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Explaining The Messy Life Movement: I am a MESSY girl

Modern media is overflowing with digitally enhanced photos, footage crafted from edited clips, and summaries of success stories. None of these show what happens behind the scenes - the MESSY bits that run our world. Today's society is missing something raw that's key to the reality of our existence. I have known for a while now that I am not the type of person who thrives in an environment fueled by this state of mind. It can't be healthy to constantly compare your rough draft to somebody else's revised version. I am a MESSY girl, I am not ashamed, and I am sure...

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Living Out Loud: How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Spirits flew high, resolutions were created, and kisses were shared. By now, a week has passed and you’re still holding on to some of the hope that accompanies the start of the year. It’s not too late to buy a gym membership, is it? Not to worry, it's never too late to make sure you have the best year yet. Continue reading...

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6 Practical Reasons to Start a Journal Today

Everyone should own a journal. Whether it’s a digital document or a physical book, having a place to shed your thoughts is crucial to self-care. From the relief that comes through releasing your thoughts, to the growth that can be achieved from reflection, journals are key to establishing order and achieving clarity in your life. Continue reading...

The Best Inexpensive Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

What is self care? Across social media, users have been posting tips and sharing threads about what is the 'right' and 'wrong' way to approach self care. The thing is, the same strategies won’t work for everyone. At the end of the day, your method is entirely dependent on who you are and what you do. Even though there’s no set secret for self care, there is one thing I’ll argue is a good fit for just about everyone out there. What is it, you ask? SKINCARE! An affordable skincare routine is one productive way to procrastinate your problems, and practice self care. Continue...

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5 YouTubers Who Will Inspire You to Follow Your Heart

In an age of digital media, role models no longer have to be chosen from a short stack of popular celebrities or the annual family reunion. Nowadays, you can find people on the internet, who you admire for being who they are. It’s increasingly easy to find a person who is not only relatable, but also aspirational: they represent the type of person you want to become and they inspire you to follow your heart. What does this mean for us dreamers? It means that everywhere we look, there is more and more inspiration to have our dreams and achieve them too. Here...

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The Messy Life’s Reading List for 2018

In 2017, reading became one of those hobbies I struggled to make time for. I could try to make excuses for this, but to be frank I can’t afford to keep up with my own demand. It also hurts that after you buy a book, it’s worth little to nothing on the market. Honestly, the economy’s rooting against readers. Continue reading...

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5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Timeless

With the New Year around the corner, millions of people scramble to set New Year’s resolutions. Some dream of changing themselves, while others want to change their partners, friends, and careers. Regardless of what goals are set when the clock strikes 12, chances are more than half of them will be abandoned by February. Does this sound familiar? Continue reading...

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