mind-spirit

personal growth

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

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...
May 25, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

DREAM INTERPRETATION: The discovery process and integration [symbols: parachutes, broken legs and healing]

DREAM INTERPRETATION: The discovery process and integration [symbols: parachutes, broken legs and healing]

This is the second article in The Mindful Word’s new weekly column, MINDFUL DREAMS. In this column, Aneta Baranek of the...
May 19, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

BECOMING A SUPERHERO: When talent, motivation, willpower and an Ideal meet, a superhero is born

BECOMING A SUPERHERO: When talent, motivation, willpower and an Ideal meet, a superhero is born

With the release of Captain America: Civil War, millions of people across the world will be drawn to their local movie theatres....
May 17, 2016 × 1 comment

personal growth

MINDFUL DREAMS: Dream interpretation by Aneta Baranek (new weekly column)

MINDFUL DREAMS: Dream interpretation by Aneta Baranek (new weekly column)

This is the first article in The Mindful Word’s new weekly column, MINDFUL DREAMS. In this column, Aneta Baranek of the...
May 12, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

DANIEL AND MURAKAMI: Finding solace in well-loved books

DANIEL AND MURAKAMI: Finding solace in well-loved books

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”  “Always,”...
May 9, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE TRADE-OFF: How saying NO to things can lead to the big YES

THE TRADE-OFF: How saying NO to things can lead to the big YES

Learning the big YES I have a friend who was on the verge of becoming a nun. She was already provisionally engaged and was living...
May 8, 2016 × 0 comments

psychology

DREAM RECALL: 7 steps you can take to get better at remembering your dreams

DREAM RECALL: 7 steps you can take to get better at remembering your dreams

We all dream. Even if we cannot remember our dreams, we all have them. In my seven years of dream interpretation and exploration,...
May 4, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE TWO SIDES OF IMAGINATION: Embrace imagination but be aware it can also lead to suffering

THE TWO SIDES OF IMAGINATION: Embrace imagination but be aware it can also lead to suffering

When I was a child, my imagination was my traveling kit—I come from a family with modest opportunities, so I used my imagination...
May 3, 2016 × 0 comments

contemplations

FAMILY SECRETS BRUISED LIVES: The cost of a few moments of lust, hubris and carelessness

FAMILY SECRETS BRUISED LIVES: The cost of a few moments of lust, hubris and carelessness

Eric was my mother’s youngest sibling. There were two brothers, the oldest and the youngest of the brood, and three sisters in...
April 26, 2016 × 0 comments