Even Here, Even Now — You Are Still Exactly Where You Are Meant To Be – Self Improvement Article

Your growth as a person is not contingent upon everything unfolding perfectly. Your growth as a person is not dependent on how seamlessly you can manage all the moving parts around you. It is not going to be the result of whether or not the entire world bends to your will at all times. It will not be born out of your sheer desire to move what’s unmovable, change what’s already been done, or control what’s distinctly out of your…

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What I Learned About Love and Grief When I Lost My Cats – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France Unconditional love. The thought of my cats envelops me with warmth whenever I think of them. Why? Because we’re so connected. It’s an ethereal thing. Beyond words. Beyond reality. Beyond rationality. When I’m holding them, I feel so spiritually connected. They stretch out as I start to scratch their backs, signaling that they like it. A welcome sign I should continue. They stare with their…

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Deep Down You Know When It’s Time to Let Go – Happiness Article

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ~Daphne Rose Kingma One of the most challenging things in life is knowing when to let go—when to let go of a job, a relationship, a belief, a repeating thought, a situation… fill in the blank. Most of us have defaulted to safety, which often means procrastinating and generally feeling stuck. While there’s nothing wrong with safety—it is, after all, one of our…

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You Will Move On | Thought Catalog – Self Improvement Article

I know that you can’t picture your life without them. It’s not a small thing, a tiny feeling to take lightly. I know that without them, the way your life typically moves and flows changes course in a way you don’t want. I know that they are woven so tightly within the fabric of your life that if they disappeared, you would unravel. The truth is this: Your life will be different. Of course, things will hurt. Parts of your…

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Letting Go of the Shell – Self Improvement Article

Last night, Dan and I were talking about how, as a child, I collected seashells (in the same way that others collected baseball cards or stickers) and would ask anyone who had been to the beach to bring me back some. I grew up in a suburb of Denver and had never seen the ocean, and I couldn’t explain why I felt so drawn to shells. (I now see that my soul was calling me home to the ocean, where…

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Dealing with Online Hate: What to Do When People Are Mean – Happiness Article

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” ~Unknown I work for a website that creates videos on lifestyle, fashion, food, travel, fitness, and more. Our channel has a massive following from all walks of life, and we receive a lot of love but also a bit of hate. Even though many people are involved in the production of a video (directors, videographers, editors), the comments, feedback, and of course the hate is usually…

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10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” ~ Louise Hay Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was my worst enemy. I was raised in an environment of high expectation, and every day in school felt like I was competing with others and fighting to be the best in class. At the age of ten I believed I was stupid just because my brain couldn’t work out physics and math.…

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How to Let Go of People Who No Longer Need, or Want, to Be in Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

To let go of people who no longer need, or want to be in your life is to honor your Self and surrender to the natural flow of life. You let go of someone not because you no longer care; not because you no longer need and want them in your life. But because you understand that they will be happier someplace else. You will be happy someplace else. ~ Luminita D. Saviuc One of the hardest things in life…

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How I Found the Gift in My Pain and Let Go of Resentment – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.” ~Glenda Cloud How much time slips by when you’re living in the pain of resentment? Do you ever question if your bitterness has held you back from living your true destiny? Is blaming everyone else sabotaging your life and future? It’s only now that I can admit to the years I wasted pointing the finger at everyone else. It was easier for me to say it was their fault than accept responsibility for my…

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The 10 Commandments of Meditators – Meditation Article

Meditation is a practice, not a religion. There are many different types of meditation, and many types of meditators. Yet, despite all these differences, there are common characteristics of people who are serious about meditation. In this article, I’ve playfully named them the “Ten Commandments of Meditators”. These commandments represent ways that meditators behave, or are expected to behave, that are different from the majority of people. When reading these “commandments”, please keep in mind that: They are ideals rather…

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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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Acceptance Is Not Passive; It’s the Path to Peace – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“The price of our vitality is the sum of all of our fears.” ~David Whyte  Acceptance by its very nature is imperfect; it’s messy and often unpleasant, while ultimately leading to a place of growth, a sense of freedom, and a life familiar with ease. I know this because I have had a lot of painful acceptance in my life, and it has been crucial to helping me move beyond the stuckness of fear and suffering. Years ago, being the…

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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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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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10 Hard Truths To Bring More Wisdom Into Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Photo taken in Assisi, ItalySome of life’s hard truths are so simple that many of us have a really tough time accepting them and this only makes our lives more complicated. “There is a feeling which is much more important than happiness, success, or any other sense of achievement in life. It is the feeling of being at home with yourself.”~Rudá Iandê This quote is by the shaman Rudá Iandê. He’s probably the person who has done more to help…

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The Art of Slow Living: How to Reclaim Your Peace and Joy – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being.” ~Eckhart Tolle We’re going to start with a visualization exercise. Set a timer for one minute, close your eyes, and reflect on your happiest childhood memories… I was born into a family of wanderers, individuals who held a deeply rooted love of travel, and an even deeper sense of adventure. My happiest childhood memories are the times when…

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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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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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How I Stopped Being Busy and Why I’m Now More Fulfilled – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Sometimes doing less is more than enough.” ~Kris Carr Two years ago I made a radical lifestyle shift. Prior to this change, I was constantly striving to do more, to achieve more, to be more. I was squeezing as much as I could into any given day. I was in conflict between building a business, working, studying, and having time for pleasure and fun. I was taking on way too much and losing myself in the process. Building a business…

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How to Release Past Suffering and Be Happy Again — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Photo by ZACHARY STAINES Being sad and feeling low is sometimes natural in life. We all have our ups and downs, and even if we are suffering from depression, there are ways to brighten up a bit. You might feel sad or depressed because of some past events and situations. That is normal because everyone can get hurt, but you shouldn’t dwell on such events and feelings, because your future is filled with great things. 6 Powerful Ways to Release…

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On Learning to Let Go of Who You Were — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven’t realized that today is tomorrow’s nostalgia.” ― Zeena Schreck We went to New York for some festive shopping…and took a trip down memory lane. We lived in New York for a few years and with as many years away, the City was still as familiar as ever. NYC is my favorite city in the world actually.  It has an energy like nowhere else somehow.   But New York has personal significance for…

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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 Reasons Why You Need to Let Go — Purpose Fairy

Nobody said it was easy to move on after any past relationships, so when my three-year relationship ended, my life fell apart a little. Well, a lot. It was the biggest most painful personal growth experience I had gone through. I now know what a true heartbreak feels like. The kind that makes a sound as it shatters inside your chest. Despite the loneliness, the grief, and the pain, I am grateful for the gifts of the relationship and the…

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11 Ways To Slow Down During The Holiday Season – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday:“I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!”And now the Holiday Season is on it’s way…it can be overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s true! You have kids, sports, groceries, laundry, cooking and often a job. Throw in a holiday party and you may come undone! When your children are young, they need your attention all the time. You often need to be with…

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