Bigger, Better Self Improvement

pick-the-brainWhere to Find Pick The Brain:
Blog URL: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/
Category: Self Improvement, Motivation, Personal Development

Pick The Brain

Pick the Brain is taking on self improvement and motivation on the blog’s own terms—which just happens to be something bigger than your average self improvement blog.

Pick The Brain – Why You Should Go

The foundation of Pick the brain is that we are more than just a single focused topic. Effective self improvement and personal motivation comes only through attending to the whole mind and body (in a very experiential and ‘common sense’ way). To that end, there is a great deal of information, strategies, and habits and actions that affect what we do and why; and so, there are a great many topics to be discussed as you continually strive to achieve your best life and maintain it through personal growth. It is for this reason that the blog takes a very broad, community approach to self improvement—because there is hardly ever only one ‘right’ answer, or one person who knows it.

From the site:

“PickTheBrain.com diverges from traditional “self-help” by taking a broader approach. Rather than sticking to a small set of topics, the site covers anything related to self improvement. Any information that people can use to live more prosperous, satisfying lives is a potential article…

“Rather than proposing a set of easy answers, PickTheBrain recognizes the challenges involved with sustainable self improvement. The advice we provide is rooted in personal experience and common sense. This site will help you use the strength of your own mind to create the environment you need to thrive.”

To broaden the perspective and information resources for readers, the blog, maintained by the parent site which is also named Pick the Brain, is attended to by a team of regular contributors led by editor Erin Falconer. Additionally, the blog welcomes guest bloggers with quality articles of interest. The end result is a truly community-oriented blog and support center aimed to help you personalize your path to a prosperous, fulfilling life.

Summing Up Pick The Brain

Pick The Brain has taken a slightly different approach to motivation and self improvement, and in so doing has created one of the most useful, comprehensive, and effective personal development blogs on the web.

Go here to check out Pick the Brain.


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Inspiring Ideas For Women

Ideas for WomenWhere to Find Ideas for Women:
Blog URL: http://www.ideasforwomen.com/news/page/2/
Category: Women’s Issues, Inspiration

Ideas For Women

At least superficially, it’s not hard to figure out what Trish’s Ideas for Women blog is about. The name pretty much sums it up. Ideas for Women is a blog which is actually part of a larger site of the same name, and all of dedicated to inspiring, educating, and motivating women to thought, action, and living well.

Ideas For Women – Why You Should Go

Trish has built her site and her blog over several years. She says she has a hard time remembering precisely what her original intention was, but likes the direction that her site and her blog have grown in. The blog, much like the site, discusses topics of interest to women, women’s issues, politics and the implications specifically for women, as well as issues like health and wellness. Her categories are a good indication of what you’ll find at the blog:

• Inspire
• Health
• Change
• Money
• Family
• Friday Favorites

Within the categories she strives to motivate women toward better health in all matters—money and finance, world change, physical health, psychological, and motivational.
Summing Up This Blog

Ideas for Women has plenty of just what it promises. Visit Trish to explore the ways that she can inspire you to make the most of your life by learning about the many factors of influence upon it.

Go here to check out Ideas for Women.


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Putting Words To The Quotes That Inspire

Quotes in Our Own WordsWhere to Find Quotes…In Our Own Words:
Blog URL: http://inourownwords.blogspot.com/
Category: Positivity, Personal Development

Quotes…In Our Own Words

Sometimes the best blog concepts come from the simplest of ideas, as we’ve seen with blogs like Comical Comments and the like, and as we are about to see with Quotes…In Our Own Words (yes, this is about to be one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments).

Quotes…In Our Own Words is a blog that takes the inspirational quote just a step further, and turns it into not only a motivational tool, but also a subject of thoughtful discussion.

Quotes…In Our Own Words – Why You Should Go

Dexter the Quote Guy is a person who just “likes to spread a positive word.” And like most people, he finds that one of the most direct and meaningful ways to do that it to borrow the words of those who have said it best—the people from history and modern times who have produced the most concise, pointed, and hard-hitting quotes to inspire and teach.

