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Posts on other areas to live a meaningful life.

5 Things to Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

A few weekends ago, I was enjoying a slow Saturday morning. I had just finished an early morning workout, with plans to sip coffee and make breakfast later. But life had other plans, throwing me a curveball. My Namaw was in the hospital, and with my mom out of the …

Stop Stress In It’s Tracks With This Simple Sentence

I have a confession to make. And it might surprise you. My brain loves obsessing about ridiculous stuff. My brain loves to worry, wander, and ruminate. It loves finding tiny, unimportant things to fixate on. It thinks stressing over small stuff is an Olympic sport. (And it’s coming for you, …

How to Rally When Plans Fall Apart

You’ve heard of Plan B, but what happens when plans fall apart so much that you feel like you’ve got to go onto Plan E? That’s the position I found myself in a few weekends ago, after a long planned fishing trip fell through just minutes before we were scheduled …

8 Podcasts for Your Mental and Emotional Health

I’m on a major podcast kick lately. In the past few months, I’ve gotten annoyed with myself for how often I start a sentence with, “I was listening to this podcast the other day…” Podcasts are such an easy way to learn and expand your horizons. Whether you’re in the …

How to Kickstart Healthy Habits with Meal Prep

Guest post by naturallystephanie.ca   So many health and wellness experts agree that meal prep is one of the best things you can do for your health. I’ve also found it to be one of hardest and most perplexing habits to start! Which is why I’m so thrilled to be …

Headspace Review: What I Really Think of the App

When you hear the word “meditation,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision someone sitting cross-legged on the floor, hands resting on their knees, palms facing up. Perhaps you think of words like chi, chakras, or center. Or maybe you think of a specific religious …

Do I Need Therapy? 3 Clues It’s Time

Have you ever wondered, “Do I need therapy?” If you’ve asked yourself that question, you’re not alone. I hear this question a lot, as people try to decide whether or not to seek out additional support. In short, therapy is an incredible process. It’s designed to help you navigate through …

How to Be More Interesting

Do you know someone who is super interesting? Someone who always seems to have a cool experience or funny story to share. Someone who draws you into conversation so you’re totally engaged. You often leave interactions with this person thinking, “Man, they are cool.” Surely, you know someone like this. …

Simplify Your Life: 9 Quotes to Inspire You

Over the last eight months, I’ve started to question some of the stuff in my life. Not stuff as in people or priorities, but stuff as in belongings, material possessions, and things that take up space. For years, I’ve had a quiet suspicion that all this stuff might be coming …