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News + Advocacy

Why It’s Important To Challenge Tone Policing

Whether we've encountered this at some point ourselves or been guilty of doing it to others; being aware of how/when tone policing is used will help to develop and improve valuable listening and advocacy skills. 

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Affirmations & Journaling

Engaging Journaling Prompts That Focus On Gratitude

Journaling is a simple, intentional activity that helps organize and understand our thoughts and feelings more clearly. As a supportive way to track our goals or progress through challenges; writing in a journal can serve as a reminder of accomplishments and growth over time.

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Poetry

Uplifting Emotional Health: Finding Your Way (Poem)

Emotional healing doesn't merely involve rest and/or thoughtful reflection. While it can sometimes look like self-care and self-love (or other nurturing activities); how we piece ourselves back together may equally involve things like confrontation, anger or silence before we can find a way forward.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

Meadows: A Poem About Compassionate Love

Compassionate love doesn't shy away during challenge, sadness and struggle; in fact, it's during these moments that it reflects most true. Giving and receiving this kind of love, especially when times are tough can make a difference to our emotional well-being.

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Affirmations & Journaling, Health + Wellness

Using Journaling Prompts to Maintain Your Well-Being

For many of us, journaling represents a way to help organize our thoughts, recognize and celebrate gratitude and/or work through any challenges currently being faced. By expressing ourselves openly in this way, journaling can help relieve stress and anxiety; becoming a valuable tool to monitor our general health and well-being.

The logo for M.T.N Poetry; poems written and owned by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
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. 

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Affirmations & Journaling, Transatlantic Life

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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Health + Wellness

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.