5 Beautiful Ways to Embrace Your True Self – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” ~ John Jakes Being yourself isnt a choice. Its a way of life. Period. Being you is not always the easiest thing to be. Believe me I have had a hard time in the past just being me until I found out who I was. Embracing your true self means to celebrate your individuality – learning to…

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5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer Racing thoughts, shortness of breath, tightening of chest, unmanaged negative thought spirals…ever experienced these? If yes, then you know what anxiety feels like. Don’t worry, its something we all face from time to time in our lives. Life is full of beautiful moments, dreams fulfilled, family fun and also full of work, responsibilities, financial commitments. Most of this we handle…

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Understanding Our Reflections – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls Who are you looking at? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for? The Greek Philosopher Socrates often referred to the pursuit of knowing thyself as the most important part of living. He also declared in many of his writings, that an un-examined life is not a life worth living. On some level or another, all of us are seeking…

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A Guide to Transpersonal Meditation: Journey to the Center of the Self – Meditation Article

Joseph Kao, creator of Journey to the Center of the Self, a deep, 30-minute, guided transpersonal meditation, accompanied by music embedded with advanced brainwave entrainment technology and followed by 30 minutes of only the brainwave entrainment music, talks with iAwake’s CEO, John Dupuy, about all that went into the making of this meditation tool masterpiece. John:           One thing I find so remarkable about your guided meditation in Journey to the Center of the Self, Joe, is you’re always bringing the…

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Guided Meditation for Body Healing — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Your body possesses the innate capacity to heal itself. Science has proven, beyond doubt, that the contents of our thoughts and emotions directly and immediately influence our biochemistry. You can consciously influence and direct the body’s output of health chemical information through meditation and visualization techniques.” ~ Kelly Howell Wellbeing is the basis of this whole universe, the Truth of who we all are. And this beautiful healing meditation is meant to help us reconnect with this Truth by bringing healing to…

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Six Things To Remember When It’s Time To Actually Move On – Personal Development Article

One, he’s gone. He’s not coming back. He is now a wind passing to your window, forcing you to remember the smell of his breath and the warmth of his palm and the faithlessnes of his lips pressing towards yours. You will remember the feeling of touching his scalp as you scratch his thin hair until he sleeps, you will remember him in every knock on the door, in every missed calls from an unknown number, in every flickering lights…

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Why My Abuse Is No Longer a Secret – Happiness Article

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ~Anne Lamott To say I had a tough life would be a gross understatement. Growing up in a strict Catholic Italian family I endured my fair share of emotional and physical abuse. I was unloved and suffered great violence at the hands of both my parents, mostly my father. No one ever talked about this. On…

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12 Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

There are so many ways in which you can strengthen family relationships. And they don’t have to be hard, complex or complicated. On the contrary. It’s the small things that make a huge difference. And today I will share with you 12 simple ways in which you can strengthen family relationships. Enjoy 🙂 Don’t sacrifice yourself so much for your family to the point that you become bitter and resentful and start criticizing, judging and complaining. If you do something for…

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Gamma Brain Waves and What They Do For Our Brains – Meditation Article

Judith Pennington shares her extensive knowledge of gamma brain waves with John Dupuy, co-founder of iAwake Technologies. Judith is the founder of the Institute for the Awakened Mind, where practitioners from all over the world use the Mind Mirror EEG to map, monitor, train, and research advanced states of consciousness. Judith:        I fell in love with gamma in 2005. I had started seeing extended amplitudes up in the high beta range, which normally describe states of stress, anxiety, and panic.…

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How to Uncomplicate Relationships + 5 Ways to Infuse More Love into Them – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” ~Malagasy Proverb Relationship status: Complicated, is what gets seen around more and more on social media these days. When we think of relationships, immediately the word “complicated” seems to get formed in our minds. I recently met a friend after a really long hiatus, and when I asked her how things were going with her Husband…all she could say was “let it be, it’s complicated…”. Just…

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Meditation Is Not All “Listening To The Wind And The Trees And The Birds” – Meditation Article

After completing her TM course, Celestine explained, “I’m a lot calmer; I have a lot more patience; it helped me sleep better…” Like Celestine, many people have found the TM technique helpful for managing their anxiety. Click here to read their personal comments, collected by Trustpilot, an independent customer review site. Learn about Transcendental Meditation for Anxiety ► Research studies have also documented the benefits of the TM technique for anxiety. These studies have been performed at independent institutions such…

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Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood Wounds and Trauma — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ~ Danielle Bernock We carry our past with us. Our childhood wounds, our trauma, and all the negative past programming we have accumulated throughout the years live within ourselves. Every thought we think, every belief we hold, and every decision we…

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Want to Improve Your Home’s Energy? Try The Ancient Practice of Vastu Shastra. – Self Improvement Article

If you want to fill your home with positive vibes, but you want something different than feng shui, Vastu Shastra may be just what you need. Vastu Shastra is similar to Feng Shui in that they are both ancient practices which bring flow and energy to your home based on Chi. However, the five elements Vastu Shastra focuses on are different: air, fire, water, earth, and space. Exactly what is Vastu Shastra? Vastu Shastra was born in India as a…

