Question: If you could change something in your life . . .

Poll: If you could change something in your life . . .A friend challenged me recently. His challenge seemed to directly affect what I’m trying to do with this blog; that is, help people find personal peace in the face of often increasing negative issues in their lives.

He challenged me that I could not offer meaningful help to someone unless I first knew what help they wanted. He used an example of his own experience: that of beginning a project that he had fully developed and was ready to launch to discover only lukewarm, yet cordial, support from the people he wanted to help.

It finally occurred that he was living in the glory of his plan rather than the urgency of their needs.

So, thusly challenged, I propose this poll to you. I write a lot about dealing with emotional issues. My writing would be more effective if I were writing about issues that are important to you and other readers.

Please complete this little one-question poll. You’ll be telling me what is important to you. And you get to see how your important issues stack up beside the important issues of others. Please come back later as the responses grow. And feel free to share this poll with others.

All the best,

Poll: If you could change something in your life . . .

Rod Peeks

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Blue Christmas

Blue ChristmasChristmas is not the best time of the year for many, many people. Depression or sadness overwhelms many of us, especially during the holiday season. Let’s think about that for a minute.

Elvis Presley recorded a hit song in 1957 named, “Blue Christmas.” It has always been one of my favorite Elvis songs. The premise is two lovers who won’t be together to celebrate Christmas and but there is joy in their lives even though they are apart.

The cuteness of that song is lost for many people because it is all too true with no joy at the end.

How many people this year are in their first Christmas after the loss of a loved one? It too often doesn’t get any easier by the 20th Christmas after and beyond.

Broken or strained relationships cast a blue tint over Christmas fun.

Sometimes it helps to give voice to your blue emotions. So I’m inviting you to share your experiences in our blog. There’s a comment block at the bottom. Please share a bit of your story, especially if you’ve found a way to successfully deal with your own blue Christmas. Let other people learn from our victory.

If I’ve stirred up some blue emotions for you, just tell yourself that you don’t want to think about that. I promise; do that consistently for just a few days and you’ll discover that the blue thoughts don’t pop up as often as before.

To make it easier to grasp, I’ve written an online course called Finding Personal Peace. For Christmas and New Year, it’s free to all who want to know a simple, effective way to deal with most of the negative stuff in their lives.

So, share your story and then I’ll share what I’ve learned with you.

Have a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Resources you can use

Learn how to simply and effectively deal with your blueness. Learn more at  http://findingpersonalpeace.com.

You can use this eCourse for just about any negative emotion or habit that bothers you in addition to sadness. And you are free to share it with others.

I hope Finding Personal Peace helps you with your sadness as much as it helped me with my anger.

Blue Christmas

Rod Peeks

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P.S. We’ve written several short stories with some good life lessons. You can check them out by searching by category at the right. My son told me today that Ben’s Story gave him something think about in his life. Thanks.

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for December 15, 2013

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for December 15, 2013Welcome to the December 15, 2013 edition of Blog Carnival –  Finding Personal Peace containing 10 interesting articles on a variety of topics.

Thanks for visiting our Blog Carnival, Finding Personal Peace. Please review the subjects below and make note of any that interest you. At the bottom of the page, you will find a link that takes you to more information about each post. If you find a post you like, please make a comment to encourage them or even engage in a discussion with them.

anger

  • Lidiya presents A Minimalist Step-by-step Guide to Reacting in Tough Situations

depression

  • Adam Pasztor presents The Miracle Forest: How To Take Control Of Your Life

emotional issues

  • Jana presents The Pitfalls To Participating in A Pity-Party
  • Diane Mottl, MSW presents Be a Flicker of Light During the Holidays (Mental Health) | Being Truly Present
  • Lidiya presents Embrace Insecurity and Live the Life You Deserve
  • Lidiya presents Experience the Thrill of Becoming Emotionally Independent

relationships

  • emilynolin presents The Courage To Piss People Off
  • emilynolin presents The Paradox Of Attraction
  • Socratez presents Socratez Online – Expand Your Mind

social anxiety

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Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for November 24, 2013

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for November 24, 2013Welcome to the November 24, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace containing 6 interesting articles on a variety of topics

Thanks for visiting our Blog Carnival, Finding Personal Peace. Please review the subjects below and make note of any that interest you. At the bottom of the page, you will find a link that takes you to more information about each post. If you find a post you like, please make a comment to encourage them or even engage in a discussion with them.

emotional issues

  • Jana presents 3 Ways People Are Addicted To Drama And How To Stop Attracting It

marriage

  • Erik Matlock presents Living in a Sitcom

relationships

  • Markeyus presents Five steps to a Successful Relationship
  • Raluca presents 10 Mistakes Women Make in Relationships

stress

  • drsaadiakhan presents Finding Personal Peace
  • Megan presents How To Find Comfort In Today

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Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for November 17, 2013

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for November 17, 2013Welcome to the November 17, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace containing 3 interesting articles.

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other

  • Jon Rhodes presents Why E-Cigarettes Are A Waste Of Time – and Money

relationships

  • Kisses B presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else
  • Byteful Travel presents Why the Law of Impermanence is Key: Non-Attachment in Relationships

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Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for September 15, 2013

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for September 15, 2013Welcome to the September 15, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace containing 36 articles on a range of interesting topics.

