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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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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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Poetry

Boundaries (Poem)

Setting boundaries that help improve our lives by maintaining our mental health and emotional well-being should be seen for what they are; a necessary kindness we show ourselves that nourishes and restores. It's essential we remind ourselves about this every now and then ...  

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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

Quotes For Life, Love & Transformation

From time to time, life creates challenges, roadblocks and difficulties -- but it also reveals opportunities, fresh starts and new perspectives. Change of any kind can be difficult to navigate and may leave us feeling uncertain or in need of some motivation or reassurance that uplifts us. 

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

5 Quotes To Help Take Care of Your Emotional Health

Words of wisdom and shared knowledge can often refocus our attention on taking care of our emotional well-being. No matter what we’re working through or looking to heal from, sometimes we might need a little help or motivation.

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Poetry

Midnight

Sometimes the stillness of midnight, even when you can't sleep, can be where you receive moments of rest to quiet your mind. Take some time to breathe in and exhale. Settle into the knowledge that tomorrow is a fresh start with renewed energy and the possibility of a clearer perspective.

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Poetry

Healing …

Many different life events, challenges or changes can bear an emotional weight that’s difficult to process. Navigating through something that’s created a loss in our lives can be nuanced, complex and fluid.