10 years ago, Jonna Jinton had enough of the city life that was draining her, and moved to her ancient home in Northern Sweden. Now, her story inspires millions and her content is a veritable breath of fresh air.

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Image courtesy of Jonna Jinton, official website here


I’ve always been interested in helping people live happier lives.

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Image source: Autumn Goodman on Unsplash.

We all know about meditation, gratitude, and affirmations being effective— but is there any exercise backed up by science?

Well, being a Psychology student has its perks — one of which being access to international research bases.

While skimming through psychology journals, I came across this study, which gave me some incredibly useful insight.

The study

The study was conducted in 2005, by 2 of the founding fathers of Positive Psychology — which is the branch of psychology that focuses on stimulating the good before having to heal the bad — Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson, alongside 2 fellow known scientists: Nansook Park and Tracy A. …


I had always used my online platforms to do good, but not for people that needed it.

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Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash

When it comes to my online presence, I consider myself more of a creator than a scroller. I have a personal growth Instagram page, I’m an artist and a writer.

I like to minimize my social media intake, so I only check what’s of immediate interest to me, and I don’t really spend time on other platforms scrolling through the feed if it’s not related to my field of work or hobbies.

However, that was until last week, when I saw something so moving I had to completely change my social media habits.

How it happened

During my job hunt, I was talking to a girlfriend of mine that advised me to be more active on Linkedin and refine my profile — which I had ignored until then. …


When I started looking for miracles every day, they began to come up more and more.

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Photo by Constantinos Panagopoulos on Unsplash

A while ago, I came across this exercise that suggested you should look for miracles every day, and appreciate them, be grateful for them coming up in your life.

So I decided to try it, and it became an incredibly useful habit for me.

Contents:

  • What are miracles
  • The exercise
  • My experience

What are miracles

Some of us might have a little resistance when we hear the word “miracle” — I know I have.

When I first read about the exercise, everything I could think about was “What makes you think I have miracles showing up daily? That would be impossible”. …


I know it’s tempting. But more often than not, it’s a bad idea.

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Before we begin

Of course, there are times when manifesting a specific person works out perfectly, and if that’s the case, good for you!

However, this article is about why you should be extra-cautious when you do it.

Contents:

  • Manifesting a “specific person”
  • Why you shouldn’t do it
  • What to do instead
  • My experience

Manifesting a specific person

When we talk about manifesting a specific person, we often think about crushes.

A specific person is someone you’ve had your eye on for a while, and you would like to attract into your life, many times with the goal of starting a relationship with them.

However, manifesting a specific person can also be done in order to become friends or to manifest a specific friend group. …


Being in an emotionally abusive situation for years, you get used to it, unfortunately. This is how I escaped.

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Photo by Dilyara Garifullina on Unsplash

Before we begin:

The purpose of this article is not to diminish other people’s experiences with abusive situations, but only to express how I related to mine.

This is the story of how I escaped my family’s emotional abuse.

Emotional abuse

In order to discuss how I got out of that situation, I feel the need to explain what the situation actually is.

The emotional abuse I have been going through has been mainly coming from my sister, while I don’t believe she is especially malevolent as a person, and we do get along in many situations. …


20th century manifesting philosopher, Neville Goddard, came up with an experiment that's perfect to prove how powerful our minds are. This is how it works.

Neville Goddard

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Goddard, c. 1939. Source here

As I mentioned in my recent article that was also based on Neville Goddard’s teachings, I find his work to be of great quality, and I especially appreciate how he emphasizes the fact that you and me, as spiritual beings, already are and have everything we can ever want or need.

In other words, you don’t have to seek, because everything is already within.

He was considered by many to be “The Godfather” of The Secret, having popularized beliefs similar to the Law of Attraction long before The Secret was a thing. …


I was never a big fan of mantras because I’ve rarely found any that actually spoke to me and that I resonated with. This changed for the past month.

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Photo by 小胖 车 on Unsplash

The mantra

The mantra came to me when I was meditating sometime last month.

Hearing it in my mind, I instantly remembered where I knew it from, and it now resonated with me more than ever:

“Be still and know that I am God”

When I first heard it, a long time ago, I didn’t resonate with it almost at all. However, for some reason — and I think that reason is progress in my spiritual journey — it speaks to me than any mantra I have ever used.

Origins

This sentence that has been such a blessing to me, is actually Psalm 46:10. I’m not very religious, but I do, however, respect divinity and God in all beings. In order to not get too deep into religion in this post, I will only insert this paragraph by Neville…


It’s easy to get impatient when we’re manifesting and we don't see any signs of our dreams coming true. But more often than not, the signs are there, we just don’t see them.

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Photo by Ashley Byrd on Unsplash

In my experience of more than 7 years practicing the Law of Attraction, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of manifestation — some times it works better than others.

I’ve had things not come to fruition, and I’ve had surprisingly successful manifestations.

These are the clues that your manifestation is coming that I’ve noticed aren’t that often talked about — from the most common to the weirdest. …


This past week I found myself writing an affirmation workbook for my clients, and I couldn’t help but think — why don’t I write about this on Medium? So I did.

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What are affirmations?

In the Law of Attraction community, “affirmation” is a big word. Everybody knows about affirmations and how effective they are in order to manifest.

However, they are — like many manifestation techniques — a tool to get your energy in a space where it will attract everything more easily into your life.

So what are they exactly? If I were to define the term, I would say “an inherently positive sentence that expresses your ideal reality”.

About

Rose Goldberg

Psychology student and visionary

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