The Growth Digest
Taking your personal growth journey to the next level with the best stories from E.B. Johnson.
The Best Stories This Week
These are the best and most popular stories from E.B. Johnson on LV Development (and beyond) this week. Discover how you can safeguard your wellbeing and build better relationships. All while manifesting a life that is authentically your own.
Preventing Breakups and Infidelity
Relationships are complex and, when they run into problems, the solutions we find for them can also be complex too.Troubled relationships are nothing new, but that does not mean fixing them feels any easier or more pleasant. When our relationships hit the rocks, there’s steps we can take to save them, but those steps often require a healthy dose of honesty and radical dose of acceptance…
Getting Unstuck in Life and Relationships
If you’re stuck in a rut, it can feel as though you’re suspended in time; forever looking outward at the lives that others are leading. This feeling is paralyzing and terrifying, causing us to collapse inward on our insecurities and further dig ourselves in to a place we don’t belong. You can find your way back to happiness and out of the rut you’re in, but it takes commitment, courage and an applied sense of self-compassion and self-discovery. Getting out of the rut requires a lot more than simply wanting it. You have to work for it and you have to start today…
How You’re Really Going to Improve Your Life
Everywhere you look, you’ll find a life coach or a self-help guru that has a personal promise of guaranteed happiness. More often than not, when you look beneath the surface of these techniques — they’re little more than get-rich-quick schemes masked beneath toxic positivity. We can absolutely improve our lives, but it doesn’t all involve the mind and changing the state of our thoughts. Really transforming our lives is far more than that and asks us to consider the bigger picture at hand…
A Few More of Your Favorites…
- Your anxiety is changing the way you make decisions. Unless you want to stay in these aggravating and uncomfortable loops, find a better way for yourself. Once you understand your anxiety, you can change the way you work and live with it.
- Intimate bonding is key when we’re looking to establish a strong relationship (or reinforce an already-established relationship). When we share our goals, let one another in on our day and our lives, or just do little thoughtful things for one another — we can transform our partnerships. The more we learn about intimate bonding, the better off we are.
- Is your inner critic ripping your apart? Don’t let this nagging voice in side of you get in the way. You are worthy of the happiness that you desire, but you’re going to have to believe in that happiness and manifest it through action every single day. Silence your inner critic. This is how you can get there.
A Word of Advice
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Q. Do all people talk about others behind their back at some point? (via Interesting Psychology)
A. Essentially, yes. But what matters is the intention. Not everyone talks badly about people behind their backs with bad intentions. Sometimes, it’s curiosity or concern that causes them to speak up and say things they later regret. It’s important to identify that intention in dealing with others, because it tells us a lot about who they really are.