Gratitude

Awakening the Teacher within You – Positivity Article

We commonly use the word dharma to “mean purpose in life.” My dear friend & mentor Dr. David Simon taught me another meaning of the word — “essence.” Your essence is the heart of your existence. Your dharma is the essence of you who are. From your essence arise your intentions. Your intentions drive your thoughts. Your thoughts give rise to your words. Your words are translated into actions – your actions into habits of behavior. Your habits of behavior…

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How to Fit Tidying up Into Your Existing Routine – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Beazy on UnsplashEditor’s Note: This post was written and scheduled before protests began in Minneapolis and St. Paul following the murder of George Floyd. We decided to publish this piece because we all cope with our emotions in different ways, and for some of us, that means keeping our hands and minds occupied on tasks. As always, continue to listen to, learn from, and support people of color. Stay safe. If you’re spending a lot of time at home these days,…

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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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11 Things You Should Start Doing for Yourself Today — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.~  Wayne Dyer Today, not tomorrow, nor the day after tomorrow is where your life is, where your life starts. And today’s post is meant to help you focus more of your attention on yourself by doing those things that are meant to help you create a more balanced and happier life. 11 Things You Should Start Doing for…

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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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Staying Down Is a Choice — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Someone once wrote to me a little note: “Life may put you down, but staying down is a choice”. I happened to find that small note one morning when depression was pinning me down in my bed. It was the perfect moment to read it because this time I was able to understand it. Life can give us some hard lessons from time to time. The common reaction is to feel like a victim: “things happened to you”, “somebody hurt…

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How to Appreciate Your Body (During COVID-19 and Always) – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves.” ~Unknown I used to have a plaque with this quote prominently displayed in my waiting room. Sadly, it’s somehow gotten misplaced over the years. What I remember most about the plaque was how it engaged, or disengaged, the people who noticed it. Did they mention the quote when they came into my office? Pointedly ignore it? Let me know that self-love is what they want for themselves? Or express…

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10 Ways to Be Mentally Healthy and Happy during the Quarantine – Positivity Article

Here we are, in the middle of one of the biggest pandemics of all time. To some, this seemingly came out of nowhere, and to others who had been following along closely, this was not a surprise. Regardless of how prepared you were for the quarantine, this is the new (temporary) normal, and no one knows exactly what to do, but we all know that there’s nowhere to go, so we sit, we stay at home, we slow down, and…

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13 Tips on How to Get Inspired to Write for Your Blog – Self Improvement Article

I will be honest with you, as a person that’s been blogging since 2016 almost always on a weekly basis, I’ve had my share of writer’s block. And I must say that not being able to write when you feel that you need to is one of the most annoying things that a writer can experience. No joke. Knowing that there are many others out there that need help with this problem, I decided to create a list of 13…

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The Uncanny Beauty of Nature During the COVID-19 Crisis – Personal Development 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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What Would Happen if You Chose to Live in a Thankful World? – Positivity Article

Living in a thankful world is a tremendous place to be! It’s actually the same world that we all live in, but the reason I love my place in this world is that I have made a conscious choice to be grateful. Today, why not consider making this choice for yourself? It only takes a shift of your mindset and a bit of energy each day, but this simple change has the power to literally transform your life. Here’s how…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. 21 – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Do you know how much we can get done with 21 days in staycation? Lock down? Social distancing? Physical distancing? SO MANY things! In 21 days, we can kick a sugar addiction ~ knit a blanket for a friend ~ write a novel ~ change the trajectory of our goals ~ befriend new people to the point of sharing and caring. In 21 days, we can pay kindness forward only once a day and help 21 people. We can create…

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Is It Selfish, Shallow, or Frivolous to Worry About Our Own State of Mind During a Time of World Crisis? – 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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How to Teach Children to Manifest Their Dreams – Self Improvement Article

We often think of manifesting our wants and desires as something for adults, but is the learning about the Law of Attraction for kids, too? Absolutely. I taught my children the Law of Attraction from their earliest years. And a few decades later, they have grown into adults who are conscious creators, aware of how the Law of Attraction operates in their lives. Try these games to set your child on the right path to attracting the life they want.…

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How Technology Can Help All Students Become More Grateful – Happiness Article

Think back to your time growing up in school. Do you remember being surprised or apprehensive about differences between yourself and other students in terms of race, class, gender, age, ability, or popularity? Or perhaps you recall being intimidated about communicating with teachers, administrators, counselors? Such differences in social identity—which sometimes involve differences in social power—can make a young person feel different, stressed, and uncertain about their sense of belonging. Those are feelings that can present obstacles to learning, relationships,…

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Welcoming A New Era of Change — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end, you’ll see these ‘setbacks’ as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you will surely find the treasure you seek.”~ Jackson Kiddard    We are…

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3 Tiny Mental Habits I Practice Every Morning – In Less Than 5 Minutes – Self Improvement Article

