self love

Love Yourself, on Valentine’s Day and Always – Happiness Article

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” Brené Brown  Growing up I watched my grandparents’ relationship with longing. They anticipated each other’s needs, they did small loving gestures for each other every day, and they put the other fist without resentment. I longed to have a relationship like theirs one day and meet someone who understood me the way they understood each other. In contrast, I observed the relationship between…

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How to Reconnect with Your Body and Mind — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The idea of body scan meditation is one of those things that you either embrace or rebel against. The thought of conducting a series of “body scans” that enables you to reconnect with your body might seem like a leap. It is scary to have to face your body and connect with it if you haven’t done so in a long time. Many people in today’s society enjoy being disconnected from their bodies. With the vast majority of society in…

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Let’s Make This the Year of Trying… – Positivity Article

Much as I hate to admit it, I’ve never really been a try-er. If something comes easily to me or I only have to put in a moderate, not-totally-unenjoyable work, I’ll do it. When I encounter anything I’m not immediately decent at doing (or something that is out of my control in some way, I find myself putting in a minimal amount of effort, doing what’s needed to get things done (if I even do it at all). During a…

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What To Do With Your Life When Your Dreams Change — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

What happens with your life when your dreams change and you have no idea where to go next? When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having a career performing on stage.  I was a great singer, took tons of dance classes, and even taught myself how to play the piano.  As I grew older, I continued to hone these skills, performing every chance I got. In college I studied classical music.  I received awards and scholarships to…

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9 Reminders to Love Yourself — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” ~ Zoe Kravitz Did you grow up in a household that hurt you and punished you as you grew up? Were your feelings tossed aside? Your confidence shattered? Your self-worth destroyed? Were you put down, beaten down with negativity and criticism and made fun of by the very people who were supposed to have loved you? Appreciate Yourself If you answered yes to any…

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9 Tips for Battling the Winter Blues – Positivity Article

  As winter arrives, I’m taken back in my mind to last year… Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don’t know for sure if this was general depression or Season Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) — I should have sought professional help, but I didn’t — I do know that it…

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3 Important Steps to Living a Meaningful Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

What does it mean to be living a meaningful life? Ask anyone what they most want in life and they will almost surely tell you that they simply want to be happy and live a meaningful life. We all want this. We all want happiness in our lives. Yet, true happiness seems to be somewhat elusive to most people. Why is that? Perhaps because there is no general recipe for happiness: in order to be truly happy, each and every…

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From Feeling Worthless to Realizing You Are Enough — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“It is not that you are worthless, it is just that you have forgotten how much you are actually Worth. Since you can no longer understand your Nature nor can you remember your Origin, you believe every lie that you are told…” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have so much love and respect for your Self, that you walk this Earth with a heart filled with love and a mind that is always at peace? Wouldn’t it…

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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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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Abundance – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Abundance  ‘I have abundance of …’, finish that sentence in your own voice. ‘I am abundant in …’,  finish that sentence. Turn it into an action word, and now,  a present day, ‘now’ phrase. The self-help industries tell us to envision it, as if we already have what we want. So do some theories in practice in the field of psychology. And in the sports industries.  There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now. A pull toward alternative…

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On The Invaluable Wisdom Gained In Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Life is and always be a journey, and along the way, you will gain invaluable wisdom as long as youre willing to open your eyes, mind, and heart. Are you up for it? So here I am, writing in my journal with a ruby stone held gently in my hand, marking the day I turned 60 years young. I jotted down in big and bold letters that I AM QUEEN FOR TODAY! It isn’t any egotistical trip by any stretch;…

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6 Ways to Stop Taking Things Personally – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi At the core, we are social beings. We tend to define ourselves by the relationships we nurture around us. On a daily basis, we interact with a so many different people. Some are close and intimate, some are strangers. While all our interactions need to be mindful, the level of depth of the relationship directly affects the intensity of our interaction with that person. Some people we get along with…

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Joy Boost – Stop Starving Your Soul – Positivity Article

You know your lungs need oxygen to breathe. You know your heart needs love to feel safe and supported. You know your body needs water to survive. But did you know that your soul needs joy to thrive? And that more than likely due to the pressures of your life, your soul is hungering deeply for the joy it’s being starved from. And this is affecting your health, your feelings of happiness, and even your real wealth. This is not coachy…

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6 Things You Should Forgive Yourself For — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Forgive yourself for the mistakes of the past and all the things you think you have done wrong. That was the best you knew how to do at that moment. Now that you know better, you can do better.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc Forgiveness has the power to liberate you from a world of pain, fear, darkness, and despair. When you forgive yourself, you make the journey from self-hatred to self-love. And you go from living in absolute darkness to…

