Sherry Osborne

10-bad-blog-habits

I’ve been blogging for a very, VERY long time. I’m talking about back before anyone ever thought you could monetize a blog, before people began doing it for a living, and in fact back when blogging really meant posting a few sentences and a link to something interesting you read (which is kind of what we all do on Facebook and Twitter now). I’ve also been reading blogs since the beginning. Suffice it to say, I have been around the Blogosphere long enough to have compiled a…

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how-i-create-a-summer-hygge-vibe

Although the term “Hygge” is not a new concept, it became an especially big buzzword in North America over the past few winter seasons. Now, when you hear the expression you probably immediately think of ways to stay warm and cozy during the cold and bleak winter months. However, even though the cold and dark are finally gone (for now), you can still create a Summer Hygge Vibe for yourself throughout the sweltering months.The thing is, even though you may associate Hygge with warm fuzzy blankets and rich hot…

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why-i-read-ebooks-instead-of-real-books

I’m a bit of a bookworm. I always have been, ever since I first learned to read. I was always that kid walking around with her nose stuck in a book – and I mean that literally too. My dad always warned me I was going to hurt myself doing that. Knock on wood, so far so good with remaining reading-injury-free. (I’ve just jinxed myself, of course.)I also tended to read more than one book on the go. Whatever we were supposed to be reading for…

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the-bright-side-of-winter

I know, it’s funny for ME of all people to be talking about the bright side of winter.Anyone who has known me for more than a few minutes knows that I’m a die-hard summer fanatic. I love the sun and the heat and even a little bit of humidity (I was less enthused about humidity back when I lived in Montreal where it can be utterly disgusting in the middle of the season; Halifax makes it way more bearable!). I’m also that one person everyone…

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surviving-a-sick-day

I have not been a fan of this year, health-wise. It’s not like I’ve had any major health issues; I haven’t been hospitalized or even had to go to the ER this year (*knocking furiously on wood because this damn year is not over yet!*). But honestly, I think my immune system has gone on vacation somewhere warm and sunny without me because I have used up every single sick day I have available to me and then some. It’s ridiculous.Granted some of my…

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in-defense-of-being-unproductive

This isn’t quite what you’d call a motivational confession but – I love being unproductive.If you pop on to Pinterest or just about any large magazine-type site you’ll find a ton of articles all about how to squeeze the most productivity out of your day. How to fit in some kind of breathtaking bit of brilliance in between supper, washing up, prepping lunches, and getting to bed. How to multitask so that you can clear out your to-do list while simultaneously folding laundry and showering…

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why-i-stay-up-too-late

There are a ton of reasons why we should get to bed early – or at least early enough to help us land in the coveted window of 7-9 hours of sleep. I often fail to get inside that window, or if I do it’s just hovering around the 7-hour mark. I can’t help it though. I’ve tried, believe me. I chronically stay up too late over and over again. And every time I get into bed – whatever the clock says – I feel so amazing that…

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5-books-that-have-helped-with-my-stress-anxiety

I’ve done a lot of things over the years to work on managing my anxiety and also the stress levels that create even MORE anxiety. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to anxiety and panic attacks, less is truly more!I started off by learning to do yoga in my living room back in 2010. In 2012 I added running – something I used to do on the cross country team back in high school. I also worked on meditation in fits and spurts. Right now…

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how-to-stop-anxiety-fast-using-your-five-senses

Any time I get stuck dealing with anxiety or a panic attack, there are a few things that race through my brain every single time. They include things like:”Can anyone tell this is happening? I don’t want anyone to know.””Breathe, breathe, breathe, I’m okay, breathe, breathe…””I hate anxiety, this is so STUPID, what is wrong with me?!”And so on.There’s also one other thing that almost always pops up in my head during these moments: “How can I make this stop?”After a…

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