NaNoWriMo Success: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

How To, Success, Writing October 31st, 2007

writing novel in 30 days

National Novel Writing Month Did you kow that tomorrow is the start of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short? So what is NaNoWriMo? It is an novel writing challenge that anyone can join. The challenge: "to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30." To sign up and join the fun and the ...

A Lesson in Zen: Such

Emotions, Happy, Ideas, Relationships, Solving Problems, Spiritual, Success October 29th, 2007


In college I took a course on Zen Buddhism. I really loved it because it taught me to think of things from a different perspective. One of the lessons that struck a chord in me was a meditation on “Such.� In a nutshell, the meditation calls upon you think of things as just “such,� simply for ...

Quantum Leap: What’s Your Next Big Thing?

Business, Career, Family, Ideas, Personal Development, Relationships October 24th, 2007


Slow and Steady (Video Below!) Many of the things we work on in our lives require steady work or improvements daily. And this kind of progress can yield great results. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, yes and no. It's also important every now and then to take a step that amounts to a quantum leap. ...

Changing Your Life; New Family Holiday Traditions

Family, Getting Things Done, Happy, Personal Development October 23rd, 2007


I have two guest posts over at Dumb Little Man today. If You Want to Change Your Life, Change Your Thoughts and 12+ Holiday Tradition Ideas to Bring Families Together Please Share! If you enjoy them, please share them with your friends or on Digg, Delicious, or StumbleUpon. Thank you!  

Do You Spend Too Much Time Online?

Getting Things Done, Happy, Healthy Living, Personal Development, Productivity, Solving Problems, Success October 23rd, 2007

web surfing

How to Wean Yourself from the Online World Does your time on the computer keep you from enjoying other important things in your life such as: * leisure time * family time * exercise * relationships * being outdoors * learning * hobbies * socializing * reading * travel If you want a solution on how to wean yourself away from the web, check out my guest ...

What are Your Favorites?

Personal Development October 16th, 2007

I previously put some of my best posts into PocketMod format. I plan to make another one or two of these and wanted to get everyone's input on which posts you would like to be able to carry in your wallet or purse for easy reference. Please share your opinion in the comments below and thank you! If ...

The Coolest Green Habits to Adopt Today: Blog Action Day

Green Living, Healthy Living October 15th, 2007

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day If you're like me, thinking about global warming and the health of our environment is alarming. It makes me want to take action. The health of our planet directly affects our own health, so it is a no-brainer to begin to change our own behaviors and do everything we can to ...

25 Ways to Find a Date Offline

Did You Know?, FUN, Happy, Relationships, Solving Problems October 12th, 2007

Tired of online dating? There are many good ways to meet new people. Check out my guest article at Dumb Little Man for 25 ways to find a date. 25 Ways to Find a Date Offline Please Share! Got any good stories on finding a date? All comments big and small are very welcomed! If ...

10 Surefire Ways to Kill Your Crabby Mood

Emotions, Happy, Solving Problems October 10th, 2007


Sick of being in a bad mood? Want to have a happy day? Check out my guest post over at Dumb Little Man today: 10 Surefire Ways to Kill Your Crabby Mood Please Share! How do you have a happy day? All comments big and small are very welcomed! If you found this post valuable, ...

Rolling with Your Cycles

Emotions, Happy, Personal Development, Solving Problems October 7th, 2007


Why Am I So Aggravated Today? I had a couple of days recently where for no apparent reason I was agitated and tired. I had enough sleep and food. I was in the middle of making a big decision so perhaps the agitation came from that, but the reason why is not so important. What is ...