When she writes, she hits the nail on the head. Her words resonate with me. They make me think.

This New Blog Of the Week (NBOTW) was started in June. In “Lies Remain, Truth Sets You Free” (her second post) she wrote,

Lying to self, self denial is the worst one can do to self. By denying what is true, you rob yourself of the opportunity to work upon your problem area and make things work. For here is the thing with a problem: You deny, the problem remains; You accept, you have a chance of resolving it.

Another early post of hers, “How Do Your Words Make You Feel”, discusses how we can change our feelings. She says,

Feelings usually mirror the words we use to express them. Hence, changing the way we express, will lead to changing the way we feel.

Here’s a snippet from a very popular post of hers titled: “Beginners Guide To Being Decisive”. She states amongst other things, we must have desire.

A desire to make decisions and a decision to follow on with your desire. If you are not interested to find out how to be decisive, if you are not interested in applying the solutions, it is not going to work. You need to be motivated about becoming decisive. You need to be willing to put in the required effort. Nothing is going to happen on its own.

She describes herself as

…a happiness centric, love loving, passionate, success focussed, highly motivated individual. She is a brown-eyed, petite, broad smiled, simple, down to earth woman who is constantly striving to be the best version of herself.

Her blog is Avani-Mehta.com and her name is (obviously) the same.

Please join me in congratulating Avani on her title of “New Blog Of The Week”.

Congratulations Avani!

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  1. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Avani’s blog *feels* good. I like that. Congrats Avani!

    J.D. Meier’s last blog post..SIGN – The 4 Signs of a Strength

  2. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Great choice. I like Avani’s blog. She writes some great thought provoking posts. I especially like the inspirational stories she writes about folk like Gandhi and Houdini.

  3. Scott McIntyreNo Gravatar says:

    Another interesting blog, Barbara.

    I like Avani’s style- I’ll need to go look through more of the archives πŸ™‚

  4. Avani-MehtaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I am honored. Have this big smile on my face (which I believe is stuck πŸ™‚ )

    Avani-Mehta’s last blog post..Kaizen Way Of Managing Anger – Anger Management Series Part III

  5. […] @ Blogging Without A Blog has chosen this blog as the New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW). Thank you […]

  6. She is obviously a talented wordsmith. She lays out her ideas with clarity and precision and, as you pointed out, hits the nail on the head. A worthy pick, Barbara. Good job to both of you! πŸ™‚

    “Motivate Thyself”‘s last blog post..M2A! September (Comfort Zone) Week 3: The Progress

  7. Barbara,
    Yet another value pick from you! With you picking more and more such blogs, my Google reader entries are growing as well πŸ™‚ Bookmarked!


    Ajith Edassery’s last blog post..How to reduce the bounce rate of your blog?

  8. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara, you have found another diamond in the ruff! Welcome aboard, Avani.

  9. I am already a loyal follower. Her posts always cause me to examine my behaviours, and check to see if there is room for improvement.

    Urban Panther’s last blog post..All things for all people

  10. JenniferNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,
    Avani does have some wise words to share.

    I love her point about being decisive in regards to desire. So true! She has some things things to say about relationships as well in her archives.

  11. Congrats Avani! I just recently discovered your blog. It is awesome.

  12. SpaceAgeSageNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like a wonderful blog, Barbara. I really like the way Avani weaves a story and deep thoughts together.

  13. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve always seen Avani-Mehta’s gravatar on other people’s blogs but never visited. Now I have to since you recommended her.

    Thanks teach!

  14. BobbiNo Gravatar says:

    Very neat just found your blog, love it!

  15. Mark SalinasNo Gravatar says:

    I was introduced to your site through Lance @ The Jungle Life and I do have to say I am very impressed with everything I have seen and read here! I will check out Avanis site! Thank you!

  16. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats, Avani! You were one of the first BWAB members to welcome and encourage me, back in July, and I haven’t forgotten your kindness.

    Excellent choice, Barbara. Like Ajith, I am finding I can’t keep up with all the wonderful blogs in my reader since you send us to so many pearls!

  17. I just visited Avani’s site and read the sugar habit story. Oh I wish I had the wisdom and patience of Gandhi so I could kick my own sugar habit!

  18. Writer DadNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t heard of this one, Barbara. But if a chef recommended a dish, I’d taste it. I know where I’m off to next.

  19. Congratulations Avani. Your blog is very thought provoking.

    Bamboo Forest’s last blog post..A Little About Me

  20. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All,

    Thank you for extending such a warm welcome to Avani. I hope you all enjoy her blog as much as I do. For those of you who haven’t visited her yet, she has compiled a post showcasing some of her favorite articles.

    Hi Bobbi,
    Hi Mark Salinas,

    Welcome to the BWAB community. With today being Tuesday, I am showcasing a new blog of the week. This is my way of paying it forward as I journey into blogosphere.

    Feel free to dig through my archives, ask a question, and click on the blogs of the commenters who frequent BWAB. We have a great community here. I hope to see you again soon.

    P.S. I’ll be dropping by your blogs, as well. πŸ™‚

  21. NaTuRaLNo Gravatar says:

    sounds like something i’d be interested in. thanks barbara and welcome.

  22. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulation Avani! A well-deserved honor…

  23. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    I have been wondering who this week’s nbotw is and I’m glad to find out that it is yours. As you already know, I’ve been reading your blog. You’ve been writing wonderful posts.

    So congrats on a job well done so far and being featured here!

    Evelyn Lim’s last blog post..Blessings For Healing

  24. Hi Barbara,

    Avani is a new one for me, how exciting! But I see some of my friends have beat me there so I am sure I will love it too!

    On my way to join the party! Thanks!

    Wendi Kelly-Life’s Little Inspirations’s last blog post..Dirty Dishes in the Sink

  25. Congrats Avani. I knew that Barbara is going to pick your blog. You deserve this spot for all you have done for me and rest of us.

  26. Hi Avani- Welcome aboard here. Really enjoyed the posts that I just browsed through, you have a very engaging writing style. You are also in good hands here with Barbara and the rest of the BWAB community. πŸ˜€

  27. When I checked out Avani’s blog I realised that I had already come across it several times before in my travels.

    I enjoyed the posts, however I had forgotten to save her blog to my favourites and I wasn’t really into RSS etc then. Have gone over there now and added Avani’s blog to my reader.

  28. Tammy WarrenNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, thank you so much for sharing this one. I feel as though I have been stuck on one side of the blogosphere and I couldn’t get to the other side. You have a wonderful blog and I enjoy reading those in which you refer.

  29. Avani-MehtaNo Gravatar says:

    A big thanks to everyone for dropping by and for the good wishes.

    Avani-Mehta’s last blog post..New Blog Of The Week

  30. thinkNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    It’s great to find so many well picked blogs in one place. Thank you for this blog. I guess I know what I will be doing for next few days


    thinkΒ΄s last blog post..Mis en Place : Guide to Doing Things in Daily Life