A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Now that it’s officially autumn, it’s getting close to the time of year when many people, approximately 10 million of them, are going to start feeling more depressed. Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people based on seasons. The majority of people with SAD become depressed in […]

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Why You Should Declutter Your Digital Life

In today’s society, it feels like we’re expected to be on top of everything – from the best new bands to current events to all the new book releases coming out. There’s so much going on around us, however, that it’s easy to get lost in all of the digital noise. The first time I […]

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May 2019 Wrap-Up

The month of May went by extraordinarily fast! I can’t believe it’s already June. I didn’t read as much as I would have liked this month, as you can see below. Out of the books I read, the worst was definitely Stephen King’s Elevation. I was so disappointed with that book, and it’s the worst Stephen King […]

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10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Instantly Happier

We all have days when we feel down in the dumps, or frustrated, or angry. Most of us don’t have the luxury of taking mental health days and calling out of work or canceling all of our plans when we have days like that. There are small things you can do in the moment to […]

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Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?

Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society forces us to work, mostly in jobs that mean nothing to us, for long hours, low pay, and mediocre benefits. It’s no wonder that people’s mental health can begin to decline in those circumstances. According […]

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Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?

I read this amazing article on the blog Wit & Delight today, written by Jackie Saffert. It made me reflect on my past relationships and how I reacted to the failure of those relationships. Jackie Saffert writes about her own relationships and personal issues with anxiety, It wasn’t until a week later that I understood […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week Two

At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I’d starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week One

Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I’m craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn’t expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night […]

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