I’m not sure how I met this blogger, but I’ve enjoyed many of her writings and knew one day she would be showcased as a “New Blog Of The Week” (NBOTW).

Hers is what I would consider a self help blog. She shares stories from books she has read, as well as articles based on life experiences. Her hope is to grow and to help others.   Reading this blog has reopened my eyes to all of the possibilities that surround us.

In her post titled: The Power Of Choice” she says,

It is very easy to blame our failures on external circumstances. For most of us we always tend to take the easy route of placing the responsibility for something going wrong on other people, situations or external factors. In fact it is human nature to point the finger. Oh yes, we are all self exalting, never accepting that we can go wrong….However, there is no power in playing victim….

Although most us know the outcomes are based on our personal choices, this is a great reminder to check our ego at the door and ask if we’re blaming others or taking responsibility for our actions.

When I read the following statement in her post titled “Boost Your Achievements In 9 Simple Ways”, it reminded me of why I blog. Point number 8 is:

Do not conform

Most of us buy into other people’s ideas and thoughts without even questioning it. If someone says, ‘It’s hard to get a job’, we immediately buy into that. If someone says that, ‘you will never make it’, we fall for it. Do we have to fall for it? No. Do we have to accept everything just because someone says it so? No. We have freedom to ask questions, and we have the freedom to see things differently if we wish to.

When we read blogs, we’re given the choice to agree or disagree with what the author wrote. What works for one blogger may not work for another,  If we’re ever in doubt, we can research a little deeper and/or test what we’ve read.  It’s up to us to then draw our own conclusions.

This blogger was honored to be on the Bob Proctor Cruise. Upon returning she wrote a post titled “10 Lessons To Create A New You”. A favorite quote she shared was from Paul Martinelli. He said:

“You can never outperform your self-image”.

There’s a lot of truth in those seven words. Our self image can make us, or break us, and we have the power to change it.

When she wrote her About page she shared her hopes for her blog.

…A place where my soul will dance and reach the moon. My home. As I write, as I communicate with you, may I continue to grow and may you grow with me….

So simply put, but so moving.

I’m proud to introduce you to Sharon from All Is Within.

Welcome again Sharon.

Enjoy your reign as “New Blog Of The Week”.


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  1. Jamie HarropNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Barbara. Sharon looks to have some really interesting articles and you can’t exactly miss that huge subscriber button. haha.

    Subscribed, and looking forward to what Sharon has to say in the future.


    Jamie Harrop´s last blog post..Our Desire Affects Our Ability to Achieve

  2. Thanks Barbara, it does seem like a blog worthy to subscribe to; I was missing these pearls of every week.

  3. Dr. CasonNo Gravatar says:

    I love it when a blogger shares their heart and dreams. Thanks for highlighting her.

    PS – thanks to you too! Barbara…it’s voting time! 🙂


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  4. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Another excellent choice! Sharon continually has impressed me with her articles and the thought and care she puts behind them.

    Sharon – you’re doing awesome stuff – it’s great to see you highlighted here as NBOTW!

    Lance´s last blog post..And The Word Is…

  5. I completely agree with her comments from “Power of choice”. Accountability is a huge piece of my work. We have to look inside ourselves and stop blaming others. Thanks for the introduction and I look forward to spending some time on Sharon’s blog.

  6. I just discovered this great blog a couple of days ago, and added it my reader.

    Welcome Sharon!

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  7. JannieNo Gravatar says:

    Just came back from there and feel very uplifted.

    Great choice, Barbara!

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  8. sharonNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, it looks like I have turned up late at my own party! Barbara, I am truly lost for words. Thank you so much for show-casing me here. What an honor!
    To all you folks, your kind words are an endless source of inspiration in which I will always find strength to go on.
    What a great start to 2009. May you be blessed!

    sharon´s last blog post..Pray Without Ceasing

  9. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara and Sharon. I discovered All Is Within a couple of days ago and subscribed immediately. Welcome Sharon!

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  10. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    goodness, another good one to include in my long list of blogs to visit.

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  11. melanieNo Gravatar says:

    I also feel uplifted. Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    I enjoyed the quotes that you shared here which are written on Sharon’s site that I checked it out immediately. Thanks for another great introduction!

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  13. CarolineNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for introducing this wonderful blog! Bravo!

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  14. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Sharon!

    Choice is indeed powerful.

    Good pick Barbara. Good picture too — at first blush it reminded me of an I Love Lucy episode.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Improvement Frame

  15. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    To all who have welcomed Sharon, I thank you. I hope you find her blog as much of a joy to read as I do.

    As always, I appreciate your support in my effort to showcase new (and some not so new) bloggers.

    Sharon – Enjoy your reign. 🙂

  16. sharonNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you Barbara and my fellow bloggers. Being show-cased here is indeed a turning point in my blogging life. When I started I thought my blog would be a ghost haven, deserted and forgotten. Looks like I have to keep on keeping on.

    sharon´s last blog post..Pray Without Ceasing

  17. atchissonNo Gravatar says:

    you can never out perform your self image are great worlds to live by and to think about when blogging

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  18. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Barbara, I will go over an check it out…looks like a good one, I just got my Internet connection repaired…another 24 hours off line…nearly put me in crisis mode!

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  19. That is some insightful writing. The simplest, and conversely most difficult advice to follow, is to trust and go your own instincts. Great post.
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