Are You Dreaming Your Life Away? – Positivity Article

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us have dreams or goals we want to fulfill. Some of you would like to be rich, get married, have kids, or work in your dream job. And with everything going on in our world today, others simply want to survive until the next day. You may not have any or don’t know what those dreams…

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The Truth Shall Set You Free – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The truth shall set you free. That’s what they say, but is it true? Some have found that saying to be very true. Though freedom wasn’t exactly what they were going for, it’s what they got – freedom to no longer work for their company. What they learned is, the truth is not always seen as a ray of light showing everyone the way.  It is often unwelcomed, harmful to hidden agendas, and is often resisted and suppressed. Furthermore, truth…

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

The history of teaching and education, my journey. I’ve just graduated again. This time, an advanced graduate certificate in mental health counseling. I don’t need all the formal education any more. Now? I want it because ‘love of learning’ is my top strength in the Character Strengths and Virtues instrument and always has been. The real stuff? The parts that matter? The lived experience of what it is to be a student or teacher are not found in the certificates,…

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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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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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How Being in a Toxic Relationship Changed My Life for the Better – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.  You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~C.S. Lewis My ex and I split up about five years ago. We had been married for seventeen years, and after that long, I figured we were home free, as far as lasting marriages go. Needless to say, when it happened, I was devastated. Over all those years of being a couple, I had lost a big part…

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What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Down Economy – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

​​Most professionals in my generation and above have already survived a few down economies. In fact, my struggle in a down economy and the lessons I learned that eventually got me back on my feet are what compelled me to eventually shift from recruiter to coach. There are still a lot of unknowns about our current global situation. So, it’s in this time of uncertainty that I’d like to shed some light on how to thrive through it all. Below…

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3 Actions to Lead Through Today’s Crisis – Personal Development Article

Here’s help. Having led businesses through crises before, including the Great Recession, we’ve learned what it takes to navigate tough times. We’ll share three basic actions that boost your confidence to face the current reality and find new opportunities for your business. You’ll be transported from fear and reactivity to become balanced, confident, and optimistic, yes, even now!  In this episode, you will— Discover the three aspects of crisis that you must recognize.  See why self-awareness and self-care are so…

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The Secret to Being Happy Again — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered what it means to really start embracing your imperfection and how this can change the quality of your life? I know nowadays there’s more pressure than ever before to get things right in every part of our lives- to be perfect. Gadgets, apps, and advice on how to be your very best all the time surround us. But that’s such an illusion. No one can be perfect; it just isn’t humanly possible.  “To banish imperfection is…

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How to Stop Taking Life so Seriously …And Become Happier in Life – Positivity Article

The world we live in pushes us to be productive and serious. All the time. Living in Berlin offers the best of both worlds. Some people pursue career development or carry on studying, others pursue creative passions doing what they can, as to not conform to societal standards but to make their dreams come true. I love the mix — it makes life better. But I also see how serious people are. Smiling is a rarity. It’s so sad to see people…

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10 Years a Drug Addict – Positivity Article

In 2010 I became a full-blown drug addict. I had gotten divorced a few years earlier. I’d been broke at least three times by 2010. I had lost two homes by then. I had failed at many businesses. Many times I had considered suicide or, at the very least, had no idea how I was going to afford the expenses of raising children. When they were three years old, five, eight, 10. And 2010 looked like it was going to…

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7 Ways Life Tells You It’s Time For a Change — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

There used to be many times on my journey when I got off my soul path and got myself stuck in life, and that’s the moment I knew it was time for a change. I didn’t feel happy at these times and I felt like I was dying and yet I was almost paralyzed with fear and not knowing which direction to choose. I remember that sensation very clearly.  Eventually, I did shift, but I really got life to force…

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You Are Not a Failure — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

You are not a failure and if you need a reminder of this, just keep reading and your entire outlook on success and failure will change. As a rule of thumb, humans are very optimistic and hopeful by nature. It takes a lot of missteps and bad luck to turn that optimism around and make one feel like a failure.  Sometimes it can be the world’s fault, sometimes our own fault. Most often it’s a combination of both.  The challenges…

