25 Personal Development Bloggers to Rock Your World

by Tess


I love reading, writing, growing, and creating. I love blogging!

I have a masters degree in counseling psychology so personal development was a natural niche for me when I started.

I find that other bloggers inspire me, motivate me, encourage me and challenge me. They make me laugh and they make me cry.

Some have become my friends, confidants, mastermind, and business partners. On my list of awesome bloggers you'll find some of the best bloggers, a few brand new ones, and many that are in between.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Today I want to share with you personal development blogs, that along with a commitment to take action, can change your world!

1. Everyday Bright  Jen Gresham is a scientist by training and an optimist at heart. She teaches others how to turn their career fantasy into reality.

2. The Daily Love Mastin Kipp offers a free e-multivitamin for your soul. He blends wisdom with style on his blog and delivers a daily email and Twitter messages for a fast paced lifestyle. 

3. The Happy Seeker Christopher Foster is the oldest (79 years) newest blogger online. He offers advice on how to achieve happiness, inner peace, and stillness in your life. Chris and I have become good friends.

4. Powered by Intuition Angela Artemis will inspire you and motivate you to make your dreams a reality by developing and following your intuition. Angela did a reading for me last year after my mom passed away. Amazing!

5. Abundance Tapestry Evelyn Lim will teach you how to turn your dreams into reality and inspire you to live abundantly and consciously.

6.  For a Better You and a Better World Arvind Devalia shares inspirational but practical advice on how you can leave the world a better place. 

8. Soul Speak Jodi Chapman and her husband Dan Teck will teach you the power of journaling and have created a Soulful Journals Series, to help you life a life of passion and meaning.

9. Simple Marriage Well known self-development blogger, Dr. Corey Allan is committed to love! He teaches that marriage is more about becoming a better human that it is about two people being happy. He's deep, inspiring and just plain awesome.

10. Balance In Me Anastasiya Goers just a regular girl who is health conscious and who offers practical advice on her blog derived from her own experiences of living a busy life while staying in great shape both physically and mentally.

11. The Bridgemaker Alex Blackwell offers themes of forgiveness, faith in difficult times, and appreciating the preciousness of each moment. 

12. Positively Present Dani's blog strives to support the idea that life is best lived if it's lived right now with a positive attitude. I've followed Dani since 2009 and have watched her and her blog take off and soar.

13. Motivational Memo Peter Sinclair is a "heart to heart resuscitation specialist" who wants to help you develop your strengths and live your passion.

14. Good Life Zen Here you'll find practical inspiration by Mary Jaksch where you can get a new take on life, and find creative ways to make your wildest dreams come true. 

15. Constantly Evolving Caroline Manrique is a self-taught brilliant photographer that writes personal stories and insights from her heart. She's raw, honest, and fun! I've hired her for both her photography and her design work.

16. Always Well Within Sandra Pawula intersects personal development, simple wisdom, wellness, and ecology. She invites readers to tap into their own inner spring of true happiness and freedom.

17. Change Your Thoughts Steve Aitchison has over 500 articles on his blog. He invites you to change your thoughts, beliefs, and actions to create a life that you love.  

18. Zen Habits I took three habit courses with Leo last year. I feel like I've gotten to know him better with both the webinars from the habit course and the webinars in the A-List Blogging Boot camps. Down to earth…awesome.

21. Zen-Mama Besty will inspire you to become a better parent. She posts stories and awesome family photos of her travels that will make you want to grab your kids and hit the road.

22. Treatment-Talk Blogging newcomer, Cathy Taughinbaugh is passionate about supporting people in recovery and others who want to live a life of inner peace and joy. 

23. Awake Create Fran Sorin will help you awaken your creative spirit so that you can live a more joyful, authentic, and meaningful life. 

24. Live Bold and Bloom Barrie Davenport wants to inspire you to live boldly and bloom to your fullest potential. Like me she offers advice for fearless living.

25.  Evolving Wellness Evita Ochel provides up to date scientific research, along with thousand year old trusted wisdom of the holistic approach to health and wellness. Learn to live a natural and balanced life in every area of your life. 

26. Momentum Gathering Katie Tallo is one amazing and talented writer. She brought a new puppy home and is currently working on a novel. It makes me savor her infrequent posts even more.

I couldn't possibly include all of my friends and favorite blogs. I welcome you to add your blog or the blog of a friend in the comments below!

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    { 27 comments… read them below or add one }

    Positively Present February 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks so much for including Positively Present in this post! I’m honored!
    Positively Present´s last post…achieving a goal isn’t magic: 4 tips to make it happen


    Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition February 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for putting this awesome list of talented bloggers together. I’m honored to be included.
    Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition´s last post…The Top 10 Signs Your Intuition is More Developed Than You Think


    Sandra / Always Well Within February 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    I love your list, Tess, because it’s not all the usual suspects. It’s the bloggers that genuinely move you. I’m honored to be included.
    Sandra / Always Well Within´s last post…Clarity with Joy


    Jodi Chapman February 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, Tess! What a beautiful surprise – thank you! This is truly an honor.
    I love this list – so many friends here and others that I am just now meeting.
    ? to you!
    Jodi Chapman´s last post…Blogging with Heart Award ♥


    Jodi Chapman February 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Oops – the heart didn’t show up! Love to you! :)
    Jodi Chapman´s last post…Blogging with Heart Award ♥


    Peter G James Sinclair February 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Hey Tess – Honoured to be part of such an awesome group of dynamic and world changing bloggers. Keep yup the great work.
    Peter G James Sinclair´s last post…Why I Am So Proud Of My Mother


    Alex Blackwell | The BridgeMaker February 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm


    Thanks so much for including me! It means a lot to think I’m inspiring you and others.




