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Month: August 2017

Sleep and the Great Calming Force

Sleep and the Great Calming Force

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. Since I have been dealing with health issues for the last month and a half or so, a lot of my every day habits have come under more intense scrutiny as I work towards healing and feeling like my normal self. One of these habits has been my tendency to shrug off sleep in favor of staying up late. I’ve written before how it has never been easy to call it…

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Hope Among the Fall School Supplies

Hope Among the Fall School Supplies

I can hardly believe that it’s already mid-August. This summer has gone by so quickly at times and other times it has been agonizingly slow. As I walked out of work today, I noticed the first leaves changing color, and whether I’m ready or not the fall (and fall semester) is coming. The beginning of the fall semester is actually one of my absolute favorite times of the year. I don’t know if it’s because I have been in school…

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The Ultimate Key for Starting Your Week on the Bright Side

The Ultimate Key for Starting Your Week on the Bright Side

Since this has been a week filled with medical appointments (I have one more bright and early tomorrow), I am very much looking forward to the blank slate that next week will bring. Mondays usually get a pretty bad rap, but it’s all about how you approach them. I wrote earlier this year about how Mondays all of a sudden become much more tolerable and dare I say enjoyable if you make self care a priority. Here are those top…

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What a Health Crisis Taught Me about Saying “No”

What a Health Crisis Taught Me about Saying “No”

It’s now just a little under a month since I had my first trip to the emergency room in years for shortness of breath and chest pain. While I’m back at work, I am most decidedly still not feeling like myself most of the time. I am dealing with many of the symptoms that took me to the emergency room on a daily basis, and although some of the fear has lessened, it has been replaced by an exhaustion that…

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How to Lock Down Your Own Goals in the Face of Endless Responsibilities

How to Lock Down Your Own Goals in the Face of Endless Responsibilities

I’ve shared before that I joined a group coaching site, coach.me a few weeks ago. A common misconception that I get from people who know I write about balanced living is that I must have everything figured out. I have been called ‘perfect’ before but I am very much a work in a progress, hence why I joined the coaching platform. On the site, I am working towards many goals, particularly related to self-care, such as journaling and reading more…

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