A love for lavender

I never liked lavender. In fact, I used to turn my nose up at the name. It just wasn’t my thing. It’s a herb that has grown on me. It’s grown on me to the point that I now turn my nose up in a different way. I want to smell allll the lavender allll the time. There are so many ways to use lavender, and I believe it is a great starter herb if you are looking to make your own little apothecary or want to dabble in herbs more.

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Self-love is a journey

Self-love and self-worth are extremely closely related. When you value yourself and when you see the worth you have, then love follows. When you love you, your worthiness is put above all else. Loving yourself means jumping in with both feet knowing that you will land where you need to. Loving yourself is trusting that who you are in this moment is enough. Loving yourself is growth.

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Book review: The universe has your back

I wasn’t sure about her books until I heard from multiple people that I needed to read them. She kept popping up everywhere online as well, so I took these as signs that I needed to read her books. I started The Universe Has Your Back after I graduated in 2017. It seemed like exactly what I needed to move into the next phase of my life. And it was.

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5 quick ways to unwind after a long day

Unwind is probably one of my favourite words. I can just feel myself melt when I think about the prospect of unwinding after a long day. Or even after a short day that was busy or stressful. Unwinding to me is a way to release the tension of the day, release any negative or intense emotions, settle in for the night and really allow yourself to move forward to the next part of your day/evening.

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Trailblazing

No one has come before you in your own life. You are the first person to live the life you live. The first person to have the story you have. The first person to experience your experiences. So we are all by default… trailblazers. You can create the life you want. And even though a circumstance can mirror another person’s experience, it will never be exactly the same.

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Say YES to reading

Books have always been a part of my life. My earliest memories are of my mom reading to me. There was something about the way she read that made everything come to life. I loved being curled up in bed with her, looking up at her as she read the words out to me. Words I couldn’t see, but words I could feel. I could be perfectly safe with her next to me while my imagination would run wild. I think that’s where my love of reading began.

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It's ok to be both

If you feel pulled to be a certain person, play a specific role or define who you are, remember this simple thing: You can be both. You can be all. The dichotomy of two opposites can exist within you and be simultaneously expressed. Your desires and fears can coexist and equally make you who you are. You can be both. You can love something fiercely and not fully understand it. You can be book smart and not street smart. You can be into science and have a creative edge. You can have a wild heart and still be afraid to take the first step.

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How to have a healthier relationship with social media

I can’t even count the number of times I have heard people express how overwhelmed they get about social media. Frustrated and worn down by the pressure to fit the mold. Tired of being inundated with images of “should bes” and “have tos”. Feeling that being "positive" means slapping a smile on your face and throwing an inspirational quote on your feed. If you can relate to any of this then my dear, this post is for you...

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