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Your Fall Self Love List

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. – Helen Hunt Jackson   Fall is the season of harvest. It is known to be a time of change and endings, a time of ultimate growth. A time to reap what is sowed. The list goes on. All over the world cultures have rituals surrounding this magnetic time of year. Endings and beginnings have often been celebrated. In my own personal life fall always seems to be the time for new beginnings and a great deal…

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…

Searching for Happiness – The Benefits of Honesty

What is it about honesty that brings me so much joy? I feel so safe and reassured in the arms of honest words. Well, you know… if words had arms or whatever. For many it is the opposite, happiness grows from blindness, from dishonesty, from “what I don’t know can’t hurt me.” I guess there is truth in that also. What you don’t know can’t hurt you… yet. But it can hurt you eventually. When you shield yourself from honesty and keep things from yourself and those you…

Bloggers Wanted!

Hello, dear blogging pals! So unless you have been living under a rock or in some fancy cave you have no doubt heard of PINTEREST! Yes, that’s right Pinterest. It’s time to get out there people, it is time for all of us to join this big Pinterest world together! As an avid Pinterester I have been using this for years for my own personal use, but now the winds of change are a blowing and I feel like it’s time to branch out there. So… I created a Pinterest board, Blogging Pals…

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…

My Belgium Food Diary

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme One of the reasons why Belgium had so much appeal to me as a travel destination was because of the abundance of traditionally dutch food that is found there. Perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but Belgium has some of the best food around. Traditional, delicious and some rather famous dishes come from this little country. I mean you have heard of the Belgian waffle right… need I say more? I wanted to go through my favorites that I tried while in the…

Three Unique Amsterdam Dates

When people think of Amsterdam what may first come to mind may be images of hippy youth frolicking freely hidden in clouds of smoke. Or red fluorescence lighting the haze of prostitutes showing their nightly goodies in window fronts. Or maybe of picturesque canals and bikes buzzing. While Amsterdam is, of course, all of those things, and perhaps it does live up to those expectations more than even your wildest dreams could let you imagine. There are still many things to experience that are slightly tamer. My boyfriend and I traveled to Amsterdam for a few days and wanted to…