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Taking Control of Your Health: Only You Can Make You Better

Are you taking control of your health? “You can’t change your situation, the only thing you can change is how you choose to deal with it.” (Unknown) Truth bomb time.  You cannot choose to have depression or anxiety or any other mental health condition.  If you have them, you cannot change the fact that you …

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50 Must Have Mental Health Resources

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close My biggest goals of this blog are to create all of those things.  More sunlight. I want to show others that there is a light in the darkness.  And sometimes it is cloudy a good long while before the sun …

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How to challenge negative thought patterns— Yes, it’s possible!

What was the last negative thought you had? Did you snidely comment on your own appearance? Did you wish you were more successful? Or more in shape?  Did you think about something you’re afraid of? Did you obsess about how short life is, and you are nowhere close to meeting your goals? This post contains …

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Showing Gratitude on Thanksgiving + All Year Round

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous Also: “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette I love these quotes, especially the last one. More …

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Amazing Self Care Ideas: 10 Ways You Can Beat Holiday Stress

I’m not sure if I’m writing this post more for me or for you. After all, I’ve been incredibly stressed and looking for an outlet for it. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a fraud. I offer all these pieces of wisdom, and lately, I just can’t seem to get my life together. **This …

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Book Review: Medical Medium (2nd Installment)

“The medical establishment trains doctors to use explanations like this about mystery illnesses across the board. It’s a decoy to make patients feel safe, to feel like their healthcare providers understand what’s happening to them and why it’s happening, to feel like there’s a measure of control over what’s going wrong.” (Medical Medium, 71) This …

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A Day in the Life: Getting Through the Day With Little Ones

What is your daily routine like? If you were to write out what your day-to-day activities looked like, would it be the same every day? I’m going to be completely honest. I am the worst at keeping my kids on a schedule.  I am a pretty organized person.  The queen of to-do lists.  A lover of cleanliness.  …

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