Category Archive: Personal Development


Permalink to Paralysis By Jonathan | Published September 12, 2016

I am paralyzed. No, I’m not in a wheel chair. Yes, I still have two legs, and they work. Arms work too. Oh sure, chemotherapy took its toll. I don’t quite have the stamina I used too. And I am cursed with nerve damage and mysterious pains. But by and large, my body still works. […]

Coming Out Of the Closet

Permalink to Coming Out Of the Closet By Jonathan | Published January 30, 2014

A note: To get the most from this article, you really need to click the links and watch the video. I know that takes up time, but honestly, if you’re reading this already, you probably have nothing else to do right now… The time has come for me to get something off my chest that’s […]

Why I Quit Facebook Forever

Permalink to Why I Quit Facebook Forever By Jonathan | Published November 28, 2013

I first joined Facebook way back in 2007 or so, I can’t remember exactly when. Back then it was innocent and unassuming. There were no ads, and there were very few people on it, and fewer still who knew what it was. Heck, I was on it and I barely knew what it was. I […]

One Glad Morning: Coping With Suicide

Permalink to One Glad Morning: Coping With Suicide By Jonathan | Published July 11, 2013

I didn’t know Jezariel well. I wish I had. When I would see him at family gatherings he would always greet me warmly as if he had known me his entire life. What I do know is that he was always kind and considerate to everyone around him. He loved his family deeply, especially his […]

How I Really Feel About Landmark Education

Permalink to How I Really Feel About Landmark Education By Jonathan | Published February 17, 2012

I have previously written about Landmark Education, first in an article in which I describe my initial reaction to being introduced to the Landmark Forum, and then shortly afterwards I wrote a piece in which I enthusiastically described what an amazing experience I found the Landmark Forum to be. I still stand by what I […]

The Myth of Money Motivation

Permalink to The Myth of Money Motivation By Jonathan | Published November 28, 2011

I’ll never forget the moment I heard those words. I was sitting in the back row, at a sales training seminar. I had already made up my mind that I was in the wrong place, training for the wrong job. But I had not yet found the courage to be true to myself and leave. […]

5 Phrases To Banish From Your Vocabulary Forever

Permalink to 5 Phrases To Banish From Your Vocabulary Forever By Jonathan | Published November 12, 2011

As human beings we are expert procrastinators and excuse makers. We will find nearly any reason to put things off. And we make those reasons sound really good. We will dress them up in clever language that let’s us convince ourselves (and others, if we possibly can) that it’s really not out choice. Here are […]

The Midnight Manifesto

Permalink to The Midnight Manifesto By Jonathan | Published November 7, 2011

I recently made the decision to rekindle my interest in art, more specifically, drawing with coloured pencils. As a result I found myself sorting through some old art supplies which had been in storage. As I was flipping through the pages of one of my sketch books, three pages fell to the ground. My fiancée […]

The Labour of Love

Permalink to The Labour of Love By Jonathan | Published September 19, 2011

As I was putting around the house this morning I suddenly had the old saying, “it’s a labour of love” running through my mind. They kept popping up over and over, and I kept shrugging them off as just another random thought. It’s been a long week, and I have a lot of odd and […]

Is Tolerance Really A Virtue?

Permalink to Is Tolerance Really A Virtue? By Jonathan | Published May 16, 2011

These days it seems that tolerance has become *the* most critical of all virtues. We are expected to tolerate everything, and if we don’t then it is a virtual guarantee that we will find ourselves on the receiving end of some harsh criticism by the politically correct crowd. But is tolerance always a good thing? […]

Committing “Purgery”

Permalink to Committing “Purgery” By Jonathan | Published May 15, 2011

I have been hard at work lately. Not only have I been hard at work writing new content for In the Limelight, I have also given it it’s most dramatic face-lift ever, and fine tuned other elements of the site that you may or may not have noticed. However, by far the most difficult project […]

Resolutions for 2010: How Did I Do?

Permalink to Resolutions for 2010: How Did I Do? By Jonathan | Published May 14, 2011

It might seem a bit odd to be publishing a post about new years resolutions when we are already well in May. But I have a confession to make: this is not a new post. I have been busy doing some behind the scene housekeeping here on In The Limelight, and one of the things […]

Learning From Success Versus Learning From Failure

Permalink to Learning From Success Versus Learning From Failure By Jonathan | Published May 13, 2011

Some people will tell you that failure is a good thing because that is how we learn. I disagree. A failure may well lead us towards learning something, but that does not mean that failure is how we learn, only that it is possible to fail and still learn something. Think about it, what does […]

Forgotten Ideas

Permalink to Forgotten Ideas By Jonathan | Published May 12, 2011

As a writer, I have no shortage of ideas. I know that might seem like an odd thing to say. You might be thinking I must be the luckiest writer in the world to have such an abundance of things to write about. After all, isn’t writers’ block the bane of a writer’s existence? Is […]

Your Brain Is Lying To You

Permalink to Your Brain Is Lying To You By Jonathan | Published May 6, 2011

Can you trust your brain? It’s a more important question than you might think, and more importantly if you think you can out-think your brain, you are probably greatly mistaken. Say what??? Out-think your brain? That’s crazy talk isn’t it? Well yes. On the surface that seems like a silly statement at best, but consider […]

Book Review: Rework

Permalink to Book Review: Rework By Jonathan | Published May 5, 2011

I have just finished reading the most refreshing business book I have ever come across. It’s called Rework, and it is truly unique. It the rebellious step child of business books. It breaks all the rules and it encourages you to break them too. It makes radical recommendations, like telling you to forget about a […]

A Wake Up Call?

Permalink to A Wake Up Call? By Jonathan | Published May 4, 2011

Recently I was rear ended. It was quite severe, as far as rear-ender car accidents go. Bad enough that my car will likely be written off. Bad enough that I could not drive it from the scene of the accident. And bad enough that they did send an ambulance to take me to the hospital […]

You’re Different, And It Bothers People

Permalink to You’re Different, And It Bothers People By Jonathan | Published April 30, 2011

Is there anyone who has not had someone say to them the following words? “Well that’s not how I would do it” For some reason, I seriously doubt it. As humans, we all seem rather firmly convinced of our own superior knowledge of how to do things. For most of us, it’s not a problem, […]

Learning To Type

Permalink to Learning To Type By Jonathan | Published April 20, 2011

I have a confession to make: I am a cheater. At typing that is. All through typing class in elementary school I cheated. I simply did not have the patience to learn touch typing back then. I was all about instant gratification. It worked out well for me. I became a master hunt and peck […]

Echoes Of Synchronicity

Permalink to Echoes Of Synchronicity By Jonathan | Published April 7, 2011

“Let’s do something tonight!”, I texted furiously, disregarding my numerous touch screen induced typos in favour of getting my message across as quickly as possible. “Like what?” “I don’t know anything, let’s just not sit around the house tonight.” “Okay, so what do you want to do?” “Hmm, go for a drive?” And with that […]