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. 

A Black man sits at a wooden table and writes in a notebook.
Everyday Lifestyle

Writing Prompts For Daily Positive Affirmations

uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.

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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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Poetry

More To Come …

It can be easy to believe that something we're working through or struggling with won't get any better or that the weight we're carrying will only become heavier. For a time, it will feel like things may never blossom, improve, or be fulfilled -- but we haven't overcome everything that's crossed our path so far for this to be where opportunity, growth and love stops. There are more good things to come.

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Writing Prompts To Help Boost Your Mood

Sometimes we need a little boost to lift our mood so that we can keep growing, move forward or nourish our souls. Writing or journaling can be part of an effective self-care routine because it can give us time for reflection and goal setting.

A Black woman sits at a table surrounded by notebooks and a cup of coffee. She is writing in one of the notebooks.
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8 Beneficial Mental Health Writing Prompts

Depending on what's happening in our lives; it can sometimes be challenging to reflect on what we're working through and remind ourselves about how far we've come. We all need moments where we get to pause and celebrate what has gone well and reflect on the progress made; especially if we're in the middle of some kind of struggle.

An up-close photo of some pink roses by Alex Blajan on Unsplash is the featured image for a poem called ‘Blossom + Bloom’ by Molly from Transatlantic Notes.
Poetry

Blossom & Bloom

What we say can have a tremendous impact. Words lead to beliefs. Beliefs lead to action. Action leads to change. And change leads to liberation. How we speak to ourselves, the way we talk to others and the thoughts and utterances that we deliver into the world have power.

Everyday Lifestyle

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.