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5 Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day

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You know, I kind of secretly (or not so secretly) dislike Valentine’s Day. I mean when you’re a dating or are in a relatively new relationship, things are a bit different. Truthfully, I hate to be one of those people, but when you have a great relationship with your partner (which sometimes takes some work) every day is like Valentine’s Day. Love (romantic or otherwise) should be celebrated every.sinlge.day. I’m not too much into the whole commercialized thing that this…

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The Art of Being Yourself- How to Live Authentically

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“The more yourself you are, the less competition you have.” I can’t remember where exactly I heard someone say this. Perhaps I read it somewhere. All I remember is writing it down in my phone, the minute I heard it. I think that most of us can identify with the feeling of being conditioned. I know that my childhood experiences shaped certain behaviors I had to learn to let go of. Like, for example, constantly worrying about other people and…

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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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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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Girl talk Lifestyle Wellness

How to stay energized, all day long

Are you the don’t-talk-to-me-until-I-have-my-morning-coffee-or-else-I-might-hurt-you type of person? Or maybe you’re the grumpy kind, who can’t wait to get home after work so that you can sneak in a little nap? I used to be both. Here are a few tips that will help you feel energized, all day long. STAY HYDRATED This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many of us walk around dehydrated. Dehydration can cause tiredness, sleepiness and even dizziness, so make sure you…

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