YOU are Important!

family, friends, mental health, positivity, self-love

Relatable Reflections

I was busy with my chores when this mesmerizing art of the sky created by nature enthralled me, and I paused for a couple of minutes to appreciate its beauty and find peace in it. And at the very next moment, it was on my Instagram wall, etched there forever. I saw twenty such similar posts that day. This made me realize what gives us the utmost satisfaction is nature. Nothing is as peaceful as looking at the vibrant colors and patterns, listening to the soothing voices, feeling the softest materials, smelling the pleasant fragrances, and savoring the delicious edibles.

Along with the evolution of mankind, there has been an exponential growth in technology, food, and fashion. We are too busy in helping ourselves to grow to explore the evolving world around us. But in this process, are we giving enough time to ourselves? It is so ironic to say…

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Availability

friendship, Life, Love, time

She is Sunshine Mixed with a Little Hurricane

Stop making yourself so available.

I cannot emphasize this enough. This extends to every person in your life. I get that it can be difficult, especially in dating. When you’re first getting to know someone, you want to spend a lot of your time with them and you end up planning things in your life around their schedule. That is not okay. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to spend time with someone. You as well as the person you’re spending a lot of your time with need to understand that you have separate lives to live that are both on different paths. Even if those paths are crossing each other for a short while or a long one.

The biggest downside about being available all the time is that people start expecting you to jump into action for them every single time. Then when you don’t, you’re made out…

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Words that hurt

bereavement , death , grief , meaning , mourning , purpose , soulmates , widowed

richwalks

Words that hurt: happiness, joy.

Phrases that hurt: ‘Rich would want you to be happy’, ‘I hope you’re enjoying…’, ‘May you find peace’, ‘this will help you heal’, ‘try and find something to smile about today’.

Phrases that help: ‘tell me about Rich’, ‘don’t hold it in’, ‘just be you’, ‘you are hurting’, ‘I wish I’d known him’.

And the best way to ask after someone experiencing profound bereavement? – ‘how is today?’ If you ask ‘how are you?’, then frankly you’re not really thinking about the person in front of you or at the other end of the phone. How the f*** do you think I am? Is the way we want to respond. But instead, of late, I just don’t bother responding at all. Because if they can’t imagine what the devastation of loss like this might feel like, and I haven’t got the energy to explain, even…

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WordPress – The Final Frontier

Author, Blog Writer, Final Frontier, Fun, Health, Inspiration, mental health, Online Writing, Publications, submissions, Thankful, WordPress, Writing

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Occasionally I receive emails from fellow bloggers. I find it heartwarming. When I nearly lost Megan, a number of you reached out to me. The support I was given by my peers within this WordPress platform was touching and I needed it.

I have no choice but to write. If I don’t, I am not well. My first post on WordPress was this, “Test.” I clicked publish. I literally had zero clue what WordPress was, or what would happen. I was shocked when a few people ‘liked’ that first post. I didn’t realize it was actually ‘live’ and viewable, not just on WordPress, but for the entire internet world.

After the first year of writing on here, I happily admit that I had this thought, “To what end?” I asked myself what was the point of doing this. I thought about this for a few weeks and the answer became…

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gal pals are the best

friends, fun, journal

It is so important for you to have a good group of friends! They carry you through the hard times, but most importantly they are there even when you don’t necessarily need them.

I recently read about a study that was done by a group of researchers from the University of Oxford. The investigation revealed the necessary steps that a woman needs to take to achieve happiness in all aspects of her life. The study discovered the basis would be in women feeling free to go out with their girlfriends at least twice a week. The article went on to explain the why behind the research done and all the scientific facts that prove it.

Honestly, I couldn’t agree more! In my opinion, laughter and quality time is the best medicine! This last week has been hard, but I have my girlfriends come right along side me and bring me up…

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Why it’s okay to let go of people as you grow

arguments, change, friends, Friendships, growing up, happy

Tales of the Twenty-Somethings

I’ll be the first to admit that change is something I find difficult. Perhaps the fact that I’ve known most of my best friends for over a decade (and I’ve become so used to their constant support, advice and friendship in that time) plays a role in this. I enjoy meeting new people and forming new relationships, however I have become very accustomed to knowing my closest friends will always be there. And I am so very lucky for that.

I find the concept of people growing apart a scary one, because I’m used to sharing my memories of being ten years old with the same girls I’ll meet up for cocktails with now. Even though I’ll always be grateful for that, I’m starting to become aware of the fact that people do change. We’ve all got to grow, mature and find our place in this world as adults, and…

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