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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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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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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Contentment through Letting Go of Expectations – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

‘Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ ~Alexander Pope Every morning we wake up and open our front doors to pick up the newspaper and enjoy the fresh news with a nice cup of steaming tea/coffee. Well, that is usually the ritual in my house. Now we have been having this ritual for years and years and I am beginning to think it was passed down from our forefathers…:) When one fine Sunday morning (when…

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Aim to Live With Wisdom Daily ~ 4 Soulful Tips – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” ~ Samuel Smiles I am open to Wisdom in any size, shape or form it may present itself. Wisdom is something I aim and strive for daily. In a world where everyone is thinking about getting rich, I am thinking about gaining wisdom! I can sometimes…

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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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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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20 Positive Tips to Be Happy NOW – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington What is your definition of happiness? Do you think you need to be successful to be happy? Are you caught in the “I’ll be happy when…..” Syndrome? I am sure you’ve caught yourself a time or two saying things like, “I’ll…

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7 Simple Steps to Setting Positive Intentions – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~Henry David Thoreau An intention is the starting point of everything. Every creation, every idea, every big book, every big movie, every invention, every part of your life…begins with an intention. If I want to take a walk or read a book or meditate it begins with an intention. All things in the Universe begin with an intention. And…

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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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6 Simple Ways to Be Extraordinary Everyday – *Positive Provocations*

“Be more splendid. Be more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” ~ Oprah We are each extraordinary in our own special way! We are…we really are! When we become open to our own extraordinary abilities and embrace them, we will have reignited that powerhouse within our-self to become the best and happiest versions of our-self. But HOW?? hmm…that is the question that has been asked a million times over..by extraordinary people in hiding(you!). Great people like Lincoln, Gandhi, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dickens, Van Gogh, Leonardo…

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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 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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