How to Uplift Your Self Worth

“I never knew who I was until I began to love myself in this present moment.” ~ Louise Hay

Those of us who spend time with young children realize that little ones can be extremely insightful and beautifully wise. I’ll never forget the day , when my three-year old daughter explained to me what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I want to be a human!” She happily declared.

We have chuckled good-naturedly about that comment made by our innocent child ever since. Lately, however, when I pause to reflect on her comment as she is becoming a teenager, I perceive that my little girl was being downright insightful.

In her eyes, nothing about her needed fixing. Nothing needed to be changed or improved upon. She felt that she was perfectly complete just being human, just being her human self. No strings attached. How wonderful is that?

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5 Positive Affirmations to Beat Anxiety

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety and fear.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Beating anxiety is an uphill climb. Anxiety can feel like its taking over your life and not allowing you to really live freely. It makes doubt and fear your constant companion. As I discussed in a previous article on the 5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety, there is hope. It can be handled.

Another beautiful and highly effective way to beat anxiety, especially when it comes to calming those nerves, is repeating positive affirmations. You all know how “in love” with positive affirmations I am 🙂 I’ve written whole series of articles on the benefits of these powerful, high vibratory nuggets.

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Forgive to Truly Heal : Healing Through Forgiveness Series, Part 1

Forgiveness means that we choose to Love. Love MORE than we choose to hate or hurt.“Forgiveness means that we choose to Love. Love MORE than we choose to hate or hurt.”

Among all the ways of counseling I offer, I also offer family therapy to families to heal from issues that are eating away at their core happiness. In one such recent session, there was SO much negativity coming out of every member of the family, which was making the whole atmosphere very very tense. The key was ofcourse a past event that had triggered and hurt many of the members of the family. After gently proposing “forgiveness with love” of self and all those involved…and applying it, I could see the whole family calm down. But, forgiveness is a hard pill to swallow.

I often get asked, “But how can I forgive, when it hurts so much?”

At some point in time, most of us have been in this position. We recognize some pattern or behavior in ourselves or others, that we would like to change, but often feel powerless to do so. Everything we try seems to lead nowhere.

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23 Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations for a Shinier and Happier 2015

With 2015 in full swing…I would like to wish you a Really Happy and Abundant Year ahead.

You know, I’m a Positive Thoughts/Quotes/Affirmations junkie. Yes, I love those little nuggets of pure inspiration. I feel like the wisdom in those few lines can sometimes capture the very essence of our being and that too so poignantly.

The*Positive Provocations* Facebook Page and my Google+ Page are very vibrant and active communities where I share these little nuggets of inspiration almost everyday. I love writing and creating these posters for you!

I usually have positive images, affirmations and quotes pinned to my desktop, fridge, desks and mirrors for instant positive boosts throughout the day. You can save these posters and use them to inspire yourself too 🙂

I want to share some of these awesome little nuggets of inspiration with you today, so that you may be truly inspired to make this NEW year your most SHINY yet! Let this NEW Year bring with it joy, love, peace, success and above all immense happiness….just soak in these Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations and let your soul be guided. Continue reading “23 Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations for a Shinier and Happier 2015”