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21 awesome journaling ideas for positive thinking (+ how to use the genius cancel-cancel method)

Looking for some new journaling ideas? I will be honest, journaling was something I did a lot as a teen, but then totally abandoned it as an adult. Why? I’m not exactly sure, but maybe I thought it was childish. Or maybe I wrongly assumed I had all my shit together. Both of those beliefs …

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What’s an empath? (15 signs this post might be about you!)

Being an empathetic person can be a blessing and a curse. Do you ever feel like you are too easily influenced by others emotions? When your partner comes home in a bad mood, you feel put off and on edge the rest of the night? Or the tantrums of your kids make you inordinately upset and irritable? If so, I understand how frustrating it can be. I have been dealing with this for as long as I can remember. I’ve had to limit interactions with toxic people and get more self care built into my daily schedule. Despite all that, I still wonder sometimes, Why do I feel so much?

11 stress management techniques that will save your sanity

Do you need some better stress management techniques? These days, I think everyone does. I can feel my blood pressure rising every time I check my social media. Between news of racial tension, the upcoming election, a global pandemic, and just life in general, it’s normal to feel more unsettled than normal. It might not feel that way, but it’s true. If you did not feel a little stressed right now, I would say you aren’t paying close enough attention to the things happening around you. So, don’t worry if you’re more stressed out than normal. It might feel awful now, but there are things that you can do to feel better. It’s just a matter of time and patience.

Are you experiencing gaslighting in a relationship? Here are 13 warning signs

Gaslighting is becoming a hot phrase in 2020. Seriously, I’ve been seeing it everywhere, especially in recent weeks with the continued rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Make sure you’re not being gaslighted.” But what does that mean exactly? In this post, I’m going to explain the origins of the term and how it relates to narcissism. I’m also going to share some personal experiences of some of my Twitter followers, and some key warning signs that it is happening to you.

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Why Journaling for Mental Health is Something You Need to Try ASAP (+ 33 Free Journaling Prompts and Templates)

When it comes to mental health, journaling benefits are endless. Do you ever notice how just writing something down gives it power? That goals are easier to achieve if you write them down often? Well, if so, you are not alone.  Millions of people everyday utilize journaling as a tool to improve their mental health.  …

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19 fun things to do with kids (And how to not lose your mind when you’re trapped at home!)

Need some ideas for fun kids’ activities? So many of you (myself included!) are trapped at home with little ones, and it’s overwhelming, stress-inducing, and often feels like you’re trapped in the eye of a storm. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to …

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How to get fit: 5 tips for exercise when it is the last thing on your mind

I often ask myself if I’ll ever get in shape again.  How is it possible to be fit when you have little ones, and NO energy, and a billion other things on your plate?  We get so bogged down by the day to day minutiae.  Dishes. Laundry. School pick-up. Play dates. Work meetings.  Doctor’s appointments. …

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