Mind Maps are a Powerful Self-Discovery Tool

–By Coralie Raia Darsey-Malloy
Mind maps are, by definition, a graphical method of taking notes. The visual basis of them helps one to distinguish words or ideas, often with colors and symbols. They generally take a hierarchical or tree branch format, with ideas branching into their subsections. Mind maps allow for greater creativity when recording ideas and information, as well as allowing the note-taker to associate words with visual representations. Mind maps and concept maps are different in that mind maps focus on only one word or idea, whereas Concept maps connect multiple words or idea.

Mind maps (or similar concepts) have been used for centuries By by educators, engineers, psychologists, and others. Some of the earliest examples of mind maps were developed by Porphyry of Tyros, a noted thinker of the 3rd century, as he graphically visualized the concept categories of Aristotle. Philosopher Ramon Llull (1235 – 1315) also used mind maps.

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps can generate ideas, assist with structure, and classify ideas. They also and aid in study, organization, learning, brainstorming, memory, visual thinking, and proactive problem solving

The elements of a given mind map inspire and promote “intutive knowing according to the importance of the concepts. Then they are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.

By presenting ideas in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner, mind maps encourage a brainstorming approach to planning and organizational tasks. Though the branches of a mind map represent hierarchical tree structures, their radial arrangement disrupts the prioritizing of concepts typically associated with hierarchies presented with more linear visual cues. This orientation towards brainstorming encourages users to enumerate and connect concepts without a tendency to begin within a particular conceptual framework.

The mind map can be used to augment or contrast ideas. The former is based on radial hierarchies and tree structures denoting relationships with a central governing concept, whereas concept maps are based on connections between concepts in more diverse patterns.

Mind maps have many applications in personal, family, educational, and business situations, including notetaking, brainstorming (wherein ideas are inserted into the map radially around the center node, without the implicit prioritization that comes from hierarchy or sequential arrangements. Grouping and organizing can be set aslide for later stages of developing orsummarizing, revising, and general clarifying of thoughts. One could listen to a lecture, for example, and take down notes using mind maps for the most important points or keywords.

They can also serve as a mnemonic technique or to sort out a complicated idea. It is useful to use different colours during the creativity sessions. To summarize
Mind maps are useful in a wide variety of situations such as:
• Problem Solving
• Outline / Framework Design
• Anonymous collaboration.
• Marriage of words and visuals.
• Individual expression of creativity.
• Condensing material into a concise and memorable format.
• Team building or synergy creating activity.
• Enhancing work morale.


The mind processes with images and using colorful pens adds to creativity and problem solving concepts.

The mind processes with images and using colorful pens adds to creativity and problem solving concepts.

Inspirational Bits and Bites

By Coralie Raia Darsey-Malloy

Citizen Of The World ♬ ♪ ♬ Tuned IN ♪ Tapped IN ♪ & Turned ON ♬ ♪ ♬ It’s getting better ☮ all the time ♬ ᏝᎧᏉᏋ May we inspire each other to dream big. ♥ BLESS ♥ PEACE ♥ ENERGY Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ HAPPINESS ♥ COURAGE ♥ LOVE ღTHANKS FOR CONNECTING


Activities are endless, like ripples on a stream. They end only when you drop them. Human moods are like the changing highlights and shadows on a sunlit mountain range. All activities are like the games children play, like castles being made of sand. View them with delight and equanimity, like grandparents overseeing their grandchildren or a shepherd resting on a grassy knoll watching over his grazing flock.


I am remembering and celebrating our connections today while sending love, hugs and cheers to people near and far. Thank you for being part of my life and soul path over the years. I vaule your presence in my life.

We are students and teachers to each other on an endless path of energetic echanges. There is unity within the polarity whether we are near or far within  beginnings and endings. May you have miles and smiles oflaughter, joy and walk your path in beauty and balance.(¯`•.•´¯) blessings ~May your every stepping stone be blessed by Grace, Truth, and Peace ~ Namaste

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…… ི♥ྀ.★⋱★⋱¸★⋱¸♥
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☼•*❤*•°•❥ℒƠѵℯ & Hugz..☆ . ƸӜƷ¸.☆..


