An Insight Into My Anxiety

I always knew I was an anxious person, but nothing could have prepared me for being diagnosed with not one mental illness but TWO! In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and I have struggled since then. It was a major blow, but a sense of relief washed over me knowing that I finally had an explanation for the way I have felt for years. Anxiety can be very different for those who suffer, and I wanted to give a deeper insight into my own anxiety and how knowing my triggers helps me overcome my struggles.…

The Truth About Waldorf Education

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Waldorf Education. The first school was opened in Stuttgart, Germany for the children of the Waldorf-Astoria Company. The founder, Rudolf Steiner, was a prominent philosopher and the founder of Anthroposophy. The movement, although not very popular with mainstream people, has thrived and grown in these past one hundred years. There are now approximately one thousand Waldorf Schools in the world. If you haven’t heard of Waldorf Education, you’re not alone. Even though it’s not completely uncommon, the majority of the public still haven’t seen a school in their area. It’s still considered to…

How Keeping Different Journals Help Me in Different Ways

There are many benefits when it comes to putting your thoughts down on paper. Mental health improvement is one of the most common benefits of journal writing. This is my experience as well. It is a fantastic way to unleash your thoughts in whatever way you find helpful. There are so many options for types of journals and they all have their own special qualities that make them such great investments. There are many to choose from, including bullet journals, which have a little bit of everything.   If you need any reason to start journaling, maybe I can be…

My Top 5 Favorite Beauty Brands

I first started wearing makeup at a pretty young age. I was 10 years old when I started using it. I have worn eyeliner consistently ever since, but towards the end of 2016, I started to take makeup seriously enough to learn about the different products out there. For the past couple of years, I’ve been open to trying new brands and now I have five brands that I consistently shop from and adore. Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty just launched not too long ago but I’ve been obsessed with the products since they came out. Rihanna did a wonderful job…

3 Easy Recipes for New Vegans

Here it is! I have three introductory recipes if you are new to vegan cooking, or if you are in a rut and want some new easy dishes to try out. The good thing about two of these is that they are gluten free as well, and the last one is easily made gluten free by just using a different kind of pasta. No matter what stage of your vegan journey you are in, having new recipes to add to your arsenal is always a plus. You can really wow some of your non-vegan friends with delicious and satisfying dishes.…

6 Tips for Smart and Efficient Shopping

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all fallen victim to going into a store for a certain item(s) and leaving with much more than expected and maybe not even what you came there for in the first place. It’s such a common occurrence that stores are designed with that in mind. They are set up to distract you as soon as you walk in. There are bursts of heat or cold, depending on the time of year, and the smell of cinnamon during the fall. Pretty sneaky! Flowers or a bakery at the front of the store are…

5 Mental Health Apps to Help You Through the Day

There are many people who suffer from mental illness and not everyone can afford to pay for therapy or mental health services so I have a few helpful apps to help you deal with your mental illness in a free and interactive way using free apps. Therapy or counselling can be very expensive. While I was struggling really bad with my depression and anxiety I simply could not afford to visit my therapist so I began to search on free ways to help me manage my overwhelming thoughts and emotions and this is how I came across these apps. I…

Top 5 Matte Liquid Lipsticks That You Just Have to Try

As someone who’s a makeup fanatic, I’ve tried a ton of liquid lipsticks over the past few years. I’ve discovered so many brands and even repurchased the same liquid lipsticks because I love the formula and the brand that much! I personally love liquid lipsticks that give me a matte finish so for those of you who are still struggling to find the perfect liquid lipsticks, these are the top 5 matte liquid lipsticks that you just have to try. Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks At only $6 for one of their matte liquid lipsticks, Colourpop is one of the…

What Happened When I Turned Off My Facebook Notifications

Let’s Start With A Story After my husband and I got married in 2016, I moved to Georgia to live with him. You know what? One day, I’ll have to write about our story. It’s definitely an interesting one. For now, though, I’ll just tell this little one. So, shortly after we wed, I found out I was pregnant! Yay!!! Right? But wait… I just moved away from all my family and friends. They won’t get to experience it with me. My mom won’t get to see the little moments. She won’t be there to teach me how to be…

How a Simple Skincare Routine Can Impact Your Mental Health

Did you know that washing your face can improve your mental health? Many people don’t know that there are many forms of self-care to help your mental health, such as a simple skincare routine. I personally have an intense skincare routine that I do every four days but on the other three days, I keep it more simple. Having a skincare routine is comforting and soothing. Whenever I do it, I am usually in my bathroom, alone, or in my room if the bathroom is occupied. This is the only time I have to myself where I am at peace…
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