Category Archive: Personal Development

Growing Wiser

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Emotional awareness is a sign of growing maturity. We all need to learn to control impulses to act before we examine facts and issues. And, the earlier we learn how to control our… Continue reading

Affirmations and Neuroplasticity

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Have you tried benefiting from applying neuroplasticity through practicing the power of reciting affirmations? Reciting affirmations ie. positive statements to encourage and support yourself on your personal voyage through life has a long history… Continue reading

Individuality and Compassionate Connection

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Time and conscious experience of spaciousness give us perspective, an opportunity to become observers of our “self”. We tend to think to think our self is unchanging despite the fact that change is… Continue reading

Practice Gratitude and Experience Joy

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I’ve been feeling so good about the way I’ve been taking care of my business and by that I mean my health and happiness.  That’s not to say that making a living isn’t… Continue reading

A Flash of Lightning

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Six months of remaining in a toxic group environment while saying nothing must mean something, right? Once again, I did not make a healthy choice right away. I hung in there for half… Continue reading

Like Frost in the Sun

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Last April I joined an online group that split into two factions within a week of being formed. Some said the problem was personality clashes. Others said it was religious intolerance. I believe… Continue reading

Sixteen Rules to Live By Revisited

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These are excellent tips for starting to live the life you want to live right now.

Half the truth is no truth at all

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Here’s a brief gardening analogy I will use to introduce what I’m about to share with my readers. If we recognize that positively focused people are like fertilizer and rain that helps us… Continue reading

Life Lessons: Aparigraha (non-grasping)

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I am as far as one can get from being an urban yoga practitioner. My husband and I choose to live a life of voluntary simplicity in a semi remote location. We waste… Continue reading

Does Solitude Have a Place in Your Life?

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Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to… Continue reading

Enjoying Life Every Day

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Freedom is the ability to pursue living your life within the constraints of society, culture and the law, without depriving others of their opportunities to experience the same. 

Exploring Spaciousness: Experiencing Peace

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In Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 1, Sandra Pawula suggests nourishing yourself with space. She explains how space is a vital element that brings balance into our lives, helping to… Continue reading

Meditation Practice: Monkey Mind

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Peace is present right here and now in the present moment, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The only question is whether or not we are in touch with it.… Continue reading

Benefiting from private journal blogging

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I have written down my observations and responses to events in my life in diaries since I was 8 years old.  Keeping a private personal growth journal is therapeutic process that helps me keep… Continue reading

Balanced living: Vacations are a necessity

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One of the main reasons to take a vacation is to get some rest and recharge.  On vacation people tend to pack in more hours of sleep and exercise, as well as spend… Continue reading

Overcoming Chronic Illness and Stress

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Over the course of 3 years I have avoided becoming too personal in this blog, lest I become maudlin and repel readers. Today I’m choosing to share my experiences as a  person with… Continue reading

Timethief: An Interview with Myself

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The most important thing I have done in my life is becoming conscious, replacing negative core beliefs left over from childhood with healthy ones, and learning how to love myself.

Taking responsibility for my consciousness with Eckart Tolle

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Is the desire to take personal responsibility for things in life purely ego-based? In response to this important question from one of our members, Eckhart reminds us that it is our state of consciousness in any given moment that creates the world we see around us.

Effective strategies for conscious living

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The important thing is to question the life you are living so you really know and understand your life for what it is, then you can make course corrections whenever they are needed.

Growing Happiness

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What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

What’s at your core?

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It’s not always easy to slice into the center and uncover our core beliefs. When we do this we may find some very negative ones left over from childhood.

Time To Explore Your Personal Space

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I’m so excited and so deeply touched I really don’t know what to say. Please go to Do You Dig It and read Mary Ward’s wonderful review of my blog titled Time to… Continue reading

The Gift of Fire

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During this time of healing, hibernation and incubation I am conscious that I am preparing to move forward. These nights I dream of fire, ashes and, of the proverbial phoenix rising from the… Continue reading

Beauty: Women in Art

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This post was inspired by cjwriter’s post Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli , Boltraffio, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Messina, Perugino, Hans Memling, El Greco, Hans Holbein, Rokotov, Peter Paul Rubens,… Continue reading

Being happy no matter what

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Christen Resmo reminds us: You Can Be Happy Even When… People have disappointed or betrayed you Somebody else is having a bad day and gets upset when you don’t join in their misery… Continue reading

Unique Diet, Lifestyle, Race and Advertising Interviews

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eInterview.org is a Social Psychology Network partner site headquartered at Wesleyan University. The purpose is to conduct web-based interviews capable of changing questions, response options, and item wordings depending on the previous answers… Continue reading

Workaholic: Who Me?

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It’s typical for a workaholic to see her as not functioning as well as other people, and to rationalize the excessive need to work. Others typically see the problem and its consequences, even when the workaholic cannot.

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Journaling Your Dreams Part 3 – Questions

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Twenty two questions about your dreams that will help you to gain insight or answers into problems experienced in the waking world.

Journaling Dreams Part 2 – Tips

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These are ten very useful tips for learning how to keep a dream journal, followed by 3 more tips that are important too.

Journaling Your Dreams Part 1 – Beginning

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Journaling dreams can make all the difference between getting a valuable piece of information and completely losing it.