Thanks for visiting our Blog Carnival, Finding Personal Peace. Please review the subjects below and make note of any that interest you. At the bottom of the page, you will find a link that takes you to more information about each post. If you find a post you like, please make a comment to encourage them or even engage in a discussion with them.

anger

  • Kevin Giffin presents 8 Ways to Help Your Kids Deal With Bullies on the Bus

children

  • David Thompsonn presents How to Help Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Pet
  • Arianna Lee presents How to Make Sure Your Kid Has a Great Playdate
  • Carter White presents 24 Blogs with Easy to Make Nature Crafts for Kids
  • Layla Martinez presents 7 Tips for Getting Your Toddler to Take a Nap
  • Shelby Martin presents How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher
  • Denise Thompson presents Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons?
  • Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs Sharing Party Plans for Spooky Halloween Fun
  • Carter White presents Top 10 Reasons Siblings Fight and How to Stop Them
  • Lisa Jackson presents When Should You Let Your Daughter Wear Makeup
  • Regina Naberhaus presents Ways to Get Your Children to Pose Together in Photos
  • Jessica Clark presents Reasons Kids Benefit from Playing Team Sports

emotional issues

  • Jana presents 3 Daily Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Abundance
  • Shelby Martin presents 20 Blogs Explaining How to Have a Successful School Picture Day

family

  • Kevin Giffin presents 18 Blogs Helping You Be a Good Sports Parent
  • Teri Jones presents How to Avoid Common Problems When Grandma Provides Childcare
  • Lisa Williams presents 5 Tips for Nannies Hosting Their First Playdate
  • Olivia Lewiss presents 25 Blogs with Menu Planning Tips for Busy Moms
  • Sharon Moore presents Sensitive Topics Parents Should Ask About in the Interview
  • Dan Robinson presents 24 Blogs with Great Ideas for Fun Fall Activities for the Family

marriage

  • Erik Matlock presents The results are predictable

other

  • Jon Rhodes presents Lose Weight By Skipping Breakfast?
  • ebele presents Work or play?
  • Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 21 Blogs with the Best Tips for Breaking a Sugar Addiction
  • Sydney Bell presents 10 iPhone Apps That Will Help You Draft Your Fantasy Football Team
  • Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Quotes from Men Named Ken
  • Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Artists Named Ken
  • Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Highlighting the Best Nail Art Designs for Fall
  • Sydney Bell presents 10 Voice Altering iPhone Apps
  • Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Dress for Your Baby Bump
  • Laura Anderson presents A Conversation With Elizabeth Hawksworth on Overweight Nannies

relationships

  • Denise Thompson presents How to Talk to Your Children When You Get Divorced

stress

  • Joshua Tilghman presents Stage 2 of Going Within: Meditation Beyond Concentration
  • Shelby Martin presents Easy Ways for Busy Moms to Take Care of Themselves
  • Jeff Moore presents Signs of Stress in Toddlers (and How to Deal With It)

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Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for September 8, 2013

Blog Carnival – Finding Personal Peace for September 8, 2013Welcome to the September 8, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace containing 35 articles on a range of interesting topics.

Thanks for visiting our Blog Carnival, Finding Personal Peace. Please review the subjects below and make note of any that interest you. At the bottom of the page, you will find a link that takes you to more information about each post. If you find a post you like, please make a comment to encourage them or even engage in a discussion with them.

anger

  • Lisa Williams presents 7 Parenting Solutions for Boys With Bad Tempers
  • Kevin Giffin presents 7 Tips for Helping Kids Beat the Back-to-School Blues
  • David Thompsonn presents 10 of the Most Common Food Allergies in Kids
  • Shelby Martin presents How to Find the Right Tutor for Your Child
  • Dan Robinson presents How to Survive a Layover with Young Kids
  • Janet Golovine presents 15 Blogs with Alternatives to Yelling at Your Kids
  • Brittany Harris presents How to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Addicted to Technology
  • Shelby Martin presents How to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School
  • Carter White presents 27 of the Greatest Blogs with Ideas for Planning the Perfect Back-to-School Party
  • Jessica Clark presents What to Do if Your Young One Develops a Swearing Problem
  • Caleb Hill presents 18 Blogs with Strategies for Using Positive Reinforcements with Your Kids
  • Brittany Harris presents 24 Blogs Sharing Tips for Goal Setting for the Coming School Year
  • Hailey Jones presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Monitor Kid’s Screen Time
  • Denise Thompson presents Is Your Child Ready to Play Sports?
  • Jim Wilson presents How to Choose the Right Cell Phone for Your Child | Babysitters
  • Diego Brown presents How to Calm Back to School Jitters
  • Regina Naberhaus presents Capturing How Your Child Changes with a Photo a Day
  • John Williams presents 20 of the Best Blogs Highlighting First Day of School Traditions
  • Denise Young presents 24 Blogs Illustrating Quick Back-to-School Hairstyles for Girls

emotional issues

  • David Thompsonn presents Helping Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Family Member
  • Mitchell Morris presents How Nannies Can Welcome Visits from Grandparents
  • Sharon Moore presents 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Parents
  • Isabella Harriss presents 5 Ways Movie Reviews Are Helpful to Parents
  • Steve Jackson presents 28 Blogs Sharing Quick and Easy Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen
  • Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 30 of the Best Blogs for New Vegetarians
  • Shelby Martin presents 7 Smart Ways Nannies Can Avoid Injury on the Job
  • Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Follow if You’re Looking for Great Book Reviews
  • Jon Rhodes presents How Can Hypnosis Help You Quit Smoking?
  • Dan Robinson presents How Culture Affects Caregiving Style
  • Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps For Monitoring Your Stock Options

relationships

  • emilynolin presents The Best Laid(y) Plans
  • Don presents Giving and Receiving Praise

social anxiety

  • Jana presents MotivationMy: Bitterness, grudges and resentments: Your motivation for success?
  • Kevin Giffin presents 10 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

stress

  • Joshua Tilghman presents Concentration: The Prerequisite of Meditation “

To view the articles, Click here or click on Blog Carnival in the tabs at the top. You’ll want to check out these articles and share them in your circle of influence. We’ll be receiving submitted articles and posting them every Sunday.