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Grit, Grace, Gratitude 2020 – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

2020 means perfect vision. A perfect balance of all that allows one to see both the near and the far. I’ve been thinking about my part in helping the positive psychology people develop, along with other journeys in the growth of the field of positive psychology. “I” statements invite powerful ownership of our personal truth. From there, we can change anything we want. I didn’t become a world renowned researcher or author, but that never stopped me from seeing it…

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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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My Pain Was a Gift and a Catalyst for Growth – Happiness Article

“Sometimes pain is the teacher we require, a hidden gift of healing and hope.” ~Janet Jackson I was becoming more and more confused as to what my feelings were toward my husband. Longing for that personal adult male connection, I started to feel trapped in my marriage. However, I still had a very strong sense of our family unit and my commitment to it. I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize the family, even if it meant sacrificing my…

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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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If You Are Willing to Look Deeper into Your Shadow Side and Judgments, Read on… – Positivity Article

I just returned from a comtemplative, educational, mystical, mediatative, group spiritual experience. It was lovely. I learned so much about myself. I like to dig deeper into what I like, what I do not like and I have made it a practice to learn about myself through other people. The way that I live my life is that the people that drive me nuts are my greatest teachers. They are what I call an “opportunity” for me to feel more inner…

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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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Is Blogging Dead? 10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog Now! – Self Improvement Article

Is blogging dead? This is one of those questions that I hear asked often. People worry that they will start a blog and that no one will read it, that they won’t be able to grow their audience, and ultimately, that they won’t make any money with it. As a response, I would ask you, are coffee shops dead? Are book stores dead? Are flea markets dead? All of these have been around for a very long time, and you…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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Consistency Is the Hidden Power to Your Success – Self Improvement Article

Every human being has been given the same twenty-four hours in a day to live their life to the fullest. Time is no less than a gift for us all, yet if you ask people around you about their opinion of time, you will hear them say that they have less time than they need. They may even tell you they have more to work on than the number of hours in a day. Forget others, and think of your…

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How Stress Can Actually Improve the Quality of Your Life – Personal Development 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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How to Grow Your Blog Quickly Without Spending Money – Self Improvement Article

How to grow your blog quickly, especially without spending money? Every single starting blogger asks this question, and I was no exception. If I were now to give an answer in one sentence, I would say, “through lots of hard work and creativity”. But that’s not what you came here for. Because I want to help you, I want my answer to be thorough and of value. There are, after all, a couple of things that you can do to…

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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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5 Ways to Get Over Making Mistakes — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“It’s easy to never make a mistake, when you are hiding yourself away from the possibility of making mistakes. It’s those who jump out of the nest who will fall and fly. Never judge the quality of an individual based upon how many mistakes they have made. It’s easier not to make any.” ― C. JoyBell C. Have you ever said something that offended your friend when you didn’t mean to? Or married someone who turned out to be a…

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The Three Stages of Life — Purpose Fairy

There is one life. However, there are many philosophies and spiritual studies that divide life into many stages. Obviously, we can divide life based on physical stages like a new-born, adolescent, adult and so on. But here I am trying to dissect life, based on the ego or mind, so to speak. I have noticed, we go through three stages in life. Let’s see how in each stage, we cope or are open to life. The Three Stages of Life…

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4 Truths to Convince Yourself to Keep Going — Purpose Fairy

“All things are difficult before they are easy” – Thomas Fuller You want to quit. You can’t keep going. You feel uncertain about your abilities. You think you are incapable of achieving anything worthwhile. You feel disheartened because even though you have been setting the right goals, maintaining a positive mindset, doing everything in your power and still not seeing the results you desire. It’s almost as if you are uncertain about your abilities, and your journey but you are…

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The Gift of Being Your Real Self — Purpose Fairy

At some point in our lives, we have probably come across someone or several people that told us that we should change something about ourselves.  It could have been a casual suggestion like a new hairstyle, a personal probe about our health and diet, or social concern about how we come across to others. For most people, unsolicited inferences can put us on the defense and imply that we are doing something wrong and need to be corrected. That’s not…

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