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Dealing with body image issues in 2023

Note: this post was written in its entirety by ChatGPT Dealing with body image issues in 2023 will likely involve a combination of self-care strategies and professional help. Some tips for self-care include: Focusing on self-compassion and treating yourself with kindness. Practicing mindfulness, which can help you be more present and less self-critical. Engaging in regular physical activity and ...

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Work-Life Balance or Harmony?

I had always thought work-life "balance" was the key to happiness, but recently came upon the term work-life harmony, and am now revisiting the right way to approach life - for me. According to a Forbes article, "Work-life harmony is about you. It’s about your energy and where you invest it to make your life ...

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Telling your ‘inner critic’ to chill

Have you ever doubted yourself? Had imposter syndrome? Or just wondered, can I do this? I'm pretty sure at one point (or many points) in time, we all have. No one is confident one hundred percent of the time, and that is perfectly normal. We are human. We have many types of emotions, and they ...

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My word (not a resolution) for 2023

By Sunday, December 18, 2022 0 , , , , Permalink

We recently had a podcast episode around reflection, and as this blog post speaks on some of those topics, it also takes it a step further into 2023. Read on, for more... Today we're taking a moment to reflect on our resolutions, and words for the year and upcoming New Year. Reflection is definitely something that ...

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Can you see through the storm?

Let's take a little journey and see if we can see through to the other side together? She ran into the storm Thunder surrounding her Lighting crashing behind and in front of her Rain coming sideways She wasn't able to see 6 inches ahead Yet she kept moving She knew she had to She had to keep moving The storm was one she ...

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The Ultimate Holiday Playlist is Out of the Oven

We decided to heat up the ultimate holiday playlist which has been building over the years and is now over 130 songs large. From classic to pop to alt Christmas and holiday songs for your listening pleasure. We just wanted to add a little more pizazz with some of the latest ones to pop up ...

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What If You Weren’t Feeling So Thankful This Past Thanksgiving?

By Sunday, November 13, 2022 0 , , , , Permalink

Written by former contributing blogger, Daniela Forte (RIP). What comes to mind when you think of November? Thanksgiving, of course. But, what if you don’t feel so thankful for everything you have this holiday season?  Or you are struggling to be grateful for what you have in your life because there is just too much weighing ...

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she rose despite the thorns

By Saturday, October 29, 2022 0 , , , , Permalink

...fall into a poem, that may even inspire you... She felt beatenLike ropes on sunburnt skinHer tears swollen against her She laid thereNo words spokenHer breath just a beat She couldn’t lift her armRaise a word from her mouthSmell the fire around her Her life a furyHer heart a mazeHer head ready to fight She wasn’t one to lay downShe ...

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When life turns into “go go go”

Autumn is here, which also means a time of year when things are picking up speed. All the good things including family events, community gatherings, school, work trips, football season, plans with friends and loved ones, and more. All great in theory, but sometimes it adds up and your calendar looks like it threw up ...

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It feels like summer…

Okay okay, some parts of the country/world have warm temps throughout the year, but if you're a new englander like myself, the seasonal changes are bit more substantial. Going from blizzards to torrential downpours to steamy summers, it's quite the change of pace throughout the year. But...when the the temps warm up, and the sun ...

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In need of an inspirational quote?

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. Or a reminder that we're on the right track or have made it pretty far. Here are a few inspirational quotes I've found recently, heard, or thought of myself: Acknowledge the fear and do it anyway - Emma LovewellBe bold, or stay stagnantEmbrace change as change is a ...

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Five reasons not to give up on what matters …

By Saturday, February 26, 2022 0 , , , , Permalink

It can be tiring, running on a hamster wheel - waking up, coffee, shower, working, cooking dinner (maybe), working out (maybe), unwinding (hopefully), bed, rinse and repeat. Whether you go into work or work from home, it's a repetitive cycle, especially in winter when getting out seems harder (mentally and sometimes physically) to do. ...