Love & Relationships

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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How to Overcome Sexual Self-Consciousness in a Relationship – Self Improvement Article

Don’t allow sexual self-consciousness to ruin your relationship! Nothing makes you feel more self-conscious than being naked in front of a lover or not “performing” to the best of your ability during sex. There’s literally nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. You are there – emotionally and physically vulnerable in front of your partner. And, if you are already insecure or embarrassed about your body, sexual abilities, and/or relationship, bedroom activities can quickly become a trigger for anxiety, fear,…

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How to Give and Receive Sexual Criticism & Guidance – Self Improvement Article

You can take your sex life to another level by embracing sexual feedback. Giving and receiving sexual criticism and guidance can be…weird. Why? Well, because your primary concern, when giving your partner sexual feedback, is how he/she is going to take it. You don’t want your partner to take your critique the “wrong way” because it could lead to dire consequences for your relationship – and sex life. Then, there’s the possibility that you could injure your partner’s self-esteem, self-confidence,…

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8 Awesome Tips for Caring for Aging Parents – Self Improvement Article

Aging is an inevitable process of life. All of us will eventually age and grow older with a lifetime of memories to hold on to. For now, it may be your parents’ time to grow old and your time to give back the love and care they gave to you when you were a baby. We may all love our mothers and fathers and have pledged to take care of them until they grow old, but there are sometimes unavoidable…

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Who You Should Never Date (According to Your Zodiac Sign) – Self Improvement Article

Sometimes no matter how strongly we feel about another person, our relationship always seems like a battle we will never win. Sometimes relationships struggle because the energy of the different people in the relationship just doesn’t mesh, and their energy pushes against each other rather than intermingling to create something sublime. A person’s astrological chart can tell you a lot about their energy. Looking at someone’s sun sign alone can only give you a broad-brush picture of their natural energy…

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9 Ways to Deal With Jealousy and Hatred From Others – Self Improvement Article

Not everyone you meet is going to like you. In fact, some people will just outright hate you! Sometimes people you have never even met will hate you. Sometimes the people who treat you the worst, and are the most envious and hateful, are your own family, and those who you thought were friends. Some people will look at your accomplishments, and where you are going in life, and feel left behind. Instead of being happy for you, they will…

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12 Clear Signs That She’s the ONE

If you have a woman by your side that always see life as half full instead of half empty, you have a keeper. Maybe you think she is too happy and confident all the time. While this can be annoying to some people, it is an excellent skill to be able to see the good in situations. Negative people are not good for your health or your life in the long run, and you do not want to be dealing…

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6 Ways to Find Yourself Again After a Breakup

Let’s face it. Breaking up sucks. Whether you were the dumper or the dumpee, no matter how you slice it, it’s never easy. Getting over your ex is even harder. Amirite? It’s hard to move forward without this person. You’ve just spent x number of years with him/her, making new memories, learning new things, trying exciting stuff for the first time. Yup, this person was an integral part of your life for a long time, and now they’re gone. You’re…

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5 Powerful Ways To Boost Your Romantic Life And Be A Happier Couple

There is no question to the fact that romance is one of the most important elements in the lives of couples. It’s fun, exciting, and makes you feel good, which is why there is no reason you shouldn’t have more. Romance is all about getting closer, and the enjoyment of being fully engaged in the relationship. Have said that, many couples often get a sense that their relationship lacks the spark after some time. It’s true that turbulence can creep…

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21 Ways to Stay In Love after the Butterflies Have Gone 

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is hard. It’s true, right? You fall in love and the butterflies are raging through your stomach. Being with your new lover is the only thing you want… If possible, every minute of the day. But then, after a while you get used to each other. The pink glasses start to wear off and you see each other’s flaws. This is also called “the power struggle phase”. This is the phase where…

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6 reasons Why Doing This One Thing Brings a More Fulfilling Life

When looking to live a more fulfilling life, one of the key things is helping others. But, do you know why it will help you have a better, more rewarding life?  How does it help with making life more engaging and fun? Well, read on to find out.  Helping others will make you live a better life, and we will explain why. 1. “Helper’s High” Did you know that you get a sort of “helper’s high” when you help someone…

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How to Know If You’ve Found Your Perfect Match Or It’s Time to Move On

Reading time: Less than a minute We’ve all experienced moments of unsureness, angst, or resentment with our relationships. Perhaps these moments have even lead you to question whether you’re even still in love or if your significant other is really the right one for you. In this insightful video, Abraham-Hicks explains what you should do. And how you should know if you’ve found the “perfect” match. Their…

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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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7 Ways To Get What You Want In Your Relationships

It’s frustrating isn’t it? You know…constantly arguing about the same petty things. Maybe you experience this with your partner, your parents, your children or even certain friends. No matter what you say, you can never seem to get your point across. They just don’t seem to care enough or listen to you, and you find yourself going around in circles. Often, you feel like giving up. But did you know there’s something you can do to get exactly what you want…

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5 Things to Do Before Getting into a Relationship

The classic hashtag #RelationshipGoals has been circulating on some of our favorite social media posts. A relationship requires patience, self-awareness, personal growth and of course, entertaining time with a date. The truth is, most people fail to prepare themselves for a real relationship. You know. The one that makes you look at personal demons and change. Of course, for good. The next time you sign up for a dating app or accept a blind date a good friend has planned…

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The Gift of Being Your Real Self — Purpose Fairy

At some point in our lives, we have probably come across someone or several people that told us that we should change something about ourselves.  It could have been a casual suggestion like a new hairstyle, a personal probe about our health and diet, or social concern about how we come across to others. For most people, unsolicited inferences can put us on the defense and imply that we are doing something wrong and need to be corrected. That’s not…

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