The Power of Positivity in a World That Can’t Stop Complaining — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered what is the power of positivity and how it can impact your life especially nowadays when you’re surrounded by people that cannot stop complaining? Wayne Dyer said that if we change the way we look at something, the thing we look at changes. I used to have a very hard time with this. After all, I was a single, working mom relying on food stamps to feed my two little girls. No matter how I looked…

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How to Begin Rebuilding Your Life- Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

What if you woke up one day and decided that you were tired of feeling tired and that you had enough of everything – enough of stress and anxiety; enough of lack, pain, and poverty; and enough of tears, heartbreaks, self-destructive thoughts, behaviors, and relationships? What then? Well, if you’re tired of feeling tired and you are serious about rebuilding your life and make it ridiculously amazing, these 12 steps will help you achieve just that. How to Begin Rebuilding Your Life…

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10 Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

‘Tis the season to be grateful.The pie, the people, the prospect of an early bedtime since the sun sets at 4:00 p.m. It’s easy to feel the warm fuzzies of gratitude around the holidays. But what about the 300-some other days of the year? Let’s keep these good gratitude vibes going throughout all the seasons with these 10 ultra-easy ways to up appreciation into your every day.   1. Keep a—you guessed it—gratitude journal. Let’s get the obvious out of the…

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5 Gratitude Practices to Raise Your Vibration PLUS 50 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.” ~ Hafiz Gratitude can mean many things to many people, but in its simplistic essence it means “being thankful”. It’s developing the attitude of gratitude for everything in our life. Big or small. Good or bad. All great spiritual masters, thought leaders, successful entrepreneur etc. have emphasised the need to live in gratitude for true success. For when we can’t appreciate what we have, how can we appriciate what is…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Transcendence – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

When we heal, we experience transcendence. People who fully live in the present are able to navigate from past experiences toward a more meaningful life. Those who feel that sense of wholeness or completeness are able to transcend the lessons we learned along the path toward enlightenment.   Adyashanti said, “A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” What does that look like? We are not afraid of not knowing. We are excited to learn more.…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Abundance – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Abundance  ‘I have abundance of …’, finish that sentence in your own voice. ‘I am abundant in …’,  finish that sentence. Turn it into an action word, and now,  a present day, ‘now’ phrase. The self-help industries tell us to envision it, as if we already have what we want. So do some theories in practice in the field of psychology. And in the sports industries.  There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now. A pull toward alternative…

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“More Failure = More Success.” – Self Improvement Article

Interview: Neil Pasricha. I’ve known Neil for years. We got acquainted long ago, through our blogs, when blogs still felt fresh and new. I was a big fan of his gratitude blog 1000 Awesome Things. From there, he’s released huge bestselling books such as The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. He’s got a terrific podcast called 3 Books with Neil Pasricha—it’s “by and for book lovers, writers, makers, sellers…and librarians.” You can watch his TEDxToronto talk on “The Three A’s…

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Passing the Baton – Self Improvement Article

Rod and Andree at our wedding in New Mexico. I met Rod and Andree in 2003. After nine months of being on medical leave from my job as an editor and going to physical therapy several times a week and seeing various doctors who didn’t seem to know how to fix my body after a car accident, I decided – with mixed emotions – to leave the city and move in with Dan in a small mountain town nestled in…

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Q&A With Tim — On Wealth, Legacy, Grief, Lyme Disease, Gratitude, Longevity, and More (#394) – Personal Development Article

Photo by Patrick W. Gavin (@pwgavin) Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time, we have a slightly different episode. As many of you know, I tested a “fan-supported model” earlier in the year, but I ended up reverting back to…

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The 2019 Gratitude Challenge! – positively present – Positivity Article

  HOORAY! The NINETH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there’s always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to the things I’m thankful for, and I hope these annual prompts help you too!  As in previous years, I’ll be sharing illustrations on Instagram…

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The Final Destination of Your Inner Journey — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“The life you live is the outward expression of your inner journey.”~ Will Craig, Living the Hero’s Journey Is your mind drowning under the depth of countless thoughts? Is your self-worth inclined towards worthlessness? Your Inner Journey If you feel any of these, it’s time to loosen up. Relax because you are not fighting this battle alone. There are many like you and me on the same leaky boat. The Final Destination of Your Inner Journey Allow me to introduce…

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The 5 Lessons Children Should Learn When They Are Little — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The most important things children should learn when they are little are the things you teach them as a parent, right? Okay, having a child is an adventure. There are many enjoyable aspects but also a great deal of responsibility to raise a functional, righteous, and happy human being. The 5 Lessons Children Should learn When They Are Little To do that, there are some things children should learn when they’re still little. Discover the tools that will help your…

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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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How to Find Your Silver Linings – Happiness Article

MAGGIE SMITH It’s funny, my daughter this year, in her Mother’s Day card wrote to me, “Thank you for helping me be optimistic.” And it made me cry, but it also made me laugh, because if you had told me even five years ago, but certainly 10 years ago, and definitely 15 years ago, that anyone would accuse me of being an optimist, I would have laughed. I’m sure my own mother would have laughed. I would probably call myself…

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Feeling Miserable? 10 Tips on How to Avoid Loneliness – Self Improvement Article

Not so long ago, a member of our Facebook group dedicated to self-development, asked a question, “what do you do to combat loneliness?” Being helpful, quite a few of us jumped in to share some thoughts on the subject. After having seen some very insightful answers, I decided that the subject of “loneliness” deserves more attention and needs to be taken outside of the group’s boundaries. After all, who of us has never been lonely? Who of us has never…

