Do You Know The Difference Between Feelings And Emotions?


Often people put feelings and emotions in the same basket. Now while they are certainly similar, there are some distinguishing differences you really should know if you’re serious about living a happy life full of positive relationships. Put simply:Feelings are how you feel in the moment. Emotions are past unresolved feelings.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming Depression

A Short and Tasty Detox That Will Restore Your Balance!


Balance is something we should look for in every aspect of our lives. While it is fully ok to “let go“ once in a while and indulge in foods that are not as healthy (such as fried and/or sugary foods), you may feel a little uncomfortable after having overeaten on the day – or days - before.

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Health, Nutrition, Weight-loss, Natural Remedies

Identify Your Unhelpful Thought Patterns


You hear a lot in wellness and self-help articles about ways to combat negative thought patterns. I myself write often about strategies to combat limiting beliefs that may be getting in the way of your optimal functioning. However, this sort of approach often leaves out the question of how specifically to identify unhelpful styles of thinking. Often we only notice the negative thoughts that are the loudest, ignoring other thought patterns that may be more subtle, but are still contributing to unhappiness just as much. Take some time to review the ten most common styles of negative thinking. As you read the list, consider the fact that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected. How are the thought challenges you experience impacting your feelings and behavior?

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Overcoming Depression, Health, Positivity, Philosophy, Psychology

Tips to Avoid Nasty Mosquito Bites


Have you ever been camping or played outside only to find yourself covered in mosquito bites? Not only are mosquito bites itchy and painful, mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases like malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and dengue fever. They can carry and spread Lyme disease as well.

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Health, Eco-living, Natural Remedies

How To Get Healthy Hair Using Nature's Elements


I've always had very long hair. Even as a little girl, I looked like Rapunzel, because my mom wouldn't cut my hair. I also love sports, especially outdoors (ski, surf, trekking, ... everything). So, of course, that means I've always had to take care of my hair. As my mom has long hair too, I used to go with her to a very expensive hair salon where we had very expensive hair treatments. And I also spent a lot of money on expensive salon products for my hair.

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Health, Nutrition, Beauty, Eco-living

What Fish Is On Your Dish?


I’ve always had a thing for the ocean. I like to swim, love the animals that live in the water and am fascinated how oceans and marine ecosystems work.

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Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

True Beauty. What is it…. Really?


Ever wondered what it is that makes French women so alluring? Many things, as I’ve been learning during my study of the language. They have so many interesting ways of being, but one expression that I love is Jolie Laide, which directly translates into ‘ugly-pretty. The French are known for being beautiful in an unconventional way; a woman’s beauty lying in the appeal of her imperfections and how they fail to comply to the societal norm.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Beauty

Why Most Therapy Doesn't Work…


I’ve spoken to thousands of people who’ve tried counseling, psychology and other new age therapies only to leave disappointed years later (and thousands of dollars down) with the same negative patterns still playing out in their life. They’ve read a library full of self-help books and given that 12-week challenge a go, and still the original problem is there.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

How To Be Successful…When Starting Over. (A Coffee Date & A Clean Slate)


Sometimes we need a redo, a fresh start, a clean slate, and other times we are forced to start new. Whether we choose to begin again, or other factors play a part in the change, it is important to acknowledge the fact that change is the only constant in our lives. Some people deal with change better than others. Whether it's transferring to a new place, starting a new job, or embarking on a weight loss journey we are in charge of how we approach change. As someone who was afraid of change, I have learned ways to not only deal, but also thrive in the face of the unfamiliar. So here are my tips and tricks to embrace change.

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Overcoming depression, Weight-loss, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Rose Geranium


My garden was inspired by Rose Geranium. The moment I first rubbed my fingers on the leaves I discovered in essence what you could expect to smell in small bottle of Rose Geranium Essential Oil. Rose Geranium, unique to other Geranium plants contains a rosy warmth in it's smell. It is remarkable. Therapeutically, Rose Geranium can open a person up to living their life with self love. Self love sounds pretty simple, right? Well, Geranium doesn't mess around, its not interested in the feelings or the story. In fact, Rose is quite pushy, and when you put these two forces together, what you get can be rather loud. There is no room for the part of the story steeped in the past - the past is the past - she wants to tell you what she sees in you now, which is everything you have ever dreamed for yourself and beyond; and will surely tell you that you need to keep your attention on the Present, from here on out.

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Health, Overcoming Depression, Positivity, Philosophy

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