The Most Important Tool You’ll Ever Need For Life Transformation

Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself. ~Katherine Sharp

If I could have only one tool at my disposal to help me on my journey of personal growth, self-awareness, and life transformation, it would be a journal. (And I guess a pen too, but let’s say that’s included.)

If you’ve ever kept a journal then you know what I mean. It is an extremely powerful activity — one that is beneficial as a daily pursuit.

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Personality Type: How It Impacts 3 Key Areas of Your Life

personality type

Do you know your personality type based on the Myers-Briggs personality assessment?

If not, this is a tremendously beneficial tool in helping you understand yourself, your motivations and behavior, and how you interact with the people around you.

And knowing the personality types of the people close to you is extremely helpful in understanding them and how you can best relate to them.

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The Secret Life of the Self-Empowered


Have you ever been excluded from something?

A club or team? Or maybe the life of the rich, beautiful, skinny, or successful?

You feel like an outsider with your nose pressed up against the window, looking at all of the sparkly fun inside that you don’t get to experience.

That feeling of being left out, excluded, not part of the real fun, is one of the loneliest feelings in the world. What is it that they’ve got that you don’t? What is it that you are missing that holds you back?

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The 20 Most Life-Altering Concepts I’ve Ever Embraced

Do you have one life lesson or philosophy that has changed the course of your life?

Sometimes you can read something or have a life experience that hits you over the head with its brilliance and perfection. A huge mind shift takes place, and your life is forever altered for the better.

These can be years in the making or overnight sensations. I’ve had my share of both, and even the overnight sensations can take years to fully assimilate in my psyche.

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Grief and Loss: 6 Steps on the Path to Healing

Grief and Loss

Are you suffering the pain that comes with grief and loss in your life?

If so, I extend thoughts of loving kindness your way.

If so, I can empathize with you.

Some years of your life are characterized by loss, and this has been such a year for me — maybe for you too.

I have experienced loss by death, betrayal, promises broken, children growing, my youth departing, and people changing in ways I’d not anticipated.

These are all normal life disruptions, but this year they have crashed together like a 10-car pile-up, happening so quickly one after another that I’ve barely had time to catch my breath.

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40 Mindful and Meaningful Gift Ideas

The images of Black Friday shoppers, scrambling over each other in the wee hours of the morning to purchase holiday gifts, makes you wonder if the tradition of gift-giving has lost some of its purpose and meaning.

Can you find a meaningful Christmas gift for your loved ones when you are in that crazy rush of people?

Perhaps there are some deals that merit the time, energy, and madness involved in shopping on that day, and maybe the Black Friday outing is a meaningful tradition for many people. That counts for something.

However, the over-the-top shopping frenzy and inundation of steals and deals that land in our inboxes and mailboxes (almost as soon as Halloween ends) undermine what should be a relaxed time of conscious giving and joyful shared experiences.

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What Is Passive Aggressive Behavior?

Have you ever had someone go belly-up when you asked them to do something?

They might tell you they’ll follow-through, and they might even make some meager attempt at action. But ultimately the thing doesn’t get done — or doesn’t get done right.

Or maybe you’ve been in a conflict with someone, and rather than addressing the issue directly, they pout or act sullen.

These are examples of passive-aggressive behavior — a strange sort of non-action powered by an assortment of negative emotions, motivations, or downright hostility.

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