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.

61 Responses to Welcome to Mind Recipes

  1. Randy says:

    This is a useful site. Am enjoying the discussions from everyone, and really like the topics you write about. Keep it up.

  2. Harley says:

    Thanks for this site – great info – great posts and great people

  3. Brad says:

    Excellent Blog. Thanks for your information and articles

  4. Terra says:

    Fantastic website. Just love your articles

  5. Noula says:

    So happy to have found this site – thanks for your inspiration.
    Have also been following you on Facebook. Love your 30 Second Snack’s

    • Brenda says:

      Thank you Noula and welcome to Mind Recipes.
      Happy you are also following us on facebook. We now have over 50 countries represented as friends and can also be found on Twitter
      Looking forward to receiving more of your comments.

  6. Brea says:

    So glad I found this page……..love the way you make me think about so many aspects of my life

  7. Sara says:

    Thank you for this wonderful site – enjoying it so much

  8. great website thank you for the insight and awareness

  9. Natalie says:

    So happy I found this site

  10. Liew says:

    Wow – love this site

  11. Erin says:

    I really like your site – love your posts – wold like to see them more often. Lately you do not seem to be posting as much….more please

  12. Sydney says:

    Thank you – loving my daily recipes on facebook too

  13. Cherie says:

    Love your site…..Love the name. Thank you

  14. Petulia says:

    I love reading your posts. Keep up the great work!

  15. Noel says:

    Your articles are really great : D. Good job and cheers

  16. Vijay says:

    Hi Brinda,
    Today I went to Sunday mass, usually Sunday is very important day for me but for various reasons today I was not in my right mind. I was thinking all sought of things. More about, what others would be thinking of me. This has been my perpetual problem. In the recent times I have come to understand that I have such problem. Even though now I have realized it yet still I get drawn into thoughts and then suddenly I realize that I am thinking which I don’t need to. Today evening I was searching in internet for something about thoughts and minds. I came across your blog, I felt nice.
    Thank you very much for your words. I always missed a mentor in my life. Somebody who can guide me and ask about my problems and difficulties. The mentor need not be a person in flesh but it can be an inspiration , an moment of realization of what I could have achieved if I just start listening to my inner self and not others.
    Keep up the good work…

    • Brenda says:

      Thank you for you visiting Mind Recipes. I am so happy that you have found the information here helpful but just remember that we can be our own best mentor.

      Your inner self has a great voice – never be afraid to listen to it. Learn from others but the ultimate decision is yours alone to make. Best wishes on your continued life long learning journey.

  17. Isaiah says:

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. Thanks!

  18. Rachael says:

    Hi Brenda

    I have followed you on facebook for some months now and finally clicked onto your blog. I wish to thank you for your 30second snack’s on fb as they helped me to start to think in a clear and positive sense. A few months back my partner and I went through some hard times and our time together came to an unexpected halt. Also my career was getting me down. I decided to change the way I react and the thoughts I had about me, the journey my life was taking and how I was thinking. I made this change and my partner and I are now back together and we have learnt from were we went astray and we are on a more positive road. I know he is my soul mate as he knows I am his and together we are walking this road and journey of a life time together. My career I left which I was able to do as I saved for the ‘rainy day’ and now I am in search of something I know I can find to fulfil me and help me grow in a healthy way. I know this will come along soon.

    All of this happened due to me changing my thinking from negative into positive and searching for nothing but the best in order to make myself happy and be able to help those around me be happy. I learnt to take responsibility for me, my happiness and my own destiny. I still have times when negativity wants to come in but I have learnt how to address it and work with getting the positive back in. None of us will ever be perfect and we will slip up but to live in a negative state is not a great place to be.

    Keep up the wonderful thoughts Brenda. Your beaatiful words and quotations are being felt out there and they are helping people get back on track with their lives. I know if you truly wish and want for change with in yourself it is possible and you will get there.

    Thank you again.

    • Brenda says:

      Rachael – First of all, congratulations. Recognizing and making changes when things are not going the way we would like them to is never easy. It takes courage and commitment, and you have obviously taken some serious steps to bringing these changes to your life.
      You are right though, that these steps do not prevent those negative thoughts still coming – but the difference is in recognizing them and taking new actions. Well done.

      I would also like to thank you you sincerely for taking time to write to me.and share your story. It continues to inspire me hearing results like yours. I wish you continued growth and happiness – thank you again.

  19. Karen says:

    Thank you for your great site – I have noticed you haven’t posted here for a little while, but am getting your updates on facebook – more please

    • Brenda says:

      Karen – this is a common question I have been receiving recently. I had been concentrating on Facebook and Pinterest in the past few months, but have new posts to add here in a couple of days. It is humbling to have so many comments from people missing posts on my site – thank you

    • Flynn says:

      Thank you Brenda and greetings

  20. Ben says:

    hi, your website is excellent.

  21. Yanna says:

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  28. Elana says:

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    • Brenda says:

      Thank you Elana. The website is currently undergoing changes and I will be back writing regular posts once it has been completed. Welcome to Mind Recipes

  29. Martin says:

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    so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying
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  30. Joseph says:

    I see a lot of interesting articles on your website. You must have spent a lot of time writing,

    • Brenda says:

      Thank you for visiting Mind Recipes Joseph and for your kind comments.
      I do spend a lot of time writing, but I love what I do, so it is very enjoyable.

  31. Gloria says:

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    Keep on posting!

  32. jerilyn says:

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  33. Opal says:

    Thank you

  34. Dorthea says:

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this site! It is the little changes which will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  35. Norman says:

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  40. Carmin says:

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  42. Connory says:

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  43. Lin says:

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