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The Red Thread

Inspirational Stories of Strength, Determination and Gratitude

Love, support and kindness are what tie us together 

The rakhi is a sacred red thread in the Hindu religious tradition that a sister ties on her brother’s right wrist, like a bracelet, or a wrist band for their safe keeping and wellbeing during the festival of Rakshabandhan. In return, the brother gives his sister a gift. In modern times, the rakhi is tied on women’s wrists too or, for that matter, anyone whom you want to protect. The red thread symbolises a sacred bond, commitment and support for one another, but to Bina Briggs it is also the red thread of fate, when people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible thread, which may stretch or tangle but will never break.  

Within her bestselling new book The Red Thread Bina shares a series of stories of life lessons, love, strength and determination to encourage readers that no matter where they are in life, they will come through the other side. She reminds readers to never despair because there is always a way if they have faith, have a vision to which they are totally committed and believe in themselves and their God, universe or whoever it is that they believe in. By trusting the process it always works out for the better. 

Bina is a seasoned HR consultant who arrived in the UK as a refugee from Uganda in 1972. Bina’s mother, Indira, was the inspiration for The Red Thread. It shares her thoughts, entwined with those of Bina and her sister, and of some of the women whom she has admired. The book spans from the early 20th Century to the present day, providing the reader with an abundance of inspiring stories of overcoming adversity and female tenacity. 

 Bina offers unparalleled insight into Asian culture, traditions and customs to educate readers and also empower and inspire Asian women in particular. Bina shares her experiences sending out letters and rakhis with her mother as a child and how she and her family managed to continue this sacred tradition in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. Bina shares Diwali celebrations, delicious Gujarati food, festivals, and family unity across continents and generations. Alongside stories of herself, her mother, family members and inspirational women overcoming trauma, challenges and adversity, Bina shares stories of giving, kindness, success, integrity and hope. 

Each chapter title is a positive affirmation to motivate the reader, encouraging them they are loveable, stronger than they think, that life is for the living and they must take the first step to change their life. The honest, personal insights show readers they are never alone in their struggles and with courage and resilience anything is possible.  

The Red Thread is an ideal read for those feeling stuck and lacking motivation or self-confidence. Bina’s encouraging and supportive voice empowers the reader to remain resilient through challenges and reminds them of their infinite capabilities.  

The Red Thread by Bina Briggs is published by Panoma Press and is available now on Amazon. 

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