Simple Exercises You Can Do At Work

  If you’re lacking the time it takes to have a regular fitness regimen because of work, kids, or life in general then simple exercises you can do while at work could be just what you need. These 7 simple exercises and tips you can do while at work are fast and easy. You can still have a great work out without the need for a gym. AND it’s great stress relief! 1. Instead of using a desk chair, sitRead more

Benefits of Walking

I know … totally random, right? No not really. Walking or exercise in general should be part of your personal development plan. For me walking is easiest on my joints, finding the time, and something I can do alone or with someone. And since walking is one of the ways in which I get exercise, I’d like to share the benefits. If you’re a parent, you’re concerned about your children. Whether it is their mental makeup or their physical makeup,Read more

Finding The Time And Money To Travel

I have a trip coming up that I’m getting super excited about and it reminds me that not everyone finds the time to take some well deserved time off. Everybody loves to travel! At lease those I know do, but there are a couple of excuses that people always have when talking about vacation, time and money. Today we will discuss why time and money shouldn’t be an excuse for you not to travel anymore. Trust me, this has beenRead more


What exactly is mindset? Why is it important to our personal development? These are important questions and I’d like to address it briefly in this article to do otherwise would result in a dissertation … When I asked my youngest son “When I say mindset to you, what do you think of?” He replied without hesitation “Your attitude … I think.” He was right even with his “I think.”  It is all about your attitude, beliefs, assumptions, and your viewRead more

What It Takes To Really Change For The Better

Do you have habits you want to change? Do you feel that you’re not really living up to your full potential? Do you have this nagging feeling something is missing? If so, listen up because in this article, there are three steps to change yourself for the better. By the end of this article, you will be able to take baby steps to making change. Awareness A key component in self-improvement is awareness. If you are not aware of habitsRead more

Gratitude: A Personal Development Tool

Personal Development is a unique journey for each individual.  As such, there are different ways you can accomplish personal development.  The key is to start somewhere and if you are like most people, you can get overwhelmed by all the personal development tools that are available to you. Sometimes this can lead to indecision and no improvement whatsoever. One of the most beneficial tools I have used is gratitude.  The concept of gratitude or being grateful for what you haveRead more


As I sit here without electricity [thanks Irma], I am contemplating today’s topic. I’ve been staring out my windows for a while now, watching the rain beat against the glass making a soft tapping noise.  I watch the trees sway unnaturally and twist against the onslaught of wind and I marvel at nature’s resilience … ah ha! Today’s topic … Resilience! What exactly is resilience anyway? Well, resilience is the ability to adapt or recover quickly from a difficult orRead more

The Art Of Deliberate Practice

Personal development involves many tools, techniques or processes that an individual uses to improve something about themselves to … become a better person. These usually include influencing behavioral and mental tactics thoughts and beliefs to curb negative habits while growing and nurturing positive ones. One that is rarely discussed but very important is deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is just that … practicing deliberately EVERY day.  It involves learning and gaining new skills and expertise. It is reliant on lots andRead more

Personal Development: How I Learned To Deal With Stress

Stress is something that everyone experiences at one time or another. It can cause panic attacks, weight gain, health problems, relationship issues, and so on. Stress can be caused by your work, a new situation, or even family. You can typically deal with stress at work or at home, but when you have stress in both places, it can really reap havoc on your health. A friend of mine has had stress induced panic attacks and has suffered heart palpitationsRead more

Personal Development: The Art of Self-Discipline

When it comes to the field of personal development the key focus is on inspiration and motivation. We all struggle with the motivation part and even inspiration on some days. The leaders of the personal development movement have the false belief that people can and need to be externally motivated to create a better life for themselves. I don’t believe that for a moment. If we want something bad enough, you betcha we’ll work for it. It has been myRead more