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How to Get Back on Track- 7 Steps to Finding Motivation + Rebuilding Habits

How to get back on track

Once a very clean and healthy eater, you’ve forgotten what a vegetable tastes like. Your plans to switch jobs, which you were once very excited about, have taken a back seat while you try to tell yourself that “things aren’t that bad” and maybe leaving isn’t such a good idea after all. Or, maybe, it’s been so long since you’ve been to the gym that you totally missed the fact that your favorite (and most convenient) location has been closed…

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How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

Well, here’s another post I never thought I’d write: how to pack for a weekend trip. I’ve been a notorious over-packer ever since I can remember. It doesn’t matter if I was going away for three weeks or three days. Actually, for some strange reason, packing for a weekend trip has always been more difficult than getting ready for longer getaways. It might be because most of the time when I travel, it’s for periods longer than two weeks. I…

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Girl talk Lifestyle self-growth

On Feeling Weak and Frustrated- a little blog + life update

How can one of the things that give you so much joy and fulfillment, suddenly become so difficult to even think about? Maybe it’s because you’re afraid you’ve failed. Or, maybe, it’s because it reminds you of how things used to be. Yes, the big “before everything happened.”  You know, I think that when life presents you with unexpected challenges, when everything seems to be falling apart, when you feel as if you, yourself are about to fall apart at…

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5 Things to Tell Yourself When Feeling Down

5 Things to Tell Yourself When You're Feeling Down

There is something very powerful behind the words “I am.” Whenever you say to yourself “I am…,” what follows is influential; whatever follows is an affirmation, something you eventually begin to believe in. Do you ever find yourself thinking “I am so stupid for doing that,” “I am so tired of all of this,” or “I am not good enough?” Thoughts like these seem to come very easy, especially on those days when you might be feeling down about yourself or when some things…

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Pink + Rose Treats for Your Valentine’s Day

Two things my 15-year-old self never thought I’d grow to love- bright pinks and rose scents. Despite my sweet mom’s attempts at trying to encourage me to be, or at least dress like, a “girly girl” I’ve always had this deep dislike for dresses, all things pink and anything that smelled even remotely close to roses. The latter always reminded me of one of my older, distant relatives who loved using way too much of that strong, powdered perfume that…

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