Quiz: What Is Your Personality Type?

Knowing your personality type helps you understand yourself, your interests, your motivations, and your relationships. Although your personality type doesn’t completely define who you are, it helps you have much more awareness about yourself and gives you tools for making important decisions in your life. What Is Your Unique Personality Type? What did your personality…  Continue Reading

The Top 15 Personal Development Posts Of 2015

Top Personal Development Posts

This was a year of big change for me. Maybe it was for you as well. My youngest child graduated from high school and started college, officially making me an empty nester. I moved from my hometown of Atlanta, leaving the house I’d lived in for almost 20 years, to move to Asheville, North Carolina…  Continue Reading

21 Things To Do By Yourself To Relax And Recharge

Things To Do By Yourself

A few years ago, this time of year was crazy busy for me. It is now too, but for different reasons. Back then, I had three kids living at home, and I was neck-deep in all of the holiday hoopla that goes with having school-aged children. Lots of driving. Lots of school events, ballet performances,…  Continue Reading

41 Things To Let Go From Your Life This Year

Things to Let Go

This year could be the best you’ve ever had. This could be the year when you accomplish more than you ever imagined. This could be the year when you finally feel content. This  could be the year when your relationships are happy and strong. This could be the year when you feel great about yourself. With…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Calm Down When You’re Angry

Ways to Calm Down

Feeling angry is normal. It’s hardwired into us. It’s a natural reaction to a perceived threat. The threat could be to ourselves, someone we love, our property, or our sense of identity. You definitely know anger when you feel it. It sometimes shows up in more subtle feelings like irritation, indignation, or frustration. On the high end…  Continue Reading

10-Minute Digital Declutter: My New Book Helps You Eliminate Technology Overload

Digital Declutter

Remember back in the day when families sat down to dinner and actually talked to each other? If you wanted to communicate with someone, you picked up the phone and made a call — or arranged to meet them. Yes, live and in person. Your free time was spent reading, hanging out with people, going…  Continue Reading

What Is Empathy And How Does It Differ From Sympathy?

What Is Empathy

Have you ever had someone acknowledge and reflect back to you what you’re feeling so perfectly that it made you tear up? Has someone ever taken the time to sit with you quietly in your grief and just hold your hand? Have you ever told someone your story, shared your pain, or acknowledged your shame,…  Continue Reading

21 Good Books To Read For Fall

Good Books to Read

Fall is officially here, and as the weather gets colder, I love to cuddle up with a blanket, a cup of hot tea, and my Kindle. Reading is definitely my favorite pastime, as well as a necessary part of my work as a writer and author. I tend to have one novel and one non-fiction…  Continue Reading