Quit Avoiding Difficult Decisions | Connie Podesta – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Decisions are a part of life, especially the difficult ones. The ones that you have to weigh out a little more than most because they can mean a change of direction, new opportunity, new job, or a choice in a relationship. Every day we’re faced with crossroads and opportunities to choose. I had a radio show, then I was offered a speaking job. When I was speaking full time, I was…

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You Can Call Me Georgia – Positivity Article

Something magical happens when you stop caring about what others think of you. You start to taste a level of freedom that questions all of your past decisions. It changes your interactions with people. Your conversations with your boss. Your friends. The whole ecosystem around you. The other day, I met someone ‘important.’  Semi famous. He was so used to people being excited around him. Half way through my conversation I noticed that he was nervous. And I noticed something about…

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“Knowledge Is Not Understanding” — the Case of the Backwards Bicycle – Positivity Article

I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars. It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard… very hard.   After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. Turns out that’s really tough, too! Lesson: “Once…

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How to Make Rebuilding Your Self Confidence A Priority — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

For many of us when we boil down why we aren’t showing up as boldly as we’d like it because we are afraid of being judged. Judged by our family, friends, the people we love. Here’s the thing- we all judge. Judging is a part of what our human brains do. It is a helpful useful, decision making part of our brains. However, we often let the judgments of ourselves & others create stories in our minds and those tales…

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Quit Setting Goals! | Connie Podesta – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta All right – don’t start sending me hate mail! Let me say first, if you are a goal setter and that is absolutely working for you – stop reading. This is not the post for you. This post is for everyone out there who may feel a little – or a lot like I do. The ones who feel like setting goals can be constrictive. Restrictive. Binding. Limiting. Forced. Uncomfortable. A confidence-killer. Hear…

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Knife crime project and LGBT+ football club among winners of new community initiative – Positive News – Positivity Article

Scotland’s first LGBT+ football club and an initiative that helps save the lives of victims of knife crime are among four community projects across the UK that will receive funding and mentoring Four “unsung heroes” creating positive change in their local communities have today been announced winners in The Community Projects initiative set up by giffgaff, and will receive funding and support to help boost their work. The diverse range of projects are from different corners of the UK and…

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What Is Metamorphosis If Not This? – Positivity Article

Awake, fresh eyes crack. It hurts for just a second as dawn’s light washes me. After a long, walking sleep, I’m relieved to see the sun again. “Felt like night forever,” I say to her with a bittersweet mix of thanks and regret. “Thank you for waking me.” The monsters lurking in my room transform before me. They were but a coat flung carelessly over a chair. A house plant. A stack of magazines. It all seemed so real. Yesterday’s…

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33 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Joe Dispenza — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Joe Dispenza is one of the most AMAZING human beings on this planet. What this man has done, and continues to do for the healing of humanity and the awakening of our spirits cannot be expressed in words. He is a living breathing angel. After healing himself of a broken vertebrae using only the power of his mind and restoring his body completely in less than 3 months, Joe decided to spend the rest of his life studying the mind-body…

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36 Truths from 36 Years – Positivity Article

Today I turn 36! Age is just a number, they say, and the older I get, the more I realize the truth in that statement. With every year, I feel both changed and exactly the same. There are parts of me that will always be and there are parts that will shift over time. One thing I know for certain is that, the older I get, the less I know. I gain wisdom, yes, but I also gain the realization…

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I Am Not Ashamed to Be Seen In Public Anymore – Self Improvement Article

My wife and I were at a nice restaurant, eagerly waiting for the chance to order our meals. I salivated at the thought of the barbecue ribs. A server came to our table and in his chivalrous way, asked Stephanie what she would like to eat first. After taking her order, he said it would be right out and I prepared to order. As I began to open my mouth, I watched him close his notes. He started walking away…

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Glimpses of Light – Self Improvement Article

One of the things that I love most about our time here on Earth is that we get to decide when it’s time to let something go and when to declare a fresh start for ourselves. We get to reach beyond the dark and allow ourselves to move toward the light. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this year has been tough so far. I lost two loved ones. I had childhood trauma resurface. I was sick for over a…

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6 Ways to Shake Things Up – Positivity Article

  For months and months, it felt like a dark cloud was hanging over my head. I don’t know if it was seasonal depression or regular depression or just part of my biological mental ups and downs, but, man, was it rough. I didn’t feel like doing anything, and I didn’t feel like I’d ever get out of that dark fog of what felt like nothingness. But, over the past few weeks, there’s been a shift. I’ve felt something start…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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3 Simple Steps That Can Transform Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~ Hermann Hesse I remember when my life was a complete mess. I felt so utterly lost and didn’t even know where to start in my healing process. Because my life was in such chaos, I assumed that only something big could help transform my life. Maybe a long…

