Challenges

10 Powerful Life Lessons to Learn During Difficult Times — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The most powerful life lessons are learned during the most difficult times, and I think you’re going to agree with me that once you look back at what you’ve learned so far. Nobody wants to experience difficult times though and it’s not just you. It is human nature to look for comfort. We all want to be happy, and at peace, always. However, sometimes life forces us to step out of our comfort zone. To face challenges, to go through…

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Safe at Home? 42 Easy Challenges to Help You Spend the Time Productively—and Lift Your Spirits. – Happiness Article

Right now, we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and it will continue and change for a long time. While everyone across the globe is affected, it’s hitting people differently in different places. Countries are experiencing it at different times, and within the United States, states are being hit at different times. The crisis affects individuals very differently, too; people’s fears and challenges vary dramatically. Wherever we are, we’re all so grateful for the healthcare workers and all the…

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Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Self Improvement Article

A pandemic and an ensuing lockdown, never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined that we would experience these outside of movies. Yet, here we are, confined to our homes, for the sake of our safety and good health. This, of course, brings with it, it’s own set of challenges.  There’s a lot of talk out there about the business aspects, the economic aspects, or the financial aspects of this strange-strange situation. But a topic that isn’t getting sufficient…

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A 21-Day Nutrition Challenge That Will Change Your Life – MegSoper – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Meg, I can tell you that you were a real hit! Your preparedness was evident and appreciated. Your energy was boundless. You’re a smart and fun lady – simply awesome! The team was talking about you & your techniques days following the presentation. All the topics resonated with the… Read More – Commercial Business Operations, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson Mara Old,Manager Supplier & Project Management “Thank you for an awesome presentation! Your connection with the audience, the upbeat and humourous…

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Radical Gratitude: How to Turn Your Pain into Peace – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

My journey to living in gratitude began in 2010. And let me say that up until that time, until I was age forty-five, I was a complainer, griper, and a whiner, with absolutely no reason to complain! Luckily, I was saved from these very wasteful, counter-productive habits when I was given a blank journal one Thanksgiving season by a New Thought minister, who told us if we journaled five things we were grateful for forty days, our life would change…

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What Helps Me Put Things in Perspective – Happiness Article

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ~Douglas Adams The Buddha famously said that life is full of suffering. While I acknowledge there is much suffering in the world, for my privileged life in the West, I like to think…

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No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

I recently received a book of poems from a friend, and one of the poems immediately caught my attention.  It is called “No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken” and it is about having your heart broken in order to ultimately taste freedom.  But freedom from what?  You’ll understand what I’m talking about once you read the poem. The most challenging life experiences have to teach us the greatest lessons and bring to the surface wisdom that we never thought we…

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Reflection Prayer: The Traditional Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

One prayer exercise to get in touch with our inner senses is called The Examen. The motto in Ignatian spirituality is to “find God in all things.” We do that by examining our life. As our lives unfold with each choice, our reactions to unexpected challenges, and our search for stability in the midst of change, we get glimpses of God’s loving guidance, companionship, and support. It’s as if Jesus says, “We have eyes to see.” We develop these special…

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How Could This Happen To Me?

How could this happen to me? How could I develop an autoimmune disease at the age of 36? This was not supposed to happen. Not to someone in their 30s, not to someone who had dedicated their life to health, wellness and fitness. Not to a microbiologist turned personal trainer and yoga teacher. Nope. That’s not how things worked. I had practically guaranteed good health and quality of life well into my 90s. Although the first 3 decades of my…

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