Carousel — 02.05.10

DenaFebruary 5, 2010

Hello Dear Readers! Welcome to the first Carousel of February. I am really excited this morning because this blog is about to go through some big changes! I will be making an important announcement early next week. (My Twitter followers may even get a sneak-peek shortly!)

For now, I am happy to share with you this week’s link round up of the best stuff I found on the web to help you live the life of your dreams today. Here we go!

1. Less than Perfect is a Perfect Start: Lovely advice if you are starting out on a new adventure or even if you just need an extra bit of motivation to get you through today.

2. How To Be Extremely Productive – Total Immersion: Wow, this extreme hands on approach to learning & living sounds amazing. I’m not certain how practical it would be in some circumstances, but I would love to give it a try.

3. By Any Means Necessary: Amazing article from Chris Guillebeau about Black History Month & the life of Malcolm X. His insights are truly inspirational and can teach us all something about compassion & acceptance.

4. Ever Evolving: The author of Epic Self shares her challenges with nutrition during her 8 month nomad adventure. She talks about how to find what works for your body & ignore the incessant nonsense from everyone else (which can be quite difficult on the road). Good stuff.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle

5. Taking Control of Your Life Once and For All: Excellent post by JD at Wage Slave Rebel. He teaches us how to stop using our circumstances as a crutch to justify failure and to start creating the lives of our dreams through positive thinking.

6. Feelings about Yourself Should Come From Yourself:
Jared talks about why the way that others view us is not nearly as important as they way that we view ourselves.

7. Nineteen Tips for Cheering Yourself Up — from 200 Years Ago: Oh, I just love this advice from the past! It amazes me how certain things — the basics of happy living — will never change. “Don’t be too severe upon yourself, or underrate yourself, but do yourself justice.”

8. Quitting Time: I have mixed feeling about this topic, as I’ve written previously. While there are certainly ways to survive & thrive when you hate your job, it is also necessary to identify your quitting point and stick to it.

9. How You Give Your Power Away: Steve Pavlina has a tendency to push people’s buttons. His recent decision to publicly discuss his divorce (and his subsequent exploration with domination/submission), ruffled many feathers. However, he is an undeniable genius at what he does. His personal development advice is always spot on and that is why he is a thought leader in his field.

This post about how we give our power away is absolutely worth the read.

10. The End of Negativity: “Complaining makes for a crap state of mind.” ENOUGH SAID!

“There is not enough negativity in the entire world that can eclipse the power of one pure, positive thought.” —Unknown


What are your big plans for this weekend? Forecast calls for lots of snow here in New Jersey. I might be house-bound with hot chocolate. Not such a tragic fate…

Adieu, adieu… until we meet again.

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Comments (3)

  • Karen

    February 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    You always open me up to articles that I didn't have the time to read, or overlooked in the week. 🙂

  • Dena

    February 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    @Karen – I am so glad to hear that! The week really does get hectic so having a little space that sorts out the good stuff is a definite plus. Glad you enjoy it. ;o)

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