Grow your Mind

How goes the travelling volunteer?

April 16, 2010

Using world travel as a basic framework for volunteering is a noble pursuit, maybe, but it’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds. It’s a challenge to find work-for-nothing jobs, and that is very frustrating. However, being persistent usually pays off and sometimes all we need, often found between the covers of a great book, is a little inspiration.

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Behind the mask

March 31, 2010
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Sometimes when we separate ourselves from our normal day-to-day lives for an extended period we return only to find that things have changed – people, places, etc. But the change is not outside of ourselves, it is we who have changed and often it is difficult to maintain your “new” persona when confronted by the challenges that present themselves when you’re not the same as you once were.

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Vagabonding, and the art of world travel

March 16, 2010

If you’re traveling, or at least giving it some serious consideration, then you need to do some preparation and this is most importantly mental preparation. The book ‘Vagabonding’, by Rolf Potts is an essential part of your toolkit to get you started down this road.

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We see things as we are

March 13, 2010
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Your reality is defined by way you interpret it apply labels: good, bad, wonderful, terrible, exciting. How we view the world and the people in it is down how we think and evaluate them.
Question your prejudices, even the ones you “know” to be true.

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Be yourself, more

February 17, 2010

I’m trying to be a little bolder in how I present my ‘self’ to the world. I’ve let it become a little faded recently, more dilute, but now I’m trying to keep in mind that who I am is important, and showing the outside world the real me is essential to staying true to myself. I need to let my ego be filled with “me”…

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Using music as a powerful anchor

January 19, 2010

Anchors are triggers we create for ourselves either consciously or otherwise that can dramatically shift your emotional state. It’s a great tool we can use to manage our moods, concentration, and motivation, and that’s just the beginning…

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Seek first to understand – Just Listen

December 4, 2009

If you don’t understand, then listen. Simple. Even if you think you understand, listen.

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Feeling Great

November 22, 2009

Lately, I’ve been feeling particularly good about things.  I think articulating through the blog of a couple of significant issues on my mind recently has, as is the case when we talk about things and journal, sorted through the mish-mash and the jumble a little. So what am I feeling good about? This is hard […]

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Finding the One

November 18, 2009

There are a couple of things that have prompted me to write on this topic – today it was a sitcom where someone simply said: “I want that.” And that in question is simply the companionship that comes with having a woman in my life.

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Doubts as Companions

November 10, 2009

Doubts are a life-long companion on the road. Wherever you go, doubts are with you. That’s not a problem unless you let them prevent you from doing what you desire and what you believe in.

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