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The Truth About Living a Soft Life

Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you've seen or heard the term "soft life" somewhere. It seems to be a great societal shift taking place and personally, I'm here for it. But, what does living a soft life mean, exactly? Before we dive into that, let's rewind a bit. Many of us are still trying to bounce back and pick up the pieces of the last two and a half years. One thing that the god-awful pandemic (or panorama as I like to call it) showed us, is that there is much more to life than being over[...]

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5 Mindset Shifts I Made to Improve my Mental Health

I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve had quite a few challenges when it comes to managing my mental health. Truthfully speaking, after the last two and a half years we’ve had, I am not alone. None of us are immune to experiencing burnout, depression, anxiety attacks, or full-on psychotic breaks. I believe that now more than ever it’s important to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Want to know the trick? You have to learn how to master your mind. In order to do that, you have to do the work to[...]

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How to Pivot in Life with Purpose

Would you say that you are comfortable with the current state of your life? I think comfort is a goal many of us have. There is a feeling of safety that comes with stability, especially as adults. But being too comfortable can be dangerous. You may be asking yourself, "Why?" Well, when you’re too comfortable in your life, you run the risk of becoming stuck. One day you may wake up and realize that the things you thought you were ok within your life, no longer serve you. It could be the job you once loved, the ho[...]

9 Important Questions to Ask When Seeking Therapy

Nothing is more frustrating than wanting help but not knowing how to go about receiving it. This is especially true when it comes to seeking therapy. Taking that first step to recovery can be scary and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! If you’re ready to kick off your therapy journey, keep reading to learn 9 things you should ask yourself when you’re seeking therapy. read more[...]

6 Ways to Declutter Your Life

Am I the only person on earth that looks forward to spring cleaning? Yeah? Well, I do! One of the reasons I love it is the idea of a fresh start! It’s a way to put the cold winter days to rest and wipe the slate clean. Honestly, you can spring clean anything, not only your home. Why not spring clean your life completely? Keep reading to learn 6 ways to declutter your life! read more[...]

Mindfulness Matters: 4 Habits to Improve Your Life

  Are you living or existing? Do you know the difference between the two? What makes them so different anyway? I’d say your emotions and the way you view your life are key. In order to get the most out of your life, sometimes you’ve got to stop and smell the roses. Some of you may be thinking, ok but what does that mean? It means that in order to improve and live a happier life, you have to practice mindfulness. Check out 4 habits to improve your life and be more mindful.  read more[...]

Understanding the Power of Gratitude

  I have a question for you. When life has got you down, do you focus on all that’s going wrong in your life? On the other hand, when you accomplish something major, do you stop to acknowledge your great achievement? When it comes to living your best and most fabulous life, is your happiness solely contingent upon things and/or accomplishments you achieve? There are two ways that you can live your life - running a race, always trying for better and trying to fill that empty hole of desire that you constan[...]