Personal Growth

The Final Destination of Your Inner Journey — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“The life you live is the outward expression of your inner journey.”~ Will Craig, Living the Hero’s Journey Is your mind drowning under the depth of countless thoughts? Is your self-worth inclined towards worthlessness? Your Inner Journey If you feel any of these, it’s time to loosen up. Relax because you are not fighting this battle alone. There are many like you and me on the same leaky boat. The Final Destination of Your Inner Journey Allow me to introduce…

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How to Make Rebuilding Your Self Confidence A Priority — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

For many of us when we boil down why we aren’t showing up as boldly as we’d like it because we are afraid of being judged. Judged by our family, friends, the people we love. Here’s the thing- we all judge. Judging is a part of what our human brains do. It is a helpful useful, decision making part of our brains. However, we often let the judgments of ourselves & others create stories in our minds and those tales…

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Why Some Men Still Don’t Talk About Their Feelings – Self Improvement Article

Talking about your feelings is crucial to your well-being, no matter your gender. It allows you to process your experiences, release stress, and receive support from others when needed. Bottling up your emotions, on the other hand, can lead to a buildup of stress in the mind and body—and substantial consequences for both. Emotional suppression has been linked to cardiovascular health issues, memory loss, lower immunity to illness, and (if all that’s not convincing enough) lower productivity and faster burnout.It’s a…

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The Power of Proving Yourself Wrong – Self Improvement Article

One important attitude behind self-growth in any area of life is: always be open to the possibility that you are wrong about something. Because only by admitting you’re wrong can you truly learn, grow, and change yourself. My favorite way to prove myself wrong is to play “devil’s advocate” toward my current beliefs. I assume the opposite of what I believe is true, and I begin to search for facts and evidence that support this opposing view. Often when I…

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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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A Great Tool for Habit Change and Motivation – Self Improvement Article

Gamification is the process of using “gaming elements” in non-gaming situations. The basic idea is that by making an activity seem more like a “game,” individuals will be more motivated and focused to continue that activity and stay committed to it. One of the most common examples of this is when businesses use rewards and badges for customers who have been loyal to their company. The more products you buy, the more you work your way to different “reward tiers,”…

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Free Soul Clarity Message, Plus a New Giveaway – Self Improvement Article

*** Thanks so much, everyone! I’ll be back next month with more readings. *** Happy October! It’s that time again where I’ll pull one Soul Clarity Card for each person who leaves a comment below! I do this on the first day of every month, and it’s always so much fun to offer these messages straight from my soul to yours.   Before we get started though, I wanted to share a few updates with you!   1. Sign up…

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Early Experiences That Influence Mental Health – Self Improvement Article

Psychology research is clear that our childhood and early experiences can have a massive influence on our happiness and well-being later in life. While most of this research has focused on how negative experiences can impact our mental health into adulthood (such as poverty, abuse, or neglect), a new study published in the scientific journal JAMA Pediatrics looked into how early positive experiences can influence mental health in a good way. First, this article will review the key findings behind…

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Time Out and Time Off: How to Transition Back to Work from a Leave of Absence – Productivity Article

As I typed “leave of absence from work for…” into the Google search bar, a variety of scenarios popped up: mental health, stress, surgery, school, family reasons, medical reasons, pregnancy, and so on. During our careers, most of us will elect or be required to take time off work. The reasons vary. According to Pew Research Center, about one in four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member. In the UK, stress, anxiety, and…

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5 Beautiful Ways to Embrace Your True Self – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” ~ John Jakes Being yourself isnt a choice. Its a way of life. Period. Being you is not always the easiest thing to be. Believe me I have had a hard time in the past just being me until I found out who I was. Embracing your true self means to celebrate your individuality – learning to…

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Free Soul Clarity Message, Plus a New Giveaway – Self Improvement Article

*** Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I’ll be back next month with more readings! *** Happy September! It’s that time again where I’ll pull one Soul Clarity Card for each person who leaves a comment below! I do this on the first day of every month, and it’s always so much fun to offer these messages straight from my soul to yours.   Before we get started though, I wanted to share a few updates with you!…

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5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer Racing thoughts, shortness of breath, tightening of chest, unmanaged negative thought spirals…ever experienced these? If yes, then you know what anxiety feels like. Don’t worry, its something we all face from time to time in our lives. Life is full of beautiful moments, dreams fulfilled, family fun and also full of work, responsibilities, financial commitments. Most of this we handle…

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Paulo Coelho on Learning to Pay Attention to Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”~ Paulo Coelho Over the course of time, if you look back, you, like the rest of us, have made many mistakes in almost every aspect of your life, but this is not something out of the ordinary. We are only humans and…

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How to Experience Harmony and Stop Chasing Balance— Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

If there’s one thing that drives me right-round-the-bend, it’s the word “balance”. When I think of balance, I think of walking on a narrow beam 100 feet off the ground trying not to plummet to my death. Not exactly how I want to be thinking about my life. We need to stop chasing balance, Susan! Instead, we should be looking to experience harmony in our lives. So, what’s the difference between balance and harmony? Life balance implies we need to…

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9 Top Wellness And Health Trends Of 2019 – Self Improvement Article

There has been an increase in the number of people who are advocating for health and wellness. Individuals, businesses, and organizations are all adopting practices that help to boost your overall health, mental health, financial wellness, and more. Here are the nine top wellness and health trends of 2019. 1. Diets Free From Oil Have you ever consumed an oil-free diet? If no, you would be surprised by the health benefits that come with this diet. Many people are adopting diets…

