Everyone has his/her personal choices about reading the contemporary content. The contemporary content is available in various forms such as novels, comics, journals, e-books, newspapers and magazines. However, recently a new form has been added to these. It is called blogs. This is catching up with the people like you and me. Often, bloggers are those people who, apart from contributing in the aforementioned forms of content, also have their own website where they directly address the audience on a regular basis.
They write, most of the times, from the personal experiences that their lives throw at them. Often a single event proves to be a life-changing event (such as, a person who witnessed the fall of the World Trade Centre/Twin Towers or a person who went from rags to riches and as a result, underwent huge transformation) and thus, the journey of assessing the experiences and sharing them with a larger set of audience starts. For example, as I shared in my previous entry that there are Three Aims That Keep Me Motivated.
In the same context, and on the basis of my current findings and readings, I share with you my favourite four blogs. I try to follow them as much as possible. The blogs of Alex Lickerman, Penelope Trunk, Steve Pavlina and Morty Lefkoe are my favourite. Collectively, these blogs have rendered a ‘sea change’ in my life. It is the collective force of or direction provided in these blogs due to which I also started blogging. And, at times, I think that I should also have the similar impact on those who read my blog.
Here, I share the links to and brief details of these four favourite blogs for you.
Alex Lickerman is a physician, former Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Primary Care, and current Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He is also been a practicing Buddhist since 1989.
The form of Buddhism he practices is called Nichiren Buddhism, named after its founder, Nichiren Daishonin. The lay organization of Nichiren Buddhists to which he belongs is called the Soka Gakkai International (SGI).
Alex writes this blog to share his views on topics relating to health, happiness, and personal development. His principal aim is to explore spirituality from a scientific point of view and help people think about life, happiness and themselves in ways they never have before.
His first book, The Undefeated Mind, will be published in Fall of 2012.
Penelope Trunk is an American writer and blogger who examines the life of people in their 20s and their interaction between work and life. Her blog has appeared in the Boston Globe and Yahoo! Finance. Trunk claims her blog has appeared in more than 200 publications. She is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success (Warner, May 2007). She is also the author of the blog Brazen Careerist.
Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, attracting more than two million monthly readers to his website. He has written more than 1000 articles and recorded many audio programmes on a broad range of self-help topics including productivity, relationships and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine and The Guardian. He is also a frequent guest on radio and Internet radio shows.
Steve's book Personal Development for Smart People was published by Hay House in 2008 and has been translated into a dozen different languages. It hit the Amazon.com top 100 list months before it was released.
Morty Lefkoe is president and founder of The Lefkoe Institute. He is the creator of a series of psychological processes (The Lefkoe Method) that result in profound personal and organizational change, quickly and permanently.
He has written a book about the Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP), Re-create Your Life: Transforming Yourself and Your World (Andrews McMeel, 1997; trade paper version, DMI Publishing, 2003). The book explains how the LBP works, how it is significantly different from most forms of psychotherapy, its spiritual implications, and how its principles can be applied to parenting, health, business and social change. It also includes several case histories involving clients who have successfully dealt with dysfunctional patterns. Morty has also written an essay that details research on the mind-body connection in sports and his work with athletes.
I hope that the links will serve you more than they have served me.