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Affirmations & Journaling

Affirmations That Can Improve Your Mindset

Our mindset consists of a set of established attitudes and beliefs that we use to make sense of the world around us; often helping to determine our place within it. What we internalize and allow to be reflected back is connected to how we deal with the ups and downs of life; which in turn is both influenced by, and dependent on how we perceive ourselves. In short, how we talk to ourselves matters.

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Health + Wellness

Why Challenging Your Negative Thoughts Is Important

Having occasional negative thoughts about ourselves is completely normal; being stressed, tired, frustrated or experiencing challenges and changes, etc. can contribute to developing a nitpicking and overly critical inner voice. Often a collective reflection of our feelings, negative thinking can reveal what aspects of emotional self-care we need to work on.

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Health + Wellness

Quotes to Support Your Mental Health

Life has been rather hectic lately, a significant upheaval is on the way for me personally; which, if things actually turn out as we hope, my husband and I will see a marked improvement in our lifestyle and general mental well-being. I'm choosing to focus on the possibilities of these advancements coming to fruition; and what's encouraging me to remain focused and optimistic are a collection of quotes.

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News + Advocacy

Black History Month: Words of Wellness

The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.

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Poetry

A Poem About Living Abundantly: A Journey

An abundant life is one fueled by the nourishment of our mental, emotional and physical well-being. It's establishing that love, intentional joy and purpose doesn't solely come from who or what we surround ourselves with; it's the inner work that cares for our needs when we experience the ups and downs, successes and struggles that life typically cycles through.   

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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.

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

Reconnection: Protecting Your Sense of Self (Poem)

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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Health + Wellness

Self-Care 101: Natural Mood Boosters

Requiring a mood boost every now and then is completely normal; particularly during dreary, colder months or as we navigate a way through bouts of general anxiety and depression -- even pandemic depression, which so many of us are experiencing.