Blog Posts - Personal Growth



Why I Didn’t Run Away With The Circus

Quick catch up for new readers awelcome!:  upon returning unexpectedly to the U.S. in June 2015, I took a hard look at my bucket list as I thought, “What’s next?”  Answer: finally learning new acrobatic and aerial skills!   After...
by Travel Tips and Travelogue on Sep 4, 2016

How To Make Your Money Multiply

This is not a mathematics or calculus subjects. Make your money multiply means growing your money by investing it. This is when you make your money work to earn more money for you. Make your money multiply This is the next step in acquiring riches. R...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on Aug 27, 2016

A STORY OF SURRENDER: A teaching from Amma on forgetting about past lives to live in the present moment

This article was excerpted from AMMA: Inspiring Experiences with the Divine Mother, by Dayalu (Ted Zeff). “Bowing down to all of existence is a state of total […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.t...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 24, 2016

Thoughts of past and future…

Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon… if my reservation is accepted; in 2017 I will do what I had hoped to do at age 50; hike the Grand Canyon to the bottom and stay at the Phantom Ranch.   11 years late… but better late than never. Such actions...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Aug 22, 2016

DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: Being mindful and accepting of the pain of the dark days

Part of mindfulness practice is to have a nonjudgmental acceptance of how things are, right now, in this very moment. Seems simple enough. However, I […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 15, 2016

MAKING A LIFE: A mid-life recovery from anxiety and depression

I decided to try some short-term therapy when I realized I was close to considering suicide. Six years later, I was done. Or so I […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 8, 2016

Part III Iowa road views…

Another ride done… I look forward to another.
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Aug 6, 2016

Iowa 2016 road views…

Temps as high as 95 and as low as 65… some rain… tall corn… 19,000 bicycles… just another great bicycle ride across Iowa!
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Aug 3, 2016

REALIZE YOUR DREAMS: Four keys for a successful life

The ability to manifest a happy, healthy and successful life is available to any person, at any time, anywhere. It requires discipline, time and a […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.or...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 20, 2016

GETTING IT DONE: 5 steps to achieving goals in the age of instant gratification

In the era of the fast, the instant and the immediate, it can at times feel overwhelming trying to reach our goals in a realistic […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 18, 2016

How great we are…

I am one of those who believe that the United States is a great country that needs to improve and grow to become even greater.  Perhaps the gaps in perceptions would be less if those with so much… realized just how much they have… and th...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Jul 18, 2016

The Pay Yourself First Principle

First step towards my goal is by applying the pay yourself first principle. I did not know this principle until late last year. The principle is very simple yet it is so hard to maintain. I know a lot of people would understand me at this stage even...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on Jul 12, 2016

Please step on my toes? Sometimes we need that ouch!

Please step on my toes? Okay, no one truly wants their toes stepped on, but I sometimes have a hard …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Jun 20, 2016

I double down for “understanding and peace”…

There is so much about the world I do not understand.  Lots of things people do and say is beyond my ability to accept… but with time perhaps understanding and acceptance will come.  We just need to give others more time… not take away...
by Type oh! Geewiz creation on Jun 16, 2016

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Changing old habits [symbols: wolves, handgun, hut, light]

I'm in a long wooden hut with some other people. I don't who they are or how many. We are being attacked by wolves that are outside of the hut in the darkness. Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword...
by The Mindful Word on Jun 2, 2016

TRANSMUTATION OF PAIN: Why suffer when you can empathize and live compassionately

How do we learn to live with our pain and suffering as we live out our lives? Many of us carry a chip on our shoulder because we feel we have been mistreated by others. Many hold onto resentments as a justification for feeling that we have been victi...
by The Mindful Word on May 28, 2016

Attended Blogapalooza Horizons 2016

This is my first time to attend an event as a blogger. It’s a great experience! It’s educational. It’s fun. It’s silly. I’ll elaborate that further later. Thanks to Blogapalooza!   Horizons – Charting the Unchartered The event wa...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on May 28, 2016

DREAM INTERPRETATION: New possibilities and responsibilities [symbols: robbers, gun, building, dark place]

A bunch of guys walk into a building to rob it. They see me making eye contact with them and one singled me out and asked if it was OK to pretend to shoot me (I suppose if they had to show the police that they were shooting a hostage). He would shoot...
by The Mindful Word on May 26, 2016

FROM INSECURITY TO INNER-SECURITY: Poet shares how he overcame speech anxiety to become a confident performer

For the majority of my life I have suffered from glossophobia, which is the fear of public speaking. I imagine that most people reading this can relate, as surveys have shown that 3 out of every 4 people tend to experience some level of speech anxiet...
by The Mindful Word on May 25, 2016

The Importance of Taking Baby Steps

The Importance of Taking Baby Steps Do you know the story of the struggling butterfly?  The story goes that one day a man saw a cocoon.  There was a small hole and he could see that the butterfly was struggling to get out of the cocoon.  He decide...
by A Cake Walk Life on May 25, 2016


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