Category Archives: Personal Development

How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Personal Change

I have stumbled onto a couple of tools this year that have served me in keeping my “eye on the prize.” I’ll illustrate by sharing an area that I have long wanted to change and how I am finally beginning to see some serious progress. Continue reading

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Building Momentum in Personal Growth and Development (Part 2)

I have discovered–from personal experience–that growth and development in one area of life flows into other areas, even without me necessarily being conscious of it. Continue reading

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Building Momentum in Personal Growth and Development (Part 1)

Now the question I pose is how can we use Newton’s Law of Physics and the Law of Momentum to become a whole person–body, soul and spirit? And what external forces can we bring to bear to start moving in other areas of personal development? Continue reading

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Smatterings: Preview, Anti-aging Hacks, Career-building, Being Your Best

“Smatterings” is a new weekly column here at My Pleasant Places that comments on a selection of my favorite and/or most-informative or inspiring articles read on the web during the past week. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Start Moving (forward, that is)

Little by little, I can change my life in huge ways. Small changes + Consistency + Perseverance = Changed Life. Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True

I’ve been thinking about Shakespeare’s “to thine own self be true.” The complete quote is: To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man… It’s … Continue reading

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How Shall We End This Year?

We have 31 more days this year. That is enough time to build a solid base for a habit that could be with you and make you a better person for the rest of your life! So, in answer to the question in the title, how shall we end this year?, how about we finish strong? Will you join me? Continue reading

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