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    50 Ways To Enhance Your Personal Growth While Improving Your Wellness

    Part of life is growth. It starts from the moment we enter this world. We persevere as we learn how to crawl, walk, talk, and eventually, we reach adulthood. Unfortunately, sometimes we reach a point where we start to believe that our growth is over. Well, it isn’t. We never stop improving and growing, at least, we shouldn’t. Improving ourselves doesn’t just benefit us (and it really does benefit us), it also benefits our working life, our relationships, and our well-being. What is Self-Growth? You may be more familiar with the term personal growth. Either way, it’s an ongoing process. One which encourages you to develop yourself and understand your…

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    7 Lessons of Self-Growth from a Plant

    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary is a popular nursery rhyme about gardening. Mary grows silver bells, cockle shells and pretty maids in her “fantasy garden”. If you have ever tried your hand at gardening, you know that there’s something enjoyable and frustrating about the entire process. Basically, plants need sunlight, water, and some tender love and care to properly grow and flourish. If you really think about it, the same principles can be said about our own self-growth. There are similar principles that we must abide by to avoid stagnation. We should appreciate the process that a seed or a seedling goes through to become a beautiful, sometimes edible plant and…

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    Self-Improvement Is Calling You

    I absolutely love The Journey by  Mary Oliver! Yes, I know. The poem often appears in self-help books or on self-development websites, and in my opinion, it should. Why? Because it is a reflection of my own story.  There was a time in my life I felt unfulfilled although I was a mom, wife, friend, etc. I had a good job and a decent social circle. For the most part, life was good. However, an emptiness still existed. It was an emptiness I couldn’t really identify. This feeling existed for some time even though I tried to ignore it. I told myself that I shouldn’t feel this way. I am…