Welcome to the January 21, 2008 edition of living a real life.
This edition of the carnival is all about starting again, reflecting the beginning of the new year. There are some really thoughtful and insightful articles listed here and it will take you some time to work through them all.
We had our largest number of submissions ever, this edition, so sadly not all could be included. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their work. This carnival will go to a fortnightly edition (on trial) so that we can include more of your valuable work but in smaller doses. If you have any feedback about the carnival please let us know.
So, lets start this year with fresh ideas.........................
Liz Rosenbaum presents Is a 'New Year's Resolution' to lose weight really a good resolution? posted at Refresh Your Health.
Samuel Bryson presents Living In the Now – The Philosophy of Happiness with a Twist of Zen posted at Total Wellbeing.
Wenchypoo presents This Just In: 6 Foolish Ways to Go Green posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.
Albert Foong presents The life that has gone on before: The Perils of Compassion, Part 2 posted at Urban Monk.
GP presents Merry Musings from Montana posted at Innside Montana-Your Home at the Range, saying, "Christmas is a time for Love; a time for Joy and Peace; A time to trim the Christmas Tree and a time to stuff the geese. It’s a time when we can come together, however far or near; To shed a little hope into a world of sorrow and fear."
Machione presents Navigating The Journey of Life posted at The Lives and Times... of Anthony McCune, saying, "These are the considerations that allow a person to create a new life...and succeed, whatever that means for the individual"
Justin Duval presents http://www.darkgrin.com/whyyouchoosetogetangry posted at The Dark Grin, saying, "Start the new year with a new understanding."
SJ Yee presents The Best of RichGrad.com in 2007 posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart, saying, "21 of the Best Personal Development Articles from RichGrad.com in 2007... Have a blessed 2008!"
werelax presents What Do You Really Want To Do With Your Life? posted at Where We Relax, saying, "I have to admit that I’m just as guilty as the next person. There were times in my life when I kept a job I hated to maintain a certain lifestyle. When I realized that the job was eating up all the time I would normally have to enjoy that lifestyle, I knew that something had to change."
Arun presents Get Comfortable By Leaving Your Comfort Zone posted at Arun is Bringing You...Your Daily Remedy.
Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D. presents All You Have Is Now posted at Psychology, Transformation & Freedom Papers.
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Roger presents More Changes posted at The Happy and Prosperous Blog, saying, "If you're planning on making some changes in your life in 2008, here are some suggestions about making them effective."
Joshua Seth presents The Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, ""‘Tis the season for goal setting isn’t it? Year after year we all make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions… despite knowing that in a few weeks they’ll be all but forgotten! Why is this? Why do people vow to drop those extra pounds, even go so far as joining a gym, and then never do anything about it? I believe it’s because of three reasons: disorganization, fear, and a lack of support. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, do the following three things right now and you’ll find it much easier to achieve than ever before:""
Deb Serani presents New Year Resolutions.... posted at Dr. Deb, saying, "this post looks at making realistic resolutions in the New Year."
steven aitchison presents The GOYA method for Personal Development posted at Change your thoughts, saying, "How to push yourself for the new year"
Blaine presents The new year is full of hope and promise posted at BlainePower.com, saying, "The new year is full of potential for success and change for the better. It's time to look back upon the year 2007 and appreciate our lives and all we've done to push ourselves forward, and keep on moving forward through 2008."
Madeleine Begun Kane presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Year?s Resolution Humor) posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.
Kingsley Tagbo presents HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION IN 8 EASY STEPS posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.
Dr. Joe Capista presents Total Success is Determined by Your Thoughts, Beliefs and Actions posted at The Success Triangle, saying, "Many people say they want success, yet they are not willing to do what it takes to achieve their desired outcome. There is success and there is Total Success. Total Success is about having a balanced life, giving back and enjoying what you do. Few people will ever experience what is called Total Success. Total Success requires more then a successful business and a great income. It is about a state of mind, your beliefs and your actions."
David B. Bohl presents Success in 2008? It’s Achievable – And Here Is How You Can Do It! posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, "How do you define success? Are you successful when you achieve your goals you set out in life? Or do you feel successful even when you haven’t achieved them all, but are working towards them and feel good in life?"
Alfa Mercado presents New Year's Resolutions: My Business Goals for 2008 posted at ProductivityGoal.
Investing Angel presents Common Stock Investing Mistakes posted at Stock Tips, saying, "As we go into 2008, let's recap some of the common mistakes we all make and strive to avoid making them in 2008. 1. Trading too often. This largely depends on the size of your asset base."
Alex Blackwell presents And a Side Order of Positive Attitude, Too Please posted at The Next 45 Years.
GWN Lifestyle presents Quick Image Fix for 2008 posted at GWN Lifestyle, saying, "A great lesson on posture and confidence through the minds of children."
Roger presents Resistance To Change posted at The Happy and Prosperous Blog, saying, "Is it true that the only thing that can hurt us emotionally is our resistance to change ?"
Todd Goldfarb presents How To Cope When Something Goes Terribly Wrong posted at We The Change, saying, "Great piece about coping when things go awry...! Enjoy,"
Colette Ellis presents A String of Pearls for 2008 posted at Discover Your Competent Advantage, saying, "Thanks for posting this article!"
Chris presents Don’t Snooze In Your Cubicle: Here Are Four Ways To Snack For Higher Energy posted at The Healthy Snacks Blog.