Great Posts #8

Great Posts I've Read This Week

I haven’t done a Great Posts post for a few weeks, so this is a bit of a catch up one. 🙂

  • I read this first post soon after I wrote On Finding Our Unique Voice.

Life is about infinite growth and expanding, it’s surrendering where you feel you need to be and showing up where you are so you may become. Life is about the return to yourself, the one born of love and fully whole before growing up in this cruel and beautiful world. No growth, no expansion, no mess, no embracing of it all.. that isn’t living. Kristy @ A Renaissance Glow. Read the rest here: Be Yourself. Unless You’re a Unicorn, Then Be a Unicorn

  • I don’t know about you, but I really want to be as genuine as I can be. I also look for others who are real. How genuine are you? 🙂

Genuine people are more or less the same on the inside as their behavior is on the outside. Steve Tobak. Read the rest here: 10 Behaviors of Genuine People

  • It was just over 2 years ago that I researched the word Narcissist and realized it explained so much of my relationship with my mother. I’ve learned a lot since then from reading books and things I’ve found on the internet and I’ve also realized how common this type of parent is. If you are struggling to make sense of any relationship, if you wonder if you are going insane because things don’t add up, if you feel that you are not being truly heard or seen, then check into this a bit more. You might just find some answers and understanding. Becky Johnson has written this informative post: The Pocket Guide to Narcissism: Nourishing Recovery from Crazymakers.

Do any of these posts resonate with you as well? Have you checked out my Facebook page yet? I share other posts and quotes I love there too.

Blessings to you,

Elizabeth

Great Posts #7

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Did you make some New Year’s Resolutions this year? Here are some tips from Katherine Schafler that might encourage you! 3 Tips To Make Your Resolutions Stick

I enjoyed this Seed: Life is 10% What Happens to You and 90% How You React to It – Charles R. Swindoll

I came across the Good Life Project recently. Check out what they are all about…and make sure you Read The Creed! It’s very cool.

Josh H from We Are All Scared has written this thought provoking post: Loving More Than Your Relationship. I agree that we cannot be everything to our other half nor should we expect them to be everything to us. How about you?

Here is a challenging article: More Hard Hitting Words From The Dalai Lama About The Mass Brainwashing of Society. I, for one, want to become more aware of what is really going on in the world and what really matters.

“We should feel fed up with the violence and killing going on around us. If a human being is killed by an animal, it’s sad, but if a human being is killed by another human being it’s unthinkable. We have to make a special effort to think of each other as fellow human beings, as our brothers and sisters.” – Dalai Lama

Would love to read about what you’ve been reading this week!

Elizabeth

Great Posts #6

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  • More on Benefits of Therapy: How Therapy Saves Us From Wasting Our One Precious Life
  • Children of toxic parents could have PhDs in justifying why their parents treated them so badly. Many of us still love our parents, and have been fed a constant narrative that we were the problem. It is extremely hard to move away from this point of view, and to pass through guilt and shame to understanding it wasn’t our fault. But it can happen. 7 Signs You Grew Up With A Toxic Parent And Didn’t Know It
  • If you struggle in your role as a parent you are not alone. You may not have been home-schooled as I was, or raised by toxic parents but you might find this list of parenting resources helpful if the following resonates with you. Have you heard of non-punitive parenting? Or Gentle/Peaceful Parenting? Darcy writes “But no matter the label, the root is the idea that children are people too, and that as people, they can grow and learn and develop best in an atmosphere of peace and connection, not punishment or coercion. We seek to validate our children’s emotions while teaching them how to appropriately express them. Traits that define how peaceful parents interact with their children include empathy, compassion, respect, boundaries, and unconditional love.” Parenting Beyond Our Past: A Resource Guide
  • Were you emotionally neglected by your parents? Do you spend time with them at Christmas? Here are some ideas for you: Emotionally Neglectful Family? 7 Tips for the Holidays
  • Do you have negative feelings around Christmas? This article might offer some encouragement: The Joy of a Merry Christmas

What is a great read you’ve come across this week? Would love you to share in the comments below!

Elizabeth

Great Posts #5

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Hello all,

After posting a quote earlier in the week about loving ourselves, here is a longer article on the subject. Happiness Means Loving Yourself.

One of my new blogging friends shares her thoughts on learning to love herself enough.

A new follower posted this recently: Finding Life-Change in a Men’s Rest Room. A good reminder that we can find peace in any life situation.

Here’s another great little seed from The Seeds 4 Life: If You Start Now, You’ll Look Back at the Challenge and See that You’ve Won – B.G.

I’d like to introduce you to another blogging friend of mine. I love the way Lou writes in such an open and real way. She is truly inspiring.

What posts have you enjoyed this week?

Blessings to you all as we enter a new week!

Elizabeth

Great Posts #4

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Imagine what you can accomplish if, no matter what has happened up to this point, you believe you are worthy of happiness, success, joy, love, and fulfillment. No more guilt. No more doubt.

You are Worthy! by Dave at Reinventure.org

You are the creator of your life.

Begin Again – A raw and honest post by Rian at Truth and Cake. She also has some fabulous advice for new bloggers: So, You Want to Start a Blog…

To be in a relationship with someone means that the two of you are going to grow and evolve together.  Really, its the ultimate purpose of the relationship.  It’s about our own soul’s growth and evolution and how it evolves, grows, and learns with another.

You Don’t Have to “Figure Yourself Out” Before You Can Love Someone Else by Jennifer Twardowski

Go Within Every Day and Find the Inner Strength so That the World Will Not Blow Your Candle out – Katherine Dunham

Another encouraging post by The Seeds of Life. If you haven’t checked this site out yet, you’ll want to!

I made a promise to myself to never try to live up to anyone else’s expectations or try to be anyone I’m not. I’ve finally learnt the art of self-acceptance and I’ve never been happier. Never again will I subscribe to someone else’s dreams.

I came across Jonelle at The Tyranny of Pink this week. This quote is from her About Page and I love it. I’ve come to this place myself and it’s wonderful. If you head over to her blog you might also like to check out DON’T LIVE SOMEONE ELSE’S VERSION OF YOUR LIFE.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a beautiful picture of love and connection. One of the Most Powerful Art Pieces at Burning Man This Year

I’d love to know if any of the above articles resonate with you.

Can you share any inspiring posts you’ve read this week?

Elizabeth

Great Posts I’ve Read This Week #3

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I’m grateful there is a light inside me, at the center of me, in this place called my soul, in this ancient and steady core of me. I’m grateful it’s my true self and it burns bright, no matter how much mess I cover it in. I’m grateful for the moments in which a glimmer of that light finds its way through the cracks in my false self. I’m grateful for the glimpse into an unchanging truth:

I’m good enough.

And so are you.

Because you have a light at the center of you, too.

I’m grateful your light comes from the same Source as my light. I’m grateful we’re all connected by our common heritage and that, once we embrace the brilliance of that brightness, all that will be left to do is embrace each other.

Dr Kelly Flanagan

Isn’t that so beautiful? It totally resonates with me.

Great Posts I’ve Read This Week #2

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What have you been reading this week that has encouraged you on your journey?