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Looking back on a recap of 2018

So am I the only one who is still a little bit shell-shocked over the fact that we are somehow in 2019 already? To be honest, I’m not even sure what happened to December. Or really, most of the entire year. It went by so fast, even if some individual days were slow. I figured it would be a good idea to do a brief recap of 2018 to share some of my personal highs…

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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…

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Slow living, fast reading: 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…

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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…

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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…

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Why I Stay Up Too Late Almost Every Night

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…

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How To Deal With Anxiety At Work

It doesn’t matter what you do in your daily job. Whether you love it or not, at some point your job can cause you stress. Anxiety at work can make the 9-5 (or whatever your hours are) even harder than it already is. Here are some of the things I do in order to lower my work-related anxiety issues. 1. Get some sleep. I know, it’s easier said than done sometimes. Insomnia can be difficult…

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How to beat the Monday (or any day) Blues

The blues suck, am I right? A lot of people suffer from the Monday Blues, when the weekend is over, the work week has just begun, and Friday night seems like an eternity away. Sometimes the Monday Blues actually start on Sunday, which can really rob you of the remainder of your weekend. I mean, the weekend is almost over, do you really want to waste what’s left fretting about Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday,…

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