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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2


I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2

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Feature Friday: The Simple Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch.   On to some of my favorite posts this week!  …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things

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Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer


Happy Feature Friday! This week has brought plenty of socially distant adventures! Recently, we visited one of my favorite places located in Illinois. Josephine’s is classified as a Tea House but is known for their delicious homemade meals, beautiful scenery and shops. If you are ever near Illinois, you should check them out!   On…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer

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Where to Get Quality Photos for Your Blog FREE!


As a bloggers, we understand the importance of using quality pictures on our blog posts. Here is a list of free photo resources that you can easily use on your blog Pixabay Pixabay: This is my favorite so far! Pixabay has a vast amount of pictures for you to search and use. The quality is…… Continue reading Where to Get Quality Photos for Your Blog FREE!

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Motivation Monday: How to Make Progress in Life


  Settling can be an involuntary state of mind. We get so used to what is in front of us that we forget to work towards our goals. One thing I know is that life is ever changing whether we are conscious of it or not. Let’s focus on making meaningful progress- day by day,…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: How to Make Progress in Life

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What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers


Some of you may know that I have been blogging on various blogs for several years. I am coming out of a hiatus and am now on a kick for finding, following, and reading other blogs. It seems that a lot of the bloggers I knew before, have stopped blogging so I am (almost) back…… Continue reading What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers

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Mental Health Tuesday: Cat and Mouse


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

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Monday Motivation: How to Wake up Excited for an Otherwise Boring Day


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

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It’s Almost Here!


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!

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Feature Friday: On Life, Mental Health, and Improving Your Blog


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

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Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed


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

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Motivational Monday: Why We Need to Enjoy the Little Things in Life


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?

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How Should We Respond to Negative Comments?


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?

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In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails


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

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Story Time Saturday: How I Learned to Speak My Name by Jessica Edouard


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

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Motivation Monday: What are you Capable of Doing?


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Motivation Monday: When Pausing Looks A Lot Like Quitting


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

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Welcome to Thoughtful Minds United


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

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Coming This Fall- Writers Needed


TMU is coming back for the fall on and I am so excited! Leading up to the release, there will be monthly posts published to gear us up for the season. This time, we are including a new topic- Mental Health. Mental health, especially after abuse, is an important piece of life. I am looking…… Continue reading Coming This Fall- Writers Needed