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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. 

Foreground Text: Reconnection (a poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes). Background Image: A photo by João Jesus via Canva of a blue sky with some light, scattered clouds.
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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Poetry

Promise Of A New Day

When we question where life is taking us or we feel adrift without direction, it can be overwhelming and set off bouts of anxiety and stress. This then feeds into everything we do and how we approach our day; sometimes wondering where our purpose lies. 

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.

A photo by Ann Saychenko shows a sunrise over a field of prairie grass signifying a new beginning. The sky and field are bathed in dawn-like pinks and oranges.
Poetry

Boundaries (Poem)

Setting boundaries that help improve our lives by maintaining our mental health and emotional well-being should be seen for what they are; a necessary kindness we show ourselves that nourishes and restores. It's essential we remind ourselves about this every now and then ...  

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Poetry

Better Times Ahead …

When life is a bit of a struggle and difficulties sometimes linger, or things don't quite turn out how we planned, it's encouraging to receive a little reminder that better times are ahead. We may have to work at it and even ask for help, but change will be ready when we are. Being kind to ourselves in times of stagnation, change or upheaval etc represents an act of resiliency and self-love -- we're worth it.

decorative featured image for when change comes a poem by molly from transatlantic notes
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.