Non-violent Communication

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
One of the most useful nuggets of wisdom I've acquired over the years has been from a friend of mine. Mich and I have brilliant conversations, which always leave me feeling lifted and motivated. One day we started talking about communication and how we (humans) speak to one another. Mich told me about a conversation she'd had with another friend about how we speak to ourselves. The friend had advised someone, 'Try to listen to how you are speaking to yourself. Think about ...
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Introverts in an Extrovert World

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I am an introvert. Mostly.  The line dividing introvert and extrovert natures in most of us is grey and a bit blurry. But we tend to lean more into one most of the time. Having said that, our ‘way of being’ can and does change throughout our lives. I would not have described myself as an introvert 5 to 10 years ago. My last few years at school and my first few years into ‘adulthood’ were filled with excitable chattering, loud music, ...
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Judgements

by Imogen Short Relationships, Self Improvement
When we differentiate we judge. Any opinion we have is a judgement. We decide what is positive or negative in the world around us, all the time. But no two people have the exact same preferences about absolutely everything. Everyone sees and experiences reality differently, therefore we all make our own unique judgements about the world. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. It makes life interesting that we all have different likes and dislikes. However, passing such general 'black and white' judgements about everything ...
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Choice is Power

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I believe we always have a choice. It's not always easy. In fact, sometimes making a choice can feel like the hardest thing in the world. But, when you start to explore this idea and how it relates to your life, you can see that you really do choose everything. It's more about how you choose to react or act in every and any situation which is presented to you. Choices are not always what we want but are usually what we need. That's ...
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Honour Where You Are

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
'Not everyone learns the same life lessons as you do, when you do.' - Unknown This is one of my favourite quotes. It's taught me a lot about myself and others. Especially the lesson of patience. We live in a world that is fast pace and seems to be speeding up. We rush around. We rush ourselves. We rush each other. It's my belief that we need to start practising slowness. Taking our time to do things well. Taking our time to think, and then ...
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Here Is Your Starting Point For Affiliate Marketing

by Paschal E Nwanaji Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Here Is Your Starting Point For Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing can be a pretty exciting business move if you know what you can expect from working with other businesses through an affiliate program. It can be a great situation for you if you can do it successfully. To ensure that this happens, try looking at the tips that are listed below. Promote your affiliate link on content sites. Although this is an old affiliate marketing technique, it still works providing you post ...
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Pro-activism

by Imogen Short Relationships, News and Society, Self Improvement
I've been thinking a lot lately about being proactive and getting involved with things which are meaningful. Over the years I've volunteered with many different organisations and on projects which have filled my soul with so much love and compassion I thought I'd explode. Being part of something bigger than yourself, which contributes to conserving the planet, or health & well-being, or human & animal rights, you can't help but be inspired and feel at peace with how you're spending your time. Disappointingly, ...
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Deserving & Needing

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
We only really need four things to survive and be mentally stable; food, water, shelter, and connection. Beyond that everything else we either want or feel we deserve. So, as we go about our day to day lives, it's important to consider how we show up in the world. How we act, what we think, and what we say. The language we use and what we are actually saying, or what we really want to be saying, can change everything. When we practise switching ...
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Holding Yourself Accountable

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
It's hard not to look elsewhere for validation. For someone else to take responsibility for us. To want everyone else back us up on our thoughts, beliefs, words and actions. But, if you've been paying attention throughout your life, you've probably noticed this never really works. So, why do so many of us still live our lives hoping that we can control others and the outside world in this way? Well, after recognising this in myself and working through a lot of limiting ...
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Responsibility

