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The Calm Before the Storm – Proactive Stress Relief

There are phases which are extra tough and push us in ways we never thought was possible. It could be a new job that is at a higher skill level, becoming a parent or moving to a new country. Looking at these changes and not get overwhelmed is hard. Choosing to look at life’s challenges as opportunities and push them to thrive can make us stronger. I believe life’s challenges can bring out the best in us. Being aware and taking care of our mind and body can make a huge difference in energy levels and…

Searching for Happiness – PT 1: Body Gentleness

I have been making some small changes lately that have been impacting my overall happiness in big ways. Naturally, I wanted to share them with all of you, so I poured up a cup of coffee and wrote my little heart out. I wrote a master list of everything that has been adding to my overall happiness and wellbeing until I could not think of anything else. I was surprised by how many things I came up with, my list ended up being pretty long with over 100 tips and tricks to be exact. After I wrote it all out…

My Simple 10 Step Self Care Morning Routine

Hi there, welcome back! Self-care is something I love to explore and write about. When I have time/need a pick me up I make a conscious effort the night before to start the next day in the best way possible. Having a self-care morning routine can and will set up your day and spirit to be the best it can be. Starting the day with the intention to take care of yourself will go a long way. Often times it may be hard to find the time for myself during the work week or even the weekend…

6 Ways to Survive the Holidays: Introvert Style

It is no secret that I pride myself on being an introvert. I enjoy soft cosy, quiet, intimate settings. Like many introverts, I like being alone, recharging my mind and soul with small groups if any. No, I am not socially illiterate, or extremely awkward on purpose although I may be accidentally. No, I don’t hate people, I am not afraid of people or dislike those who are extroverted, loud and more energetic than I. Although you may get that impression by my resting b**h face. Sorry… that’s just my face. Welcome to the…

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…

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…

13 Simple Stress Relief Activities

Being an adult is hard work. It seems the older I become the more life tends to suck the energy and happiness straight out of my soul. Like a giant dementor (Harry Potter reference) ready to take all motivation and glee from my existence. Alright enough with the drama. What I mean to say is, stress is a very real things people! No matter the reason I refuse to sit and dwell on it, I am simply not able to let a feeling such as stress keep me down for long. So on a day like today, a Monday from…

5 Reasons you Should Start Napping

Sometimes I wish I had a cats life. Not because I am particularly interested in chasing mice, or coughing up hairballs, or because I like the taste of fish. No, it is this soft critters ability to nap that I am envious of. These furry friends are the boss when it comes to napping. And I love a good nap! I used to work with this guy who would arrive at work looking like he literally just crawled out of bed or from under a rock, poor fella. He constantly had bags under his eyes, his clothes were disheveled as…

9 Reasons Why you should be Kinder

Have you ever had an off day? You know the type of day where everything seems to go wrong, where it seems like every person you interact with has a personal vendetta against you? Like all the people and things you deal with are completely against you? I am not even being dramatic here because we have all been there, it’s like you just can’t seem to catch a break. Think about the last day you felt like that. Work, family, friends, finances any number of things can add to the stress, shaping a day that…

3 Quotes to Help Overcome Stress

When I become frustrated by a situation I often turn to a friend to bitch to and let off some steam. Most times this tactic saves me some sanity. Other times I end up working myself up into a stressed induced madness. When thinking about life issues sometimes I feel paralyzed by circumstance, overwhelmed by decision and on occasion even more frustrated than when I began. I’m not even being dramatic, stress is a real thing I swear it! Maybe when I get little older things like work, bills, friends, and society won’t bother me so…