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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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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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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 and is a topic in its own right. (I created a…

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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, and…)? Yeah, I didn’t think so.It’s easier said than done…

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holiday-gift-guide-for-the-stressed-out-person-in-your-life

Once upon a time I was a child of the 80s and I had no idea what stress was. I went to school, came home, played with Barbies in my room or GI Joe figures outside with the boy up the street, and spent my weekend and summers out on my bike. There was no stress. Perhaps you grew up like this too.Then we grew up and found jobs, got our own apartments or houses, and became bill-paying adults trying to figure out how you live your life…

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meditation-for-menstrual-cramps

Sorry gentlemen, while meditation can benefit anyone and everyone, this one is geared towards the ladies!(Although if you’re a man who has a woman in his life who deals with this issue, you might want to pass this post along to help them out!)Once a month, pretty much like clockwork, I find myself clenching my jaw and trying not to let the entire world know that I am currently dealing with painful PMS cramps. I’m pretty lucky, it usually only lasts for the first day of…

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