What Dexter has done with these quotes on his blog is used them as a launching-point for discussion and positive thinking. With each post Dexter delivers one or a few quotes of interest (and from time to time stories and links of importance to make a difference in the world). He then talks a little about what each means to him, and opens the floor for discussion and growth among his readers. His inspiration grew from an interest in the Law of Attraction, and so his theme follows much along the same lines towards success, fulfillment, and positive living.

Summing Up Quotes…In Our Own Words

Sometimes the best way to say something is to let someone who’s already said it best say it all. And sometimes the way to make that into more is to share it and add a few thoughts of your own. That is what Dexter has done on his blog, a place where you can go for a regular fix of positive thinking.

Go here to check out Quotes…In Our Own Words.


Mary Ward
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Where Are All The Negative Reviews?

I promised that we’d start up a bit of conversation here and there, so as to invite even more community and conversation, and to give you a few ideas of what motivates this blog. So here we go…

Do You Ever Have Anything Bad To Say?

One of the comments that we’ve gotten here on this blog and in talk of it around the net is that there appear to be no negative reviews. Why is that?

While we understand that creating controversy is a sure-fire way to get people talking, we also think there is enough of it without our adding to the buzz. So instead of telling you our opinion of why a blog isn’t worth your time, we prefer to focus on the good that’s out there, and make sure that those are the blogs that get their due. This is in part an effort to avoid that phenomenon wherein negative publicity ends up being a better traffic-generator than good publicity. You know how it goes—say something negative about anyone or anything, and people have to flock to find out what you’re talking about, to get in on the controversy. It’s hard to resist.

Rather than send you all off to blogs that just don’t deserve the attention, whether for a lack of content or style or grace, we’d rather appreciate the better blogs for what they offer and promote those instead. So when we come across a lackluster blog, we simply move on to something more worthwhile, more worth your time (and ours). Anyone who knows Sean Rasmussen, who created Digg It, knows that he is all about positivity and fulfillment, so it would be quite contrary to his being to start up a review of the worst of the web!

Does That Mean We All Agree?

So if there are no negative reviews here, does that mean we expect that we will all always agree?

That would be a fruitless effort, wouldn’t it? No, we entirely understand that we all have different tastes, different interests, and different opinions. We also understand that your time has plenty of demands upon it, so what you choose to read on a regular basis as a group will be highly variable. You may disagree with a review you see here, and that’s your privilege (we do ask that we keep the site civil though!). As reviewers we try to keep an open mind and see the value in blogs beyond our own personal opinions, so as to present our reading community with a diverse array of blogs that span many topics, categories, and interests.

That being said, many of the blogs reviewed have been recommended by you, our readers, and many others have been located through your comments and blog rolls, so it is very often the case that we enjoy a high level of agreement among our readers.

We continue to strive here to make this a blog that is useful and interesting; our comments are open to you below, and we welcome your comments, constructive criticisms, and, of course, your blog review recommendations.

Thanks for being a part of our community, and thanks for continuing to read Do You Digg It!


Mary Ward
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My Super-Charged LifeWhere to Find My Super-Charged Life:
Blog URL: http://mysuperchargedlife.com/blog/
Category: Motivation, Personal Development

My Super-Charged Life

Jeff Nickles is a man with a passion and a mission. His passion—to live life to the fullest, in all aspects and in every way; his mission—to help you do the same.

As Jeff explains it, he has “always believed in living life to the fullest so I have spent numerous hours researching this subject in books and on the Internet.” Moreover, he has spent a lifetime implementing what he has learned through literal adventure and reading, and then brought all of his learned and earned knowledge to his blog so that you and all of his readers can experience the kind of life fulfillment that he has.

My Super-Charged Life – Why You Should Go

If the promise of a super-charged life isn’t enough of a reason to go to this blog to at least see what’s there then there really isn’t much more to be said to encourage you. But in the interest of putting the best effort forward, let me highlight a bit of what you’ll find there:

• Posts gleaned from personal experience living the super-charged life.
• Posts gleaned from extensive reading and ongoing research into maximizing life’s potential. (From Jeff: “I take the best of what I find and write about it here making it easy for others to locate and use.”)
• Personal lessons learned through action and adventure (including riding in an F-15, snorkeling in Cozumel, Colorado white-water rafting, and experiencing the Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland).
• Weekly round-up posts on the best of the net in personal development in seven categories, including striving for excellence, being financially wise, commitment to a cause, leadership by example, the entrepreneurial spirit, continual learning, and, naturally, adventure!

