Words You Can Use This Weekend

Words, Without Love

Words and books were the conversation yesterday and it was interesting to read your comments and sharing about the books you love. Lying in bed last night, words were also on my mind – missing words of apologies or kindness, empty words and words that convey beauty.Β  No surprise then that my dream just before opening my eyes were filled with words, a meeting of hearts wanting to understand each other and people, women beseeching others with words.

Sometimes words fail us. They go missing at the exact moment when we need them the most. Words that could heal a situation and caress a heart aching for understanding. Then there are other words that are hard to pronounce but carry within them, paradoxically, grandeur and simplicity.

Best of The Week Words

Take the word that came to me as I checked the statistics of this blog since Saturday. What posts interested you? Which one was the most visited? Was it shared? These were some of the words forming questions in my mind. Seeing the top three posts of the week, I was left wordless, unable to see a distinct thread in these posts.

Words can harm or heal

There are tools that website owners use to help boost their pages, increase the numbers of visitors, engage them and invite them to stay just a little longer. One that I use a fair bit is Buzzomo – a research tool that helps website owners find and understand what words, keywords, are popular among browsers.

I scanned Buzzomo earlier for the only word that finally described these “Best of The Week” posts:

#1. My Baby Died: How Do I Go On?: “Twenty four hours later, my Obstetrician-Gynecologist came to my bedside and delivered the devastating news…The doctor went on to explain, in the best way he could…It was clear that he was having a difficult time speaking to me as by then I was uncontrollable, bawling my eyes out.” Contributor Clara Brown in her most intimate post to-date, shared her loss for words and the utter emptiness she experienced when her second child died. This was the most read post of the past week and the words were the most powerful. Do read them and share with us your thoughts about the words the Clara used to respond to a reader’s request that we discussed the subject of “Emptiness.”

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The A.C.T. Approach

#2. Bad Memories: How To ACT Them Out: You have no control over how your words are interpreted but you most certainly have power about what memories you entertain. The second most visited post of the week provides a tool to help you do just that. We all have bad memories and they are very often associated with words someone said to us. This post discusses how to sit with those words as they come, dissect and discard the ones that you have labelled as “bad,” “hurtful,” and “painful.” Aside from creating this tool, I am a fan of it and use it when words that hurt or words lacking in comfort arise. Check out the post and download the tool – it is FREE.Β  Share it with a friend anywhere on social media or print it and post to your wall and use as needed. [tweetthis]Check out this awesome tool to help you out of the dumps! [/tweetthis]

#3. The Story Behind Pakistan Fashion: As the week progressed, we decided to lighten the mood and use fewer words and more pictures to tell the tale of style and fashion in Neelma Tashfeen’s homeland. This piece was well-received by you and for that we are grateful. It is always great when you receive these posts well as there are so many hateful words passing between nations, races and cultures these days. When we can share one that unites, that makes us happy. Check out the post, the words describing the history of fashion and style in that beautiful country and the pictures we used to illustrate them.

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Beautiful Words

So, what was the one word that came to me to describe this week’s best and most visited posts? Potpourri.

Fragrant blend

Given my conversation with you and your comments about reading and books yesterday, I know there might be some who have never heard that word before.

Most know that potpourri is a mixture of dried flower petals and spices. However, while those words might help you to expect the wonderful scent that most potpourri emit, there is another dimension. Potpourri also means a mixture of things, according to the online dictionary, and those things could be music or meat to make a stew, as examples.

This week’s posts were a potpourri of words to emit scents of love, compassion and understanding. We pride ourselves here as being “Always Inspiring, Insightful and In-depth,” and as we created this pot of words this week, we hoped that you would find a fragrance that:

  • you could follow that would lead you to acceptance and peace after an experience of loss
  • take responsibility and create a new life for yourself
  • embrace the differences around you and in our world.

Coming Next Week…

Wrapping up our posting here for another week, our next will be on Monday when Alexis Ali will share her experience of emptiness as we continue that series. Katelyn Roth will also share her thoughts on a subject that affects women and their family’s survival – one that many have negative words to describe. So, please subscribe and never miss any of our posts. We take your privacy seriously so will never spam you. What you will receive is one daily email update of posts, as well as my monthly FREE newsletter, KB Life, that includes my affirmation poster.

Do enjoy your weekend. Should you be interested in creating a different kind of potpourri as you relax, here is a great article with instructions!


