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How to Start a Gratitude Journal When You’re Way Too Busy

There are so many ways to journal. I’ve tried a few methods (writing, bullet, travel, and of course, gratitude). Overall, I’ve found that the main benefit of journaling is that it forces you to take a step back and reflect on events that have happened or process events that are happening. If you’re reading this blog post, I assume it’s because you want to learn more about gratitude journaling. Maybe you’ve tried it and didn’t like it or couldn’t make it stick.  ...

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Wellness

What an Intro to Meditation Class Taught Me About Life

One of the first things I turned to in my wellness journey was meditation. I downloaded several meditation apps to figure out which one I liked best and was able to narrow it down to two apps. But I was never able to consistently meditate… The thing about these apps is that I didn’t really feel like I was learning how to meditate. Instead, I felt I was becoming dependent on them in order to meditate. So I wanted to learn how to meditate without an app. Turns out, all you have to do is  ...

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Adulting, Wellness

Why I Decided to Stop Drinking Alcohol

This is a question I get often by people entering my life and people I haven’t caught up with since college. The circumstances where I am asked this question are interesting. It’s very similar to the, “Hey, how are you doing? Good. And you? Good” situation. You know…if you’re having a bad day, you can’t just respond with “not good” because then it requires the person who’s already walked past you to stop and ask “why” simply for the sake of not wanting to seem rude. So you just say,  ...

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