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Self Love

Self Love

Loving yourself is so important. Letting go of things that are unhealthy for you is a GOOD thing. It may be hard at first, not matter what it is, but in the end you will thank yourself! Letting go of certain things means you are growing as a person and should only be seen as a positive thing. Once you start to doubt yourself, there is way too much room for other poisons in your brain. You will continue on a self-hating rant. Wouldn’t you rather a self-loving rant instead?

Helpful Ways to Relieve Stress


Whether your stress is coming from your job, family, friends, a relationship, etc. there are a bunch of different ways one can lessen their stress levels. Of course, it won’t be gone forever (don’t we wish?) but temporary relief is better than nothing! Check out some of the ways I like to alleviate stress.

1. Cleaning. This may sound weird to some people and even cause stress for some. But try it out and see what happens. Usually once you start, it’s harder to stop and you end up cleaning the whole house. It gets your mind off things and helps you focus on the task at hand. Throw on some music to add some fun to it.


2. Cooking. This is for those of you who actually enjoy to cook. Pour yourself a glass of wine and make a delicious dish. Cooking can be very relaxing if you let it. And the best part is, you get to indulge afterwards.


3. Working Out. The hardest part to working out is getting started. So, once you push yourself it will get easier as you go. After your work out, you will feel better than before and will feel satisfied knowing you didn’t back out of doing it.


4. Yoga/Meditation. This is something I’ve only tried a couple of times but when I did do it, it definitely made me feel relaxed. Apple has a bunch of apps you can download to listen to soft, spa-like music and most are free to download. You can also look some up on YouTube if you don’t want to download anything. The music will help set the mood and make you feel extra peaceful.


5. Take a bubble bath. Light some candles and take a nice, long bath. Even if your mind is still running rapid from the day you had, your body will be forced to calm down… soon making you feel amazing. Put on some soothing music and drink a glass of wine to really set it off.


6. Get organized. This is another idea that some people may find to be weird to alleviate stress. But if you think about it, when things are cluttered and all over the place, your mind feels that way as well. So, once you have everything in place, neat and clean you will gain a sense of fulfillment knowing that it’s one less thing to worry about.


7. Blast the music and sing along. Even if you can’t sing, let it out anyway. It’s sort of like screaming really loud and feeling relief after. The music and singing will boost your mood.


8. Get a massage. You may think massages are expensive, but local nail salons sometimes do a better job and are less expensive than spas. I do this every now and then just to get some temporary back pain relief without breaking the bank.


9. Take a road trip. This is one I wish I could do more. Take a short road trip one weekend with a friend, lover or even by yourself if it’s what you need. Just being away from your routine life and daily surrounding will give you a sense of serenity. And another great plus, you will have the chance to explore new things and see new places.


10. Drink a glass of wine, or three. I mentioned wine a few times in this post so it’s easy to tell that I use it as one of my stress relievers. Get together with the girls and have a wine night or cuddle up on the couch and watch a feel-good movie to take you out of your element for a bit.


What I Would Like to Accomplish by the Time I Turn 25


Turning 25 seems like a big deal for me. It’s not like turning 22 or 23… you still feel young at those ages. For me, just turning 24 scared me knowing it was one year closer to 25. Since I was little I have always looked at 25 year-olds as people who were so grown up and had everything they wanted. Now that I’m reaching this age that is half way to 30 (eek) I am realizing I was very wrong thinking this! I thought by now I would have my college degree and have a good job and maybe even be engaged to someone. (This was my thinking when I was like, 15/16 years old) Boy, was I wrong again. I never knew that I would end up not having my degree due to finances, be at an OK job and not be engaged. I’m ok with the engagement thing because now that I’ve reached 24 I feel I am too young for that anyway. I’m in a relationship and I hope it comes to that one day, until then, I wait. I also remember thinking I would have such a nice car and go out drinking to places in NYC all the time. Ha! All that requires a good amount of money. I’m in the middle of saving what I can, but the last thing on my mind is having a nice, lavish car to drive around in. The point is… things don’t really ever end up the way you think. I’m in shock that my 25th birthday is this year. It makes me kind of nervous knowing I haven’t achieved certain things yet, but I always try to remind myself that not everyone knows their path right away. It also makes me want to do everything that I’ve ever dreamed of doing because life goes by so fast and I want to make the most of it while I’m still in my 20’s.

What I Would Like to Accomplish by the Time I Turn 25 (which is in 8 months)

  • Write a short story
  • Have a specific amount of money saved up
  • Have another trip planned
  • Have my credit cards paid off
  • Reach at least 300 followers on my blog
  • A healthy, fit body inside & out
  • Participate in another writing contest
  • More positive thinking

I will continue to add on to this last in the next few months and in September I will look back and see what I have accomplished!

Eat, Pray, Love – My Peaceful Spot


If you could pack up and just leave where would you go? What places do you see inspiring you and making you a better version of yourself? In Eat, Pray, Love a woman sets out on an adventure to pursue the things she believes will give her happiness. What’s so special about these places you want to travel to that you feel you cannot receive being at home living your everyday life?

When I’m having a bad day or just day dreaming while at work… I picture myself somewhere peaceful, and warm with a slight breeze. I can see myself looking over an ocean or grassy hills while the wind is blowing through my hair. I’m on top of something, a rock or a hill. I have a smile on my face because I’ve never seen something so beautiful. I’ve never felt as happy as I am in that very moment. I breathe in air that feels pure and clean and when I breathe out I feel all the everyday burdens lifting off of me. I feel as light as a feather. I have my hair up, which I never really do while at home because I feel it looks better down. But, in this moment my hair is up so I can see the smile on my face. The wind makes it a bit messy, letting the strands fly up in the air and over my face.

