Category Archives: Self Improvement

Life Skills in Active Listening

Active ListeningLife skills are those behaviors and activities we engage on a daily basis in order to manage our lives in a responsible way.

One very important life skill is active listening. The way you listen can impact so many parts of your life, including how well you do your job or the quality of your personal relationships.

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A Personal Development Plan Can Change Your Life

A Personal Development PlanIf you’re like most people, you could use a good personal development plan. It can help you get to where you want to be in life.

Have you thought about where you want to be in your life and how you are going to achieve it? Many do not…they get by day to day, without any clear direction.

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Personal Development Tips

If you are not fully satisfied with your life, perhaps it’s time to consider taking action…and making a few changes to your lifestyle and personal development.

Even small attitude changes can make a difference.

While you might not be living your dreams, things will look much brighter if you take time to think about what is actually going on in your life at this moment.

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Forgetting?…Try Meditating For Memory

How many times have you said or heard it said. “Uncle Harry is getting old.  His memory is not what it used to be?” Your answer to that question is probably… “Many times over.”

A lot of people tend to associate having poor memory with getting older.  But, the truth is Uncle Harry may not be alone in experiencing a fading memory.

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How to Make Personal Growth Changes

Many people get stuck in life because they do not know how to move through personal growth changes.

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know my passion for personal growth and change.

My articles are a reflection of some ways in which I have moved through life to embrace personal growth changes, and the techniques I have employed along the way.

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How Do You Communicate?

If you have ever visited Ireland and kissed the Blarney Stone, perhaps you returned home chatting and bantering all over the place.   Family, friends and coworkers are left wondering what happened to cause you to suddenly communicate in this fashion.

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How Are You Using Your Strengths?

In life, one of the critical keys to success is learning to “take life’s lemons and make lemonade.”

Another way of putting that might be “turning the challenges you face into opportunities to learn and grow.”

Being aware of your strengths and knowing how to use them is critical to making lemonade out of life’s lemons.  The more you know about your strengths and desired improvements, the greater your potential to fly high, live your best life, and succeed.

If you have not taken time to effectively assess your strengths.  Now is a good time to do just that.  You might begin by considering how to uncover your strengths or make them stronger.  The first step is to take stock of your strengths as well as those areas where you can use some improvements.

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Cleaning Tips for Your Workspace

There are certain times of the year when my office workspace seems to take on a life of its own.  It goes willy- nilly creating all sorts of havoc and chaos.

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Why Worry…Is It Really Important? (Part 1)

What’s really important?  I mean REALLY important.  Have you lost perspective of what’s really important in your life and find yourself worrying about just about every little thing?

I know people who worry all the time. They even worry about having nothing to worry about.  When they are not worrying, they feel there must be something they’re neglecting about which they need to worry.   They then begin to worry that whatever that something might be is not receiving the benefit of their worry.

Sounds overwhelming and confusing, doesn’t it?  Imagine what it must be like for the worrier.  There is hardly ever a moment of peacefulness and contentment.

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Four Tips For A Positive Attitude

This week my husband and I prepared our taxes.  I don’t use the word “hate” much, but I can shout from the roof top that I “hate” preparing our taxes.

Actually, I did not get too involved in the process.  My husband is the brave soul who painstakingly prepares our taxes.  Thank goodness, he does as much as he can without my input.

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