Love & Relationships

How My Fear of the Unknown Sabotages Relationships – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.” ~Unknown I was talking with a friend one day at work, and we were discussing dating and the rejection that comes with that and the sense of failure and disappointment. We were talking about how we struggle to even get close to dating someone because we get in our own way, and our thoughts stop us from moving forward because we’re scared. We’re…

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How to Love an Addict (Who Doesn’t Love Themselves) – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

I grew up in a family of high-functioning addicts. We looked like the perfect family, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving. No one was addicted to drugs, so that obviously meant that we had no problems. Cigarettes, alcohol, food, and work don’t count, right? I have come to realize that what we are addicted to is nowhere near as important as the admission that we’re addicted to something. When we try to make ourselves feel better by…

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How to Break Unstable Relationship Patterns – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Being willing to accept responsibility for the situation you’re in is the first step to a more fulfilling love life.” ~Renée Suzanne Remember the haunting ballad “Foolish Games” by Jewel? Jewel wrote the song when she was sixteen. She kept a serious journal, and said in an interview that a verse in the song was “about a relationship that I was dramatically involved in on paper.” That pretty much sums up my first relationship, which was a dramatic pseudo-relationship in…

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How to Know If She’s The One – Personal Development Article

If you have a woman by your side that makes you smile when you look at her or even think about her, than it might be safe to say that you already found someone who makes you extremely happy and in love. If you’re constantly searching for sings on how to know if she’s the one for you, we’ve got you covered. We’ll go over the top 12 signs that will help you make the right decision. We’ll also help…

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6 Reasons Why Others Opinions of You Don’t Matter at All — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Other people’s opinions of you are just that – their own opinions. And even though you might think their opinions of you matter, they really don’t.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc How many times did you allow others’ opinions of you to keep you from being the person you dream of being? How many times did you allow ‘their’ opinions of you to distract you from living your life your way? What other people think of is none of your business. And…

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Positive and Negative Relationship Traits of the 12 Zodiac Signs – – Self Improvement Article

“You are a typical Leo!”, “Well, you are certainly a real Scorpio.” You have probably heard people saying sentences like these, and you couldn’t help but wonder what is a typical Leo like, a Virgo, a Scorpio or any zodiac sign. Well, the zodiac signs of astrology have unique traits that people identify with. All signs of the zodiac have positive and negative traits, and it seems that people are most interested in them when it comes to love relationships.…

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A Practice for Developing Kindness Toward Yourself – Meditation Article

Valerie Mason-John, author of Detox Your Heart: Meditations for Emotional Healing, shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world. Photo by Anh Phan. When we take positive action and respond creatively to our anger, we are taking good care of ourselves. Taking care of our hearts, minds, and bodies is taking positive action. Learning to be kind and loving toward ourselves is a challenge. It is also part of the lifelong practice of…

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Are You and Your Partner Compatible – Self Improvement Article

If two partners share a congenial or harmonious relationship, then they are said to be compatible. There are many factors that determine the relationship compatibility among partners. If you know them, you can work towards to become compatible partners. Here are some of the relationship compatibility factors in the form of questions that you need to ask yourself to help improve the relationship with your partner. ~ Ed. If you’re in a relationship then you may wonder if you’re compatible with…

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What Does It Mean to Cultivate Kindness? — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

In one of Aesop’s most well-known fables, the North Wind and the Sun argue over which one of them is the strongest. Seeing a traveler approach on the road, they agree on a challenge to settle the debate once and for all: Whichever one of them succeeds in making the traveler remove his coat is the strongest. What Does It Mean to Cultivate Kindness? The north wind went first. He blew and blew with all his might, but the traveler…

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5 Ways To Support a Friend Dealing With Losing a Loved One – – Self Improvement Article

Losing a loved one is something most of us will experience at some point in our lives. For those who have experienced it, you’ll know the anguish and heartache it brings. For those who haven’t, you can no doubt imagine the level of pain it would cause. But when the grief isn’t entirely your own, understanding how it feels and how to deal with it is a whole different ball game. From time to time, friends in your life will…

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10 Types of Toxic People You Should Stay Away From — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Toxic people can poison your mind, heart, and life. And it is important to identify them so that you can protect yourself from their negativity, and if possible, to keep them from away from you. Removing Toxic People from Your Life Whether we realize this or not, the people we spend our time with play a huge role in the quality of our happiness, health, and well-being. And if we surround ourselves with all kind of toxic people, we risk…

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When People Want to Help but Just Make Things Worse – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

When I was fourteen years old, my family spent a week of vacation in the northwoods of Minnesota. We rode horses, sailed on the lake, sang songs around a campfire, and all the other things most teenagers tell their parents is lame. Even if they are having fun. After this week of boring, according to me, my family loaded up into our van and began what should have been a five-hour drive home. Except it wasn’t five hours. Thirty minutes…

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How Empaths Can Stop Sacrificing Their Needs for Other People – Happiness Article

“Sometimes you don’t realize you’re actually drowning when you’re trying to be everyone else’s anchor.” ~Unknown Have you ever felt trapped? No, actually, have you ever felt absolutely paralyzed? Like you’re fearful of making any choices at all? It feels like any step you take could end in utter catastrophe. Five years ago, that was me. I was living in a small, run-down house in Peru, in a city that I didn’t want to be in, far away from family…

