Personal Development Out The Wazoo

A few weeks ago, Priscilla Palmer graciously included me on her list of top personal development bloggers, and invited me to contribute a few more entries.  In her words, “This list should include any blog you feel can benefit us in our growth process.”

I’ll take this opportunity to mention some of the articles I’ve read and enjoyed over the past few months:

With respect to all the other members, the complete personal development list is far too long to repost here; if you read all that stuff, you won’t have any time left to practice martial arts!  Here is the subset that most clearly relates to topics we discuss here at Martial Development:

Adam Kayce at Monk at Work
Alexys Fairfield at Unraveling The Spiritual Mystique
Albert Foong at
Alvaro at Sharp Brains Blog
Anmol Mehta at
Ask Lucid at Ask Lucid Spiritual Development
Barb Lattin at Feels Like Magic
Barb Melloh at The Law of Attraction Info
Billy Smith at The Organic Leadership Blog
Brian Lee at
Carlon Haas at Possess Less Exist More
Chris at One is All and All is One
Christine Valters Painter at Abbey of the Arts
Crabby McSlacker at Cranky Fitness
Darren Rowse at
Dave Schoof at Engaging the Disquiet
David Bohl at Reflections on Balance
Deb at Mind Body and Solar
Deb2012 at Fibromaylgia and Wellness
Diane Cese at Everything Yoga
Dick Richards at Come Gather Round
Dr. Hal at Northstar Mental fitness blog
Dr. Michael Shea at From Pain to Personal Gain
Dr. Tim Sharp at The Happiness Institute
Edward Mills at Evolving Times
Enoch Tan at Mind Reality
Erin Pavlina at Erin
Farouk Radwan at 2KnowMySelf
Frank Kanu at Frank Uncovers Excellence in Leadership
Galba Bright at Tune Up Your EQ
Glenda Watson Hyatt at Do It Myself Blog
Greg Butler at
Isabella Mori at MoriTherapy
Isha at Isha Yoga
Jason and Michael at Black Belt Productivity
Jason Womack at Fit and Effective
Jean Browman at Transforming Stress Into Power
Jeanie Marshall at Empowerment and Meditation Blog
Jeff Lilly at Druid Journal
Jennifer Mannion at Heal Pain Naturally
Jenny Ryan at Using My Powers For Good
Jessa at
JoLynn Braley at The Fit Shack
Joanne at I’m Happy Fish
Joel at Fearless Dreams
John W. McKenna at The Leadership Epidemic
Jon King at The Effective Life
Jon Willis at Self Happiness
Kara-Leah Masina at Be Conscious Now
Kevin Kinchen at Creative Power of Thought
Kimberly Pirtle at Uncover Your Bliss
Krishan Singh at Kundalini Yoga Blog
Laura at Heaven is Inside
Laura Young at The Dragon Slayer’s Guide to Life
Leo Babauta at Zen Habits
Lisa McGlaun at LifePrints – Good News for a More Compassionate World
Lola Fayemi at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development
Lumosity at Brain Health Blog
Malathy Badri at Laws of Universe
Mallika, Gotham, and Deepak Chopra, and Shekhar Kapur at IntentBlog
Maria Gajewski at Never The Same River Twice
Mark Sanborn at You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader
Michelle Moore at Happiness Blog
Mike St. Pierre at The Daily Saint
Mona Grayson at Question The Mind
Monte Ladner at Fitness Rocks
Mystical Monkey at One Mystical Monkey
Nneka at Balanced Life Center
Ordinary Mystic at The Ordinary Mystic
Pamm Larry at My Secret Spiritual Dance
Patricia Singleton at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker
Rick Cockrum at Shards of Consciousness
RivKaz at Waterlearner
Rosemary at Parkinson’s Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy
Scott Bernadot at Keeping The Secret
Secret Simon at The Secret of Life
Self Pursuit at Self Pursuit
2 Know My Self at 2KnowMySelf
Shauna Arthurs at Breathing Prosperity
Shaheen Lakhan at GNIF Brain Blogger
Slade Roberson at Spiritual Blogging
Susie at The Accidental Environmentalist
Susanna Kompogiorgas at Flowing Chi
Suzanne Falter-Barns at Discover Your Joy
Takeshi at Nakayima
Takuin Minamoto at
Tejvan at Sri Chinmoy Inspiration
Wade Millican at The Middle Way
Zale Tabakman at Success Through Balance


  1. Great idea to spotlight some of the bloggers from the list. I still love The Personal Development Oracle you created. Thank you for everything. 🙂

  2. Hello Chris:

    Thanks for mentioning Tune up your EQ. i appreciate it. I agree with Priscilla that the Personal Development Oracle is a great tool.

  3. I’m trying to write an article to clarify the difference between personal development, self growth, and self improvement. Do you think these terms are interchangeable? Or do they each mean something different?

    Royane Real

  4. My impression is that “personal development” was coined to avoid the stigma of, and perhaps also the competition for, “self-improvement.”

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