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What to Do When You Want to Feel Closer to Your Partner

28.02.2018 in Life Skills, Love, Relationships, Soulmate

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“By letting our deep longing for love and connectedness be exposed…[we are] opening up the channel through which love can enter.” ~John Welwood

When we feel disconnected from our romantic partner what we often want most is to genuinely feel their love again, to feel connected. And yet, it can be so difficult to simply share that longing.

So instead of explaining or asking for what we want in a loving way, we complain about what is wrong, about how our partner isn’t showing up for us. Or we simply withdraw.

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What Annoys Us About Others Can Teach Us About Ourselves

28.02.2018 in Empowerment, Health, Life Path, Life Skills, Personal Development

By José de la Torre

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung

When my wife and I had children, little did we know that we’d be creating little bundles of nerves. Between my wife’s depression and my own anxiety, we created two anxiety-ridden, depressed balls of mess, and then some.

Don’t get me wrong, we love our two girls to death, and we are very proud of them. They are both very strong and beautiful young ladies. Occasionally we like hanging out with them too.

While the two girls have similar interests,

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15 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

21.02.2018 in Empowerment, Gratitude, Healing, Health, Life Skills, Positive Thinking, Psychic Development, Spirituality, Stress Management

By: Advisor Amee

What are some ways you can raise your vibration for your highest good? Here are some methods I have personally tried when I was sad,  angry, frustrated, anxiety ridden, depressed,or just in a funk!

1.Music. Upbeat, positive lyrics can make your day and moments brighter as it boosts the dopamine levels.

2.Dance. Wonderful to use to relieve those blah depressed feelings.It shakes the negativity right of you.

3.Affirmations. I love Louise Hay’s website and her YouTube videos.The are free and helped me for years now..

4.Animals. They are superb stress relievers.Just petting them and listening to a cat purr,

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The Power of Perspective: A Simple Way to Ease Anxiety

05.02.2018 in Empowerment, Health, Life Path, Life Skills, Positive Thinking, Stress Management

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle

One of the first ideas I learned in law school was “the reasonable third person,” a legal fiction created to help figure out if someone has acted unreasonably. There’s no clear-cut definition, so I spent a lot of energy arguing what a reasonable person would do. This hypothetical person haunted my law school exams, and later, my career.

But I realized the reasonable third person could teach me something beyond the courtroom.

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Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

05.02.2018 in Addiction, Health, Life Skills, Self Love, Spirituality, Stress Management

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“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

The only thing worse than not listening to someone is pretending to listen.

Giving the vague murmur of agreement, or a quick nod to communicate “Yes, I’m listening, totally,” when really, we’re not.

I remember vividly a dinner I had with friends about four years ago. I’d been backpacking in New Zealand for twelve months and had just returned to the UK.

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Accept and Value Yourself: 11 Ways to Embrace Who You Are

05.02.2018 in Empowerment, Health, Life Path, Life Skills, Positive Thinking, Self Love, Valentine's Day

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“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown

I can’t remember exactly what it was she was trying to convince me I could do, but I had an argument to counter every bit of encouragement. There was no shortage to the ways I believed I wasn’t good enough.

She was trying to help me see myself the way she saw me—as someone smart, capable, and full of potential. I wasn’t buying it.

I’d been pretending for so long to be a better person than I really believed myself to be.

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4 Ways to Get Your Mind Off Yourself and Replace Worry with Joy

02.02.2018 in Empowerment, Health, Life Path, Life Skills, Stress Management

By Michelle Meadows

“The only way to be truly happy is to get your mind off yourself and help somebody else.” ~Joyce Meyer

A couple of years ago, I was dealing with two major life changes at the same time.

The first change was that my husband and I moved from Maryland to Delaware after our son finished high school. And though the distance wasn’t far (about a three-hour drive from my parents’ house in Washington, D.C.), I had grown up in D.C. and this marked the first time I had ever moved away from that area.

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Highs and Lows Are Part of Growth and It All Makes Us Stronger

01.02.2018 in Life Path, Life Skills, Love, Relationships, Self Love, Soulmate, Spirituality, Stress Management

By Lauren Madden

Sometimes we need to journey into the deepest, darkest, scariest, most painful places inside in order to reach the next level.

This is what happened to me earlier this year.

When I was younger, I was in an abusive relationship that created a lot of stories in my head. These stories became beliefs that I carried around for a long time. Beliefs like, “I’m not good enough,” “Relationships are painful,” “I don’t have a say,” “I need someone else to show me I’m worthy,” and “I need to be perfect to receive love” (just to name a few).

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3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

01.02.2018 in Empowerment, Healing, Health, Life Skills, Self Love, Stress Management

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“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh 

I’ve struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A difficult childhood and my highly sensitive personality meant I grew into an anxious kid—there was just too much pain and emotional overwhelm for my young brain to handle.

My anxiety most often manifested as perfectionism and people pleasing, so from the outside everything seemed great. I excelled in school and I was a good kid who did as she was told. But there was a war inside me.

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7 Vital Choices for Happy Relationships

25.01.2018 in Empowerment, Life Path, Life Skills, Love, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Self Love, Soulmate, Stress Management

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu

A little over a decade ago I thought I was going to marry my college sweetheart and become a young bride, which made it all the more devastating when happily ever after didn’t pan out. When we broke up, I felt literally like I lost a limb, complete with phantom sensations of his hand in mine.

It didn’t take long for a dark guilt to bubble up—a constant festering reminder of all the mistakes I’d made.

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