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I've been thinking about responsibility and how it all starts from within. When we learn to always take responsibility for our inner world; speaking kindly to ourselves, having positive thoughts, trusting our intuition, then our outer world flows more effortlessly and we feel calm and centred. And how do we achieve this state? Practise. When we acknowledge that all our actions, thoughts, emotions and beliefs are all choices, then we can move pass limiting actions, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. It may take time, it may ...
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Past Pain Energy

by Imogen Short Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Energy is transformed all the time. Over and over again. We store energy within us, and in many different forms. Our mental energy, physical energy, energetic energy. The systems and processes our organs carry out, our sleep energy. We also absorb energy from outside sources. And like a fire, it can burn. From events, other people, things we hear, witness. From the weather, from the food we eat. We even absorb unspoken energy from other people and animals. I've come to learn this myself because I ...
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Community

by Imogen Short Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
What can we, and should we, learn from community support, aligned action, and mindfully respecting each others inner and outside worlds? We've seen over the past few days an immense power of community. People all over the world joining together in peaceful protest for those in power to wake up and act. And let's not forget the many communities around the world who have been respecting and protecting our natural resourses for thousands of years. The knowledge and wisdom of our connection to nature ...
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Building Bridges

by Imogen Short Relationships, Self Improvement
More than ever it feels like the time to be building bridges. Creating stronger bonds between our friends and family members. Showing kindness and support to our neighbours, and to strangers who we interact with each day. And even more so between nations. Our boarders don’t say too much about us these days, other than passed down beliefs and fears. The days of battles for land should be over, and our time for strong ties and universal support are now. Boarders can be ...
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Tips on how to make money online

by Esther%20 Tanyi Home Based Business, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Seeking Knowledge About How To Make Money Online? You Need To Read This Article!You want to be able to make a living online but don't know how. This is what many people say.You have done the curve just by searching for this article. Read the following advice for some ideas about making money from home.Read reviews of ventures you are willing to do prior to starting it.Figure out your niche for yourself. Are you good writer?Market yourself personally as an ...
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Serving Others Is Key To Living A Purpose-Driven Life

by Jillana Raye Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family
"If You Want To Find Happiness For a Lifetime, Help Someone Else" -- Chinese Proverb There are many quotes from a lot of very smart people dating back to St. Francis of Assisi! For it is in giving that we receive — Saint Francis of Assisi The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity — Leo Tolstoy We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill Making money is a happiness; making other people happy ...
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Ladders as an Illustration and Explanation of Different Kinds of Friendship

by Steve Martin Relationships
Ladders are great to use as an illustration and explanation of different kinds of friendship. Before we get into this illustration, a brief explanation of the difference between a friend and an acquaintance may be helpful.  Acquaintance vs. Friend Although there are different opinions on the difference between these two terms, most people agree that the depth of the conversations is a determining factor in this difference. When you put this term in the context of the basic three kind of friendships ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more postings, go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  __________________________________________________________ To everything - turn, turn, turnThere is a season - turn, turn, turnAnd a time to every purpose under heaven In 1965 the Byrds popularized several verses from third chapter of Ecclesiastics in their hit Turn, Turn, Turn, which had orignially been written by Pete Seeger in the late 50s. For whatever reasons, this line from the passage wasn't included: "a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" And yet, according to Kierkegaard, that might ...
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HOW TO BE AN ENLIGHTENED MYSTIC

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access other posts on this blog, go to www.elysiumspasage.com  In the above quote, Allan Watts’ captures an aspect of enlightenment that recognizes "what already is." And what is, presumably is to be present to the all that is. Allan Watts was a philosopher and theologian who I believe understood this concept of enlightenment better than most contemporary philosophers. As an astute British/American thinker and writer, his whose influence was greatly felt during the 'beat' era of the 50s and 60s. Today, 45 ...
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Want Fast Access To Great Ideas On Making Money Online? Check This Out

by Ebun Makinde Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Home Improvement, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
There are so many ways that you can earn money that it is no surprise that earning money online has become so popular. Over the years, the number of online businesses and entrepreneurs has greatly increased. The ideas in this article will guide you through the process of learning how to make money online. What it takes to do well in online business is knowledge, determination and perseverance. If you have these latter two qualities, then knowledge is all you need ...
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Building A Home Business? Use These Tips

by Ebun Makinde Arts and Entertainment, Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Running a home business can be a great way to balance your work and home life. Working from home gives you the flexibility of not having to commute to and from work, which maximizes the time you can spend with your family. There are many different business's you can run from home, this article should give you some ideas for home-based businesses that may work for you. Starting your own home business is definitely a stressful situation, but it should mostly ...
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