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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


Originally posted on Don Charisma:
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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Fairen’s Favorites: Why I’m Not Getting Any Writing Done


Today, I’m going to introduce a little something that I like to call “Fairen’s Favorites.” Every so often, I will share some thing that I like with you whether that be blog posts or thoughts! If you notice that one of your blog posts made it, please feel free to use put the awards on your…… Continue reading Fairen’s Favorites: Why I’m Not Getting Any Writing Done

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What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Last week I wrote about what we eat, today I will write about what we drink: Usually we drink red wine and Portugal has excellent red wines – Barca Velha and Pêra-Manca are the most famous, but their high price does not make them accessible to the majority of us (a bottle can cost around…… Continue reading What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Traditionally, the Christmas Eve (known as “Consoada” a word that comes from the Latin word Consolare (“to comfort”) supper consists of abstaining from meat dishes. Most of the families eat salted codfish with boiled potatoes and  vegetables, adding olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, but in some parts of Portugal the tradition is to…… Continue reading What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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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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Why Your Most Effective Work is Best Received by Those Who Are Silent


Blogs, books, sermons, and music have all acted as influences in my life. I have found answers in sermons that no one will ever know about. I have found so much connection in a single blog post and a book that it brings relief that someone can relate so well to me. Even music can speak…… Continue reading Why Your Most Effective Work is Best Received by Those Who Are Silent

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Writing Prompt 4| Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: July 18th 2016


Why am I seeing this? OPENING LINE (S): “The sight was satisfying almost good enough to drink. The trek there had been long and arduous but they still had further to go. Looking back at her companions, noticing the long… Source: Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: July 18th 2016

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Writing Prompt 3: Photo Challenge #136


Why am I seeing this? Portrait found here Yves here subbing for Nekneeraj. Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story. Alternatively, If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to sho… Source: Photo Challenge #136

All Posts · Feature Friday · Interviews

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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Catch Me Up on Your Blog!


Aaah! Life has been super crazy busy. This week, I plan on producing more posts for you. Meanwhile, I haven’t had much time to view all of your blogs so if you would be so kind to catch me up on what you’ve been doing, that would be awesome! I look forward to reading!

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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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The Smell Of Paper


It was one of my first posts for the former edition of TMU (May 2014) – Please allow me to share it again I have nothing against electronic publishing, and as someone who reads a lot, those new technologies are really helpful as they provide the access to all kinds of contents, just by “clicking”, but there…… Continue reading The Smell Of Paper

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Why the Amount of Followers You Have is Meaningless


You may have read the article I wrote on how to get more followers using WordPress. Today, I’m going to completely contradict what I said. In the previous article, I talked about using engagement to increase your follower count and today I’m going to tell you that your follower count is meaningless. While the amount of followers…… Continue reading Why the Amount of Followers You Have is Meaningless