Claudette P. Esterine



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57 thoughts on “Words You Can Use This Weekend

  1. Excited to see what’s in store for the upcoming week!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh, thank you! πŸ™‚

  2. danavento

    Creating yourself each and every day is a great way to communicate with self. Words you can use this weekend is a great post

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Dana! πŸ™‚

  3. I always look forward to reading your posts Claudette! I’m excited to see what you have next week for us πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Wait no longer! LOL The first post of the week is out! πŸ™‚

  4. I am lookin forward to hopefully a great week for myself. And I wish a great week for everyone.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  5. I always do so much thinking and feeling when I read your blog posts!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I hope that will not be held against me! LOL πŸ™‚

  6. You are an excellent writer and above all choose your words with care. Whether to invoke power or understanding their is meaning behind them.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so honoured and encouraged by your words Ana! Thank you so much! Namaste πŸ™‚

  7. Loved your fashion post! Nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit. Our psyches need a bit of relaxation once in a while.

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! Yes, they do! Thanks for that! πŸ™‚ Hope you are resting well? πŸ™‚

  8. I just loved the Pakistani fashion and acting out your bad memories! I need to act out more of my bad memories. I don’t always know what they are. Sometimes they come back to me in a dream. It’s very odd.

    1. Ms Claudette

      No, not odd. Coming to you in your dreams to me means you have them playing out at the back of your mind, awaiting your attention. Hope my A.C.T. tool helps even somewhat. Namaste πŸ™‚

  9. I look forward to reading your posts – inspirational and always bringing awareness!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  10. I like seeing a good roundup. I like thinking of new words and phrases to use!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am taking your comment to mean that this was a “good roundup,” so thank you! πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for sharing such inspiring post. This is exactly what I need to cheer me up

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so glad that we were able to support you, even in such a small way! Thank you for visiting and looking forward to seeing you again. πŸ™‚

  12. Great roundup as always and very inspiring. I’ve never heard of Buzzomo, I will check it out. Looking forward to the continuation of the emptiness series.

    1. Ms Claudette

      It is a great resource, especially if you want to do original content and find what people are interested in the most. We look forward to sharing the rest of the series. Namaste. πŸ™‚

  13. rough way to go in life, your post was very interesting and loved the way you looked at it in “creating a new life”

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much for reading and your comment! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  14. The first two make some sense – a connection of some kind perhaps. The last one is where it loses its connection lol. Either way I enjoy your round ups!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad that you enjoyed. That’s why the word for this roundup is “potpourri,” as this past week was a mixing, a blend, a stew – not about connecting. Namaste.

  15. I had a great time to read our roundup, it was inspiring and very smart tips also for websites owners.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and thank you for dropping by! πŸ™‚

  16. Very inspiring words after a reflective week πŸ™‚ I hope that next week offers more inspiration x

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. Very inspirational. Great round up.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  18. bowen1960

    Thank you for the round-up. It has led me to read some interesting posts I might otherwise have missed.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Why thank you for that! I do this every Friday for that exact reason and more! Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

  19. I love the round up and thanks for sharing great posts πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for visiting! πŸ™‚

  20. Thank you for doing these round-ups. I didn’t get a chance to do much reading this week, as I had some unexpected things come up. I am going back to read those posts.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am knowing you got through all that you were presented with Shann! Take your time going through the posts, you have all weekend. πŸ™‚ Be blessed!

  21. I lost a baby too. It is an unimaginable pain. I really like the create a new life though. Very thought provoking!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Very sorry to hear about your experience and thank you for sharing it! I hope that this post even in a very small way supported you. Namaste. πŸ™‚

  22. Never to late to pick yourself up and start again on a new path! A lot of great things to ponder..

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are exactly correct! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  23. Elizabeth O.

    I really enjoyed the posts this week, it was touching, inspiring, and eye-opening. I was definitely entertained and delighted!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you some much for saying that Elizabeth and know you would say that if you did not mean it. Much appreciated! Namaste. πŸ™‚

  24. This is such an inspirational post. I especially loved your post about how our words affect each other. I can’t wait for next week πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for such a kind compliment. I do hope we don’t disappoint next week! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  25. Create a new life is so positive, we have to keep going πŸ™‚ x

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes we do! Hope you have a wonderful weekend as you keep moving. πŸ™‚

  26. Create a new life. I like that, especially after rough patches.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Aww girl, I hear you! Creating a new life after you have fallen down or gone across some rough terrain is an amazing feeling. Please keep me posted about your progress. πŸ™‚

  27. thanks for the info about buzzomo i have never heard of it but will check it out

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are welcome! πŸ™‚

  28. I like the saying” create a new life” I think I will do just that

  29. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next week!!

    1. Ms Claudette

      We can’t wait to share! Thank you Robin for always being here! πŸ™‚

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