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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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Poetry

When Change Comes …

A new year that's ushered in with a countdown to midnight can often represent an opportunity to begin again, set some goals and hope for better. There's something intrinsically uplifting about the resetting of a calendar that hints at a second chance for us all. 

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Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

8 Foods You Think Are Vegan — But Aren’t

Being able to figure out what foods are not suitable for vegans or vegetarians, at first glance, may seem really easy. We often assume that certain foods, snacks, cereals, ingredients or drinks are free from animal products or are entirely plant-based, which can lead to some unintended surprises …

Everyday Lifestyle, Self-Care & Well-Being

Self-Soothing Techniques & Tips to Help Calm Your Nerves

If you know there is an upcoming event or situation that’s likely to trigger a period of intense nervousness, then learning a variety of techniques/things you can do that calm, soothe and help you work through it could be really useful.

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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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Everyday Lifestyle, Poetry, Self-Care & Well-Being

Listen When You Need It Most …

Anxiety, stress, depression or grief periodically would have you believe the weight of what you're holding is too much to carry; that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.