Essential Life Skills – This is my favorite personal development website, because I feel a connection with the author, even though I don’t know her personally. I love her life philosophy and how she writes. This author is Zorka Hereford, and she has a knowledgeable and thought-provoking approach to personal development and lifelong learning. Ms. Hereford describes herself as an innately curious person and an avid reader – a person who thirsts for knowledge and as a child, was always asking “Why.” Through her website, she wants to show people how to discover themselves and live up to their full potential.
On the home page, Ms. Hereford describes 9 Essential Life Skills; three related to our self-concept (Know yourself, love yourself, be true to yourself) and six related to critical thinking (personal value system, perspective, open mindedness, sense of humor, resilience, and acceptance). The site menu provides three categories of articles:
Here is a sample of Ms. Hereford’s articles:
- How to Think for Yourself –
- The Art of Conversation –
- Self-Discipline – The Foundation for Success –
Live Bold and Bloom: brought to you by Barrie Davenport, a certified Life Coach. Barrie’s goal is to help motivate people to take action to realize their personal development goals. Subscribe to her site and you’ll receive 5 free life-motivating guides (I’m in the process of reading them right now – very revealing and worthwhile) Topic categories include:
- Career Help
- Health Tips
- Good Habits
- Boost Confidence
- Find Your Passion
- Relationship Growth
You’ll find some insightful articles here, along with a pleasant, user-friendly website theme.
Barrie has written several self-improvement books, here are a few titles:
- 10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Habits for Living in the Present Moment
- Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
- Write It Out, Don’t Fight It Out: How to Use Letters To Heal Your Relationship When Talking Gets Tough
She also offers several personal development courses which are currently priced from $77 to $97 each, and each one offers a robust curriculum.
Pick the Brain – Erin Falconer has been the editor-in-chief of this blog since 2008 (it was founded in 2006, by John Wesley). Pick the Brain has over 200 contributing bloggers, providing a wide range of ideas and viewpoints. The blog prides itself on high quality articles in four categories: Motivation, Productivity, Health, and Self-Improvement.
Erin’s new book is titled How To Get Sh*t Done, a productivity book for women.
A couple of my favorite articles:
Never Let Go of a Childhood Dream
Stuck in your Comfort Zone? 10 Tips to Break Free
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