He toyed with me. Right from the start it was a game for him. He was the predator and I was the prey in a game that included emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. I found him on a dating site. Oddly, his profile picture was of his back. As it turns out that is his…… Continue reading Mental Health Tuesday: Cat and Mouse
You’ve had a bad day. Okay, maybe you’ve had many bad days and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, here is how I wake up excited to an otherwise boring day. Are you ready for the big secret? What I do to get motivated for the day at hand is…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: How to Wake up Excited for an Otherwise Boring Day
TMU is coming back in September and I hope you have enjoyed our “blast to the past” these past few months. Now, we will be adding new posts to the mix. I am excited to give you a taste of what TMU will be like! Keep in mind, we are still accepting writers. Here is…… Continue reading It’s Almost Here!
no finer way to honor this hero “the vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.” -john lewis — image credit: michigan theatre, ann arbor, michigan, usahonor.
Whether it be friend, family or lover what are you doing to get closer to this goal? What are some of the things you’d like to achieve in life? New posts begin in September! Why are we re-sharing this post? Look here. Join our community and be notified of new helpful posts and exclusive…… Continue reading Motivation Monday – Laugh, Love and Courage
Happy Feature Friday! Feature Friday is a day in which I give a shout out to posts, ideas, and aspects of life that I have found interesting. I am excited to bring this back! This weeks seemed to have quickly dragged on and I am happy to have finally reached the end of the week.…… Continue reading Feature Friday: On Life, Mental Health, and Improving Your Blog
Today, I will be showing you how to check the spam comments that have been tucked away in the Askismet folder but before I do that, I will show you why it is important to do this. Previously, I decided to check the spam folder just for the heck of it and discovered several valuable…… Continue reading How to Check Your Comments in the Spam Folder and Why You Should Check Them (WordPress Users)
Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed
A Thought to Ponder: Every new week is like an open window into new possibilities. Open the window wide and with a smile venture forth. Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize…..they were the big things. Thoughts?
I took a brief time away from blogging to come back to a new WordPress. It seems that there are new ways to write, edit and add features to your work. How does everyone like it?
All of my blogging years have consisted of dealing with negative comments. Whether it be YouTube or Facebook, someone always has something negative and irrelevant to say. Sometimes they didn’t like the content and other times they didn’t like the way I spoke. Looking around, I notice that many other bloggers (or people even remotely…… Continue reading How Should We Respond to Negative Comments?
My father in law gave me a bookmark which I have in my top left desk drawer. Yes, I know that it should be in a book somewhere, especially because I am still a hundred pages from the end of Cloud Atlas. But I always worried that I would lose this bookmark. It’s metal with a…… Continue reading In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails
Ahem-Ahem-attention, please…lol, is anyone listening? Recently, I was asked to tell my story. My story? For a writing exercise, I encourage everyone to sit and examine this subject. Questions arise, many, dizzying questions, circling until paralyzed for those of us who not used to talking about themselves. I have never lavished a good yarn…… Continue reading Story Time Saturday: How I Learned to Speak My Name by Jessica Edouard
What are your goals for this week? How will you act on them? Why are we re-blogging this? Click here. Join our community and be notified of new helpful posts and exclusive content by email! Click here to join our email list!
“The only reason racism still exists is because no one will shut up about it.” This is something I’ve said – and believed. See no evil, speak no evil. But that doesn’t do anything about the evil. If anything, it perpetuates the evil. “Just as many white people are getting killed and bullied by the…… Continue reading Confessions of a Closet Racist
Happy Monday! A lot of times, we talk about quitting, failing, and giving up but what we don’t often talk about is pausing. While it is important to talk about topics such as giving up, we often neglect to talk about the times when pausing looks a whole lot like quitting and quitting ends up…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: When Pausing Looks A Lot Like Quitting
Good Monday! What will you try this week? Join our community and be notified of new helpful posts and exclusive content by email! Click here to join our email list! 5/9/2016
. Today´s quote is brought by Persia – She is the mother of a boy, an animal advocate and lover, a domestic abuse survivor, and a vintage style enthusiast. She started blogging to reach out to others, by talking about her experiences and how she overcome them. Please welcome Persia, and follow her blog: Blog of…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Keep Moving FORWARD
To celebrate our return in September, we will take a trip down memory lane and relive some of my favorite posts throughout the years. So, sit back and enjoy the reads! Fresh content will be published in September of 2020! To be apart of our team or to be a guest blogger, please click here.…… Continue reading Welcome to Thoughtful Minds United