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Everything you Need to Know about Self love vs Selfishness

Whenever I read the comments on my self-love posts I am always left a little surprised by the number of people who feel that self-love is not for them. There are many different reasons for this, but a common excuse is they don’t want to be selfish. So many people (moms in particular) feel guilty about taking time for themselves because they are convinced somehow that showing themselves love will take away from others in their lives. Those same people are often the ones who share stories of how stressed and exhausted they are. They are…

Why I Stopped Taking Birth Control and Switched to Natural Beauty Products

There have been many changes in my lifestyle lately. Nothing major or extreme. Let’s just say I have been waking up. Words like organic, natural and vegan in which  I would have previously rolled my eyes at are now important members of my vocab fam. Strange how life works isn’t it? I am changing. I am expanding. I am growing. Like it or not I guess. One of the biggest changes in my life has been my personal choice to switch to natural, vegan and cruelty-free products. It didn’t happen overnight and I…

Get to Know me Tag

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent me questions last week for this post. I was so shocked by the response and I am beyond excited to get answering these interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking questions. Are you ready to learn more about me? Buckle up… this is going to be a long one. About Writing How did you start Scale it Simple/your blog? I first thought about what kind of blog I wanted to create. After deciding I wasn’t really in it for the money I settled on a free…

4 Books for Meditation Beginners

Congratulations. You have decided to enrich your life through the practice of meditation. The benefits of meditating daily are numerous. Reducing depression, anxiety, and stress and improving relationships and focus being only a few of the many scientifically proven benefits. If you are at the beginning of your meditation journey then there are a few things you should be aware of. First, this is a practice you need to work into your daily life. Secondly, this is not a “quick fix” but a practice that can help you open spiritually and help you see the benefit in every…

5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

Hello, lovely readers! I have had a difficult past few days. I can’t say that there has been anything happening that is outwardly difficult, I have just been feeling agitated, insecure and a little angry at times. It kind of sucks. Sometimes I just get stuck, allowing fear to dictate my happiness. It isn’t fair to myself, and it is a challenge to overcome and accept these darker moods when they arise. Although I know they will pass as all things do, I still wish to not get so stuck in my frustrations. So here I…

Dear 2016,

Dear 2016, I stood out on the edge of 2015 with a steady gaze looking towards you, contemplating the mysteries ahead of me. I could see you through the trees and knew the only way was forward through the shadows.  I was ready for you, prepared and determined to explore your secrets. I had a plan for you 2016, I had a plan for me, I guess you had a plan of your own. Straight through I approached you, the clock striking midnight in turn. Once I reached you-you turned the path beneath me. This was a strange forest…

Three Inspirational Women you Should Get to Know This Year

The end of the year 2016 is quickly approaching, and as January 1st races forward, I find myself sitting and reflecting more and more about what I have discovered this year. What milestones have I reached? Lessons learned? How have I been influenced? This year was all about the self. Me, me, me… And not in a bad way. Self-evaluation, self-discovery, self-love, self-improvement, self-destruction. You name it and I probably experienced it this year. What a whirlwind. I started this year with a purposeful need to go deeper and I have. Within my own…

Is Projection Ruining your Relationships?

“Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption/projection” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Hello fellow happiness searchers, life livers, realists, optimists, and projectionists. Allow me to introduce you to my newest self-discovery… projection. Buckle up. What is projection theory? According to Freudian theory, these are illicit desires, and in (rational emotive and cognitive behavior therapy R.E.C.B.T), they are ideas about ourselves that we can’t accept. The reason they are unacceptable is that they negatively reflect how you feel you “should” be. It…

Life Updates: Vol.II

Hello, friends! I have decided to do a little life update post to check in with you lovely readers and share some of what has been going on with me lately. Why? Well because why not? Anyway, seeing how this year is kinda almost sorta over, I thought it would be a good time to check in with everyone on my progress of some goals, let you know what is coming up for Scale it Simple and tell you what else is new in my extremely interesting life. Thanks for stopping by.   Reading Goals… For those of you…