Gratitude

Embracing the Journey of Growth

The Gradual Blooming: Embracing the Journey of Growth

In nature, we witness the perpetual cycle of birth, death, and rebirth playing out in endless permutations. As the seasons shift, life emerges, flourishes, and ultimately retreats – only to rise again in its own divine timing. Our inner lives follow a similar cadence, moving through seasons of dormancy and seasons of lush blooming. Just …

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Uplifting Each Other's Mental Health

Sisterhood and Self-Care: Uplifting Each Other’s Mental Health

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought it’d be cool to chat about something meaningful: women empowering women when it comes to mental health. I know, I know – kinda heavy for a blog post, but stick with me! This stuff matters. No doubt we all know stress, anxiety, fear of judgment, lack of …

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How to Harness Leap Day for Reflection, Mindfulness & Self-Care

Making the Leap: How to Harness Leap Day for Reflection, Mindfulness & Self-Care

February 29th only comes around once every four years thanks to the quirkiness of the Gregorian calendar we use. This leap day gives us the gift of an extra 24 hours to use however we wish. With busy schedules, it can often feel like there’s never enough time in the day or week to slow …

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A new calendar year represents a fresh start and blank canvas.

Finding Meaning and Purpose in the New Year

A new calendar year represents a fresh start and a blank canvas. Perhaps old dreams feel out of reach or an underlying void persists despite outside appearances of a “successful” life. Common wisdom preaches making concrete self-improvements by January 1st. Yet barely 8% of people stick to overly ambitious resolutions year after year. Why do …

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Navigating Family Dynamics in November

Honoring Emotional Boundaries: Navigating Family Dynamics in November

As November arrives, the anticipation of upcoming holidays fills the air. For many, this season is synonymous with family gatherings, cherished traditions, and shared meals. While these moments can be heartwarming and memorable, they also have the potential to stir up complex emotions and challenges within family dynamics. Navigating family interactions during November requires a …

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A November Reflection

Practicing Gratitude for Mental Health: A November Reflection

As the leaves fall and nature undergoes its annual transformation, November presents us with an opportune moment for reflection. This month, we delve into the concept of gratitude—a practice that holds immense potential for enhancing our mental health and well-being. With its profound effects on our mindset and emotional state, cultivating gratitude becomes an essential …

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Managing November's Diminished Daylight

The Impact of Sunlight on Mood: Managing November’s Diminished Daylight

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, November marks the beginning of the fall season, bringing with it shorter days and reduced sunlight. While the beauty of autumn is undeniable, the decrease in daylight can have a significant impact on our mental health. Research has shown a strong connection between sunlight exposure …

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Mental Health Benefits of Gift Giving

Introduction As we get older, we tend to get less social. It makes sense: when you’re younger and have fewer responsibilities, it’s easier to be around people. But gift-giving is a great way to stay social while also building your mental health. Emotional Benefits You may be surprised to learn that gift-giving is a form of …

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