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anxiety in children

Anxiety in children: Part 6 of anxiety series

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin I try to instill this in my children every day.  That they are strong. That they can live with courage.  And that they are safe and accepted as they are. Anxiety in children is on the rise, …

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must have mental health resources

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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reading and mental health

Reading and mental health: How diving into a book can dig you out of depression 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons What is your favorite book?  Could you even pick one? What makes it your favorite? My current top 5 are: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García …

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7 types of rest

7 Types of Rest— Which One is Going to Help You Feel More Emotionally Well?

“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying …

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what self care really is

What Self Care Really Is and How It Can Totally Change Your Life— Hint: It’s Not A Spa Day 

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde Self care is just that.  An act of survival. It’s not always chocolate and bubble baths, although those things can help.  It’s not spa days, even though they feel good at …

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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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Using Positive Affirmations With Children

Thank you so much to Savannah for this great guest post on a favorite topic of mine: using positive affirmations with child. Make sure to follow her and leave a comment below! Our thoughts become our words become our actions create our lives. We can do, have or be anything that we desire in this …

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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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