Personal Development Posts

Building a Community

Building a Community

The steps needed in building a community are similar to growing a garden. Let’s take a look. Select the Spot Depending on what you intend to grow, the soil and sunlight needs will be different. What type of community will you be growing? Till the Soil This is, without...
Positive or Negative

Positive or Negative

John Gattman, Ph.D., has studied relationships for five decades. In his studies, he has determined that relationships with a 2.9 positive to negative comment ratio last, and those with a lower ratio end in divorce. It really is that simple; negativity is the death...
The Question

The Question

Humans are judgment machines. We can’t help it. Since the beginning of time, we have had to judge everything. In the beginning, this was a survival mechanism. “Is this going to eat me?” “Should I stay, or should I go?” Back then, it was only about survival. We humans...
The Problem Habit

The Problem Habit

How can we know if we are hooked on problems? Do you find that your life is full of problems and the issues never seem to stop piling up? The house needs cleaning, the yard needs mowing, you’re late for work, the kids are sick, someone cut you off on the road, you...
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Problem-solving is fun and challenging. The more a person solves problems, the better they become at developing creative and effective solutions. The key is to exercise the problem-solving muscle and use a process that gets results. The first step in problem-solving...
Manage Your Thoughts

Manage Your Thoughts

The mind is a gift and a curse, both stemming from the free will to choose. Humans are organisms with complete autonomy. You are the driver. Are you in control of your thoughts? What excuses do you regularly allow to stop your progress? The choice always lies in your...