self-help or help yourself?

dancing.jpg*image from an article for Balt Sun, available as a print here.

Do you ever get sick of all the "self-help" and "improve yourself" books that are out there? Man... I try to avoid that section of the bookstore like the plague. Every now and then they are good for a boost, I guess. But most of the time I think -- deep down we already know what we can do to improve or change or lift ourselves. We just have to ask ourselves what to do and then actually follow through on what our insides answer back.

(Also if I read one more article on how to pair down the clutter in my house, I'm going to scream. We get it already! Four piles: keep, sell, donate, and trash. Jeesh.)

*I thought this image was appropriate because she looks so happy... I think there's a story there about her just following her own heart and listening to yourself. (Plus, I totally want a skirt like hers.)