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How Self-Love Can Transform Your Life + 50 Ways To Practice More Self-Love

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How Self-Love Can Transform Your Life + 50 Ways To Practice More Self-Love We all have our weaknesses. I, for one, can be a complete control-freak. Usually, there’s only one way things can go, and that’s MY way. Even I find myself annoying at times. If something doesn’t go as planned, I’ll beat myself up for it, for days. I’m still learning how to let go of that need to control everything and there are some valuable lessons I’ve learned…

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My Uterus, My Business

“Can I ask you a question, Paula?” “Shoot.” “Why don’t you guys have kids yet?” I took a deep breath and rolled my eyes inside my head when yet another person asked me the question I’ve been asked for years now, by many different people. Including strangers. A few years ago, my mother in law ran into an old family friend. They got to talking when she finally asked if my husband and I were still dating. Once my mother in…

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It’s okay to not be okay

Rough patch, a bad day, a major setback. Sometimes, it seems like one thing goes wrong after another. And another, and another. Sometimes an unexpected challenge or an obstacle might come your way, and you find yourself stressing out, worrying and not knowing what to do. And, some days, you just have nothing. Zero motivation, no creativity. All of the sudden, you’re being plagued with self-doubt. You think you have to be strong all the time. You think you’re not allowed to…

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25 Things to do by yourself + printable list

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I love spending time alone. As long as it doesn’t involve me leaving my house. Whenever my husband wants to go somewhere where I know we can expect crowds I always tell him: “but… but there are people there and I’ll have to interact and stuff“. It’s become somewhat of a running joke in my family. We’d go out to dinner and someone will suddenly look at me and say “Paula! I see people!” So yeah, I’m a bit (or…

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4 Ways to end negative self-talk

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“Idiot! What is wrong with you?!” That was the first thing that I heard myself say when I missed a turn. I was going home after running some errands. Since I was in an unfamiliar area, I turned my GPS on. GPS that hasn’t been updated since I bought my car. The rain was pouring down hard, it was right around school-traffic time and I could barely see where I was going (not that it mattered since I didn’t actually know where I…

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