Summing Up My Super-Charged Life

Jeff Nickles has had some excellent life adventures to be sure, and clearly he is living life large. But that does not mean that a person with a more low-key lifestyle cannot benefit from his super-charged blog. Jeff’s attitude shows that he understands the perspective of success and fulfillment; “It doesn’t matter how you define success or in what profession you work. The principles of success are the same.” And when you know those principles of success, you know how to capitalize upon them for you own good and self-interest. That is what Jeff’s Super-Charged life example is intended to do. Visit Jeff today and be inspired to make the most of all yours days!

Go here to check out My Super-Charged Life.


Mary Ward
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Words Are Tumbling At Writerquake

WriterquakeWhere to Find Writerquake:
Blog URL: http://writerquake.blogspot.com/
Category: Personal Blogs

Writerquake

The tag line at Writerquake reads “now the words are tumbling.” That leads you to believe that there was a time when the words just were not there. Sure enough, a glance back to Lydia’s original post confirms that this blog was started as a sort of therapeutic writing exercise at “Sending my thoughts out into word space…my last idea, really, to free myself to write.” Back in February she said she hoped it worked. Apparently it did, and the words are still tumbling for all to enjoy.

Writerquake – Why You Should Go

The content at Writerquake is a bit diverse. There are human interest posts, personal posts, historically motivated posts, and posts of a more general nature. But all the posts here are written thoughtfully, inviting you to join Lydia as she works out all the very big deals that have shaped her life and brought her, and us, to this spot today.

Summing Up Writerquake

Lydia is a writer not unlike others we’ve profiled here who has used her blog in part to work out the path that has been her life. It seems that as she’s travelled that path she’s become a passionate and well-rounded being, and her blog is her contribution to the species, encouraging others to share that care and passion.

Go here to check out Writerquake.


Mary Ward
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Heroes Are Among Us, Everyday

Every Day HeroesWhere to Find This EveryDayHeroes:
Blog URL: http://edhskyrun4.blogspot.com/
Category: Inspiration, Motivation

EveryDayHeroes

This blog’s builder, Sky, describes EveryDayHeroes as her “… celebration of the human spirit.” Believing that there are “Many heroes are among us, including you.”

EveryDayHeroes is the work of Sky and of contributor Steve Fields. Its focus is on finding the heroes of the world in order to celebrate what’s good about the human condition and inspire others to do good things, and to credit themselves with the good they already do.

EveryDayHeroes – Why You Should Go

What makes a hero? Where are the real heroes? Are heroes real?

These are questions that are answered at this blog. Yes indeed there are heroes, but they may not be what you envisioned them to be. Some of the inspirational and insightful quotes included on this site illustrate this. For example,

From Arthur Ashe:

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost.

From Felix Adler:

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

These perspectives serve as the foundation for the stories of real, Every Day Heroes that Sky highlights. If you can agree with that perspective, you will surely find some inspiration here, from stories like the 7 year old boy that brought freshwater wells to Africa to the simple heroes when a disastrous F5 tornado and flooding struck near Sky’s hometown.

Summing Up EveryDayHeroes

Every Day Heroes is a new blog with a lot of promise. It promises to inspire and to motivate, and to help you look within yourself for personal realization and development. Just when you thought there was nothing good to report, a blog like this comes along to remind us that as human beings, we are basically good and willing to help. Somehow it seems blogs like these come along just in time.

Go here to check out EveryDayHeroes.


Mary Ward
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TRCoachWhere to Find TRCoach:
Blog URL: http://trcoach.com/
Category: Personal Development, Coaching

TRCoach

TRCoach is the work of Tom Spanton, a Transition Coach dedicated to helping you get “From where you are, to where you want to be.” His blog is a compilation of information and personal development resources offered with the purpose of helping you move beyond the “one decision” to change, and find the path to that change and end goal.

TRCoach – Why You Should Go

TRCoach Tom Spanton offers posts of insight into personal development, as well as motivational posts and quotes to keep you moving on to where you know you should be. He does not prescribe to tell you what you need to change in life, just to help you stay focused and motivated to get there—to get you through the transitional point from point A (the decision) to point B (arrival at your goal—whatever in life that may be).

