What Are the Basic Human Needs

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There are many overused and abused terms in the human language instigated by emotion. I need a new car. We need a vacation. I need someone to feel worthy. Yet it’s really the same bare essentials that root us in true contentment. While we each carry different burdens, hold different desires and strive for different goals, we are all driven by parallel reasons. So, what…

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Why is Self-Awareness Important – the Benefits

If you’re wondering why is self-awareness important then you are already connecting with an integral part of you. Self-awareness is important because it enables you to be your authentic self no matter what circumstance or challenge you face. The benefit of self-awareness is significant because it empowers you to be genuine, happy and self-reliant while living in the present moment. What is Self-Awareness? Self-awareness is…

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The Emotional and Social Benefits of Physical Activity

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Life can get so busy that we often forget the importance making our own health and wellness a priority. Exercise and mental health research shows a significant rise in the emotional benefits of exercise. Don’t underestimate the social benefit of physical activity too. So if you struggle with finding the time to workout, know that the physiological benefits of exercise are something you cannot ignore.…

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So You Feel Like Crap – Here’s How to Stay Positive… No Matter What

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When your mind, body and soul are all in sync, it’s pretty easy wear a smile and mean it. But what happens when things get so crappy that “why me” becomes your morning mantra? There’s more than one way to feel, be and stay positive. Here’s how!

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Living in the Present Moment Everyday Tools and Practices

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Wanting to live in the now isn’t enough. Like anything new, present moment living needs commitment and daily practice. Think of exercise as an integral support to your heart. Being present and exercising mindfulness in everyday life are a critical components to well-being. So here are everyday tools and practices that will keep you living in the present moment. Living in the present moment everyday is…

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How to Stop Being Complacent

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Not Trying + Negative Self-Talk = Complacency. This equation of a stalled lifestyle often derives from a smug (sorry but true) belief that you’re where you should be. Worse, do you lack motivation to improve? A sense of self-satisfaction or why bother trying mentality is kryptonite to living your best life. Don’t be in so deep that you don’t know how to stop being complacent.…

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The Gift of Mindfulness – learn how to practice mindfulness throughout the day!

How to practice mindfulness throughout the day

Knowing how to practice mindfulness throughout the day gives you a precious gift – living in the present moment. The more we live in the present moment, the less emotional suffering we experience. There are two stories within each one of us. The first is your journey, meaning your real-life experiences. Although every experience becomes a memory, frame of reference, hopefully wisdom, it is also…

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6 Actionable Ways to Manage Your Life Now

My Own Your Best mission is to empower you to take ownership of your life. Many cliche quotes and articles to do your best to achieve goals are exhausting and lack substance. Similarly, the overused and abused excuse, “I did my best.” It was time to take this on. First, I researched examples of taking responsibility for your actions and translated the results to real, actionable strategies so…

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The Best Self Help Books for Insecurity and Low Self Esteem to Change Your Life

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Self-image is key to a healthy well being and happiness. So if you truly want to live your best life, overcoming insecurity and low self esteem are critical. I’ve compiled the best, and my favorite, life changing self help books of all time. 2019 is your time to rise above the depths of insecurity. These inspirational books will empower you with the confidence and grit…

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Flower Essences RESCUE Remedy Review

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Do flower essences in Bach’s RESCUE Remedy really work for anxiety, coping and concentration? As promised, below is a recap of my experience and reviews of the flower remedies product Bach’s RESCUE Remedy by Nelsons.  Why I Turned to RESCUE Remedy for Anxiety I share as much as I can about my personal use and what I’ve learned about the flower essences world without getting over…

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