Now, I wonder, where exactly is this place? There’s a couple of places it could be that I’ve always dreamed of going to. Tuscany, Italy… Ireland… or a place like Bali which the woman in Eat, Pray, Love actually travels to. Bali is attractive to me because she seems to really find herself and get in touch with her inner thoughts while there. This is what I feel like when I’m in my peaceful spot. I’m also alone. Maybe someone has traveled there with me and is out being a tourist or inside the villa making breakfast. But either way, my peaceful spot is just mine.

Until I find my peaceful spot, I live everyday waiting to get to it. Maybe under the surface it is what keeps me going. Knowing that one day I will find it and feel the breeze while I’m smiling big. My everyday life gets in the way of finding my peaceful spot here. I just don’t feel that it’s possible to find here, but that’s okay with me because I don’t plan on being where I am forever. So, after reading this think of your peaceful spot… you may not even know you have one. It’s the place your mind travels to when you need to go the most.



As we transition into the New Year, we all try to set realistic resolutions for ourselves that we would love to achieve throughout the year. Each resolution gives us the possibility to create a life that we truly desire and are proud of.

Don’t be too busy throughout the year that you forget about the goals you wanted to achieve in the beginning. It’s quite simple to put together a list; the hard part is sticking to it. Here are a couple of helpful ways to attain your resolutions in 2014.

  • Spread Your Goals Out

Don’t try to accomplish all your resolutions at once. This will just make it more difficult to manage. In the beginning of the year, put together a journal or calendar filled with your desires and tell yourself you will do one goal per month. You can choose a certain day of the month if you feel it will be easier to stick to this way or you can simply do it when you feel most ready that month.


  • Don’t Underestimate Yourself

A huge part of accomplishing something is the attitude you start out with and continue to have during the year. Many people are all for the task when the New Year starts, easily shrugging off their goals a couple of weeks in because they feel they are either unrealistic or unachievable. Your goal may not seem easily attainable to you, but this only means it will feel even more worth it once completed.


  • Do Something to Inspire Yourself Each Day

To keep it in mind, put a picture of your resolution in your bedroom so you’re forced to look at it every day. This works well if you are trying to be healthier or get into better shape. If you plan on improving your eating habits, leave a picture on your refrigerator so you’re reminded every time you go to munch on a midnight snack. Another great place to put a reminder is on your mirror. Your goals will be incredibly difficult to forget if you choose this useful option.


  • Have a Partner in Crime

Things are easy to quit when you’re the only one in the game. A lot of people get things done sooner and easier when they have a friend supporting them and trying to achieve the same goals. Both can help one another stay dedicated when one is feeling unenthusiastic about their New Year’s resolutions.


  • Check it Off Your List & Reward Yourself

Check off your goals as you finish them, this way at the end of the year you can view how much you have accomplished. Seeing those monthly check marks will also help you keep going all the way through the year. Once you have finished a goal, reward yourself for your commitment by going out with friends or splurging on a mini shopping spree.


One thing to always remember, it is okay if not all your goals are achieved, any that you do complete are still a great accomplishment. Some are better than none, so stay positive and encourage yourself each day to attain your resolutions the very best you can. A little bit of effort can go a long way!

Saying Goodbye to 2013 & Welcoming 2014

Some food for thought as we transition into a new year filled with possibilities to create the life that we truly desire, and to be the best that we can be.


What was your biggest triumph in 2013?

What was the smartest decision you made in 2013?

What one word best sums up and describes your 2013 experience?

What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2013?

What was the most loving service you performed in 2013?

What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2013?

What are you most happy about completing in 2013?

Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2013?

What was the biggest risk you took in 2013?

What was the biggest surprise in 2013?

What important relationship improved the most in 2013?

What compliment would you like to have received in 2013?

What compliment would you like to have given in 2013?

What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2013?


What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2014?

What advice would you like to give yourself in 2014?

What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2014?

What would you be most happy about completing in 20114?

What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2014?

What would you most like to change about yourself in 2014?

What are you looking forward to learning in 2014?

What do you think your biggest risk will be in 2014?

What about your work, are you most committed to changing and improving in 2014?

What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2014?

What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2014?

Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2014?

What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2014?

Living is More Important Than Money

This is something I’m starting to learn, it’s hard but I’m learning. Today I get paid and pretty soon this will be my only job… after going from 3 jobs to 2, back down to 1 is a bit of a transition. I went from getting paid 7-8 times a month (ridiculous, I know!) to 4 times a month and soon to 2 times a month. One of my jobs was seasonal and the other was one day a week so I put my two week notice in. I have some money set aside but I never realized how much I was making until I started making less. I have more time to do things though and enjoy life which is the pro of all this and that’s what I try to remember when looking at my bank account. I re-blogged a post yesterday about a nurse who asks her terminally ill patients what they regret the most in life now that they’re on their death bed – a good number of them said they regret working so much. This made me realize that I was making the right decision about going back down to just 1 job. I have to enjoy my life before it’s too late. We never know what can happen and I’m not going to wait for it, in the meantime I’m going to try my best to do the things I’m dreaming to do. The longer we wait, the sooner life passes us by.


Doctors Inject HIV Virus Into Dying Cancer Patient [Video Attached]


This video is amazing and brought me to tears! See what the result was: