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Tag: Personal Growth

12 Top Personal Growth Posts – Always Well Within 2017

Was 2017 as intense for you as it was for me?  It turned out to be one of the most challenging years of my life.

I know challenges can help us grow if we know how to work them. Still, I’m eager for respite.  How about you?

Because I’m going to relax or spend time in my creative nest for the rest of December, I’m sharing my annual “best of Always Well Within” post now.

This year on the blog, instead of just going with my flow, I especially focused my writing on the topics you favored in my last reader survey:

  • Self-Kindness, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Love
  • Intuition and Heart-Centered Living
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, and Spiritual Practice
  • Emotional Healing and Emotional Balance
  • Stress Relief and Relaxation and Ease

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Just the Best: How to Stress Less, Under-Calendar, Face Your Cravings & More

I don’t know everything that’s happening astrologically (could it be the 5 planets in or near retrograde?), but I feel like a wave of intensity hit me at the start of April and has hardly stopped for a second.

Has it been that way for you too?  If so, you’re not alone.  At least, I’m with you.

Whatever’s happening, I trust we can see this through and be all the better for it, if we commit to caring for ourselves, authenticity, and courage, even if we’re only able to take the tiniest of steps.

With this in mind, I’ve included articles on how to turn down the volume on stress, simplify your life, and fortify yourself in this edition of my favorite self-improvement and personal development articles.  Here’s to building our resilience, staying aligned with our truth, and expanding our compassionate presence.

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Just the Best: On Finding Yourself, Activating Your Dream, & Fearlessness

NEW EDITION | Links for Personal Growth + Development
Here’s my selection of the absolute best articles to help you heal and shine and be a beacon of light for others.

I’m including a selection of articles to encourage those who feel fear, depression, and uncertainty during this U. S. presidential transition.  I’m having those feelings sometimes too.  However, I felt hope seeing people of all different faiths, backgrounds, and colors as I traveled over the holiday and know this is the time to commit to equality and justice for all.

Near the end,  there’s a few links, including a few of my own articles, to help you get a hold on the holidays before they get a hold on you.

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Just the Best: On Wholeness, Body Awareness, Positive Change & More

NEW EDITION - On wholeness, body awareness, positive change + more.

On my birthday, a few weeks ago, I felt so happy.  In fact, I feel happier than I ever have in my life.  This is related, I’m sure, to healing old wounds, embracing self-sovereignty, and connecting with my truest self more and more.

I’m not sharing this to brag, but because I want to encourage you.  There’s a light inside of you wanting to shine. I want you to know it’s possible to move through the darkness, the patterns, and the wounds to a lighter place.

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How to Embrace the 7 Paradoxes of Personal Growth

7 practical tips for positive change

The other day, I asked my followers on my Always Well Within Facebook Page,

Name one thing you love about yourself.

Bragging a bit, now and then, can be good for the spirit!

I especially smiled when I read this response:  “I love everything about myself.”

Isn’t that fabulous?  How many people have the confidence, courage, and sense of inner security to make a bold statement like that?  I would like to bring my own self-esteem up to that level.

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10 Ways to Remember What Really Counts

“Begin each day with the blueprint of your deepest values FIRMLY in mind then when challenges come, make decisions BASED on those values.” – Steven Covey

In recent years, shocks have jolted me wide awake.  In those unsettled moments, days, and weeks, a raw clarity permeated my being, exposing what really counts.

You too have probably been shaken by dramatic events: the death of a loved one, an unexpected separation from a spouse or close friend, a natural disaster, the termination of your work.

After lightning personally strikes us, we often promise to never forget, to never be the same or fall into our old ways.

But isn’t the dilemma staying awake?

As strongly as these events may have touched us, time seems to own the power to gradually wash their intense yet essential impressions away.  Delusion – confusing our projections for reality – ambles along diluted by not entirely dissolved.

So how do we remember what really counts in this fast-paced world dominated by material distraction and the illusion of getting ahead?  How do we resist the lure of our own tumble of habitual thoughts and emotions that brings us suffering again and again?

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