When it comes to self-improvement, it’s not just about changing our physical habits but also our mental habits. In what direction does your mind naturally tend to go? Do you focus more on the “positive” or “negative” in any given situation? Do you pay more attention to your “strengths” or your “weaknesses?” Happy and successful people tend to share similar beliefs and attitudes that help fuel their happiness and success. Some may have picked up these beliefs naturally (through their…

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How to Start Your Own Healing Journey — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Self love is a big part of our healing journey. We repair our hearts by learning to love ourselves the way we wished we were loved growing up. This is a process and requires patience, self-compassion and practice. Healing is a lifetime journey. Self Love Yet, there are periods in our lives when we go through an intense process of releasing and healing. This can also make us feel vulnerable. Healing involves getting out of our comfort zone, which can…

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“It’s Never Events That Make Us Happy or Not—But Our Own Attitudes Toward Them.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Janice Kaplan. Janice Kaplan is the author of fourteen popular books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Gratitude Diaries, and she has a new book  called The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World. She was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, which at the time reached 70 million people each week, and she spent many years producing network television specials. Her books have been translated around the world, and she speaks about gratitude and genius at…

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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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[New Audio Meditation] Infuse Your Life with Gratitude – Meditation Article

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero The power of gratitude is no secret. When practiced regularly and paired with meditation, it can have tremendous physical and emotional benefits. Gratitude has several meanings and connotations. In particular, there are three core elements: Grace, Graciousness, and gratefulness. Nurturing gratitude, and all three senses of that word, as a daily, hourly, moment-to-moment habit can be transformative. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of…

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Pain challenges us to grow in enormous leaps – Spiritual Article

It is 2 a.m. on Monday. I am jaded. Rest keeps eluding me. I have been a zombie since I had my baby boy 10 months ago. He does not sleep well, and has never slept more than four consecutive hours since the day he was born. My husband is asleep, peacefully, beside me. He snores like a bear, utterly oblivious that I am up for the second time since our baby went to sleep at 10 p.m.I am exhausted.…

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10 Ways How Self-Education Has Changed My Life – Self Improvement Article

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t the brightest kid in class.. at all. It was not so much that I wasn’t smart enough to get good grades, apart from math, but rather that I had little to no interest in what we were taught. I passed middle school just and just to get into the college that I wanted to get into. I thought that college would be different in a good way. Well.. it wasn’t. Actually, it was…

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Exploring the Examen Step-by-Step: Give Thanks – Spiritual Article

Editor’s note: We continue our series exploring each of the steps of the Examen. We’re using the Examen version from Jim Manney’s book, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. We’ll look at a different step each week. 2. Give thanks. In his book, A Simple, Life Changing Prayer, Jim Manney summarizes the second step of the Examen this way: “Give thanks. The day I have just lived is a gift from God. Be grateful for it.” While one can…

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How to Let Go of People Who No Longer Need, or Want, to Be in Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

To let go of people who no longer need, or want to be in your life is to honor your Self and surrender to the natural flow of life. You let go of someone not because you no longer care; not because you no longer need and want them in your life. But because you understand that they will be happier someplace else. You will be happy someplace else. ~ Luminita D. Saviuc One of the hardest things in life…

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Our Best Education Articles of 2019 – Happiness Article

Looking for inspiration to start the new decade off on the right foot? Our most popular education articles of 2019 explore how children develop purpose, how we can best support our students’ mental health and social-emotional development, why we benefit from listening to each other’s stories, and more. And…if you want to put the scientific findings from these articles into practice, check out our new website for educators, Greater Good in Education (GGIE), officially launching on February 20, 2020. In…

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

The sound of silence. There’s a ringing in my ear. The hype of  pending holiday. It’s growing very near. This year is very different. The atmosphere’s been changed. There is no joyous noel. The memories remain. The children are all grown now. The house is not a home. There are no loud voices. The mysteries all are gone. The expectation of gifts. The pending anticipation. A melancholy has settled. There is no revelation. I don’t want to buy a present.…

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7 Helpful Pointers To Activate The Flow Of Abundance — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

We all want abundance in some form or another, whether it is wealth in the monetary sense to being richly blessed with meaningful relationships or even to achieve self-mastery — the wealth of spirit.  In this past decade, and, even prior to that, we have been introduced to the idea of the Law of Attraction with popular books such as The Secret and the Jerry and Esther Hicks series, just to name a few. So Why Is It Still Hard…

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Five Best Practices for Making a Good Impression – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I bet we have all had first meetings with other professionals that made us cringe, either because of the other person’s behavior or after self-reflecting on our own missteps.  I would like to share a little insight about some old-school ideas that I think are very helpful in helping professionals make a good first impression.  All of us, from students seeking internships to college graduates looking for their first real job to established professionals networking or looking for a new…

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The Ripple Effects of a Thank You – Happiness Article

Researchers studying gratitude have found that being thankful and expressing it to others is good for our health and happiness. Not only does it feel good, it also helps us build trust and closer bonds with the people around us. These benefits have mostly been observed in a two-person exchange—someone saying thanks and someone receiving thanks. Now, a new study suggests that expressing gratitude not only improves one-on-one relationships, but could bring entire groups together—inspiring a desire to help and…

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