Learn How To Say No

One of the skills I struggled with the most, and still need almost daily reminders now, was to learn how to say no. Like many others, I am a people pleaser at heart. I want everyone to love me. It took me a long time to come to realize this…

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The Best Healthy Banana Muffins

If you have a spare 30 minutes (that’s all the time you’ll need) and you feel like setting yourself up for breakfast during the week, give these healthy banana muffins a try. This is a one-bowl recipe. The instructions are pretty straightforward: combine the ingredients in the bowl and bake.…

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Self Care Activities Unrelated to Your Looks

For the longest time, I equated self-care with beautification. I would “take a day to myself” to go to the salon, do my hair or nails, or get a wax. Now, I felt good doing these things – after all, “when you look good, you feel good.” But I never…

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Change Your Perspective, Change Your Feelings

Perspective is the lens through which we see the world. It informs what we make the situations and circumstances around us mean in the context of our lives. I realize I’m not writing a book report here, but the dictionary definition of “perspective” comes in handy: “a particular attitude toward…

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Identify Your Personal Core Values

Let’s break down the concept of personal core values. What are they and why are they so important? A core value is a principle you hold deeply important. It is a foundational aspect of the blueprint for your ideal life – a guiding principle or fundamental belief. Some examples of…

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