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How to Stop Being Too Critical of Yourself and Others – Productivity Article

Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook Who loves a complainer? Not many people I know. If you’re constantly putting yourself down, you stress yourself out, and when you become too tense, you vent on anyone you feel isn’t performing up to snuff. Is this an effective way to win people to your side and boost productivity? Absolutely not — whether we criticize ourselves or others, we mess up our mojo and flow. Here’s how to stop being too critical of yourself first…

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Glimpses of Light – Self Improvement Article

One of the things that I love most about our time here on Earth is that we get to decide when it’s time to let something go and when to declare a fresh start for ourselves. We get to reach beyond the dark and allow ourselves to move toward the light. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this year has been tough so far. I lost two loved ones. I had childhood trauma resurface. I was sick for over a…

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Why We All Need A Mentor, Or Two – Productivity Article

As creatives, we’re on nontraditional paths without a template for success. We have an opportunity to design our careers in many different ways. However, without a model for moving forward, we can feel overwhelmed by choice. How do we know we’re making the “right” decision? What’s the best path forward? No one can predict how our careers will unfold, but mentors can provide support as we figure it out. They know what it takes to be courageous in the face…

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Does Your Brain have too many tabs open? Try Writing Morning Pages. – – Self Improvement Article

We all have problems and challenges we have to deal with and, by thinking carefully about solutions, we can learn to overcome them and discover a positive outlook on life. When your brain is buzzing, it’s hard to figure out which thoughts and ideas are more important. They all seem like a continuous stream of useless blabber. However, psychologists say that all the thoughts and ideas that enter the brain are important. They reveal meaningful self-insight and can even influence…

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How To Deal With Disappointment — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve all been disappointed at least once in our lifetime, and unfortunately, there are people who can’t seem to find a way to learn something from these situations and move on. But why do we experience disappointment in the first place? Is it because we aren’t able to live our lives without putting labels on everything and everyone? Is it because we can’t seem to…

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Monthly Soul Clarity Reading! Plus, An Announcement and a New Giveaway! – Self Improvement Article

Happy July! It’s that time again where I’ll pull one Soul Clarity Card for each person who leaves a comment below! I do this on the first day of every month, and it’s always so much fun to offer these messages straight from my soul to yours.   Before we get started though, I wanted to share a few updates with you!   1. Last Chance to Share a Story in our 365 Book Series!   We have a special…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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How Your Personality Shapes What Types of Exercise Work Best For You – Self Improvement Article

Everyone knows exercise is good for you, but many have trouble transforming that belief into action and making exercise a consistent habit in their lives. One reason may be lack of motivation or discipline, but another reason could be that you just haven’t yet found the type of exercise that works best for you and resonates with you. The more we know ourselves, the easier it is to create new habits that work for us. So the first step toward…

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3 Simple Steps That Can Transform Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~ Hermann Hesse I remember when my life was a complete mess. I felt so utterly lost and didn’t even know where to start in my healing process. Because my life was in such chaos, I assumed that only something big could help transform my life. Maybe a long…

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6 Surefire Ways To Move Toward Your True Purpose In Life – Happiness Article

So many of us are looking for happiness outside of ourselves. I know because I did for decades, and it resulted in clinical depression, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders. Back then, I wanted so badly to find my purpose—that one specific thing that would make me feel complete. But the more I looked for it, the harder it was to find. I realize now that I had it backward. In order to discover our true purpose and find more meaning, joy,…

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Episode 15: Cultivating Mindful Intimate Relationships – Meditation Article

After a long time of inactivity, I have resurrected the Live and Dare Podcast in order to interview Dr. Rick Hanson. I met Dr. Rick during a conference in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2018. It was the first nation-wide meditation conference in Australia, organized by the Meditation Association of Australia, of which I’m part. I enjoyed his approach, method of teaching and message, so I decided to connect and exchange some ideas. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS,…

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If You Aren’t Having Fun In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Very, Very Right – Self Improvement Article

As you’re growing up, you imagine your 20s as this mystical time of life, the “best years,” you’re told by those who have already passed through them. Your concept of it is glamorized by what you see on TV, the characters you love moving through the decade with cocktails and budding careers and witty banter peppered by pop culture references. The world teaches you that your 20s are your throwaway years. The decade in which you should take full advantage…

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How to Trust Life Again, after You Have Lost All Hope — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Little by little, you can learn to trust life again and return to a place of inner peace, love, and safety. And these 8 steps are meant to help you achieve just that: I know it can be quite challenging to stop looking back at all the things that happened and all the things that could have happened. But in order for you to move forward, you have to stop looking back.  Bring your focus back to where life is…

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Humane Career Choices That Can Enrich Your Soul – Self Improvement Article

When you are a child, you tend to think about your future career a lot. You imagine yourself as a famous football player, a cool astronaut, or an elegant businesswoman. As we grow older, our wishes change and we start making career choices which will keep us financially secure. However, in the process, we forget about the most important aspect which is a career that will enrich our soul, and make us feel genuine happiness. If you are undecided, here…

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22 Powerful Ways You Can Invest in Yourself – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever stopped to really think about how you’re investing your time? We invest so much of ourselves into work, school, relationships and so many other things that it’s easy to forget about the most important area of our lives—ourselves! We only have so much time, energy and focus that we can expend throughout the day and it’s important that we use some of those resources for improving different areas of our lives. Did you know that bettering yourself…

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