Hey you! Did you know that you’re very special? There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. It’s not about being self-absorbed or narcissistic, it’s about getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness. We practice self-love so we can push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines. So do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the following…
How’s your tolerance for stress? Here’s ten common stress reactions that only make things worse and what to do instead.
My marriage was broken. The person I had spent a good portion of my life with was no longer in it. The life that began after the move was a new one. And it began where all great change and growth begins – at the absolute lowest point in my life. In the following few months, I moved in with strangers, quit my job, left my rental and traveled around Central America for a period of soul-searching and self-reflection. Of course, now, I realize this has been the greatest period of growth and development. Through the months of isolation, waterfalls of tears and periods self-loathing and doubt, I had survived it. Here are at least seven ways I survived my life’s lowest point.
People who love life have bad days, too. It’s just that they respond to them in a productive way. Do you have a positive outlook, or do you expect the worst? Do you have the confidence to act, or do you take forever to decide? If you want to be a happier person, watch out for these thirteen bad habits people who truly love life avoid.
We have all been guilty of passing judgment on both ourselves and others. We judge ourselves for where we’re at in life, or we judge others on their actions and lifestyle choices. In truth, judgement is not a freeing feeling, it confines both us and the people we place judgment upon. On a deeper level, humans operate on vibrations and frequencies. Simply put, we are energy and therefore we are very sensitive to the energy that comes from our thoughts and words. The thoughts we have and the words we speak are much deeper than a simple spoken word or thought, they hold power and affect both us and/or whoever we are speaking to.
“It was Valentine’s Day and I just found out that my husband of 10 years had purchased a gift for another woman. All day I was numb. Surreally, I drifted through my day with heaviness in my heart. I hung onto denial like it was my last friend in the world. I couldn’t bear the […]
You know you want to change, right? But you don’t know where to start. You may find yourself thinking…I’ve learned, through my previous procrastination, frustration and pain that the first step to changing your life is acknowledging and accepting where you are right now.
Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to mediation after a live, on-air panic attack. His latest book is “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.”
A powerful personal growth tool is the 30-day trial. This is a concept I borrowed from the shareware industry, where you can download a trial version of a piece of software and try it out risk-free for 30 days before you’re required to buy the full version. It’s also a great way to develop new habits, and best of all, it’s brain-dead simple. Let’s say you want to start a new habit like an exercise program or quit a bad habit like sucking on cancer sticks. We all know that getting started and sticking with the new habit for a few weeks is the hard part. Once you’ve overcome inertia, it’s much easier to keep going…
Some people think of “being alone” as a bad thing. It either means you’re anti-social, or unwanted, neither of which are a good position to be in. But actually, being alone isn’t’ necessarily a bad thing, as there are a handful of benefits that emerge once you learn to embrace solitude. I’m not advocating you go all Tom Hanks in Cast Away, because no one can argue the benefits, and the joys, that come along with fulfilling relationships with other people. But I am saying that once you learn to enjoy being alone, you’re going to grow as a person. Below are ten amazing things that will happen in your life when you start to enjoy being alone.
“Be yourself.” This is the sage old advice your Mother and friends have given you countless times. But why is it so hard to apply to your life? Why is it so hard to “be yourself”? Perhaps it’s because you don’t know who you really are.
The pursuit of true happiness can lead to satisfying lifestyles and a healthier environment, according to a recent study. Researchers suggest that this can be achieved with less materialism.