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Poetry

Renovation: A Poem About Transformation And Healing

When we go through challenges and changes, and set the pieces of ourselves back together, we have the opportunity to emerge as a transformed version of ourselves. Learning new ways of being takes time, care and understanding; if we are to heal and move forward, we should nourish and celebrate how we are evolving. 

A woman sits at a long, black wooden desk near a large window. She’s writing in a notebook, reflecting on the past year. Photo by Hannah Olinger via Unsplash.
Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

End of the Year Guided Reflection (Tag)

It's commonplace at this time of year to look back on the past twelve months and assess all the things we have overcome, achieved and learned. Depending on what life threw at us; yearly retrospectives can sometimes be relatively difficult to work through, but they're worth the effort if we're really intentional about wanting to move forward with purpose.

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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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Poetry

[Re]Connection …

Our self-worth is something we should nurture and protect. Maintaining boundaries that reflect our authentic selves can ensure we are surrounded by people that foster genuine connections based on nurturing reciprocity.

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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

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.

A man rests on a wooden bench. He is laying down with his eyes closed and his hand behind his head. He is practicing some self-love. Photo by Cassandra Hamer.
Poetry

Love Yourself Enough (Poem)

Alongside our studies, jobs or careers, there can frequently be persistent pressure in our personal lives to always stay motivated or constantly pursue the next goal; being productive is often seen as the most significant sign of success in our lives. 

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Poetry

Nurtured Through Truth

We have the ability to develop connections to everything around us. Finding ways to relate to each other can represent a significant part of recognizing how we move through the world. All of the things we fill our life with can be something to bond over and discover a sense of contentment.