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28 Lessons Learned by my 28th Year

So today is my birthday! Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I feel very grateful to have turned another year older and maybe even a little wiser. I am also thankful for all the wonderful and kind people I have in my life that took the time to send me love and light on the day of my birth, your all amazing! I woke up this morning and as is typical on my birthday it was a bitter cold -12, windchill -22. Yup, welcome to Canada! As my car strained to start and I waited for the ice on the inside…

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…

7 Tips to Overcome Blogging Writer’s Block

If you are a blogger or writer of any kind then you undoubtedly have had your fair share of frustrating moments in front of your computer or notebook. Moments when your mind forms lifeless and dull ideas, your brain is blank and you just can’t seem to focus on anything but the fuzzy thoughts filling your head. This, my friends, is called writer’s block. It can last for hours, days, weeks, months… forever. When I first started writing on a more full-time basis I thought that writer’s block was something that affected…

3 Benefits of Putting yourself First

Attention people pleasers! This post is for you. There was a time when I would all too often put the needs of others ahead of my own. I was the “mother hen” always looking out for the best interest of the group. The result… I was *$%*ing miserable. What I have learned is that putting yourself first is truly the best thing you can do for not only for yourself but also for the people in your life. Oh and people can take care of themselves, that’s a new thought I am warming up to…

10 Reasons your Blog Idea Matters

I want to start a blog but I don’t know what to write. I want to start a blog but I am afraid no one will read it. I want to start a blog but I don’t have a niche. I want to start a blog but I am afraid it will seem stupid. I have a blog but I am feeling a little insecure. These are just a  few of the doubts I have heard from potential bloggers and current bloggers lately. Fear. I was and am sometimes one of those people, I think we…

A Step by Step Guide to Beginning Searching for Happiness

So you have decided to make your happiness a top priority in your life. Good for you! It’s about time really. If you are beginning this journey like many have before you then I applaud your bravery. Don’t worry I don’t think you’re selfish, ignorant or living with your head in the clouds. I see you as my equal. A fellow happiness searcher. An adventurer of the soul. This is not a quick fix. If you are looking for your life to be filled with nothing but happiness and joy then perhaps…

6 Tips to Help you Truly Love your Blog

Throughout my short time blogging, I have experienced some ups and some downs when it comes to my relationship with my blog. I have posts that I absolutely love and posts that I just want to hide from the world and forget ever happened. I sometimes look at my writing and think… Wow, did I write that? Then other times I think… Ew, did I write that? Just like my life, this whole blogging thing can be an emotional roller coaster. Whether you have been blogging for years, months or have just started the experience, you are bound…

Searching for Happiness – Know What Makes you Miserable

I have been realizing that the more I put happiness in the forefront of my mind the more misery seems to also inflict me. It sounds not that great and believe me it is less than exciting to discover the truth in your own beliefs. This is a warning to you fellow happiness searchers. Be prepared. If you have recently made the decision to make true happiness a priority then be prepared for the misery that will come along with it during the transition phase. Feeling positive yet? Hear me out… I want to share with you all the…

Searching for Happiness – Happiness is a Choice

Human beings are such interesting creatures. We are the only creatures that place personal “happiness” above safety and health. For thousands of years, humans have walked this earth like nomads of the soul, searching for happiness. Happiness is this way. No, this way. If you do this you will be happy. No, wait, this is what really makes you happy. Did you hear about this car? This job? This brand? If you look like this you will be happy forever. If only I was younger I would be happier, if only I was older. Humans roam all corners…

Searching for Happiness – Goals

Welcome to my new series… Searching for happiness. Everyone I speak to, everywhere I look, there seems to be a worldly fascination with the elusive word happiness. What is it? Where is it? It sounds too wonderful and perfectly complete to ever really be obtained. I want some, you want some. It seems that everyone out there is searching high and low for this 9 letter word. I am among the happiness hunters of the modern age. I’m among the young, inspired, wide-eyed optimistically driven hopeful generation that is destined to finally find what eluded our…