Book Review: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Kathleen Glasgow’s novel, Girl in Pieces, is raw in the way it reveals an unfiltered range of thoughts. It’s as if all the worries readers have never dared to voice aloud, have come to life on the pages beneath our fingers and suddenly, we are forced to face the reality of our fears.

Glasgow reminds us of the value that comes from determination. She takes a story that is not often seen, and reveals it to the world boldly, and unashamed. This bravery has created representation for millions of people around the world - voices that deserve to be heard.

Journal Ideas That Will Inspire You to Start Journaling Today

Journaling is incredible for sorting your thoughts, and regaining clarity when you've become a bit lost in the world. The thing is, it can be hard to start a journal and actually keep it going. I find it a bit daunting when I have a book waiting for me with blank pages, begging to be filled. What if I mess it up? Or I jumble everything together that it makes my thoughts more confusing than clear? For this, I've come up with a few journal ideas that will make those pages a bit easier to fill. 

The 2018 Sunshine Blogger Award

What is The Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way to recognize bloggers for adding value to the blogging community. It is a great way to connect with other bloggers and show appreciation for their work; an award created by bloggers, for bloggers. All nominees must answer the questions provided by those who nominated them, and then nominate 11 more people who they will ask their own set of 11 questions.

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.

The Dimensions of Wellness: 6 Ways to Improve Your Health

Wellness is a key factor to maintaining your happiness and achieving success. Why? Because your wellbeing determines how you feel and thus, it affects how motivated you are to accomplish your goals. Beyond helping you achieve your dreams, I want to educate you about wellness and share advice on ways to improve your life. What better place to start than the dimensions of wellness?

If you haven’t heard of the dimensions of wellness, you’re probably wondering what they are. The dimensions of wellness are eight different areas of wellness that contribute to your overall wellbeing. They are an easy way to better understand how and where you can improve your wellbeing. Thinking of today's trends around self care, this is another way to understand where to target when you build  self care routine. Let’s get into them now!

5 YouTubers Who Will Inspire You to Follow Your Heart

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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 are a few YouTubers who have inspired me over the years, and who I think may inspire you too.

18 Self Care Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter is my least favorite time of year. Sure as a kid it was nice to get snow days, and drink hot chocolate or to play in the snow. But now, I can’t bear the cold, I have to make my own drinks, and university rarely gives days off. I guess all the magic, which came from cuddles and being coddled, is gone now that I have to take care of myself. It sucks being sick as an adult, but at least winter is an awesome time to overload on self care.

Here are a few tips to beat the winter blues, and improve your mood this season.

The Ultimate Truth About Blogging Every Beginner Needs to Hear

The Beginning of a Project is the Worst Time to Get Stuck

When you start a blog, or any personal project, it is easy to get caught up in woulds and shoulds. Would I be successful if I followed my heart? What should I do to grow a loyal readership? And even after considering these questions, there are doubts that slink through your mind like shadows in the moonlight.

These doubts led me to search the web for weeks, trying to learn everything I could on the truth about blogging before I decided to start. And you know what? Though I spent hours preparing for potential obstacles, there are still lessons I’ve had to learn on my own. Even the most obvious realizations can require personal experience to make them real.

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