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Leave Your Couch Potato Label Behind and Start Loving Your Life

By DSAdmin | appreciation , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , health , identity , mental , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-development , self-esteem

If you’ve had enough of your “Couch Potato” label, you may have also realized how unproductive and unrewarding flipping through channels is, day after day. And you’re ready to make some changes. But where should you start? Now that you’ve become truly aware of how much of life has passed you by while you watched […]

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Change Your Life in 30 Days: A Process That Really Works

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , health , healthy , Inspiration , limits , mental , personal , physical , self-care , self-development , self-doubt , self-talk

Significantly changing your life in 30 days really is possible, although not always easy. But even though this adventure is often a big challenge, the payoffs can be enormous. We’ve all taken on challenges of one sort of another for 30 days. Maybe you tried a diet or an exercise program. Perhaps you decided to […]

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A Simple Process to Transform Your Life

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , Image , Inspiration , limits , mental , personal , positivity , self-confidence , self-development

Changing your life is possible. It only requires a few key ingredients: a plan, patience, and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. If you’ve really struggled with life, it can be helpful to start small. Achieving a few small successes will give you the confidence to move forward with larger changes. Follow this […]

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The Structure of Personal Change

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Image , mental , personal , self-confidence , self-development , self-talk

Personal change starts internally with a shift in mindset. The resulting external changes grow from this internal foundation. So now that you know where to start, how do you go about making these adjustments in your approach to life? To really achieve personal transformation, several major stages must be crossed. Now, this doesn’t mean that […]

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Physical activity is important to me

By DSAdmin | Affirmation , appearance , Body care , commitment , feelings , gratitude , health , mental , personal , physical , positivity , self-care , self-talk

I set aside time for physical activity. Physical activity is important to me because it is the time when I take care of my body. Each day, I give so much to so many people. Taking time out to exercise and do something good for myself brings me great pleasure. I carve out time in […]

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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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