Debbie Swafford

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5 Things Maya Angelou Taught Us About the Power Of Living

Someone like Dr. Maya Angelou only graces the earth every 100 years or so. We encounter these "soul fireflies" so rarely, but when they show up, we instantly recognize them for the light that they bring.<p>They light up our world with their own brilliant light. They touch us and call us to find our …

Motivation

Doctor Places Bolt Cutters On Man's Penis

You've heard of nuts and bolts but what about this combo: a penis and bolt cutter?<p>Emergency room physician Dr. Leonard Herman had to use that tool to save a man's, uh, tool from possible gangrene.<p>"The patient had a steel ring around his genitals," Herman said. "If we don't get the ring off, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Audio Products for Self-Improvement - Use Them and Sell Them!

Want the podcast? Here you go…<p>Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version …

3 Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working on Your Dream Project | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know those projects you’ve been meaning to work on for a while, but it was never the right time?<p>I’m talking about the things no one else expects …

Procrastination

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking | Inc.com

Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable.<p>You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently than most people.<p>But those rare …

Leadership

Products Archive - Rick Conlow

How Anxiety And Obsessive Thoughts Work In Tandem

how anxiety and obsessive thoughts work in tandem<p>Forget about anxiety attacks, anyone who has ever been anxious about something knows pretty well how …

Mental Health

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Effective Techniques For Stress Management - Self Improvement

By Jeffrey Meier —<p>Learning to manage the trials and tribulations of daily life can be difficult when there are more trials and tribulations sure to …

The Top 100 Self-Improvement Blogs for 2014

<i>Update: The Best Personal Development Blogs for 2016 have just been released!</i><p>It’s back!<p>To kick off the New Year in style we bring you the best …

List-Worthy

Sting: How I started writing songs again