FAB Featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette

Recently, The Daily Hampshire Gazette run an article about FromABirdie.  Thank you to the Gazette for this opportunity to showcase our growing business and a unique idea behind it!

Amherst business uses Internet technology to promote the art of letter-writing

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Event at a New Jersey School

On May 25th, FromABirdie delivered 112 books, 1902 letters, and 3314 pages to the teachers and staff at the Noor Ul Iman (NUI) school’s Staff Appreciation Lunch in NJ. The books of letters were coordinated by the extraordinary NUI PTO members. We are so thrilled and grateful to have had this opportunity, and hope to work on many future collaborations with PTOs and PGAs everywhere!

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A Possible Side Effect: Having a False Sense of Well-Being

I read a handout on a recent prescription and was warned of the following side effect: having a false sense of well-being.

Could be me. Seriously. How do I know if that good feeling I’m feeling is actually false? Will my good friends tell me? Isn’t that feeling a good thing? Is it optimism? Is it courage? false in terms of what? in terms of whom? If I believe it, it isn’t true? What facts will prove my sense of well-being is false, not true? I’m trapped in dualistic thinking, a side effect of reading prescription labels. Continue reading “A Possible Side Effect: Having a False Sense of Well-Being”

Simple Ways to Improve your Health and Well-Being – Write and Connect with Friends Well

Today we want to share two recent academic papers that give backing to the ideas behind FromABirdie.

The first one, “Expressive Writing and Wound Healing in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial” describes an experiment in which adults, after undergoing a biopsy that left a wound, were asked to spend 20 minutes a day writing either about their emotions or about regular time management needs. After just 11 days, 76% those who had written about emotions had the wound healed, compared to just 42% of the other group.

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A big day for From A Birdie (FAB!) today!

We just sent out to our printer an order for over a hundred of albums of letters – our biggest to date!  Each book is unique, and is comprised of thank you and adoration letters to teachers in Philadelphia written (and drawn!) by their students and students’ parents.  We will have these books delivered to the recipients just on time for the Teacher Appreciation Day at the end of May!

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Humble Beginnings-Alex Maccaw

We are feeling quite humble in our beginning.  Thanks to Alex Maccaw for writing this fabulous blog post.

Humble Beginnings

It’s easy to forget the humble beginnings that great companies start from, and it’s tempting to gloss over the fact that companies, now on the global stage, were once small projects with ugly designs and hacky implementations.

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Paris, December 1795

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?… My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!

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