Love Teaches

Love teaches you so much about yourself,It mirrors some of the deep feelings you thought buried,It forces you to come face to face with your moments of weaknessThe times you need a little more tenderness Love teaches you to let go and let someone in To give love if you want to receive love, Love…

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My 2021 Gratitude List

I know what you’re thinking, we’re legit 4 months into 2021, going strong a year + in the middle of a pandemic, with the world someways falling apart. What on earth are you making a gratitude list this early for? After my post in December, it got me thinking more about the things I was…

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How Do We Practice Self-Care?

Self Care:Doing things that make you feel more like yourself. R1’s Self-Care List I’ll start of by saying that I am extremely lucky to have time carved out in order to do things which relax me or that help to simply keep me calm and relaxed. Once my daughter goes to bed around 8:30, I…

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The Lessons 2020 Taught Me

2020 was a YEAR! I think that’s one thing we can all conclusively say! There was literally no way any one could have predicted the turn it took for the entire planet, but while the majority of conversation regarding 2020 is very negative whether politically, socially or financially; for me- 2020 genuinely was a great…

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The Body Series: Reclaiming My Body

I began this post back at the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t feeling very confident about myself, I had recently began the tedious task of “online” dating and struggling a little bit with my self-worth. It’s amazing how words will reenter your consciousness when you’re feeling down, things you never believed about yourself surface…

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Asking For Help

When I tell you that in recent years I have come a LONG way- let me tell you. I was and in some respects still am that girl who will do it all. Herself. Alone. Struggling, but still doing it alone. I don’t know if it’s the Sagittarius in me, the 2nd child syndrome or…

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You’ve Given Up…

We used to stay up all night talking about anything and everything,Dreams, wishes, fears and plans,The air filled with promise, anticipation and most of all…loveWe promised to love, support and never turn our backs,Mutual respect and admiration,Decisions deeply rooted in love and wanting us to WIN as a collective,Feelings of rejection and hurt pride,But time…

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Opening

Opening up to the possibility that there is good in me, Maybe it wasn’t all my fault, Opening up to the possibility that I am worthy of happiness, Maybe I don’t set the bar too high, Opening up to the feelings which flood me, Maybe I am not overdramatic Opening up to the fact that…

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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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