Welcome to Mind Recipes

Mind Recipes…………..What does this name mean to you? For me,  just like in cooking, I add different ingredients to my self development journey.  Are you a person who serves up the same recipes everyday in your life, and wonder why things don’t change? Or, are you like me, and use many different Recipes for Your Mind?

Wait….what does cooking and self development have in common?  Well, I believe that there are times in life, that you will want  to taste the dish along the way. Sometimes you need to add a little bit more sugar, or a little bit more salt, depending on the outcome you are trying to achieve. There are times I scan my recipe books for that different dish, sometimes I use the tried and true recipes that were passed down to me from my Mother. It can also depend who I am cooking for – is it just for me or do I have the family to consider?

This is the basis for this site. There are many recipes from all over the world that I can try. Some are suitable for me, some are not, but I have the choice. It is exactly the same in life.

I have made many mistakes along the way, but over the past few years, I have looked at these “mistakes” as an opportunity to learn, and discover new ways of living and achieving. Some of my recipes just didn’t work out at all, but I learned from those disasters.  Other recipes were fantastic, I wanted to  experience them over and over again. The story behind the name is that I choose to believe I have an option of what I put into my life, how much I will add, will it be spicy, savory or sweet – it is my choice what to cook, and decide what flavors I will add. You also have this amazing choice. Will you keep using the same old recipes of your life or will you decide to try a new dish altogether?

…… The power of choice – what a great power to have, a power we all possess. If you are not happy with your life as it is presently, make the changes NOW. It doesn’t matter at first if you are not sure the exact steps to take. The important thing is that you begin to look at your present life, and decide you will make changes. This is what we will be discussing as we move along in your journey.

Before you tell me that I have no idea what your life is like, and I possibly could not understand what they are going through, let me agree with you right now. I DO NOT know what you are going through. The important thing is you know what you have gone through, and want to make some changes. This blog is about my thoughts on life, and the changes we can all make, to make a difference in each and every one of our lives.  It may not be the large “Ahh-Haa” moment that we hear about constantly, but recognizing where you are in this moment, and being honest with yourself, (that’s a big step) , and moving towards where you want to go. I encourage all my readers to make comments on any of my articles.

Open discussion can bring about change. Simply writing down your thoughts on a topic can bring the issues to your conscious rather than leaving those thoughts buried in your subconscious.  Those thoughts are there whether you recognize them or not. The way to tell is by looking at your results in life. I am not only talking about your financial situation, but look at your relationships (both intimate and personal) and health. If your life isn’t ideal, do you believe you deserve better?  Of course, I can hear you say. I really do want to be healthier, happier and wealthier. Who wouldn’t?  However, many of us are not aware that we do things on a daily basis that prevent us from gaining what we want.
I am not saying that life will be without issues once you make the decision to make some changes. I know in my own life, understanding what was going on around me, and more importantly what was going on inside me was an amazing discovery. For many years I had reacted to external events, and pushed against things I didn’t want. It took me a long time to realize that this pushing was in fact, attracting more of the same issues towards me. I saw it over and over again within my own life and those around me. How many people do you know that after a failed relationship, go onto a new relationship and have the same issues and problems with the new partner?  Or it may be a work problem. You leave a job because of problems, and guess what, the same things occur in the new job.

The only consistent is you. The great thing about this is that YOU can do something about it. Welcome to your journey. Please feel free to make any comments about the articles on this site,  and most importantly, enjoy your Recipe for Success.

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Energy Vampires

I originally posted this a few years ago, but recent conversations have led me to re-post. Let me know what you think.

Do you feel tired and drained after being with some people? You know the ones – after spending time with them, you feel that you just need to go and lie down. They have sapped you of your energy, and your strength has diminished. They may be family, co-workers or friends. They come in all ages, and can be loud and overbearing or quiet and shy. They may even appear happy and confident, but they all have one thing in common – they are Energy Vampires. Continue reading

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Simple Tips to Survive and Thrive at Christmas

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Is it happy times with friends and family, enjoying a break, relaxing and something to look forward to. Or is it stressful, full of family disappointments and sadness? Continue reading

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BeachI am sitting on the beach, pen on the ready and blank pages in front of me.

Time for some new articles for Mind Recipes®, but the ideas were just not flowing.

The breeze is blowing in my hair and the sounds of waves in the background, I find myself getting lost in the moment, staring out to the ocean when I suddenly realized that 30 minutes had passed…..30 minutes of utter bliss where I wasn’t really thinking about anything – just taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful day. Continue reading

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Happiness After Loss Summit

Happiness after loss summit

When you’ve been through a major, life-changing event, it’s only normal to spend time getting over it. But when you’re OVER getting over it, and want to find happiness again, how do you do that? Well, this August, your days of wondering and struggling are over. Continue reading

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What Creates or Destroys Happiness?

 We each have events happening in our lives which are tragic to us – sadness and pain cannot be compared with others – it isThe happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes how we feel. On a day to day basis though, it may not be those catastrophic events which have the greatest impact on our lives, but those small, seemingly insignificant thoughts and actions we take which create the way our lives turn out. What are your thoughts? Mind Recipes

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Are You Living Your Future or Your Past?

It’s never worked for me before, why would it now? I’ve tried to change  my life, but it never works. It runs in the family – we are all like this. Why bother, only lucky people get the breaks? Does this sound familiar?  Do you believe that what you have done in the past is the only way to your future? Continue reading

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“The Difference Between a Stumbling Block and a Stepping Stone is How You Use Them.” — Unknown

We all have events and situations every day, and I believe that each one of these occurrences can be either bad or good for us. You will have the opportunity presented regularly to interpret and react to many different people and situations. What will guarantee that those opportunities are stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks? Continue reading

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