Mental Wellness

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Energize when Coffee Fails

Affiliate Links Here’s what it feels like when coffee fails me. I’ve been drinking coffee for hours, just to keep my eyes open. I feel like I’m trekking to the ends of the earth. My heart rate is heavy, my mind races, I’m dizzy and weak. Yet I also feel like shooting electricity from my …

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Let Things Slide

What REALLY happens if you let things slide? When you check out of your life? Not that much, I found. Actually, taking a vacation from being a try-hard was a nice restoring break. (Although I did have to rediscover my fat pants). Here’s my late night “Confession.” What happened. Why I stopped caring. Why I …

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Affiliate Links Hey friend… are you looking for a nice gift for someone you care about? My suggestion is a gratitude journal! Gratitude journals are becoming increasingly popular as part of the self-care movement. If you’re new to the idea, allow me to share what the hype is all about! You encourage yourself to grow …

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Vanquish Your Energy Vampires

VIDEO: What are energy vampires and are they even real? Energy vampires are people who SUCK! They suck out your energy, keeping you in a negative state. They are not actual blood-sucking vampires; just people in your life who drain you (and give nothing back). In this video, I talk about the 4 types of …

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Make a Morning Routine

What if you could do EVERYTHING you wanted to… every single morning? What if you had an amazing morning routine? That’s the question I asked myself one Sunday. I had just finished writing in my journal. I love writing. And I casually thought, “Oh, I’ll do this again tomorrow for sure.” Then it hit me. I …

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Build a Mental Health Kit

So it’s cold. It’s gray. It’s dark. And I feel lame. Do you ever feel yucky when the weather is bad? What about fully depressed? I sure do. That’s when I open my mental health kit! Where’s the Sun? Some days, there’s less sunlight than I’d like. I love the sun’s ability to make me …