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On Having the Courage to Disappoint Your Family to Be True to Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“There comes a time in life when you are asked to disappoint your family to be true to yourself. And if you dare to say ‘no’ to yourself – out of a fear of rejection and abandonment, and ‘yes’ to them – out of a need for approval and validation, chances are that you will regret it for the rest of your life.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc There is something about family that makes us behave in bizarre ways. Something…

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My Favorite Tip to Ease the Pain of Grief – Happiness Article

“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” ~Pema Chodron Many people like to think of grief as an emotional experience. It’s something that dominates your internal, emotional space, and that’s it. But it doesn’t take long when you’re in the thick of grief to experience grief that isn’t emotional at all. You…

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Why I’m Trying Harder to Be Kind to Strangers – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia From uttering unkind words to sleeping with unkind men, I’ve had many moments of shame in my life. Still, there is one particular moment of shame that stands out from the crowd. It happened at least ten years ago, but I…

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When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help – Happiness Article

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~Henri Nouwen It’s hard to stand at the edge of someone else’s grief. There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and…

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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’m Mothering the Wounded Kid Inside Who Just Wanted Love – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Bless the daughters who sat carrying the trauma of mothers. Who sat asking for more love and not getting any, carried themselves to light. Bless the daughters who raised themselves.” ~Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo “I failed you…” My mother said this to me after I confronted her about my childhood. That day, I had a clear image of the young girl I was, the girl I had tried to ignore in the hopes of moving forward. But pain…

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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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How to Replace Body-Hate with Self-Compassion – Happiness Article

“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” ~Unknown I’ve spent most of my life struggling with my weight and trying desperately to fit the idealistic image of beauty that our culture celebrates. As a young teen, I was obsessed with magazines and all their secrets to be prettier and have a better butt and get your crush to notice you. I see now how desperate I was at such a young age to feel beautiful. Nothing seemed to work, though, as…

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5 Steps To Bring Back Love Into Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”~ Mandy Hale There are some periods of the year that cause your soul to crave companionship, and you feel pulled to join with that one individual the Universe has created for you. You desire to find your soulmate. In reality, you are already connected to that individual. Every choice you make, and every interaction with other individuals, helps the…

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The Greatest Gift That You Could Ever Give — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Unconditional love is transcendent. When we experience it in our relationships and communities, we feel safe. It creates a foundation that cannot be shaken by disagreements, stress, or dissatisfaction. Unconditional Love When you show someone, unconditional love, you demonstrate that you care about them in a selfless way that isn’t limited by any predetermined set of parameters. Showing unconditional love isn’t done through major gestures though. It’s accomplished through consistent, daily actions. Approach Disagreements With Loved Ones as a Problem…

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6 Ways your Sex Life impacts your Marriage – Self Improvement Article

There’s a reason why sex can banish arguments, renew a sense of love, and send us skyrocketing into pure bliss with our spouses – It’s a powerful thing! But for reasons varying from stress to work-exhaustion, many aren’t making love regularly enough to reap its many benefits. There is no doubt that sex is a fun way to pass the time with the one you love, but there are other reasons why physical affection is important to a healthy relationship.…

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Talking About Sex: How to Discuss the Tough Stuff – Self Improvement Article

Birds do it, bees do it, people do it, but talking about it can feel uncomfortable. Talking about sex can be difficult, especially when you have a new partner. However, engaging in these potentially awkward conversations is necessary, not only for achieving intimacy but for your health. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common and are becoming an even bigger problem. In fact, according to a press release by the Center for Disease Control, there has…

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Introducing – The Full Body Orgasm….. – Self Improvement Article

Tantra has been around for thousands of years and teaches people how to connect with the universe and with their bodies on a cosmic level. Unlike traditional sex, where the end goal is an orgasm in the genitals, tantra is about rediscovering yours and your partner’s bodies and learning how to move your sexual energy away from your genitals, up through your body and to your head. When this sexual energy reaches your head, your body begins vibrating at a…

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13 Signs You have Energy Vampires in Your Life – Self Improvement Article

When we talk about vampires, we are not talking about the literal bloodsuckers. We are using the ‘vampire’ reference for a non-voluntary feeding that takes place on our life force energy from another living consciousness–either in the physical or non-physical realms and on all levels of our Beingness — physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. It has also been classified as a psychic attack, although psychic attack can bring more misery than energy vampires. This energy taking can be a very convoluted situation. Physical And Non-Physical…

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The Desiderata Poem – Beautiful Words To Live By – Self Improvement Article

It’s always such a beautiful reminder when you read old poetry or literature and realize that those before us experienced the same kind of woes or struggles, questioning the same things we do. As when it comes to raw human emotion, and the way we should treat each other, the passing of decades does not change what ultimately makes us human and what makes us good people. The poem Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann, really resonates with us as it reminds us…

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People Come into Your Life For a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime – Self Improvement Article

We stumbled across this poem yesterday and fell in love. It’s by an unknown author, so we don’t know who to credit, but whoever it is has captured something so meaningful when it comes to the relationships in our lives. We thought the message was so powerful that we wanted to share with you here. Enjoy. People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what…

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Tarot Reading: Can The Cards Tell Me if (S)he Loves Me? – Self Improvement Article

When new clients come in for a reading, they very often ask me if we can determine if another person is in love with them. I find this a very challenging reading to do because what does it mean to be in love? And is it the same for everyone? If we discover that another person is indeed in love with my client, will this still lead to disappointment if the other person’s definition of love is more platonic? Or…

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