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Overcoming Negativity Day 1: 5 Ways to Eliminate Negativity

By DSAdmin | authentic , Challenge , emotional , feelings , healthy , negative , Overcoming Negativity , positivity , self-confidence , self-talk

Negativity can really affect your life. It can lead to depression, cause health issues, and destroy your connections with others. Here are a few tips to help you eliminate the negativity in your life. First, figure out what is triggering the negativity. Before you can eliminate it, you have to identify it. You will probably […]

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Practicing Mindfulness – 5 Free Apps to Help You Get Started

By DSAdmin | commitment , emotional , feelings , gratitude , habits , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , reflection , self-care , spiritual

There are lots of techniques out there to help you get into the mindfulness habit. Every day there are more and more mindfulness apps for your smart phone or tablet to help you deal with anxiety, sleep, and stress issues. Here are some of the most popular and easy to use mindfulness apps that are […]

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Take a Mindful Walk

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , habits , health , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , Mindfulness , personal , physical , positivity , reflection , self-care , self-development , spiritual

Chances are you spend a lot of the day sitting in an office, and frankly, the prospect of doing more sitting is not so appealing, even if it’s for mindfulness meditation. Luckily, there is a long tradition of walking meditation and developing a mindfulness walking practice can be a great way to take a break […]

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Setting Up Your Meditation Space

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , physical , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

The way you organize your home or apartment sends messages about what is important to you. Some people prioritize books, bookshelves, and a comfortable reading chair or sofa. A movie buff will set up a living room that is essentially a home cinema. Someone who loves cooking will have the kitchen as the center of […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation: What’s the Difference?

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , featured , feelings , habits , healing , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

You’ve probably heard a lot recently about mindfulness – especially if you’re a regular reader / follower of my blog. The concept of mindfulness as a regular practice is popping up everywhere in self-help books, yoga and lifestyle magazines, and online courses as a way of living a better, healthier life. You may also have […]

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Common Mindfulness Questions – Answered!

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , health , identity , Inspiration , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for a good reason. Mindfulness has been shown to have a range of benefits and can improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Whether you want to practice mindfulness to help you more easily deal with stress or to help you live a more positive life, you’re […]

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The Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

By DSAdmin | Body care , emotional , feelings , habits , health , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-care , self-talk , spiritual

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully and completely  aware of the present moment, not being distracted or stuck by dwelling on past hurts or worrying about what might happen in the future. Mindfulness keeps you grounded in the here and now. You might think you need to have achieved a state of blissful detachment […]

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Mindfulness: What Is It?

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , freedom , habits , health , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , reflection , self-care , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

You see the word mindfulness used so often nowadays, but what exactly does it mean? It might be helpful to think about what it doesn’t mean for a moment. Mindfulness is not: Sitting on a meditation cushion for hours in total silence Being perfect in every way Having all the answers (even to the questions […]

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Day 30: Wrap Up And Where To Go From Here

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve come to the end of our 30 Day Living With Purpose Challenge. Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? I hope you’ve enjoyed  little journey towards living a more intentional and purpose-driven life as much as I have. More importantly, I hope the daily blog posts have inspired […]

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Day 29: What Do You Want To Be Remembered For?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Here’s an interesting question for you. What do you want to be remembered for when you’re gone? What kind of legacy would you like to leave behind? Since our life on this beautiful earth is limited, it’s only natural that we may want to leave some sort of legacy. What’s yours going to be? What […]

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Day 28: Your Purpose May Evolve And Change As You Do… And That’s Ok

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

I’m sure throughout this challenge you’ve been thinking a lot about living with purpose and what that means to you right now. Hopefully you’re living more intentionally already and are changing things in your life to better align with your purpose. You may even discover your “big passion”, your calling, or another goal, and be […]

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Day 27: Your Loved Ones Will Benefit From A Purpose Driven Life

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

In yesterdays’ post we talked about how our work within  our communities can help manifest long-lasting, permanent change by living – ane encouraging others to live – a purpose driven life. Those changes can be small or large, and over time, they all add up. We can make a difference. Today I want to take […]

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Day 26: Living With Purpose Helps You Serve Your Community

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

One of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had, was when I started to live with purpose; I discovered that life is about so much more than just me in my little bubble. Living a full and meaningful life means being part of a community and serving it in a variety of ways. Let’s look […]

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Day 25: Avoiding Temptations Along The Way

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

We’ve been talking about living with purpose for quite some time. By now you’ve thought quite a bit about what you may want to change or tweak in your own life to live more intentionally and with more purpose. Ideally you will have started to incorporate some of those ideas and are starting to live […]

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Day 24: Aligning with Your Purpose through Meditation And Prayer

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Living with purpose isn’t always easy. We get busy, we get stressed out, or we simply get distracted. It happens to all of us and when it does, we no longer hear that little voice in our head clearly that tells us what we should be doing. Without a clear purpose and solid intentions to […]

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Day 23: You Realize The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You, Right?

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Much of what’s going on – what’s advertised as “can’t miss” – in today’s world makes us focus on ourselves. We’re supposed to look out for our own best interest, compete with others for the best job, the biggest car, and the nicest house. We’re surrounded by advertisements and media messages that encourage us to […]

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Day 22: When You Live A Purpose Driven Life, Your Values Are Clear

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Today, I want to talk about values. They guide our lives and are like a compass to keep us on the clear path – the straight and narrow. We learned basic values as young children, and then continue to evolve and adapt them as we grow into adulthood and figure out who we truly are. […]

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Day 21: When You Live With Purpose, You Don’t Have Time To Worry

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Are you a worrier by nature? Do you spend your time worry about anything and everything that could go wrong in your daily activities? I’ve been there and done that – and it’s not the most pleasant or most productive use of your time. When we worry a lot, it tends to paralyze us… We’re […]

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Day 20: Living With Purpose Makes You A Kinder Person

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

When we’re stressed out, working too hard, doing too much, and running around to meet the latest deadline, or pay a stack of bills, we’re often not the nicest people to be around… far from it. If on the other hand, we shift our focus and live our life with purpose and intention, this changes. […]

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Day 19: Money And “Stuff” Won’t Make You Happy

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

In yesterday’s blog post we talked about the importance of living with a purpose and how your spiritual health can add to your life. It all comes back to manifesting the intention of living a happy and fulfilled life. Today I want to talk about what doesn’t make you happy. We’ve talked a lot so […]

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Day 18: Living With Purpose: Good For Your Spiritual Health

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Today I want to talk to you about your spiritual health or wellness and the effect that living with purpose has on it. I don’t care what your own spirituality or religion is – that’s not what this is about. We live in a very diverse society and as a result, some of my readers […]

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Day 17: When You Have A Purpose, You’re Taking Action And Failure Doesn’t Scare You

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Something remarkable happens when you think about, and take action to live your life more purposefully. You start taking positive, focused action. You start doing things instead of second guessing yourself, procrastinating, and doing nothing. You get off the couch (or chair, etc) and make real progress toward the things you’ve always wanted to do. […]

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Day 16: When You Live With Purpose, There’s No Time For Worry

By DSAdmin | Challenge , Courses , emotional , feelings , habits , Inspiration , Living with Purpose , mental , personal , reflection , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

Are you a worrier by nature? Do you spend your time worrying about anything and everything that could go wrong in your life? I’ve been there and done that. It’s not the most pleasant or most productive use of your time. When we worry a lot, it tends to paralyze us. We’re too worried about […]

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