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5 Healthy Ways to Express Your Anger Away — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little.”~ Buddha Anger, when you hear this word – what do you perceive? This emotion can be overwhelming at times.  It can stimulate underlying things to resurface,  however, it is here to serve you.  Does your body tense up, do you breathe differently?  How does your inner being feel?  Do you express it or allow things to fester internally? I am a sensitive human being.…

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Remembrance Prayer: A Prayer Exercise from ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

In this remembrance prayer, we look at the crucial choices we’ve made in the past and reflect on them to gain some perspective. It helps us see how our story fits into the bigger picture, where we’ve seen God in our lives, and how perhaps God is communicating with us to show us our purpose. Further, this exercise helps us determine the steps and choices we need to take to move toward that purpose. Paying attention to a memory can…

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Sitting with a Choice: Discernment Through Ignatian Examen – Spiritual Article

Here’s a simple spiritual practice you can do when sitting with a choice you need to make. It’s based on the ancient practice of the Ignatian Examen, a prayer where you take a reflective look at where you are most spiritually energized and where you are least energized (and that’s just one way to do it — there are hundreds of variations, but this one is helpful for discernment). Crafting the Question Let’s say you are trying to decide whether…

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7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

It took me about 30 years to realize that I treated my experience of life like I was in the early stages of dating.  I was always judging it, deciding if it felt safe and ready to drop it if things didn’t go right.  I would dramatically jump from loving life to hating it. I didn’t realize that I had the power to shift my relationship to life by simply embracing all of it. In the same way, you embrace…

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Everything You Need to Start Your Mindfulness Practice – Meditation Article

As mindfulness becomes more mainstream, many people still wonder what it is and how to do it. Mindfulness is simply being present to whatever is in your life in the moment and noticing it without judgment.  While being present is certainly a challenge with all the constant distractions around you, tugging for your attention, the ‘without judgment’ part is equally as challenging. Judging doesn’t only mean negative connotations.  It means labeling of any kind.  Good or bad, happy or sad,…

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