Three Essential Skills

Three Essential Skills by Sina Marasco DTM Eastern Division Director, District 73 I came across a post by Sina Marasco tonight and it caught my attention – Three Essential Skills – all of which can be learned in Toastmasters.  Effective communication, Evaluation and Planning. “Here are three essential skills I wish I had learnt at school… Continue reading Three Essential Skills

Goal Setting

  Set Attainable Goals – If you set your sights too high, you are more likely to fail. It’s ok to have one big goal but break it into smaller attainable goals to work towards. Completing these smaller goals will keep you motivated no matter how long it takes you to reach the final big… Continue reading Goal Setting

Start Your Day The Right Way

Start Your Day the Right Way – Start your day the right way with one positive thought, affirmation or conversation. If you read something positive, think something positive or say something positive, your day will be that much better and you will have done this by your own power. .   Laugh it Off –… Continue reading Start Your Day The Right Way

Change Your Life by Journaling

“Keeping a journal will absolutely change your life in ways you’ve never imagined.” – Oprah Winfrey Why is it so important to keep a journal?  Here are just a few of the benefits a personal journal will provide you: * A journal will remind you of your goals and the actions you are taking towards… Continue reading Change Your Life by Journaling


As a Toastmaster we learn that words are powerful.  The words you use and how you use them can make a big difference to the message you are sharing with your audience.  When you use the phrase, “I’m stuck” you stop, but when you use other phrases, such as “I’m thinking about…” you move forward.… Continue reading Stuck??

Scrapbook Journaling

By journaling your pages you will transform an ordinary collection of photographs into a vibrant and visual storyboard – telling the stories behind the pictures, revealing hidden memories and emotions. It will give your scrapbooks a unique and intimate feel, it is this personal touch that turns your albums into something very special. That is… Continue reading Scrapbook Journaling

Journaling and Personal Growth

One of the best ways to gain clarity about your life is by journaling your thoughts and feelings. Especially if you’re feeling conflicted or confused about certain situations, writing your thoughts out can be incredibly enlightening! You don’t have to be a “writer” to journal effectively. In fact, your writing skills don’t have to be… Continue reading Journaling and Personal Growth

Journaling for Health and Well-being

Could a journal actually lead one to health and well-being? This is a question I’ve given lots of thought to. As it turns out, I’m not the only one. Upon further research, there’s been a considerable amount of press given to the idea that your journal could be a path to health and wellness. In… Continue reading Journaling for Health and Well-being

Gratitude Journal

Keeping a gratitude journal can be a key part of living a happy and prosperous life. How so? Acknowledging all the things, events, and people we appreciate will quickly get us out of the “whining” mode and right into “happy” mode, increasing our vibration. And with that, we’ll begin to draw more of the things… Continue reading Gratitude Journal

Journaling for Emotional and Mental Health

Journaling has long been a tool to achieving better emotional and mental health. The need to express oneself in a safe and controlled manner is a powerful means to improving self-esteem and personal relationships. Parents can use this tool to increase their effectiveness and satisfaction with family members. Here are ten ways that a journal… Continue reading Journaling for Emotional and Mental Health