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Writings and Readings Blog

Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Dull Axe Verses Sharp Axe

Lorraine Bonzelet, who is leading Online Mindful Writers Group this month inspires and reflect on the topic of "Mindfulness and Nonverbal Activities." (Full story at OMWG: https://tinyurl.com/ycktmxwn) For the last six years, arduous transitions left her feeling chocked-- as if a rope around her neck was being pulled tighter and tighter. The choking was not only taking away her will power but seemed to deprive her of oxygen. One of the many reasons was that she had stopped pausing and "sharpening her axe." Instead she kept chopping the tree of her difficult situations with a blunt axe. When she couldn't stand the pressure she forced herself to walk--for hours, at times even run to the point of exhaustion. The rope began to loosen, usually falling away completely. She decided to find...

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Mindfulness and Nonverbal Activities

Mindful Writers, few hours a day give yourself a break from writing for hours and hours on your laptop or in a notebook. Turn your attention on the activities which do not use words. When you do so the universe blesses you with insights and ideas about your work in progress. When you are engaged in nonverbal activities new ideas float, creative sparks ignite as you sit in silence, walk in nature, cook, fold laundry, drive, listen to music, make art, dance, play with clay and so on. Mindful Writer Lorraine Bonzelet draws breath. Ready with her drawing pad and colored pencils, she draws a line up the page as she inhales, holds the breath for a few seconds as she moves the pencil over a bit. Then she exhales...

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Sowing, Sprouting, Budding

Sprouting at Online Mindful Writers

I apologize for being away for so long. From now on I promise to post at least once a week. On January 1, six months ago, we posted about SOWING at Online Mindful Writers Group (OMWG): https://tinyurl.com/ycktmxwn On April 1 we moved on to SPROUTING stage of the journey with all the creative minds who have been traveling with us from the beginning of the year. Since that time we have now arrived at the BUDDING phase. What we sowed and watched sprout has started to bud. We sit in silence and solitude and witness various colors slowly opening to full bloom. For the next three months we'll practice nonverbal activities such as walking and we would travel within the country and to foreign lands. Join me and our star guest-hosts...

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Join us and learn everything you wanted to know about meditation and mindfulness.

What is Meditation?

Have you wondered what Meditation and Mindfulness is all about?Now is the time to find out.Starting tomorrow we are going to focus on Mediation: its magnitude and significance.Join us at: https://tinyurl.com/ycktmxwn ...

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Happy New Year

Sowing: 12 Months of Mindfulness

Happy New Year! May you be blessed with health, joy, contentment! May you have gratitude for all that is! Today we begin our yearlong journey of Mindfulness at Online Mindful Writers Group. For details visit: http://: https://tinyurl.com/ycktmxwn This month we will focus on writing in a notebook, also called journaling. In your journal you reflect and clarify your daily intention that leads to the monthly goal. Sincere intentions turn from doing to being. Visualize them, keep working at them, and watch them become your reality. At times you may not have time to write in your notebook but always keep your intentions and month’s goal at the back of your mind. The place you have selected for your daily reflection and journaling is your Sacred Power Spot. It is the coziest and safest...

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Explore Mindfulness, Unblock Your Creative Flow

The journey to explore mindfulness and unblock your creative flow begins tomorrow! Join me on this adventure at Online Mindful Writers Group (OMWG) at: https://tinyurl.com/ycktmxwn Last day to buy Unblock Your Creative Flow eBook 50% off at Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2p8aj9td#Happy New Year Eve #happyholidays #vibrantoldage #joyous #contentment #Journaling #travelinglife #travelphotography #travel #retirementcommunity #oldageandhealth #oldageandpeace #retirementplanning #mindfulness #meditation #traveltheworld #selfunderstanding #selfawareness #attention #writingcommunity #creativitymatters #painting #art #musicislife #nonverbalactivities ...

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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands

Dear Friends and Readers,The early morning of September 22 (6:00 am), Manoj and I will be on the flight to Lima, the first stop of our journey through Peru and Equador. The access to WiFi would be limited until October 9, the day we come back. I will not be able to share my adventures during these travels but after my return home I’ll certainly post the photos and short pieces for you to enjoy. IN PERU:Cusco high in the Peruvian AndesThe Sacred Valley of the IncasMachu PicchuThe Andean Baroque Route IN EQUADOR:Galapagos IslandDarwin BaySantiago IslandFernandina and Isabela IslandsPuerto Ayora and Isla Santa FeBahia Gardner and Punta SuarezCerro Brujo, San Cristobal I’m familiar with only two names in the list above, Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands. The rest of the places are new...

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THE BLACKENED MIRROR-A SHORT STORY

CHANCE MEETINGS: Selected Review Excerpts:Chance Meetings . . . encourages deep thought and arouse the spirit to examine the beauty and harshness of the human condition. Wangu's gift for sensory detail and her lyrical prose take the reader on a cross-cultural journey. . . (Rosemary Hanrahan MD, MPH, Author and Life Coach) In Chance Meetings, an eloquent collection of stories, Dr. Wangu weaves a rich tapestry of the human condition with the strong, clear language of myths. Whether it's a tale of an impoverished orphan in India with no family or friends to turn to in a desperate moment, or an elderly American woman imprisoned within the walls of illiteracy, each story hangs like a bead on a japa mala - for the reader to touch and be touched by the...

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The Prequel & A Short Story

Dear Friends and Readers,I'm thrilled to announce the publication of the prequel to my novel THE LAST SUTTEE (Writers Digest, Readers Favorite and TAZ Awards winner) and the revised version of the story The Blackened Mirror from my story collection CHANCE MEETINGS (Readers Favorite Five Star Winner). Both available at:Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2yedu7m2Barnes & Noble: https://tinyurl.com/4ejxsh9cRakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/3352msy6Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/28448c7d ...

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FIVE-STAR REVIEW: UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW

LOOK WHAT I RECEIVED TODAY! Reader's Favorite 5-star review! Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite Author Madhu Bazaz Wangu, Ph.D., offers a systematic 365-day program in her self-help book Unblock Your Creative Flow: 12 Months of Mindfulness for Writers and Artists. The book aims to increase the creativity and productivity of those in the fields of writing and art. In order to help people reach and maximize their full creative potential. . . This all-encompassing strategy takes into account a person's bodily, mental, and spiritual needs to enable intentional and meaningful living. “An inner journey like this that you have chosen to walk upon demands commitment,” says Dr. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, but I can assure you that Unblock Your Creative Flow rarely feels like a book of self-help chores. Yes, commitment is essential...

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