Without mysteries, Life would be very dull indeed.
What would be left to strive for if everything were known

♥ May Creator give you… ♥ ♥ For every storm, a rainbow, ♥ ♥ For every tear, a smile, ♥ ♥ For every care, a promise, ♥ ♥ And a blessing in each trial.♥ ♥ For every problem life sends,♥ ♥ A faithful friend to share,♥ ♥ For every sigh, a   sweet song,♥ ♥ And an answer for each prayer.♥

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see. And pursuing that vision.- Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

When you touch someone’s life – it is a privilege.
When you touch someone’s heart – it is a blessing.
When you touch someone’s mind – it is an honor.
When you touch someone’s soul – it is a triumph.
When you touch someone’s spirit – it is a miracle.”
Happiness that stays throughout the year. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

To grow, thrive and change we need to release fear and old patterns of trauma and drama. When we change our intent, seek direction and spiritual guidance it is possible to transmute anything and everything that does not serve our soul growth. In my view life is all about perception and perspective within the illusionary dream. I ask for spiritual clarity every day…and it comes when we are open and willing to get outselves out of the way.

Fear is the path to the dark side: fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” ― Yoda —

Challenges come so we can grow and be prepared for things we are not equipped to handle now. When we face our challenges with faith, prepared to learn, willing to make changes, and if necessary, to let go, we are demanding our power be turned on.” “Until we are each able to conquer and master the little things in our lives, the big things will remain undone.” Iyanla Vanzant

This is a process and it takes time, and patience. Rest your Mind and Listen

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║ Thought Monsters Be Gone! ║
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Sow the Seed of Peace

If we plant a positive, clean seed of thoughts and concentrate on it, we give it energy, like the sun gives to a seed in the earth. And as the seed in the earth awakens, stirs and begins to grow, the thoughts on which we concentrate awaken, stir and begin to grow. So let us sow positive thoughts.

Each morning before we begin the journey of the day let us sit still, in silence, and sow the seed of peace. Peace is harmony and balance. Peace is – freedom from the burden of negativity and wastefulness. Let peace find its home within us. Peace is our original strength, our eternal tranquility of being.

Even though many of you who touched my life have transitioned to other realms and places you are true gems that sparkle and shine within your unique ways.Our interconnectedness with people who come and go are either there for a reason, season or lifetime

Bright and beautiful butterfly whose wings flutter, flutter, flutter.
Sweet flowers open wide.
Scattering life.
Sharing love.
SHear the happy sound of
Fairy’s sweet fluttering wings
Magic is precise Believe and Love
.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜ .•°*”˜ ˜”*°•. ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.spreading happiness.

–Aileen Victoria Henderson

☆ Ḡossamer Шings ☆☆☆´•。 •´¯`•.¸¸.´•。°☆ ¸.´•。°°☆
☆ Ї Ħad Å Ðream, Ṱhat Ї Ĉould Fly ☆•´¯`•.¸¸.´•。°☆ ¸.´•。☆ ϴn Ḡossamer Шings, Їn Ṱhe Ĉlear Ḃlue Skies ¸.´•。°°☆
☆ Floating Åbove Ṱhe ℮arth Ḃelow ☆•´¯`•.¸¸.´• °☆ ¸.´•。☆ Ḡoing Шhere Ṱhe Åir Ĉurrents Ĉhose Ṱo Ḡo ¸.´•。°°☆
☆ Ї Ðream’t Ї Soared Åbove Ṱhe Sea ☆•´` ¸.´•。°☆´•。°°☆☆ Just Ḃy Ḿyself, Ṱhere Шas ϴnly Ḿe ☆•´¯`•.¸¸.´• °☆¸´•。
☆ Шatching Ṱhe Sun Ʀise ϴver Ṱhe Ḃrine 。°☆•´¯`•.¸¸.´☆

Challenges come so we can grow and be prepared for things we are not equipped to handle now. When we face our challenges with faith, prepared to learn, willing to make changes, and if necessary, to let go, we are demanding our power be turned on.”
“Until we are each able to conquer and master the little things in our lives, the big things will remain undone.” Iyanla Vanzant

We are not here to fit in at any cost. Within the global and economic changes humanity is facing we are collectively being   called to break free of old patterns, delusions and conditioned existence.

As we transform the inner world and heighten awareness, it creates a ripple effect that inspires other people to break free  ties that  bind. Within our personal and professional experience, my hubs David and I  believe there are many around the planet who are transforming and awakening to broader perspectives on life, spirituality and the importance of unity and consensus over polarity and divisiveness.