Carey Blakely

self development and personal growth blog
A discourse on self-development
flourish blog - personal growth and self development

Life during Covid really got me thinking about self-development and what it takes to flourish—and what can get in the way. With Flourish I explore how you and I can live authentically, pursue goals that we stick to, deal with obstacles, persevere, and ultimately thrive. 

To flourish is to “grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.” As a noun it’s “a bold or extravagant gesture or action.” 

Let’s grow vigorously and be bold about it!

personal growth and development

Power Through the Transition

My friend John gave me a new mantra for fall: power through the transition. He was talking about surfing, but I thought it was awesome life advice.

What are you attracting into your life? (law of attraction)

What Are You Attracting Into Your Life?

The law of attraction essentially states that what you put out into the world will attract back to you because like attracts like.

beautiful views cover up harsh realities

Is It Possible to Flourish in California Anymore?

The quality of life in California has declined significantly as the cost of living has skyrocketed. How can people flourish in California in conditions that inhibit growth?