Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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Thirteen Chapters

We all have our roles within life’s story,It just so happens that yours took up thirteen chapters in my book,Thirteen chapters of dreams, hope, laughter and most of all love,We were there for each other, Through distance, age and other partners,For me, you were always my destination,We took the leap and made the plunge,We meant…

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Strangers

Living, breathing, Moving in the same circles, but barely interacting, Just floating and passing each other as if our lives aren’t connected, Walking, passing and not connecting, The void getting bigger and wider and overwhelming, Feelings of loneliness and anger wash over like a wave, Changes, shifting, no longer scary. Feeling stronger on my own,…

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My Journey Back To Me…

I begin this blog post, not as a congratulation or even as a signpost to mark where I am at, but more as a push for me to examine and motivate myself that I am still here and still persevering. Especially when it often feels like I am drowning in a sea of uncertainty and…

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Life, Wide Shut

Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What do you see?What thoughts are running through your head?Did you send that email?Did you hang the washing? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What have you lost?What have you cut off?What paths that you chose brought you here?What paths were chosen for you? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.Is this…

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Eventually

Eventually,Time will keep goingEventually,Your heart will keep beatingEventually,The pain will keep fadingEventually,The wind will keep blowingEventually,Your soul will keep soaringEventually,Your life will continueEventually,You’ll keep breathingEventually,You will keep smilingEventually,Water will keep runningAnd eventually…You will keep living -August 2002- R1

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The Art of Asking for Help

Confession, I’m a do it yourself kind of person…whether I can blame my star sign or because I like torture- not sure, but sometimes I find it hard to wave the white flag and reach out to someone when I am struggling or when I am in need of a hand, big or small. On…

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Book Review: The Bookseller

One of my resolutions for this year, was to get back to reading; I really enjoy it- but I can never usually find the time to dedicate to it. So, upon taking my daughter to the library, I decided to venture to the adult section and see what caught my eye. If I’m being honest,…

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Our Ride or Dies

Squad goals Girl gang, squad, crew, whatever it is we call our friends; we all have people who come into our lives and literally change our world. Some are in our lives for short periods of time and other friendships last literally a lifetime. We thought we’d take the time to pay homage to the…

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What You Need To Know About The White Poppy

It’s been a few years since I first came across “the white poppy movement”, and it caught my attention. At first my reaction was visceral- how dare they disrespect the red poppy and the veterans? Then, I began to take a step back and look at it from both sides of the argument, and it…

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