    Barrie Davenport/Live Bold and Bloom February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hello dear Tess,
    What an awesome group of bloggers you have featured here! Thank you for including me, your bold and fearless counterpart. :)


    Nea | Self Improvement Saga February 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    This is an awesome list. I love that you included some newcomers.
    Nea | Self Improvement Saga´s last post…Inspirational Thoughts: Givers, Remember to Receive


    Find Your Harmony February 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I love that I don’t recognize all these bloggers, because it is really fun to find new people who I can learn from! Thank you for such an awesome list. And I think every one of them would agree that you are one of the bloggers that ROCK the web world right open.

    Thanks for Being BOLD, sharing BOLD, and supporting everyone who is learning to be BOLD:)
    Much love and Harmony,
    Jen ?
    Find Your Harmony´s last post…THURSDAY!


    Katie February 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Lovely to be included, Tess. Puppy is wonderful, tiring and time consuming. Wish I could post more too! Thanks for the love.


    Jen Gresham February 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks so much for including me. I love it when admiration is mutual! :)
    Jen Gresham´s last post…Why Is Happiness So Hard? An Interview with Gretchen Rubin


    Evita February 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Tess,

    Great list, full of valuable links for all types of topics to get us all moving in the right direction in our lives to create the lives we desire.

    Thank you so much also for including me :)
    Evita´s last post…Downfall of Modern Medicine: Is Infant and Children’s Tylenol Safe For Your Children?


    Vidya Sury February 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    What a super list! I am thrilled to think I already follow most of these blogs. Thank you Tess. I am looking forward to visiting those I am yet to meet. :-) Another post for my bookmarks!
    Vidya Sury´s last post…The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 6 – Power of Thoughtful Words


    Betsy at Zen Mama February 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks so much for including Zen Mama in your wonderful list! It’s an honor. I look forward to reading the ones I haven’t seen yet. And revisiting some old friends!
    Betsy at Zen Mama´s last post…Gandhi’s Top Ten


    Cheryl February 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Hi Tess–

    Thanks for a great list. I’m a fan of several bloggers on your list, but have now discovered a few more to check out.

    And since you said we could…

    I thought I’d include a plug for for my own blog, The Manageable Life (http://themanageableilfe.com). My tag line is “Choose to live better.” I believe it’s the choices that we make, each and every day, that determine the kind of live we lead.

    It seems that our approaches to living a “bold life” and a “manageable one” actually have a lot in common.

    Here’s to living a bold, exciting, and yes–manageable life!
    Cheryl´s last post…How are you choosing to respond to your life’s circumstances?


    winsomebella February 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks, Tess, for 25 great suggestions to add to the one I like best–yours. :-)
    winsomebella´s last post…On the Road to the Top of the World


    Wendy Irene February 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Love this list and am excited to check out some new sites! I just found The Daily Love two days ago and am really enjoying it. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week :)


    Fran Sorin February 8, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Dear Tess…

    Thanks so much for including me on this list of such phenomenal bloggers.

    You’ve given a HUGE amount to read….I’m compelled to go onto the 15 plus blogs that I know little about. xxoo-Fran
    Fran Sorin´s last post…48 Quotes To Inspire Creativity And Play


    Fran Sorin February 8, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Dear Tess…

    Thanks so much for including me on this list of such phenomenal bloggers.

    You’ve given me a HUGE amount to read….I’m compelled to go onto the 15 plus blogs that I know little about. xxoo-Fran
    Fran Sorin´s last post…48 Quotes To Inspire Creativity And Play


    Brian February 8, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Thank you for adding Progressive Transformation.

    PT is a blog about creating balance, breaking patterns, and alleviating anxiety when the moment strikes. It offers tools, insight, stories for inspiration and alternative methods of relating to the world around us – all from an approachable Mental Health perspective.

    Brian´s last post…Discovering Creativity


    Cathy Taughinbaugh | Treatment Talk February 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Tess,

    What a amazing list! I am honored to be included in your 25. I love seeing what inspires others. It reminds me of blogs that I have missed for awhile and new blogs to explore. Thank you!
    Cathy Taughinbaugh | Treatment Talk´s last post…Are You the Child of an Alcoholic?


    Paige | simple mindfulness February 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    What an awesome list, Tess!

    While I follow many of these it’s great to find some new gems.

    Paige | simple mindfulness´s last post…How Free Do You Think You Are? Really


    Steven Aitchison February 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Hi Tess, this is an amazing list of bloggers you have put together. Thank you for including me in this list, I truly appreciate it.
    Steven Aitchison´s last post…Buckaroo Buddha


    Aileen February 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Tess that’s a POWER PACK!
    Move over Red Bull energy drink, some real energy and life force is here in this one little post! Jam packed with 100% personal power!
    Aileen´s last post…How to Make Lasting Changes in Your Life


    Tonya February 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for the list! I love finding and reading new inspirational blogs!
    Tonya´s last post…Tribal Yoga & Bad Dreams


    Rose Byrd February 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Angela, Alex, Leo, Mary and Barrie are invaluable sources for me already. You are so correct in pointing out how much inspiration and strength and guidance we writers, especially, can gain from following and participating in their blogs. They offer many free online guides and services, as well. Hurray for blogging! It has saved my self-esteem completely, no kidding!
    Rose Byrd´s last post…Previously on – As Seen on TV…


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