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How to Celebrate Your Birthday This Year: Solo Style

When was the last time you sat and did nothing? I woke up in Denver on March 7th, and I didn’t make any plans. Oh, and it was my birthday. That may be a strange concept to some. What? You have no plans!?! For me the no plan plan was intentional. I already feel that I’m bound by a schedule all the time, so, for fun, why not just be open? So, that’s exactly what I did for my birthday this year. I remembered a few years ago on my birthday, I received no personal messages or calls from any of  ...

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mindfulness

Showing up as yourself

Have you felt unsatisfied with your relationships? I’m talking about any relationships, not just romantic ones. A big portion of your life may be spent trying to please others, to fit in in order to experience “a sense of belonging.” You’re not the only one. As you grow older you learn that sacrificing our true selves doesn’t mean automatic belonging. There comes a time when you feel so jaded of not being able to show up as yourselves for different reasons. Can  ...

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mental health, mindfulness

Circle of Friends

Be with someone who allows you to be yourself or just stay single, right? The world already has enough problems, and I don’t need you to be a part of the growing list. Today’s topic is about support system. Who do you consider to be part of your support system? An exercise that I recently did was Circle of Friends. I drew myself in the first since I knew myself best. This visual exercise provided me with clarity in terms of my relationships. While it’s possible to be  ...

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mindfulness, self care

Do you feel behind on life? Read this.

Hey, so the good news is that you’re not the only one feeling behind on life. It’s actually really common. Every one experiences some level of stress and anxiety to some degree. Not all will admit to having it. Anxiety can be helpful for you to make you stop and think about priorities. Spending too much time with it, though, can consume your life. Stop and breathe. Pause. Really. Tune in to what feels good to you. Focus on what you want right now at this moment. Relax your  ...

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