Burned Out? 10 Ways To Save Yourself From Hitting Rock Bottom

Burned Out

You’ve gotten eight solid hours of sleep, and you slept like a rock. But the minute your foot hits the floor, you want to fall back into the bed. You drag yourself up, shuffle through your morning routine, and begin your day in a fog of exhaustion and malaise. The smallest actions, from brushing your…  Continue Reading

How To Read Faster To Learn More In Less Time

How to read faster

When I read a fiction book, I savor it. If the book is really good, I lap up every word at my leisure, sometimes re-reading paragraphs that are particularly well-written or compelling. For me, great fiction is like a gourmet meal or a fine wine. You don’t want to rush it or consume it too…  Continue Reading

110 Of The Best Self-Improvement Books You’ll Ever Read

Best Self-Improvement Books

If you’re a self-improvement junkie like I am, you’re always looking for something inspiring and motivational to read. Over the years, I’ve read hundreds of self-improvement books and have written a dozen or so myself. Some of the most profound “aha” insights in my life have come as a result of what I’ve learned from…  Continue Reading

Living A Fulfilling Life: 25 Essential Ingredients For Happiness

Living a Fulfilling Life

I recently came across a journal I kept in my early thirties where I’d listed everything I thought I wanted in order to be happy and successful. Most of the items were things — the kind of house I desired, the car I wanted, furniture and clothes I coveted. On some level, I believed having the…  Continue Reading

10 Ways to Get Past Your Past and Fall in Love with Life Again

Get Past Your Past

In my early 20’s a close friendship I’d had since middle school came to an end. There was no big blow up, just numerous small slights and offenses that piled up over the course of a few months. We never acknowledged them to one another, but clearly they were affecting our relationship. Our efforts to…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You’re An Extroverted Introvert

Extroverted Introvert

I love spending time with my friends, but I’m often the first to go home. I’m fulfilled by my work as a personal coach, but after a coaching session with someone, I feel exhausted. Sometimes I’m really lonely and claustrophobic working from home, but when I go out, I’m quickly ready to go back home. Although I test as an…  Continue Reading

21 Eye-Opening Ways To Develop Your Intuition

Develop Your Intuition

A few years ago I kept a journal of stream of consciousness thoughts. I would start with the writing prompt, “What do you need to know today?”, and then write whatever entered my mind without consciously considering the topic. One particular day, I wrote the words, “Your life is about to be turned upside down…  Continue Reading

10 Misconceptions That Keep You Stuck In Your Same Old Life

10 Misconceptions That Keep You Stuck

I was thinking today about what holds me back  from getting some of the things done I want to get done. I have found my passion, but there are other parts of my life that I want to improve. One of the biggies for me is simplifying — simplifying my schedule, simplifying my stuff, downsizing…  Continue Reading

10 Creativity Exercises To Overcome Your Fears

Creativity Exercises

“It’s not enough to be busy (the ants are busy), we must ask what we are busy about.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I remember the words of my chiropractor several years ago “We are here to create.” Her words stuck with me. So obvious and yet not. Of course, we make babies, houses, businesses, knitted…  Continue Reading

How To Confidently Tell Someone You Like Them

How to Tell Someone You Like Them

In recent years, I’ve been more forthcoming in my expressions of love, admiration, and regard for the people around me — from complete strangers to romantic partners. I’ve come to the conclusion that life is short, and if you think or feel something positive about another person, you should tell them — even if it…  Continue Reading

Quiz: What Is Your Personality Type?

[adinserter block=”1″] 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…  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