Bullet Journaling, Personal Development, Tools

Back To Basics: Getting Over the Unnecessary Burden Placed on Bullet Journaling

It’s halfway through January—how are your resolutions holding up?  The previous two posts discussed the use of mantras in helping you stick to your resolutions; this post is focused on the second of two amazing tools for personal development that I use all the time: journaling. While journaling in general is a fantastic tool, one… Read More Back To Basics: Getting Over the Unnecessary Burden Placed on Bullet Journaling

Book Review, Family, Non Fiction, Parenting, Parenting, Parenting resources, Review

Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

It might seem like there is no time to read when you are a new parent.  Well, while there definitely is a lot less time to read, it’s still possible to do so, especially during the first few months, when breastfeeding takes up so much of your time.  For the first time in my life,… Read More Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Mantras, Personal Development, Tools

Refreshing Your Mantras: Some Print Suggestions

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going?  I sometimes feel like the battered and bruised trees, bushes, and grass around this time of the year: after a grueling winter, I am not quite sure if my resolutions are ever going to spring back into a vibrant part of my life again, however many mantras… Read More Refreshing Your Mantras: Some Print Suggestions

Family, Parenting, Parenting resources

Four Great Websites for Parents’ First Years with Baby

One of the benefits of being a parent in the age of the internet is that there is so much information available to help us through it all. Then again, sometimes, there is too much information out there, and it can get so incredibly difficult to navigate it all, especially when sleep-deprived and poop-obsessed (seriously,… Read More Four Great Websites for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Mantras, Personal Development, Tools

Achieving New Year’s Resolutions With The Help of Mantras

Happy New Year! I hope you rang it in with more degrees in your weather—we are freezing cold, here!  My newest mantra: “It’s worse on Hoth.” Then again, it could mean that a larger part of us are staying home these days, which is perfect, since it’s the time of the year when resolutions are… Read More Achieving New Year’s Resolutions With The Help of Mantras

Community Building, Personal Development

Taking Advantage of the Many Benefits of Gardening

Community and personal development go hand in hand.  While we can feel powerless to make a significant contribution to our communities, we thankfully always have the power to make a change in our personal lives. Gardening’s Powerful Effect on Personal Development Personal development can be, to say the least, pretty intense.  Thankfully, it does not… Read More Taking Advantage of the Many Benefits of Gardening

Community Building

Regaining the Lost Art of Conversation: A Vital Component to Building a Better World

My Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr feeds have been taken over by an increasingly acebic conversation between fans and critics of pretty much anything that is released by the entertainment industry these days.  And the more the media in question pushes the boundaries, the sharper the words that are used.  With the upcoming release of the… Read More Regaining the Lost Art of Conversation: A Vital Component to Building a Better World

Writing

Writing about the Normal Rather than the Abnormal

The scope of the community building process is so large that there is a space for everyone to contribute their talents, whatever this talent might be.  One can imagine my relief to know that my love for writing can be used for this same purpose.  The question of course then becomes how. There is always… Read More Writing about the Normal Rather than the Abnormal

Personal Development

The Balance of Being Kind to Yourself Without Being Lenient

The process of refining one’s character is a highly exciting one, but isn’t always easy.  While there are a lot of great tools that help us along, there are also many pitfalls we can get stuck behind, such as being lenient. The Challenge with “Self-Empowerment” There seem to be a lot of self-empowering messages in… Read More The Balance of Being Kind to Yourself Without Being Lenient

Humility, Writing

Talented vs. Delusional: The Conundrum of an Indie Artist

A few years after I started writing, encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive feedback, I submitted my work for publication.  A quick Google search will demonstrate that my attempts have yielded, to date, one publishing deal.  I took the publishers’ lack of interest as my writing being unworthy of being published.  Of course, that is not… Read More Talented vs. Delusional: The Conundrum of an Indie Artist