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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 Develop True Confidence (and Let Go of Approval-Seeking) – Meditation Article

What is true confidence? There are a lot of misconceptions about confidence. People sometimes assume it’s a product of achieving something in particular, having nice things or looking a certain way. Some people try to talk themselves into confidence by thinking positive thoughts. But both of those kinds of confidence are both artificial and shaky. What if your looks change or you don’t achieve a goal? What happens when you compare yourself to someone else who seems better? And as…

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Why We Cling to ‘Familiar Discomfort’… and How to Let Go – Positivity Article

Have you heard this story? It’s a long way around to get to the point of this week’s video, but here we go! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a given moment, I would receive the attention I felt I would…

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17 Factors That Make Up a Mood – Positivity Article

I’m in the midst of working on a very exciting project (can’t wait to tell you about it soon!), and I’ve been listening to makeup videos while I work. I rarely even wear makeup, but there’s something about these videos that just works so well as background noise! All that makeup talk in the background has had me dying to draw makeup things so I was thrilled when I thought of the mood makeup idea the other day. Once I started thinking…

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The Undeniable Freedom of Self-Love – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Image Courtesy of @house_of_landI am one of the millions of millennials waking up to the undeniable truth of how very unspecial I am. Growing up in the age of self-esteem had a profound impact on this privileged white girl living in the Chicago suburbs. My own memories of self-esteem and a “You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to” mentality come from elementary school, where we threw a red ball to one another in a circle and said something we liked about…

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What Is Metamorphosis If Not This? – Positivity Article

Awake, fresh eyes crack. It hurts for just a second as dawn’s light washes me. After a long, walking sleep, I’m relieved to see the sun again. “Felt like night forever,” I say to her with a bittersweet mix of thanks and regret. “Thank you for waking me.” The monsters lurking in my room transform before me. They were but a coat flung carelessly over a chair. A house plant. A stack of magazines. It all seemed so real. Yesterday’s…

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Living the HSP Life: Tips for Highly Sensitive People – Positivity Article

  Note: A lot of what I learned about Highly Sensitive People (aside from my own personal experience), came from Elaine N. Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. If you want to learn more about the info that’s not personal-experience-based, I highly recommend you check it out or visit her site here!    WHAT IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON (HSP)?  Basically, Highly Sensitive People (HSP) is a term developed in the 1990s…

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36 Truths from 36 Years – Positivity Article

Today I turn 36! Age is just a number, they say, and the older I get, the more I realize the truth in that statement. With every year, I feel both changed and exactly the same. There are parts of me that will always be and there are parts that will shift over time. One thing I know for certain is that, the older I get, the less I know. I gain wisdom, yes, but I also gain the realization…

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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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[Case Study] How Clearing Money Blocks Helped Kay Release Childhood Pain – Abundance Coach for Women in Business – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on clearing money blocks? If so, I’d like to share the client notes that I have recorded down about Kay* with you. While Kay is not her real name, she is an actual person. She had first presented a situation and background, that was similar to other clients I had worked with. Typically, when we start to work together and dig deep, we would find that much of the blocks stem…

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What is Wounded Child Healing – Abundance Coach for Women in Business – Self Improvement Article

Have you come across the term “wounded child healing” and wonder if it is something that you may need? Well, I’d like to offer a brief description of what I understand “wounded child healing” to be. [Note: I’m re-publishing this article as it is still relevant even after 10 years ;-)] What is Wounded Child HealingThe “wounded child” is an archetype which contains damaged or negative emotional patterns of our youth. It may help to improve your understanding if we…

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6 Ways to Shake Things Up – Positivity Article

  For months and months, it felt like a dark cloud was hanging over my head. I don’t know if it was seasonal depression or regular depression or just part of my biological mental ups and downs, but, man, was it rough. I didn’t feel like doing anything, and I didn’t feel like I’d ever get out of that dark fog of what felt like nothingness. But, over the past few weeks, there’s been a shift. I’ve felt something start…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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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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Love Affirmations and Their Life-Changing Power — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered how self love affirmations can change your life? Or whether it is even possible to do so? This article will offer a much better understanding of how love affirmations actually work. Everyone has, at least once, come across a situation that was created by negative thinking. In the end, you even question yourself “ Did I just make this happen by imagining it?”.  Our thoughts are considered to be powerful enough to affect our moods and…

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Thought-Tinters: 8 Things That Impact Your Thinking – Positivity Article

Get the print here!    Whenever I do interviews, one of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “If you could give out one piece of advice, what would it be?” It’s a tough one to answer, but my instinct is almost always to say, “Pay attention to your thoughts.” It sounds like simple (or perhaps even strange) advice — after all, aren’t we always paying attention to our thoughts if we’re thinking them? But, if you think about it (ha!),…

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