Mindset

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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 […]

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Pursue Meaning, Not Happiness

As we wrap up focusing on January’s theme of change, we want to touch base on happiness. We are all about finding happiness, keeping happiness, and even training our brains to be happier. If you’ve figured anything out by now, it’s that being happy is really hard to do. Waking up happy and staying pretty happy feels almost impossible if you are emotional or easily affected by life around you. It’s being human and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The crazy thing is that we’ve been going about this all wrong. Here’s the revelation: Pursuing happiness only makes us […]

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How To Identify & Let Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

Many of us have said our thank you’s, goodbyes (or good riddance), and let go of some things that happened in 2016 and are quickly embracing the promise of 2017. With a fresh, new year ahead of us, we all know there are things we need to let go of before we can forge ahead. In order to become unstuck in life, we have to learn how to let go. But, most of us are humans and letting go is a really hard thing to do. Letting go of both good and bad things is highly uncomfortable. It can be […]

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5 Natural Ways to Beat the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

If you live in a place where winter brings long, dark days, you may have experienced at one time or another Seasonal Affective Disorder or better known as the SAD’s. No amount of pumpkin spice lattes can help combat the dark, rainy, gloomy and dreary days where you don’t see the sun again until March. That’s 6 long months without any sun. And, without any distinction between 7am and 2pm, it can be a little painful. Because of lack of sunlight, people living around the Northern areas of the Americas experience something very real called Seasonal Affective Disorder. The non-medical […]

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Death, Trauma and Coping: Does Time Really Heal Wounds?

True or False: Does time really heal wounds? October never meant more than Halloween and an exorbitant of candy that I would stealthily steal from my siblings. Then, as I got older, it turned into a day where you could dress up like a crazy person or mimic a street walker and no one would ever judge you. Then, as I became a mom, it turned into a day of hiding candy that my children collected and slowly eat them myself, in secret. But, as life started happening, October turned into a month of both joy and sorrow. The joyful […]