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Postpartum Depression Symptoms: My Story & How You Can Cope

To any moms reading this, what was the initial postpartum period like for you? Was it filled with joy? I bet it was sleepless, right? Maybe a coffee hazed period of confused bliss. For most moms this is the case. You are tired as all get out, but you are wonderfully in love with your …

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Gender differences in depression: How men & women deal with a common problem

** This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** How many men in your life deal with depression? What about women? Do you feel like one sex talks about it more than the other? Do you notice any particular gender …

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6 Secretly Amazing Tips for Doing Halloween Crafts—That Won’t Stress You Out

**This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What’s your favorite holiday? Do you love the flowers around Easter time? The family gatherings around Thanksgiving and Christmas? What about counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve? One of my …

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What is emotional intelligence? The definition and my thoughts on a common test

*This post contains affiliate links. That means that, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Okay?* How do you define emotional intelligence? Have you ever taken a test to see if you are emotionally intelligent? According to the Oxford Dictionary, emotional intelligence is: “…the capacity to …

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Positive thinking every day: How you can find joy in the little things

**This post contains an affiliate link. That means that if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Okay?** **TW/CW: references to suicidal ideation and body image issues. I would hate to trigger any unpleasant thoughts for anyone, especially in a post about positive thinking!** Do you find …

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10 Mental Health Services You Need To Know About

Are you depressed? Do you need someone to talk to? Do you wish there was someone you could reach out to for help? TW/CW: Mention of suicidal ideation. (If you want to read more about depression, and what it means to different people, check out this blog post I wrote about depression.) I have been …

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What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Have you heard of mindfulness meditation? Presently, mindfulness has been a popular topic of interest. As a society we are overworked, stressed, and always moving from one thing to another. But that isn’t a healthy way to live. Are you interested in discovering what mindfulness actually is? In this article, you will learn: What is …

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Body Image Issues & 5 Tips For Dealing With Them

Body image is a very important topic in today’s society. We are exposed to extremely high expectations regarding our shape and fitness and are constantly told what is “beautiful” or not. Even though it is said that “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder,” there seem to be certain beauty standards that are generally …

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