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The Antidote to Hate

As I thought of thought-provoking issues to write about that we can have an impact on changing, I couldn’t help but think about the recent bombing in Manchester. I thought about what could be done to stop such things from happening. It seems like something that can’t be prevented, something that’s beyond our control. I couldn’t help but think that if we all made an effort to be more understanding, more compassionate, and tolerant, things would change. Of course, it wouldn’t happen overnight, but over time surely.

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Parenting Book Club!

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I have two young kids and I’m not going to lie, sometimes it can really be a challenge! A couple of years ago, I purchased a book that I found incredibly helpful. My husband and I read it together and found it to be a very good tool in our parenting toolbox. You know how it is, things got busy, we stopped reading regularly and then forgot about the book. We’re at a point that we found ourselves reaching for our toolbox and the chapter we left off on was the perfect tool for the issue! Continue reading “Parenting Book Club!”

Guest Post at Hugh’s! | Music Time Machine

A fellow blogger recently put out a call for a guest post as he was going on vacation. As a music lover, I jumped on the chance to help him out. It was my first time connecting with Hugh and I loved his blog right away. Funny enough, I noticed is we’re both Dyslexic. After talking back and forth in a few emails, I also noticed we both value one thing in the blogging experience- engagement! Continue reading “Guest Post at Hugh’s! | Music Time Machine”

If Only you’d Known…

Community question of the week!

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What did you wish you knew when you first started blogging? Maybe you’ve been blogging for a while and it’s something that would have saved you time in the beginning. Maybe you’re just starting on your journey and it’s something you’re stuck on. Continue reading “If Only you’d Known…”

Pulse Check |Kindness Challenge

Attention all Kindness Challenge participants!

I just wanted to check in with you and see how this week is going. No matter what week of the challenge you’re on, feel free to share in the comments how it’s going. If you haven’t published your reflection post for a previous week, feel free to do so. Continue reading “Pulse Check |Kindness Challenge”

Handling Criticism

I have to admit that I’ve never been very good at receiving criticism. Growing up it was laid on thick with no regard to how it would make me feel. As I got older, I didn’t know how to handle it. I took it very personally and when I felt it was coming, I’d put my guard up. The problem is, it was detrimental to me. Instead of being open to the feedback that could help me improve, I’d do the adult version of sticking my fingers in my ears and humming so I couldn’t hear or receive the message.  Continue reading “Handling Criticism”

Awareness, Simplicity & Reviews| Blogs to Follow!

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Are you ready to meet some new bloggers? Hope you are comfy and ready to click that follow button! Introducing you to this week’s lineup of bloggers and their suggestions of blogs to check out. Be sure to stop by and show them some love! ❤  Continue reading “Awareness, Simplicity & Reviews| Blogs to Follow!”

Week 3| Self-Acceptance

Attention Kindness Challenge participants!

In this post, you’ll find:

  • this week’s theme prompt & exercise
  • the reflection post prompt questions for this week and the end of the self-kindness portion of the challenge
  • suggested reading & video
  • a screensaver for this week’s theme

If you haven’t signed up for the challenge yet and would like details about the challenge, click here.

Don’t forget to bookmark this post so you can link your reflection post here once you write it at the end of the week.  Continue reading “Week 3| Self-Acceptance”

Consistency Yields Results!

Happy Monday everyone! I hate to sound like a broken record, I know I recently shared a similar message but I have a feeling someone needs to be reminded of this today. In a world of instant gratification and instant results, it’s easy to feel like we’re failing or lacking in some way when things don’t come together as quickly as we’d like or on the first time around.  Continue reading “Consistency Yields Results!”

Self-Compassion Started with Intention

My personal reflection post of week 2 of The Kindness Challenge.

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As I focused on this week’s prompt of self-compassion, I realized how the inner voice has changed. I’ve been on an intense journey of self-love over the past four years. Prior to that, the voice in my head was incredibly judgmental, harsh, critical to the point of being merciless. Continue reading “Self-Compassion Started with Intention”