mindfulness

5 Ways to Bring Meaning Back into Your Life — Purpose Fairy

Our generation is characterized by increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. We feel stuck. The harder we try, the harder it gets. Most of us are not happy with our jobs or relationships. We wish for love and a satisfying job. We often ask ourselves: What is my life all about? Why do I have this uncomfortable feeling in my heart? Why do I feel lonely? Why is life so tough? Why can’t it be simple? Why can’t I…

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11 Ways To Slow Down During The Holiday Season – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday:“I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!”And now the Holiday Season is on it’s way…it can be overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s true! You have kids, sports, groceries, laundry, cooking and often a job. Throw in a holiday party and you may come undone! When your children are young, they need your attention all the time. You often need to be with…

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On Having Peace by Mastering Your Emotions — Purpose Fairy

Our emotions drive our lives. Our decisions, big and small, are influenced by our emotions — no matter how much we try to think critically and from a place of logic. To build a life of peace and purpose, it is important that the heart and the head work together. On Having Peace by Mastering Your Emotions Emotions, however, are not always trustworthy. Though some, like the fight or flight response, is designed to keep us safe, misunderstanding the root…

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The Gifts of Imperfection – Conquer shame and embrace who you are

The book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are explores the power of love, belonging and “being enough” by cultivating courage, compassion and connection, all with the goal of developing resilience to shame. Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains one virtue that can help you overcome the feelings of imperfection and live a more meaningful and happier life. The main idea of the book is…

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5 Simple Ways To Be Happier

What is the one thing we all want? To be happier. As surprising as it sounds, achieving it isn’t so difficult. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out. Here are 5, simple, actionable tips to inculcate to become a happier version of yourself! 1. Get some exercise  Source – http://yourmedguide.com A point we have been trying to make time and again. Basically, when you exercise, endorphins, or feel good hormones are released. Research shows that just 30 minutes of walking could…

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If you dislike your body, you don’t love yourself

Healing your emotional self – if you don’t like your body, you don’t love yourself Parents serve their children as mirrors. Parents (together with the immediate family) are the only real reference a child has, and thus parents’ words and behavior present the core source of information about a child. If parents don’t provide an accurate mirror, namely that a child is a valuable human being that deserves love, respect and encouragement no matter what, that leads to never‑ending emotional…

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Teach Your Child Five Simple Ways To Practice Self-Care

To become a well-rounded and self-sufficient adult, it is imperative that we become comfortable managing stress and taking care of ourselves first. But why should this notion be merely limited to adulthood? In fact, it can be argued that self-care is valued more during childhood and adolescence. While self-care can be learned throughout life, it is vital that we introduce and encourage healthy practices to our kids as early as possible. I hardly need say that the easiest way to…

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Meditation Makes You Less Reactive to Negative Feedback in Life

Meditation is one of the most scientifically-supported “mental tools” for improving your mental health, well-being, and overall happiness. A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience has now added another piece of the puzzle for why meditation can be so beneficial for you. Researchers conducted an experiment with 3 groups of people: experienced meditators, novice meditators, and non-meditators. They had all participants perform a task where they were trained to pair certain images with a…

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Why Am I Broke? This Life Coach Says It May Go Back To Your Childhood

With an estimated 67 percent of Americans at least a little anxious about paying the bills, and 58 percent worried they won’t have enough money for retirement, it’s becoming increasingly clear that being financially well is an integral part of overall wellness. Of course, money management isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we’re talking to people from all walks of life to find out how they achieved a healthy relationship with their finances. We hope it empowers you to live a life Well Spent. Lauren Handel Zander, co-founder and…

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts: A 3-Step Formula

Do you want to stop negative thoughts from affecting you so much? Do you get stuck in thought patterns that lead to anxiety, fear, and worry? What if I told you that there’s a simple way to deal with negative thoughts? You see, I’ve been battling negative thinking patterns my whole life. I’ve battled with my inner critic. I’ve had to learn how to transcend negative self-talk. I’ve tried most of the systems and methods out there, and I’ve found…

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