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Self-Gratitude
in Advice, Be Well, Be You, MIND AND BODY

How to Practice Self-Gratitude

When I would hear someone practice gratitude, it has always been showing others how thankful they are for them. Letting someone know they appreciate and value their relationship in their life. But what about ourselves? Do we ever take the time to show self-gratitude for all that we do for ourselves? It may sound a little weird, I know. But it’s important for us to show that appreciation because life is hard. It’s not always nice to us. So we have to be our own cheerleader and don’t be afraid…

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Create Your Own Self-Care Retreat
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Create Your Own Self Care Retreat

Self-care is essential in preserving ourselves and our well-being. However, sometimes self-care pampering practices like bubble baths and wine nights with our girlfriends are not enough to fully restore us, especially when times are stressful. Sometimes, we need an intentional break from our roles in life. However, when traveling and taking a vacation is not an option, an at-home self-care retreat is a great replacement to recharge and relax affordably. An at-home wellness retreat will help revive your energy while giving you the opportunity to rest from your normal daily…

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Cardio or Weights
in Fitness, HEALTH

What’s better, Cardio or Weights?

The biggest obsession lately is getting fit and the way to do it. Some rely heavily on cardio, while others put their money on weightlifting, but which one is right? As a long-time fitness enthusiast and personal trainer, I can tell you I’ve done almost every type of workout fad imaginable and have come up with the perfect solution: do what you like! The journey is all about you, the inside and outside, and only you can judge what you’re body is attracted to. Balance is key in ensuring that…

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in Advice, HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

It’s okay, not to be okay

There are some people who always present themselves like they have it all together. You know like those people who seem like they have some type of super power because they do everything and will still smile at the end of the day. It may be natural for you to not notice how much you are taking on, and everything may feel like it is coming toward you at once. I am constantly on the go and I tend to not acknowledge my own emotional and mental health. I would…

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Signs You Are Not Eating Enough to Lose Weight
in Fitness, HEALTH, Health Tips

Signs You Are Not Eating Enough to Lose Weight

It is obvious when we are focused on losing weight that our diet is the biggest contributor. The ultimate goal is to cut our calories and try not to exceed over a certain amount. Unfortunately, it is possible to eat too little, which will not only make it more difficult to achieve a healthy weight, but can also cause other health related issues. Eating below your body’s needs just to fit into smaller clothes or look better is a terrible idea and can lead to consequences. Every individual has a…

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Quick Morning Breakfast Meals
in HEALTH, Health Tips

Quick Morning Breakfast Meals

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” We hear this all the time, right? It’s true but breakfast is also the meal that a lot of people miss the most. I have to eat breakfast or I won’t be good for anybody. Without breakfast I am moody and lower functioning than usual. So, I try my hardest to eat something in the morning. Whether it is an apple, oatmeal or a breakfast bar I make sure I don’t skip it. Eating breakfast was very difficult for me when…

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How to Achieve a New Body
in Fitness, HEALTH

How To Achieve A New Body

The long, sleepless nights, the stretch marks, bigger areolas, and wider hips. This ALL happened to me while I was pregnant and now I am pretty much stuck it all. Or am I? It took me a long time to be comfortable with my body and be confident with myself after I had my son. I was dealing with some other factors including being on medications for Ulcerative Colitis, which caused me to gain excessive weight after birth. It began to make me feel depressed and I felt like I…

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in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to make yourself a priority this year

“Protect your energy!!” Is what I’ll be yelling loud and proud this year. After reflecting on things I shouldn’t have done and the people I should’ve let go sooner than I did, I have to make this a priority. I’m definitely going into this year being conscientious of how I spend my time. I had to be transparent with myself and knew I had to stop making excuses for why I’m not putting myself first. Making time for yourself should always be a priority over everything else. You can’t give…

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