Tom’s blog borrows from some of the best minds in personal development and self empowerment; those minds hail from both the modern day and the classic icons of the field, and include people like Jack Canfield and Napoleon Hill. He goes far beyond just spiritual and psychological topics and explores deeply the connection between the physical body and mind, and how the two connect to form the person that you are and can be.

Summing Up TRCoach

TRCoach is a well-thought out blog that helps to pave the way to personal and life success. Tom Spanton offers a lot of information and many resources for personal development. This is another place to go for inspiration and support to keep you progressing through life and achieving your goals.

Go here to check out TRCoach.


Mary Ward
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A Boost For Positive Living

Positive CommunicationWhere to Find Positive Communication:
Blog URL: http://marcomblog.web-log.nl/
Category: Positivity, Motivation

Positive Communication

Positive Communication‚Äîsounds like something the world needs more of, doesn’t it? Without argument we all get enough of the negativity that’s out there, and after a time it begins to infect one of our most cherished and basic abilities‚Äîcommunication.

Similar to Proof Positivity, Positive Communication is a blog that highlights the best of the world’s news and actions. As the author, Ellen Janssens, describes it, “This blog is a Tribute to the Positive News. To Positive Action, People and Possibilities that Make a Difference. To social campaigns that use Positive Communication, focusing on what people can do.”

Positive Communication – Why You Should Go

The news highlights that Ellen offers are uplifting, but the author goes much further than the news feeds. Each post is accompanied by a thoughtful summary and discussion.

But not all posts here are news links; far from it. There are also posts of inspiration quoting and discussing many of the greatest and most inspiring authors, poets, and musicians. In addition, the blog is filled with inspirational quotes and snippets to keep you going in the positive way.

Summing Up Positive Communication

Ellen Janssens has identified a true need of the world’s societies‚Äîto remember our wealth as people and as a larger society, and to value all that is good in life‚Äîand support it. Her blog is one to stop through for daily inspiration, a place to relax and appreciate each and every day, if only for a few minutes. Go here when you are in need of some positive vibes (and as Ellen says‚Äî”well, who doesn’t??)

Go here to check out Positive Communication.


Mary Ward
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Thank You, I’ll Do It Myself

Do It Myself BlogWhere to Find Do It Myself Blog:
Blog URL: http://www.doitmyselfblog.com/
Category: Inspiration, Motivation

Do It Myself Blog

If you are into feeling sorry for yourself or thinking that life is handing you just too hard a hand, you won’t want to visit Glenda Watson Hyatt’s Do It Myself Blog. But if you are into inspiring stories of perseverance and accomplishment, this is a blog you do not want to miss.

Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, Glenda was born with cerebral palsy. Starting life this way certainly presented its challenges, but her parents were determined to wipe “can’t” from her vocabulary and give Glenda all the tools she needed for life success.

They succeeded admirably. Glenda Watson Hyatt succeeded admirably. Today, she is a noted author (of her own recently published book, I’ll Do It Myself), blogger, and podcaster, sharing her experiences to help others overcome whatever it is that holds them back‚Äîand she did it all with limited mobility, verbal communication, and typing only with her left thumb!

Do It Myself Blog – Why You Should Go

Motivation and inspiration are two of the primary goals of Glenda’s blog, where she “shares her experiences living with cerebral palsy to motivate and inspire others to think about how they perceive their own situation and their own world around them.” This succinct blog description very accurately describes what Glenda does here. Her own story is inspiration enough, but her continued work takes inspiration and motivation to a new level.

Equally important, though, and arguably even more so, Glenda also takes understanding to a new level. She proves herself and people like her to be people first. By sharing insight and inviting the world to see life through her eyes, Glenda shows that people living with challenges are still people—people with abilities and hopes and dreams, people to be understood, not pitied.

Summing Up Do It Myself Blog

A short review can’t really do justice to this inspiring woman and her work. This is really something you need to experience for yourself. Glenda’s blog is not about a disability, it is about opening up your mind to the larger world around you, and understanding for real how each person and situation fits into it. Lest I do a disservice to Glenda herself I encourage you to experience Do It Myself on your own, and find your own dose of motivation, inspiration, and understanding.

Go here to check Do It Myself Blog.


Mary Ward
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