Are You Stuck In a Personal Development High? 5 Steps to Recovery

iStock_000006334409Small“To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.” ~Havelock Ellis

Have you ever noticed how you feel when you hear one of your favorite happy songs?

For the 3 minutes or so while the song… Continue Reading…

Celebrate with Me!

iStock_000011995019SmallSpecial Note: Please read on — there’s something special for you at the end of the post!

Take a look at the little box with a number in it directly above the words “free Starter Kit” in the right sidebar of my blog.

As of a few days ago, Live Bold and Bloom has over… Continue Reading…

The Top 10 Big Fat Lies That Might Be Crippling You

denialAssume for a moment you have a situation that is uncomfortable or possibly painful for you.

If you had the choice of knowing or not knowing the painful truth about it, which would you choose?

Now think about this. If shining the spotlight on an area of your life might open a can of worms,… Continue Reading…

25 Ways to Become the Best Version of Yourself

iStock_000002995388SmallIs it possible to be happy with yourself right now and still want to change your life?

Can you be content and evolving at the same time?

I believe you can.

In fact, I think this is a powerful balance we should strive for every day — the balance between happiness in the moment and action… Continue Reading…

How to Live Your Passion Without Giving Up Your Day Job

iStock_000004652501SmallI spent many years (most of my adult life)¬† without knowing or living my life passion. But over the last few years, I’ve found it and I’m living it.

I can say without a doubt that finding and living your life passion makes a huge positive difference in your quality of life. I’m sure… Continue Reading…

A 5-Step Simple Plan for Dealing with Criticism

iStock_000011553916SmallI have bristles.

You probably have them too.

They come out when someone says something to me that is critical or that I interpret as a criticism.

When they are activated, these bristles set off a chain of internal feelings, thoughts, and physical symptoms. It’s amazing how one comment can’t set this complicated system in motion.

All… Continue Reading…

Is Travel Your Passion? 10 Steps to Stop Dreaming and Start Packing

Couple  enjoying a mountains viewThe World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

Just about everyone lists travel as one of their passions in life.

We’re enamored with the idea of travel — getting away, doing something… Continue Reading…