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8 spiritual ways to stop resisting difficult life changes and use it to your advantage – – Happiness Article

Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” Rumi We all go through rough patches in life. We face unwanted changes Sickness. Relationships ending. The passing away of loved ones and other circumstances that are out of our control. You might be suffering…

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Regard Yourself as a Cloud – Positivity Article

  Regard yourself as a cloud.  Clouds never make mistakes.  Did you ever see a cloud that was misshapen? Did you ever see a badly designed wave? No, they always do the right thing.  And if you will treat yourself for a while as a cloud or wave, you’ll realize that you can’t make a mistake whatever you do.  Because even if you do something that appears totally bizarre, it will all come out in the wash somehow or…

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The One Degree Difference – Productivityist – Self Improvement Article

I had eye surgery only days before writing this piece. It wasn’t a laser surgery designed to improve my eyesight, like so many of these surgeries are. Instead it was a surgery designed to prevent me from making my eyesight worse. (If you want to know more about the type of laser surgery I had then just search the term “laser iridotomy” and you’ll be on your way.) Lasers are precise in nature and when the surgeon was spending the…

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On Learning to Let Go of Who You Were — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven’t realized that today is tomorrow’s nostalgia.” ― Zeena Schreck We went to New York for some festive shopping…and took a trip down memory lane. We lived in New York for a few years and with as many years away, the City was still as familiar as ever. NYC is my favorite city in the world actually.  It has an energy like nowhere else somehow.   But New York has personal significance for…

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Here’s Why People Change and How You Can Too – Self Improvement Article

Image Credit: Unsplash I was recently participating in a family event. As I was walking by I heard someone saying: “well what can you do about it… That’s her character, and people can’t change.” The fact that people believe that character and attitude can’t be changed always surprises me. I keep hearing this from people who are considered educated yet with all those university degrees, it feels like some very basic truths are missed. Everything is either growing or disintegrating…

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Moving Away from Fear to Faith — Purpose Fairy

“Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see the future, yet you know it will come; you can’t see the air, yet you continue to breathe.” ~ Claire London Faith is an absolute belief in the unseen, and hope for the puzzle pieces in life to align together. The challenge many of us face throughout our days is living in faith vs fear. It’s like there is a battle waging within us constantly. WE…

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7 Steps to Creating Your Own Magical World — Purpose Fairy

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I was a little girl, there was this children’s television series produced in Czechoslovakia called Arabela. I used to love that show mainly because there was a lot of magic in it. The whole show revolved around the members of a regular family, the Majers, who encounter people from the Fairy Tale Kingdom. And I remember the series featured several magic items amongst which a magic ring. That…

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15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make — Purpose Fairy

Making New Year’s resolutions and staying committed to them can be a challenging thing for a lot of people. And even though I think it’s important to have a vision, a clear direction or goal before starting the New Year, all these New Year’s resolution lists can create a lot of stress and anxiety in people, causing them to feel disappointed when things don’t go as planned. And that’s the reason why I created this list of 15 New Year’s…

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How To Know What Changes You Should Actually Make In Your Life

These days, the internet is full of confusing mixed messages. There is the message of “Be yourself! You’re beautiful no matter what you look like!” Then, there is the message of “You must look this exact way in order to be considered beautiful.” Neither of those are necessarily true. Beauty is a standard and everyone has his own idea of what that looks like. You don’t meet everyone’s criteria and not everyone meets your criteria. That’s just how the world…

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7 Powerful Attitudes You Must Have In Order To Achieve Any Change

Do you know what’s the best time of the year to make changes and new beginnings? Any time you are up to it, really! Although January is the month we talk about setting new goals, envisioning ourselves in a better and improved version of who we are, we can start the process of change any time during the year. But sometimes what we talk about in the beginning of the new year remains grandiose plans, perhaps to pick up again next…

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When Life Changes, Success Puts on Different Clothes

“I didn’t know where I was going until I got there.” When we were kids, life was so fun and fresh. Maybe it’s because we dived straight into adventure. Because we didn’t think of success or failure in the way we think now. I’ve always been passionate about creativity. When I was a kid I would draw all over the wardrobe doors, they were pure white just like a blank canvas. Back then we lived in a very small apartment…

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