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Multi-Stage Meditation: A 15-Minute Routine – Self Improvement Article

Meditation is becoming one of those habits that we all know is good for us, but we have trouble actually doing it on a consistent basis. When I first learned about meditation and tried it out, it was about 10 years ago. Since then my practice has been very sporadic. I enjoyed it and could see its benefits afterwards, but I could never transform it into a steady habit. However, meditation is slowly become as essential to my daily routine…

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5 Ways To Bounce Back From Failure And Rejection – Self Improvement Article

Think back to the last time you were rejected by someone special or failed at something you worked hard on. How did it make you feel? Like bricks falling on your chest? You must have then been told cliche statements like,  “Failure is the stepping stone to success.” But does knowing this automatically fix how you feel?  When we face major rejection or failure, things seem like they’re spiralling out of our control. Your self-esteem and self-worth take a major…

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5 Ways Being Grateful Benefits You – Proven by Research – Self Improvement Article

“Be grateful for what you have!” You must have been told this a thousand times, especially when things weren’t exactly going your way. Why do people say this? Does being grateful actually help you lead a happier life? If these questions have bugged you even momentarily, we’re here to answer them. It’s not easy being grateful when there’s still so much we haven’t achieved, so many people out there with more than us, and so many problems we face on a…

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Gratitude Habitat | Living In Gratitude: Daily Intentions – Positivity Article

June 22, 2019 Our intention creates reality. – Wayne Dyer Studies have proven that happy, successful individuals have a set routine and habits that keep them focused. One of these practices is taking time time each morning to set a daily intention. This helps alleviate stress, creating an inner peace and assuredness that provides a fresh perspective. An intention is simply a promise you make to yourself. Setting aside time to contemplate your purpose for the day ahead allows for…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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When You Should Help Your Coworkers—and When to… – Happiness Article

When was the last time you helped a colleague at work? Helping in the workplace can take various forms—for example, training an intern, comforting a colleague in distress, or taking on extra work to complete a team project. If your organization has a competitive work culture—or if you’re anything like the 35 percent of working Americans who feel overwhelmed by their workload—helping others in the workplace may not be at the top of your priority list. However, research suggests that…

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7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

It took me about 30 years to realize that I treated my experience of life like I was in the early stages of dating.  I was always judging it, deciding if it felt safe and ready to drop it if things didn’t go right.  I would dramatically jump from loving life to hating it. I didn’t realize that I had the power to shift my relationship to life by simply embracing all of it. In the same way, you embrace…

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5 Steps To Bring Back Love Into Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”~ Mandy Hale There are some periods of the year that cause your soul to crave companionship, and you feel pulled to join with that one individual the Universe has created for you. You desire to find your soulmate. In reality, you are already connected to that individual. Every choice you make, and every interaction with other individuals, helps the…

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Gratitude Habitat | Living In Gratitude: Finding Joy – Positivity Article

May 18, 2019 As a society, our primary focus is on achievement and success. The pressure to perform and the heightened expectation of success is a burden that weighs us down, decreasing our enthusiasm and robbing us of the ability to experience joy.  An accomplished life frequently equates to our career. But there is so much more to life than work. When we define our life’s purpose solely on our level of success in our jobs, this can leave us…

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A Better Way to Talk to Yourself – Happiness Article

THERESA SCOTT When I first got into a relationship with Louis, I kind of thought to myself, “This person doesn’t seem like a person that has been imprisoned for as long as he has.” He had such a balance to his personality, to the way that he carried himself. I’m like, what is going on with this person. We kind of saw each other for two years. Initially, I kind of kept him at arm’s length because I figured that…

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5 Simple Gratitude Practices that Will Change Your Life – Positivity Article

Although you may have heard of the term “practicing gratitude,” what does it actually mean? In essence, it is a pathway towards spiritual alignment. One might describe it as moving with life’s current as opposed to against it. For many people, practicing gratitude is a conversation rooted in hyperbole; however, a number of benefits truly come with making it a part of one’s life. In fact, those who have made gratitude/deep appreciation a part of their life have attributed the…

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How Can You Use the Power of Gratitude to Your Advantage – Self Improvement Article

When we want something, we generally imagine the form it will take when it manifests. If we’re not careful, however, we can find ourselves attached more to the imagined form than the actual desired outcome. This is like placing an online order and expecting it to come in a blue box shipped by UPS. If we then receive a red box delivered by FedEx, we might not realize that it’s what we ordered, and never even open it! For example,…

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The Art of Taking a Step Back – Self Improvement Article

When something happens to us in life, our instinct is often to immediately take action and respond to it. Make a mistake at work? Slam the desk. Someone pisses you off? Snap back at them. Want that slice of cake? Grab it and take a bite. Someone cuts you off while driving? Honk your horn and throw up the middle finger. React. React. React. Life is one continuous cycle between things happening to us and us responding to them. And…

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How to raise a grateful child #AtoZChallenge #Parenting – Self Improvement Article

We live in challenging times—more so when it comes to parenting. Of courses we want the best for our children and in the process, end up overindulging them and this can have long term consequences—and not of the good kind. It’s a fact that childhood overindulgence leads to a sense of psychological entitlement. When parents overnurture children by doing things that their children ought to be doing for themselves, being too lenient, having no rules—in short, giving them too much,…

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