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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

Six Quotes To Nourish Your Mindset

Every so often we may need a little reminder that we deserve to thrive; that no matter our setbacks, mistakes or the weight of our struggles, we can flourish despite the challenges being faced.

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Blogging Tips, Everyday Lifestyle

Discovering Your Blogging Niche

It's probably safe to say that if you're a blogger; you're likely aware that understanding your site's niche is key for creating content you're excited about and that resonates with your readers. But what if you're struggling to figure it all out?

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Supporting Your Mental Health: How To Get Better Sleep

An appropriate amount of quality sleep is fundamental in helping us maintain our mental, emotional and physical health; we're often advised to get enough rest when trying to manage stress, anxiety and depression. The problem with this recommendation is that all of these mental health challenges regularly interfere with our ability to sleep.

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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

Morning Affirmations To Boost Your Day

I use daily affirmations to disrupt my negative inner voice; which situational stress, anxiety and depression have recently made more prominent. Initially, it feels like these motivational phrases are just hollow attempts at ego-boosting, but they really can improve and retrain our mindset if we give them a chance. We're worthy of treating ourselves with kindness and care -- we should celebrate our potential.

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Blogging Tips, Everyday Lifestyle

6 Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Blog Comments

Blog comments are the ultimate relationship builder between you, your readers and fellow bloggers. They're a way to connect with people and create valuable exchanges of knowledge, opinion, ideas and support.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Distraction Techniques To Ease Anxiety

Whether it's through a diagnosed anxiety disorder or from generalized stress about an upcoming event or temporary apprehension triggered by a situation that will resolve itself over time; anxiety is a common experience that many people will encounter.

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Blogging Tips, Everyday Lifestyle

12 Tips To Help You Blog With Confidence

I've been blogging in one form or another for just over 12 years. I've gone through several platforms, site iterations and changes of direction; which have all supported reaching a point where I can provide some advice based on my own experiences.

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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

Writing Prompts For Daily Positive Affirmations

uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.