Activity #415: Visit the Solution Diva

I have just become aware of this site, and think the self-help junkies among you might love it. Sarah Zeldman is all about *solutions* and her site is called SolutionsForBusyMoms.com. She categorizes her solutions into categories that may speak to you (Work At Home Moms, Toddlers, etc).

Sarah is a life coach by profession, who calls herself a Personal Solutions Hunter. Aren’t we all?

Here’s her explanation:

In my mind, solutions generally fall into two categories:

1. Solutions that work from the Outside-in.
2. Solutions that work from the Inside-out.

Is that confusing? Please let me explain.

Solutions that work from the Outside-In involve using tools or programs that are external to you. For example, using a day planner to manage your time, following a particular diet to lose weight, or finding the best money management software to help you stay within your budget, are all what I call “outside” solutions. They are all tools that someone else created to help you solve some challenge in your life. Sometimes you CAN just find the right program, tool or gizmo to solve a problem and improve your life forever. Sometimes “outside solutions” just CLICK! They really can make your life easier. (I just love searching for & sharing these kinds of solutions. That’s why this part of my website is dedicated to reviewing the best “outside” solutions that really work for me and my clients.)

On the other hand, sometimes you can try a bunch of “outside” solutions and nothing clicks — that’s when it’s time to try looking INSIDE to for a solution. Solutions that work from the Inside-out involve deep, transformative personal growth. They involve revisiting your experiences and preconcived notions about the world, uncovering your hidden motivations, and working on changing patterns of behavior that were set long ago.

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P.S. If you want to get more hip to podcasting, Sarah points out some that she has enjoyed. She also pointed out a resource for audio content for your kids.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.