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Leaning In – Self Improvement Article

When I started this blog all those years ago, I promised that I would be authentic here. I promised that I would show up and share the truth – the good times, the uncertain times, and also the hard times. Well, I’m going to keep that promise today by sharing that this year has been a tough one so far. In fact, it’s one of the hardest that I can remember having in many, many years. It started in January…

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From Fat to Fit: Finding Calm in the Tumultuous Journey of Weight Loss – Meditation Article

Part one in a series about personal transformation. Discover what a weight loss journey actually entails in this poignant, starkly honest account of what is involved before, during, and after massive weight loss. Unless you have been on this journey yourself, you will learn things that will surprise you.  The SM Store Media Services Group [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons When I got the receipt from the cashier and grabbed my shopping bags, I knew I was in very big…

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On Being An Empowered Woman + Top 50 Positive Quotes By Empowering Women – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” ~ Michelle Obama Women’s Day often brings with it empowering feelings for me as a woman. It makes me think of all the women who were brave and sacrificed so much to bring about the freedom and rights we enjoy today. I feel like they have paved the way for us to be who we want to be unabashedly. Women today are…

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3 Healing Ways Towards Self-Forgiveness – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all of your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best that you could do. Forgive yourself.” ~ Doreen Virtue Do you know that difficulties with self-forgiveness are linked with suicide attempts, eating disorders, and alcohol abuse, among other problems. The ability to forgive ourselves for our mistakes, no matter how big or small they may be, is a necessary step…

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How to Believe in Divine Love and Deal With Loneliness – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ RUMI And just like that my darlings, we are in February 2019 the Month of Valentine and all things Love. While Love is our default setting, I like how atleast in one month of the year, its SO in your face its hard to miss ???? But yet, when it comes to understanding love,…

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Why It’s Imperative to Seek Emotional Help — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Even long after the emotional or physical abuse has ended, the effects will remain. A single bout of abuse can change a person’s mental state forever. However, redetermining the course of your life, who you are as a person, and how to maintain healthy relationships is a gift that every person deserves to receive. Still, the most “emotionally strong” individual cannot always see the ways that abuse can and will affect their life. We are not our abuse and we…

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The Path to Healing Your Heart — Purpose Fairy

“Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all of your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best that you could do. Forgive yourself.” Doreen Virtue For me, the past years have been somewhat filled with almost everything. From heartbreak, building myself back up, to getting to trust life and people again. From moving to another country, starting fresh, to meeting new people and making new friends. From…

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3 Soulful Ways To Overcoming Unnecessary Wants – *Positive Provocations*

“Stop chasing what your mind wants and you’ll get what your soul needs.” When my daughter was 4 years old, she loved ice cream. She still does. One night when she was 4, on a very cold rainy night, she kept pulling me to the fridge to ask me for ice cream. Now there is nothing wrong with ice cream, is there? But at 11 p.m. (well past bedtime) on a cold rainy night, it is potentially disastrous. Now we…

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55 of The Most Inspiring Gratitude Quotes You Will Ever Need – *Positive Provocations*

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner~ For me, my Gratitude practice is my most transformative positive habit yet. It picks me up when I am down. It makes me focus on the beautiful blessings in my life, no matter how hard things may be. A gratitude practice is the first step I urge my clients towards, to kick start their healing. While…

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5 Steps to Handling Life When Things Get Rough

Do you secretly ache for something more? Do you celebrate the miracle that is your life or are you constantly running, frustrated by the never-ending to-do list at home and at work? When life is not going our way, it can be hard to look on the bright side. And what about the people who tell you “It’s all good” when your life is in a state of overwhelm, collapse, or just plain sucks. What’s good about it? The key is to realize…

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5 Transformative Reasons to Start Writing a Journal NOW! – *Positive Provocations*

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson As this glorious December begins and we are all in introspective modes cause of the end of the year approaching rapidly…I’m thinking about Essence. I’m thinking about that Essence that is revealed when we have…

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10 Powerful Positive Affirmations that Promise Self Healing in 2019 – *Positive Provocations*

Positive Affirmations are the Souls Vitamins, that provide the necessary positive energy to balance all the negative baggage we face daily. Happiest 2019 Darlings! I’m hoping the new year has been treating you well so far. As New Year tradition on Positive Provocations, I always start the year with Positive Affirmations that you can use for the whole year to facilitate self healing and growth. This year especially, I am focusing on “Healing Old Scars”. You know, the ones that…

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4 Self-Healing Promises for a Positively Happy 2019 – *Positive Provocations*

“Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.” ~ Hannah Arendt As the 2019 inches closer and closer, I find myself introspecting a whole lot. I find myself thinking about the year ending in terms of achievements, high points, low points, successes, failures, learning points etc. Introspection and a constant need to be a better more evolved human(e) being makes me think of the year…

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