily posts together. We've had a lot going on around here and, well, sometimes, other things have to go on the back burner.

But they can't stay there.

Life is what we make of it. Yes, that is such a cheesy saying, and I have been told that many times, but it's true. You are what you surround yourself with. You become who you are based on those you choose to be around and you have chosen to become and influenced by. You only allow your heart to...
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Published on October 26, 2016 09:37 • 2 views

October 19, 2016

(We are combining our 'Talk About It' and 'Writing Prompts' today as I was unable to post yesterday.)


People's interpretation of 'strength' fascinates me. Most of us think of it in terms of the muscles or buffness you show or how much you can lift or how hard you can hit someone. But it is so much more than that.

Strength is mostly inside of us, which is something most of us don't realize. We need it to fight off health struggles we never asked for. We need it to fight against invisibl...
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Published on October 19, 2016 08:15 • 1 view

October 17, 2016

Okay, with everything going on lately, I thought we needed a little inspiration to keep us moving forward.

I know so many people who are in pain right now.,,suffering from illness, from money issues, from not feeling good enough to get through it all. But we all have that one person in our lives that gives us the courage and strength to move forward. You need that. It helps to surround yourself with people who you aspire to be, trust me, but at the same time there are precious few that are tru...
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Published on October 17, 2016 12:32 • 1 view

October 16, 2016

Alright, I know that it's Sunday but we've missed our regular posts this weekend so I thought I'd share a vegetarian dish today, for our vegetarian followers.

I am what you'd call a 'disgruntled vegetarian/vegan' in that I don't mind meat but it doesn't like me very much. But it's very important to ensure to get all the appropriate intake of protein, iron and other vitamins that you may miss from not consuming meat.

If you find the right recipes, you'll be amazed to find out how you can create...
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Published on October 16, 2016 09:08 • 1 view

October 3, 2016

For today's post, we are dedicating it to my new young friend, Brooklyn, and her family.

Hearing the word 'cancer' is a terrifying thing, especially when you are a kid. Many of you know that I have gone through it a couple of times and it doesn't matter how many times it comes back, the news is still difficult to absorb.

Today, my new friend, Brooklyn, is going through surgery on her leg to help rectify her cancer that, thankfully, hasn't spread anywhere else. It doesn't make what she has to go...
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Published on October 03, 2016 07:03 • 6 views

September 14, 2016

Today's post is inspired by my daughter, Jordy.

Right now, we are going through a lot in our house. My kids have all started a new year in school, my husband is injured and unable to work...which means I have the whole caseload of bills and stuff...and I am going through a bunch of health issues (nothing to worry about too much, but still a concern). So my premise lately has been, 'never give up'.

Don't give up on anything just because you are thrown a curve ball. Don't give up because times ge...
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Published on September 14, 2016 15:26 • 7 views

September 10, 2016

Welcome to our Writing Sample day!

Usually, I share excerpts from my novels, and up-and-coming ones, but today I wanted to share a story close to my heart about my oldest daughter, Jaimie.

In light of me writing the next book in my series about her, I had some heart-felt memories about all she's been through. For those who have read, Not Just Spirited , you know that she struggled with a very severe form of SPD. In fact, she was one of the top three cases her therapist had dealt with at that tim...
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Published on September 10, 2016 10:32 • 3 views

August 22, 2016

For today\s Music Mantra, I wanted to do a special tribute.

It took me hours to come up with the song to put with this post but I thought this was most suitable.

As many of our followers know, this song holds many special points for my family. Now, I thought it holds even moreso.

Yesterday, my husband and I went out to the grocery store to get a few essentials for our house. We can't afford a lot right now with him being injured, and this being a slow time for my work but you gotta do what ya go...
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Published on August 22, 2016 10:42 • 7 views

August 7, 2016


It is an ugly word and scary to deal with, but it is a reality. It doesn't realize we are stronger than it is, even if it doesn't think so.

We. Are. Stronger.

Today, I usually get my kids to post what is on their minds but today we are sharing a special post. I dedicate this to my grandmother, who was a two-time breast cancer survivor, and to all of you out there going through, fighting or have survived cancer.

My Grandma was the 'glue' of my mom's side of the family. She kept us talking,...
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Published on August 07, 2016 07:56 • 5 views