Mindset

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Light the Way

This month’s theme is Light the Way. I had to sit on on this theme for a bit because my natural inclination is to think “must write about a dark time where something or someone lit the way”. But, who’s really up for dramatic sad stories anymore these days when the entire world feels pretty dramatic lately. But, then I realized amidst trying to pick a person to lights my way and contemplating about talking about my dog, that it’s not necessarily something else that lights the way, it could simply be you. You can light your own way. And, […]

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Finding Your Way Out of Rock Bottom

Everyone’s rock bottom is different. For one person, it could be on the hinges of death from an overdose because of addiction or debilitating depression. For another, it could be losing everything important because of their selfish actions. One way or another, rock bottom is a complete feeling of loss of one’s sense of being and purpose for living. The worst cases of rock bottoms have some of the most awe-inspiring stories. We love stories with extreme adversity and knowing the person rose from the ashes. But after feeling that initial inspiration, we usually quickly revert back to our own […]

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Push Beyond

When was the last time you pushed yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of? How did you feel when you emerged on the other side? I always use the example of running a marathon and you are probably over it. But, please bare with me. It’s the ultimate example of pushing one’s self beyond the physical, mental, and emotional comforts we are accustomed to. You have to keep going through the physical pain and battle with your brain whether or not you can will yourself to keep going. Toss in emotions and the physical pain can either diminish […]

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What Makes a Good Life

What makes a good life written by from someone who’s barely lived life is absurd. I know this. You know this. Thus, I am drawing on what the expert, namely Robert Waldinger has to say from the longest running research study ever in the history of research by Harvard Univesity. You can watch the video here or have a quick read right where you are. But first, let’s be clear that you don’t have to wait until you’re 80 years old to figure out what makes a good life. A good life can start right now if we take the […]

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Why It’s Ok to Say No

There are many reasons why it’s ok to say no, especially in the current world. Many of us suffer from anxiety and depression which makes it even more important to learn how to say no. Saying no sets boundaries. It helps us excel at the things we actually love. When we spread ourselves too thin, our performance, mood, and overall health suffer tremendously. If you are not yet convinced that it’s not ok to say, here are 5 reasons that might gently empower you to say no the next time you just can’t.   It’s Your Life You can’t control […]

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How To Get Rid of Things That Annoy You

March is all about renewal. What better way to renew than to get rid of things that annoy you so you can live the month with a fresh perspective and a sense of energetic peace? When you are constantly irked by something or someone in your life, it’s not good for your health. It creates stress, mental strain, unnecessary anxiety, digestive problems, and an overall sense of ill well-being. It even shows in your skin, your hair, and is even exuded in your aura. We are all about positive auras, bright lights, energetic energy, good vibes, and a sense of […]

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The Secrets of Self-Care and Beauty for Mature Women

I’m here to tell you about the secrets of self-care and beauty for mature women, but I think these tips can be applied to every age bracket. I’ve lived a pretty full life and I’ve been past the stages that many are you in right now. Worrying about the size of your pants, if people think you’re pretty, wasting time on things that don’t matter, and pretty much everything that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life. We all have those days when we may look in the mirror and think ” OMG”. But, hopefully, we have days when […]

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5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

We all know emotions are a powerful entity. We use it to express ourselves, convey our feelings, and even as an outlet to exude our personalities. Something about February gets us emotional, be it the inception of the whole lovey-dovey expectation of Valentines or because Target has had hearts and candy out since Jan 1st. It’s a beast that many of us feel like we’ve tamed but then we lose the leash. We equate our wellness with being able to understand and control our emotions yet we unleash our emotions in the worst way when times get trying. Blame hormones, […]

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Using Your Thoughts to Your Advantage: The Importance of Mindset

By now, you probably feel like we are trying to change you so much that you might not even recognize yourself. The idea of mindset will be the last topic regarding change but it will be something that can be built on for months to come. We can change what we drink, what we eat, what blush we use, and even what shoes we wear. Those are all pretty easy in the big realm of things and it simply takes some level of physical self-control. [Putting that piece of pie down right now.] But, when it comes to changing the […]

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Spending Less on Things & More on Experiences Makes You Happier

Before you keep reading, let us state that there is nothing absolutely wrong with engaging a little retail therapy for when you just need that new palette, shirt, lip balm, or shoes. We aren’t trying to make you live like monks here. Cutting through the righteous bird turd and talking about how we don’t need things to be happy is asinine. We are human and need the things because of the world we live in today. Holding something tangible in our hands just makes us happy. What we want to drive home here is that engaging in buying all the […]