Mindset, Wellness

How to clear energy as an empath

Hi there!   I’m not sure when I first learned that I was an empath, but when I did, it changed my life. I first noticed that I was different from others when I would cry at situations that were not my own. For example, when a friend of mine was going through a breakup, or a character in a…

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Mindset

How to manage intense emotions

Hi there! I experience strong emotions quite often, either because my enneagram is 4w3, or I’m just a normal human. While some people may easily handle strong emotions without giving them much thought, others may struggle to release them. Sometimes, our seemingly small and fleeting emotions expand until they are all we can see, or all we believe, and they…

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Mindfulness, Mindset

Tuning into our emotions to connect with ourselves

Hi there!   I’m not sure about you, but I have a tendency to overthink things. I recently finished up the book Turtles all the way Down by John Green, and the main character, Aza, experienced thought spirals, a tornado narrowing in on itself indefinitely. While what I experience is not so dramatic, I easily related to that description. Sometimes,…

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Mindset

15 ways to be a happier human

Hi there! The other day, someone asked me, “How do you stay so positive and happy?”   With this question in mind, I spent the next two weeks trying to answer it. How was I so positive and happy? Or, how did I come across as so? Over the years, I’ve come to understand that happiness, like everything else, is…

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Mindset

A simple way to stop overthinking and accept what is

Hi there!   Over the past few days, there have been a few instances where I’ve fallen into my mind’s favorite past-time hobby: overthinking. When faced with an issue, I have always had a tendency of letting the thoughts and feelings circle my mind, and eventually, if I’m not careful, build up into something bigger than the actual issue.  …

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Mindset

How to get out of a funky mood

Hi there! These past few days, I’ve been in a strange funk. Not tired, not stressed, not sad, but just… bleh. Unmotivated, a little emotional, and although having good days, not ever feeling too thrilled about anything. Oftentimes, I feel like I’m the only one who ever experiences these funks, but after reaching out to a few friends, and finding…

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Mindset

How to be more self-compassionate

Hi there! While listening to The Mindful Kind podcast, the host briefly mentioned self-compassion. I remember not giving this term much thought. I figured self-compassion was similar to self-care or being gentle with ourselves, but as Rachael, the host, touched more and more on self-compassion, I recognized it as something entirely different. Self-compassion is loving ourselves unconditionally and not only…

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Mindset

Life lessons from the sea turtle

Hi there!   So, it’s National Sea Turtle Day, and I had no idea until moments ago. Naturally, I decided to write a sea turtle-based blog post for today! If you didn’t already know, I am quite a fan of sea-turtles and in fact, they are my spirit animal! I even have a sea-turtle tattoo on my left wrist that…

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Mindset

3 simple exercises for releasing anxious thoughts

Hi there! This past week has honestly been a bit off for me, as I have been experiencing some anxious thoughts. For the first few days of having this anxiety, I simply wallowed in it and allowed it to spiral–it’s easy to give in to negative emotions and worry. Eventually, I set up a life-coaching call, talked it out with…

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