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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Why Challenging Your Negative Thoughts Is Important

Having occasional negative thoughts about ourselves is completely normal; being stressed, tired, frustrated or experiencing challenges and changes, etc. can contribute to developing a nitpicking and overly critical inner voice. Often a collective reflection of our feelings, negative thinking can reveal what aspects of emotional self-care we need to work on.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Things to Remember When Moving Home

Frequently cited as one of the most stressful things to do in life, moving home is likely to be one of those key moments we cannot avoid. Requiring lots of preparation, organization and time; it can feel overwhelming.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Quotes to Support Your Mental Health

Life has been rather hectic lately, a significant upheaval is on the way for me personally; which, if things actually turn out as we hope, my husband and I will see a marked improvement in our lifestyle and general mental well-being. I'm choosing to focus on the possibilities of these advancements coming to fruition; and what's encouraging me to remain focused and optimistic are a collection of quotes.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Unapologetically Celebrating What Brings You Joy (Tag)

Sharing little things in life that meaningfully establish a source of everyday joy can represent a way to spread positivity and nourish connection. We all need to feel that no matter what, we can experience something that conveys comfort and delight -- unapologetically so.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Dealing With Hard Truths About Life

It's frequently said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes, but that's not entirely accurate. There are many events and experiences that seem to be universally encountered by us all; including a number of hard truths that we all need to come to terms with. 

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

How Do You Show Yourself Love?

Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is expressing it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm; with many other experiences in-between that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Are You Living An Authentic Life?

Aiming to live authentically helps create a sense of purpose and fulfillment that's rooted in recognizing our self-worth. It's an evolving process throughout our life's journey deeply connected to what resonates most within our principles, responsibilities, boundaries, words and actions.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Self-Care 101: Natural Mood Boosters

Requiring a mood boost every now and then is completely normal; particularly during dreary, colder months or as we navigate a way through bouts of general anxiety and depression -- even pandemic depression, which so many of us are experiencing.