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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…

Three Books that Taught me About Self-Love

Reading about the topic of self-love has always been the best way I have learned about my own personal limiting believes and have been able to grow and expand my goals, outlook, and perspectives. I reached out to an amazing blogger whos blog has inspired me in so many ways. Lecy from A Simpler Grace. I asked Lecy to share with us her favorite books that have taught her about self-love in her own life. Get out a pen because you might want to add these to your summer reading list. Hi! I’m Lecy and I…

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…

Searching for Happiness – The Value of Suffering

If you have been reading this searching for happiness series on Scale it Simple then you may be under the impression that my views on searching for happiness include actually finding pure happiness, free from pain or suffering. Perhaps in an oddly perfect world. In a perfect world, no one would suffer, no one would feel pain or heartbreak. In that perfect world, no one would grow, gather wisdom, be able to practice the beautiful human emotions of compassion or empathy either. You see through our suffering we can connect with each other and ourselves in the most amazing and…

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…

12 Self Care Sunday Ideas

Hello, readers. I hope you are all having the best day! Many of you may have heard of the newest blogging/lifestyle trend that has become popular out there in the blog world… Self-care Sunday. What is self-care Sunday? Well, basically it is the idea of taking a little time for yourself on a Sunday to do things that nourish your mind body and soul. Sounds simple, positive and awesome. Sounds like something I would like to write about! I will be completely honest when I say that I have been taking part in my own…

7 Self Love Tips for 2017

With the dawn of the new year upon us, there is no better time than the present, to begin with, the intention to ourselves to send a little love our way. Like many people I have goals and aspirations that I wish to accomplish during this year, some of which I have already shared with you all. However, as we depart from our dear old friend 2016 and look ahead it is important to include bringing more love into our own lives as part of our plan for the year ahead. Focusing on self-love is not a joke my…

Searching for Happiness- The Poison of Resentment

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”  ― Carrie Fisher How does resentment manifest in your life and how does feeding the mouth of this greedy emotion help fuel your own inner emotional demise? Resentment is a key player on the enemies team. Trust me, I know! So what and who is this adversary? By definition, resentment is bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. For years the feelings of resentment can lay veiled in our emotions completely unnoticed. Disguising itself with a camouflage of more attractive emotions like agitation, anger, and jealousy, to name…

Searching for Happiness – Are you living someone else’s life?

Are you settling? Do you ever stop and ask yourself why am I even doing this? Stuck in that job, that relationship, that town, that lifestyle, because you are afraid because you are comfortable? You may be settling for someone else’s life and not even realize that you are doing it. As children, we are often taught by our parents to get good jobs, stay at that job, buy a house, have kids and settle down into a cookie cutter life and experience safe, nice, fluffy, happiness. Thanks, parents, sounds magical. But what happens when things don&#8217…

5 Quotes to Help Enhance your Spirit

Good day, beautiful people. I am having one of those days. One of those days where not even an awesome cup of coffee or the prospect of hopping right into my jammies after work will save me from my grumpy self. Ok well, the prospect of jammies is kind of comforting, I’m not going to lie. Either way, on a day like today, I am in need of a change of spirit. So I have compiled together some quotes that speak to me in different ways, inspire, motivate, encourage. Because… everyone loves a good quote! So if…