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A Holistic Guide on How to Boost Your Spiritual Health – – Personal Development Article

What’s your definition of wellness? Some think of wellness in terms of how physically fit they are. But wellness is more than that. Personal wellness encompasses one’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual health. Now, you probably know how to work on the first four aspects. You know the importance of working out and expressing your feelings. You also understand why it’s important to connect with other people, as well as the need to engage in activities that stimulate your mind. But what about…

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My “Stress” Was Actually High-Functioning Anxiety – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Anxiety is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ~Jodi Picoult Many years ago, I worked in the technology sector in Austin, Texas, which is a big “tech town.” I was incredibly focused on building my career and earning a higher and higher salary. I also have two daughters, who were in elementary school at the time. I’m divorced and am the primary care giver for them. Like so many…

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You Are Not Alone — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“You are not alone on this path you are now walking – you never were and never will be. And even though at times, your senses and the whole world will try to convince you otherwise, in truth, you are never alone.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc In a world of connections, we feel more alone than ever. We have tens, hundreds, thousands and even millions of friends. Yet we feel more disconnected, unseen, and all alone.  We share that we…

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How I Found Healing and Happiness in a Third World Country – Happiness Article

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~Jim Rohn For years I dreamed of leaving the winters of Northern Ontario, Canada and basking in the warm golden sun somewhere in Central America from October to May. I would joke with my co-workers every winter “This is my last winter here, I swear!” I did that for years until finally, one year, it was my last winter there. But it wasn’t because it was 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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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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And This Is When You Will Save Yourself – Self Improvement Article

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own…

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The Truth About Changing Your Life Is That It Is Often Means Doing Less, Not More – Personal Development Article

The beginning of a self-transformation requires action, but the end of it requires something deeper, something harder, something you’ve probably never realized before. While doing more will almost always generate results, there’s an untapped, life-changing magic in doing less. Sometimes, your problems don’t come from what you’re not doing, they come from what you can’t stop doing. To really change your life, you probably need to consume less. You probably need to learn to use what you have, to take a breath and stop…

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Your Emotions Will Not Drown You; They Will Save You – Happiness Article

“You weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected all the time. If you were, it wouldn’t feel so exhausting.”~Ryan O’Connell  There’s a lot of talk nowadays about “highly sensitive people” and “empaths.” It can be difficult for people who don’t relate to these labels to understand, or even believe what more sensitive folks experience. As a culture, we’re just beginning to grasp what sensitivity is and how to manage our energy. What Sensitivity Actually Is It’s easy to get…

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It’s Time I Said Goodbye To You – Self Improvement Article

I was driving to work  and saw how much the leaves had begun to change. Their vibrant reds and oranges, scattered on the ground and hanging on the branches. It made me realize I survived another season without you. It’s been over a year since you broke my heart. And to be honest, I feel like a broken record for continuing to talk about you. The fact that you can still bring tears to my eyes on days when I’m…

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6 Ways to Stop Taking Things Personally – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi At the core, we are social beings. We tend to define ourselves by the relationships we nurture around us. On a daily basis, we interact with a so many different people. Some are close and intimate, some are strangers. While all our interactions need to be mindful, the level of depth of the relationship directly affects the intensity of our interaction with that person. Some people we get along with…

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How to Use Meditation to Find the Best Version of Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered if who you are now is the best version of yourself? Many of us have heard the saying “You are your thoughts”, and more aptly put, I venture to say, “You are your thoughts as you consider them and act on them”.  The proactive process of meditation is the ongoing effort through which a person organizes and structures their own personal psychological product to present the “best version of themselves” to their world. None of us…

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No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

I recently received a book of poems from a friend, and one of the poems immediately caught my attention.  It is called “No Truer Words Were Ever Spoken” and it is about having your heart broken in order to ultimately taste freedom.  But freedom from what?  You’ll understand what I’m talking about once you read the poem. The most challenging life experiences have to teach us the greatest lessons and bring to the surface wisdom that we never thought we…

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5 Positive Affirmations to Beat Anxiety – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety and fear.” ~ Steve Maraboli Beating anxiety is an uphill climb. Anxiety can feel like its taking over your life and not allowing you to really live freely. It makes doubt and fear your constant companion. As I discussed in a previous article on the 5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety, there is hope. It…

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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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