Author Archives: Maureen Marks-Mendonca

About Maureen Marks-Mendonca

MMM started storytelling in the schoolyard at age 9. Before becoming a novelist, however, she travelled the world for many years as a diplomat and economist. Eventually, volunteering with youth brought her full circle. Now creating magic in novels for the young, and the young at heart, allows her to travel beyond time and space! Join Alex Springfeather in a riveting adventure to a world beyond time in Legend of the Swan Children! IF YOU CAN'T FIND LEGEND OF THE SWAN CHILDREN IN YOUR AREA, ask your local bookstore to order it, go to to purchase, or get it from your favorite online bookstore!

War and Peace

A frustrating experience led me to a very interesting revelation the other day: we humans go to war when we choose to think the worst of each other, and make peace when we are willing to think the best instead! … Continue reading

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Living Unconsciously

The day companies started putting the bottom line before quality and the safety of their customers was the day humanity became an endangered species.

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Solving the Problem of Loneliness

People often equate loneliness with aloneness, but I was at my loneliest when I was a high-flying economist for a leading Hong Kong brokerage firm, although my days and nights were chock-a-block – producing dailies, weeklies, and quarterlies, hosting bigwig … Continue reading

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Bio-piracy and the Age of Awareness

Throughout the ages, commercial giants have been trampling over the rights of ordinary people, pirating their resources for greater profit. In the 18th century, they were pirating people for commercial gain (slaves and indentured labourers), in the 20th century, plundering … Continue reading

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Choosing Your ‘Mass Transit Vehicle’ Through Life

There are those who speak of terrible things to come in 2012, and there are those who believe this year will be like any other. We will not argue with either prediction, because what one expects depends very much on … Continue reading

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Out of Expansive Energies Come Solutions

Although written for one specific country, this goes for many parts of the world: Protests, riots, looting, burning, economic inequity, political grandstanding, fears swirling of a descent into the chaos of yesteryear, when masses of people lost their homes and … Continue reading

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Let This be the Year of Ubuntu!

The African philosophy of Ubuntu is the continent’s most valuable contribution to true civilization, and in 2012, it is our plan to spread the concept as far and wide as possible until its seeds take root everywhere. Ubuntu is the … Continue reading

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Where There is Love, There Can be no Separation

If you feel estranged from family and don’t know what to do, find your way back to love; If you’re losing, or have lost that special connection with yourself, find your way back to love; If you’ve lost someone precious … Continue reading

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Mother Earth – The Healing Must Begin

SOME GREAT NEWS for those who have chosen to live healthily and in harmony with this planet-home we call Mother Earth: Monsanto’s MON810, a genetically-modified (GM) variety of maize (corn) that kills bees, has been banned by the Polish government. … Continue reading

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From Duality to One

The drama between man and woman is merely a reflection of the imagined dichotomy between the masculine and feminine energies. In reality, these two energies are complementary, not opposing. In our world of duality, Spirit is both Mind/Light and Intuition/Love. … Continue reading

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