Living by Design Blog Carnival No. 21

Welcome to the February 10, 2008 edition of Living by Design's personal development blog carnival. Thank you to everyone who submitted articles - here are the top 10 that made it into this edition...


Edith presents The Last Day of My Life posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

If today was the last day of your life, would you do what you are planning on doing today?


Tina Su presents How to Really Listen to Someone posted at Think Simple. Be Decisive..

Everyone desires to be heard. When we listen to others, we validate their need to be acknowledged and understood. Deep down inside, we all want to know that we matter, that we are important. Don’t you find that meeting someone who shows interest in what we have to say, we tend to take a liking to them instantly?


Janex presents The Power of Rituals: How to Build Positive, Energizing Daily Rituals posted at Frederic Patenaude Talks.

Let’s face it: most of us find it a real struggle to improve some aspects of our lifestyle, whether it be working out, eating right, giving up some negative habits or starting a project that is dear to us.

In this article, I want to give you the missing link for overcoming negative habits and adopting positive ones.


Hueina Su presents My Young Living Story and Exciting News posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul, saying, "Ever since a health scare last summer, I've found the tools to help me regain my physical & emotional health. My husband and I are amazed at the turnaround I've made since last winter. Here's my healing journey and some exciting news to share."


Beth Dargis presents Too Much Information posted at My Simpler Life - Simple Living, saying, "How to deal with information overload"

I have to admit - I love information. I devour books, magazines, blog posts, web sites, podcasts. But once in awhile I realize I have the information, but I’m not doing anything with it. All that unused information starts to suffocate and guilt me.

I know how to do things better, but I don’t implement any changes. I don’t try the suggestions out. The information has become Brain Clutter.

To prevent Brain Clutter, you need to control how much and what kind of information you bring into your life. And you need to have a process for using the information you get.


Chickens in the Road presents The Slanted Little House posted at Suzanne McMinn, saying, "A mother moves to the country with her three suburban children to find the real meaning of home--and life."


changeyourtree presents Listening Relationally: Six Priceless Tips for Healthy Communication posted at Change Your Tree, saying, "if you can learn to listen relationally, you will see an immense change take place between you and your spouse (or boss, friend, etc.). Here are six priceless tips for healthy communication."


CG Walters presents Walking on Water: Unlearning our limitations posted at Into the Mist, saying, "Sometimes the correction for a situation is not to do something more, but primarily to stop what we have being doing; rather than learning something new, relinquish limiting information that you have acquired along the way."


Ion Diaconu presents Put in the Hours: Quantity posted at Crystal Clear Sky .com, saying, "This article elaborates on one of the key components of achieving goals: putting in the hours."


Samuel Bryson presents Shower Power – Why We Get Our Best Ideas Where We Do: posted at Total Wellbeing.

I just had a shower… not very interesting at first I know, but there’s more to it. For some reason almost always whenever I have a shower I find myself thinking better. My ideas tend to be most likely to consolidate themselves on a subconscious level while I shower. Hence it comes as no surprise that many of what I consider to be my best ideas have either begun or somehow been further developed as I shower. Obviously I’m was curious to find out why this might be, so I’m putting on my thinking cap, by which I of course mean my shower cap.

That concludes this edition. Please submit your blog article to the next edition of Living by Design's blog carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.