Happy Talks

Happy Talks #1: Belle Vie

Hey everyone!  I’m so excited to announce that I’ve decided to start a little series on this blog called “Happy Talks,” where I interview different bloggers from all walks of life about mental health and staying happy.  This series, which’ll be posted every Tuesday (that means TWO posts a week from me now, guys!), is meant …

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Mental Health

Mental Health Q&A

Hi happy readers!  The lovely Kate over at Girl Masked and I recently hosted a Twitter Q&A where you guys asked us questions related to mental health, and this post is for the answers we got!  You can find mine here, and Kate’s over on her blog (which I highly recommend checking out).  I won’t waste …

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Liebster Award

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy to announce that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Belle Vie recently, so today I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled programming with the blog to bring you my answers to the questions she asks!  Seriously, thanks so much to Belle Vie for nominating me, this is so fun!   For …

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Self Love

Don’t Throw The Photo Away

A couple weeks ago I was combing through old photos from my college days, looking for the absolute best ones that I could pick to post to Facebook.  Ones that depicted an ideal life, symmetrical smiles, meticulously styled hair, perfect everything.  Going in, I knew I had a whole bunch of photos I thought I …

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Inspiration

Why You Should Be Journaling and How To Start

At the end of 2013, right when I was finishing my first term of college, I vowed as a new year’s resolution that I would start a journaling practice. From day one of opening the first page of my first journal, I’ve been hooked. Four and a half years later and I have insights about …

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Inspiration

A Whole Bunch Of Little Playlists

There’s something really lovely about music’s ability to transport you to a difference place, or to enhance the present you’re in.  I know that music contributes to my happiness when I find just the right song to listen to as the sun sets, or the most upbeat song pops on in the middle of an …

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Self Care

4 Breathing Exercises For Calmness and Clarity

Fun fact: the breathing rate that is considered normal for the average adult is 12-20 breaths per minute.  That keeps us content, stable, and healthy.  However, if you go higher than that, you enter anxiety territory.  Next time you find you’re in an unpleasant situation, pay attention to your breath without trying to alter it.  …

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Self Care

Please, Just Let It Out

There’s a lot to be said for someone who cries in the wake of an unfair pressure in society that makes it seem like the infantile thing to do.  Showing that kind of vulnerability means something deeply negative, like you’re somehow now lower on the totem pole of life and people are warranted to respect …

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Self Care

Stress, Pride, Sleep

At this point, I’m sure the phrase “get enough sleep” has been engraved like a chisel to marble inside of your brain. Honestly, I’m sure most of the things I will discuss in this blog are things that have been talked about before again and again; I’m aware that much of the time I’m likely …

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I’m Here!

I’ve arrived! I’m stepping into the unknown (see what I did there) … and I have no idea what I’m doing. Welcome to a squeaky-clean, brand spankin’ new blog trying to inch its way into the blog-o-sphere on this here fancy Internet.  I’m a little terrified, (especially since I’m using the last of my pitiful …

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