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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?


  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!

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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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Motivation Monday: Keep Moving FORWARD


. 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

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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

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“No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe


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Quote of the day … ? “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” ? Wolfgang Riebe ? Hope you like it. Cheers Don Charisma *Shameless self-promotion* – Sometimes we work – Our commercial site : DonCharisma.com – you dream it we built it … because – “anything…

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Now Accepting New Bloggers!


Hello! I’m going to keep it short, sweet, and simple. Today, I just wanted to inform you that we are open  to guests and receiving team members on our blog! You can write whenever you want while meeting more people. Whats the Catch? There are a few guidelines that must be followed: -All content must…… Continue reading Now Accepting New Bloggers!

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Worst/Best Advice?


Scrolling through my old posts, I stumbled upon this old jewel. I thought it’d be fun to ask you guys the following questions this year! As of now… 1. What is the best/worst advice you’ve received and why? 2. What is something(s) you’d like to tell a newbie at life that you wish you knew?…… Continue reading Worst/Best Advice?

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What I Learned From Losing a Pet


My dog died.   Even though we were expecting it, I never expected the emotions that came after that. My dog was about to turn 13 years old when she died. I had been preparing myself for her death for months but nothing could have prepared me for that call. Once my dad told us…… Continue reading What I Learned From Losing a Pet

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What I Learned in 2017


1. What you lose when working too much. Some things aren’t worth money. This fall, I decided to pick up an additional job. All for very practical reasons. However, I learned what you miss when you are working 50+ hours per week and going to school at the same tome. Don’t get me wrong, working…… Continue reading What I Learned in 2017

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It’s Been a Year!: My Real Name is Fairen


It’s been a year since the big reveal! Please enjoy this re-post and keep in mind that some links, below, may not work due to the post being over a year old. Source: My Real Name is Fairen My name is not Felicia. Let’s start with that. For years I have gone by a name…… Continue reading It’s Been a Year!: My Real Name is Fairen

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Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary


We were challenged by Faye to find “something beautiful in your ordinary life this week.” Although, the picture below is not from this week, it doesn’t fail to make me smile. This year, I have decided that I wanted to try grow vegetables. Come to find out, I was a bit too late to start…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary