The Most Meaningful Lessons I’ve Learned About Grief – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by siyan peng on UnsplashWe grieve differently. We see the world differently. We heal differently. We open our hearts differently. We are different because we, ultimately, must be. Sameness, the whole humdrum operation, wouldn’t serve us anyway. It shouldn’t be difficult to “make do” with the grief I feel. But, I always end up comparing my pain to others. In grief’s journey of anger, sadness, questioning, and guilt, pain becomes delectably comparative. When I feel a certain way, I always wonder if I’m…

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On Surrendering Yourself to Love — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The art of surrendering comes from a place of Love. It comes from a deep trust in the invisible Field that gives Life to all of life. When you trust, you find it easy to relax, let go, and let the God within you lead the way… In love, we trust. In fear, we doubt. ~ Luminita D. Saviuc There are moments in life when we have to step away from the world in order to know how to live in…

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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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Awakening to Truth and the Return to Wholeness — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The time for Awakening has arrived. And believe it or not, this isn’t a time to fear. Nor is it a time to feel sorry for yourself. This is a time for you to Awaken and for humanity to return to Wholeness. ~Luminita D. Saviuc It is in turbulent times like these that we can all stop and ask ourselves questions like: Who am I? Where am I going? What is the hidden meaning in all of this coronavirus pandemic? …

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How to Work With Fear and Pain in a Moment of Crisis – Meditation Article

Even when it feels like you’re lost in the universe, Emily Horn explains, you can face the unknown with a still and calm heart-mind. Photo by Jeremy Thomas. As I watched the snow fall on the mountains outside my hospital room, where I was undergoing treatment for an illness that had progressively worsened over the previous months, I was reminded once again that this life moves and changes with each breath — we can not know what will happen in the future.…

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What Lies Beyond These Walls – Positivity Article

There are walls upon walls upon walls in me, and I’ll admit it, I built them myself. I laid them down, brick by brick with my own two hands. I used to see only brokenness in these walls, but not now. They speak of pain, yes, but also of hope. Even in my darkest hours, I must have seen something in me worth protecting. I built these walls to save myself. Every brick in every wall contains a memory. A…

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6 Positively Simple Ways to Heal From Emotional Trauma – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“If you are to free your heart, you must embrace your painful feelings, have faith that your thoughts will arise and cease of their accord. They will pass if you can face them head on, with kind eyes. Your thoughts and feelings will dissolve if you don’t try to hold on to them or push them away. Thinking will dissipate. Trust in this universal law of change.” ~ Valerie Mason-John from her book “Detox Your Heart: Meditations for Healing Emotional…

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Radical Gratitude: How to Turn Your Pain into Peace – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

My journey to living in gratitude began in 2010. And let me say that up until that time, until I was age forty-five, I was a complainer, griper, and a whiner, with absolutely no reason to complain! Luckily, I was saved from these very wasteful, counter-productive habits when I was given a blank journal one Thanksgiving season by a New Thought minister, who told us if we journaled five things we were grateful for forty days, our life would change…

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Pain challenges us to grow in enormous leaps – Spiritual Article

It is 2 a.m. on Monday. I am jaded. Rest keeps eluding me. I have been a zombie since I had my baby boy 10 months ago. He does not sleep well, and has never slept more than four consecutive hours since the day he was born. My husband is asleep, peacefully, beside me. He snores like a bear, utterly oblivious that I am up for the second time since our baby went to sleep at 10 p.m.I am exhausted.…

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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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Why This Will Be the Year I Stop Running from Pain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.” ~Morris West This may seem sounds counter-intuitive, but this year I want to let go of trying to avoid suffering. It doesn’t mean that I am a masochist and plan to spend the next year being miserable. It’s more a question of learning to accept life as it is—uncertain, full of surprises, and with its full quota of difficult circumstances. Our Wish for Happiness The thing is that we all…

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Oh, Hello There, Body – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Photo by Zack Jarosz. From your facial muscles down to your toes, tuning into how each part of your body feels can help you discover what your body really needs. In a body scan, we systematically focus our attention on different parts of our body, from our feet to the muscles in our face. This creates a rare opportunity for us to experience our body as it is, without judging or trying to change it. This exercise is designed to help us…

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37 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. Teresa of Avila — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

With a heart inflamed with love, St. Teresa of Avila taught people one of the most powerful lessons – to look for God within themselves; To pray with their own words and to seek to hear God’s voice – not Outside themselves, but in their own Interior, which she called, the “Interior Castle.” And in today’s post, you will discover, not just that one powerful lesson, but many others that can transform you and your whole life. 37 Life-Changing Lessons…

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My Pain Was a Gift and a Catalyst for Growth – Happiness Article

“Sometimes pain is the teacher we require, a hidden gift of healing and hope.” ~Janet Jackson I was becoming more and more confused as to what my feelings were toward my husband. Longing for that personal adult male connection, I started to feel trapped in my marriage. However, I still had a very strong sense of our family unit and my commitment to it. I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize the family, even if it meant sacrificing my…

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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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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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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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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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