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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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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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It’s all the same to me (but also not)


Originally posted on Confuzzledom:
As everyone else laments everything that’s changed for them recently, it occurs to me that my life is mostly continuing as before. I’ve been working from home for almost five years now. My two trips to the office in Germany are on hold for the time being, but basically my situation…

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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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WHEN CLEAR VISION IS OBSCURED


Do you have a dream? Do you have a goal? Do you have vision? Without these things (providing they not un-achievable or selfishly motivated) how do we handle it when we can’t SEE the end result but glimpse only part of what is possible? This indeed is true of most of life. A goal can…… Continue reading WHEN CLEAR VISION IS OBSCURED

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I am Taking a “Break”


Happy Thursday! I just wanted to let you all know that I will be taking a short “break”and plan to return around the week of December 18th perhaps with a blogging guide series that I have been working on. I plan to still be editing posts and catching all of your posts, I just will…… Continue reading I am Taking a “Break”

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On this Day Last Year: Shutting Down the Blog


Wow! I didn’t realize that today, last year, I had revealed that we would shut down TMU. While this was difficult, it certainly was necessary. Time sure does fly! -Fairen P.S. Please Enjoy the picture show of our previous and current logos. It is very interesting to see my photo editing skills develop. Order of…… Continue reading On this Day Last Year: Shutting Down the Blog

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On This Day Last Year:Why do You Blog and What did you Learn From it?


So, I did this awhile ago (exactly a year ago) and think that this is a good time to ask again. Why do you blog and what did you learn from it? I re-blogged this so that you can see some of the previous answers 🙂

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Managing Life and Writing |Interview With Tamara


This summer, I have decided to interview some of the people that I find interesting. Although many are family, friends, and acquaintances, I have learned a lot from these interviews. So, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and I encourage you to do the same to the interesting people around you! Tamara…… Continue reading Managing Life and Writing |Interview With Tamara

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What is Something You Wish You Could Tell Your Former Self?|Interview With Pedro


This summer, I have decided to interview some of the people that I find interesting. Although many are family, friends, and acquaintances, I have learned a lot from these interviews. So, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and I encourage you to do the same to the interesting people around you! Pedro…… Continue reading What is Something You Wish You Could Tell Your Former Self?|Interview With Pedro

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How Crazy Makes The World a Better Place


Being an artist is an endless, oft-thankless profession, one with an infinitesimally small chance of success! How many people paint a beautiful picture, only to have it sit forever on their living room wall or gather dust in their garage? How many writers complete a book, only to have it languish amidst MILLIONS of others…… Continue reading How Crazy Makes The World a Better Place

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On Writing, Success, Hard Work and Motivation|Interview With Author Andy Peloquin


Today, I’m interviewing Andy Peloquin who is preparing to launch is next book , Lament of the Fallen. I hope you enjoy our interview about writing and success!   Hi, Andy! We are so happy to have you here on TMU! Let’s get right into it. So, what exactly inspired you to be a writer? I’ve…… Continue reading On Writing, Success, Hard Work and Motivation|Interview With Author Andy Peloquin

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52 Things I Learned in Life and Blogging


Today is my birthday! So to celebrate, here are 52 things I learned in life and through blogging. Engagement is the key to building a community not a group of onlookers Be organized, yet flexible Stick to a schedule but be reasonable with it Never lack zeal Just because you feel others don’t do it,…… Continue reading 52 Things I Learned in Life and Blogging

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What is Your Passion? What is Your Dream?|Interview With Emily


This summer, I have decided to interview some of the people that I find interesting. Although many are family, friends, and acquaintances, I have learned a lot from these interviews. So, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and I encourage you to do the same to the interesting people around you! Emily…… Continue reading What is Your Passion? What is Your Dream?|Interview With Emily

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Thank You! $5 Giveaway With no Strings Attached!


Ya’ll, I am super appreciative of the support you have given me! You have allowed me so many chances to come back and do my thing. It feels like this blog has been back and forth, to and fro- yet, I keep getting the chance to come back. Special thanks to Christy who is one of…… Continue reading Thank You! $5 Giveaway With no Strings Attached!

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On This Day Last Year:What Is Your Favourite Month ?


July has always been my favorite month. As a child, adolescent and adult now, it always meant to me holidays and the possibility of “being on my own”. I have several “July” friends, I only see them on this particular month and being with them is always rewarding. I wish all our readers a great month and I wonder if you feel the…… Continue reading On This Day Last Year:What Is Your Favourite Month ?