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Bold And Gold Learning

It is so important to keep your mind growing. I am obsessed with learning everything about everything.  As we enter our 50s it is so important to keep the neuroplasticity of our brains active.  I have compiled some of my go-tos in terms of keeping my mind growing. 

Why I love the Enneagram

The Enneagram is life changing. This is a rather profound statement, but it is 100% accurate. It has changed how I look at every relationship in my life both personal and professional. The Enneagram deepens your self-awareness, helping you recognize why you do what you do and how to get out of your own way. It strengthens your relationships, by providing you with a greater understanding of another’s perspective and how to find common ground. It also illuminates a path for growth, enabling you to make more conscious choices in line with your authentic self.


The Enneagram is a personality assessment that facilitates a deeper understanding of how you operate when you are at your "best self" and when you are at your "not-so-best self". The enneagram itself has been around for thousands of years and was used as a guide to determine what sin you were most likely to commit. Not until the past 50 years was the cloak of personal assessment nuanced into the enneagram.


We are all born with our type (parents- rest assured that you cannot parent your children to be a certain type). We are born with a sprinkling of our type and develop it as we grow. When we are met with trauma in our lives, we often revert to our worst selves, but as we grow and liberate we come closer to aligning our actions and thoughts with our best-selves. Use the Enneagram as a guide to walk you through your journey. Give the Enneagram at try, I promise you it will be illuminating. (See my go-to Enneagram test below, that is absolutely free).



For those of you unfamiliar with Coursera, it is on online learning center. A place to earn certifications and degrees but also offers wonderful free courses taught by universities all over the world.  Below are some you can take free of charge!

  • Resilience Skills in a Time of 


  • Introductions to Philosophy

  • The Science of Well-Being

  • Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Daily  OM

I am obsessed with this site. Daily OM There are many course choices and you pay what its worth to you.  Most courses are between $15-$50.  Some  of my fav offerings are:

  • Meditative Painting to heal Your Life

  • A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self.

  • Belly Dancing Goddess Workout

  • From Broken Heart to Healed Heart

Know Thyself

What makes you really happy, fills you with joy?   Take the time to ask those questions. Also try

  • Prayer and/or Meditation

  • Saying Affirmations 

  • Journaling for self-discovery

  • Visualizations

Local Libraries

One of my most favorite things in the world is reading. Often I have several books going at once. Books on my nightstand now that I would highly recommend are 

  • Emotional Intelligence- why it can matter more than IQ by Dan Goldman

  • Ayurveda Beginners Guide- Essential Ayurvedic Principals and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally. by Susan Weis-Bohlen.

  • The Untethered Soul  by Michael A. Singer

New Hobbies- there is an App! 

Last year I bought a keyboard from Amazon. I am using an app (Simply Piano) to teach myself and having so much fun!

Other ideas:

  • Photography

  • Learn a second language

  • Knitting or Crocheting

  • Candle or Jewelry making

  • Flower Arranging

The list endless


My favorite is Brene Brown- Her Unlocking Us series is fantastic. My other go-to's are:

  • Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

  • TBD with Tiny Brown

  • On Being- Hosted by Krista Tippett

  • Her Rules Radio- host Alexandra Jamieson

Julie Lokun

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Cindy changed my life.  Joining her community has empowered me to realize that I am strong as I enter my 5th decade.

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