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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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The 7 Best Notebooks for Journaling, Writing, and Classroom Note-Taking (2019 Review) – Self Improvement Article

​Having the right notebook allows you to get things done, and helps you in your goal of being more organized, whether you’re at home, school, or work. People keep notebooks to jot down ideas, observations, and things that they find meaningful from their experiences. Others use them to record their grocery lists, future plans, and lecture notes, or as journals. Furthermore, people have a wide variety of preferences for the type of notebook they use. Some are passionate about the…

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5 Journaling Ideas for Self-DevelopmentPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

“Dear diary”… many people associate journaling with angsty teenagers and long musings about unrequited love. But despite their reputation, diaries are actually a really useful tool for self-improvement. Journaling allows us to reflect on ourselves, our thoughts and our day-to-day lives. It helps with setting short and long term goals and manifesting positive change. So, whether you simply want to document your thoughts, or use a journal to reach your goals, grab a notebook and a pen and pick one…

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How Can You Use the Power of Gratitude to Your Advantage – Self Improvement 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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4 Simple Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain – Self Improvement Article

  If you live with any kind of chronic pain, you know how debilitating and frustrating it can be.  The Western medical model would lead you to believe that your physical pain can only have physical causes.  When tests can’t point to any clear answers, doctors generally prescribe anti-depressants and opioid painkillers to mask the symptoms. Sadly, opioids have been shown to be extremely addictive and have led to the deaths of thousands of people. Knowing this, many chronic pain…

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Why You Shouldn’t Spend Time Journaling In The Morning (And What You Should Do Instead)

I’m a big fan of journaling. But I’m not a fan of taking time to write in your journal in the morning. Before I dive too deep into this subject, I don’t want to get the idea of writing in the morning confused with writing in a journal in the morning. The idea of “morning pages” as made popular by Julie Cameron in The Artist’s Way is a good one, but I don’t consider that to be journaling in its…

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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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5 Keys to Return to Your True Self — Purpose Fairy

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a highly anxious person. My head and my heart have been very disconnected and when I was born I had the cord wrapped around my neck which meant I struggled to breathe and was silent during my birth. I entered the world in a hyper-vigilant state and that’s where I stayed as I grew up a shy, awkward and uncomfortable person who had never really learned to be safe in her…

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