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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

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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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Relationship Goals: Improving Your Love Language

Understanding how we express love and communicate our needs in a relationship is one of the most meaningful things we can do. Valuing receptive, nourishing connections that thrive requires a clear awareness of each other's love language.

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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

5 Mindfulness Quotes | Lessons From Nature

We are not passive outsiders to nature. The natural world is as much a part of us as we are a part of it. It’s no wonder that spending time amongst its regrowth, resiliency and beauty can encourage us to find lessons and remedies that improve our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Working Through Situational Depression

All of us at various points within our lifetime will experience events, challenges, changes and difficulties that negatively impact our mental health. Struggling and needing help from time to time makes us human, and we are not alone.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Turning Toxic Positivity Into Actionable Empathy

Every so often life just sucks. Many things can change, be disrupted, hurt and weigh heavy. It's typical to experience highs and lows, happiness and sadness, progress and regression -- we all require a little help from time to time -- but navigating whatever it is that's causing us difficulty can't always be soothed with positive vibes.

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Setting Personal Boundaries

Personal boundaries are important for maintaining our overall wellbeing. We need them in our lives to make sure we don't get overwhelmed and to help us navigate our day-to-day in a healthy, positive way. So how do we utilize them and make sure they are respected?

Poetry

Once Wished For

This is for those of us who’ve had things not work out as planned, or for those of us shown a new direction that makes us feel unsure. This is for those of us who are trying to accept that a long held dream has slipped away and we’re left feeling directionless ...