The Importance of Taking Time For You

For the first time in a very long time, I took myself on vacation!  Well, myself and my best friend that is took a much needed and well deserved trip to have fun.  You know FUN!  If you’re schedule is anything like mine, you’re busy right? Who has time to just take a week to relax, no work, just blissful reflection time and FUN?  Now I’m not saying we sat around the whole time doing nothing.  Heck no!  We exploredRead more

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


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

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

Learning to Feel Good About Yourself

One of the best gifts you can give yourself it to love yourself. When you don’t feel good about yourself, you can unknowingly create a lot of problems for yourself. Your work starts to suffer, and your relationships start to suffer. After all, if you don’t feel good about yourself, how can other people? You attract what you send out. Here are some tips to help you start feeling better about yourself so that you can start living life again.Read more

The Benefits of Gardening

Okay, I’m switching topics today.  I’ve decided to talk about gardening … because that’s what I’ve been working on today and it does tie into personal development. Up until my grandmother physically couldn’t, she put out a large vegetable garden every year.  Her garden fed herself, her children, grandchildren, and eventually great grandchildren.  For her it began as a necessity to provide food for her family, but as the stress of feeding her small army began to subside, she beganRead more

Keep Your Cholesterol Down …

What exactly is cholesterol and why am I talking about it when most of my posts are about personal development?  It is most definitely related … see the last post … we touched on it and I’d like to expand on the topic just a bit because it hits close to home.  When I was in my 20’s I was shocked when my doctor fussed at me about my borderline high cholesterol.  Why? Because for one I was in myRead more