Limited Mental Health Awareness? Here Is My Story + 4 Ways To Rebalance Your Mental Health

As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. On this blog, I’ve talked about mental health quite a bit, from dealing with anxiety and seasonal depression, to increasing awareness about improving wellness overall. However, I have yet to take a moment to openly discuss the topic.

In America, over 18% of adults struggle with mental health issues each year. Keep in mind, this describes only the number of reported individuals, not including children and young adults.

We need to make ourselves aware about the realities of mental health, especially if we are going to continue using social platforms to champion ways to optimize our health and wellness. It's important to spread the right message to users around the world.

Are You Struggling to Be Authentic?

Authenticity is a hot topic in this day and age. It poses the question that lingers over our heads: Are we being true to ourselves? This proves more difficult to answer than it may seem. How can one be sure to be authentic? It’s not like there’s a meter that can scan some intangible essence and return to us, an accurate authenticity score.

Chasing Life: “Doing” is the Key to Growth

I haven’t shared on this blog in over two weeks, and it has tormented me every single day. It almost feels as if I have been gone for over a month, since the voice in the back of my mind continually reminds me that I am not getting anything done. This isn’t necessarily true, as I have packed, moved, and completed finals over the past 14 days, but knowing this doesn’t make me feel any better. I still don't feel as if I have achieved growth.

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.

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 that however you identify, there is a bit of MESSY in you too because we all have imperfections. It's about time we embrace them, and free ourselves to grow into the people we're meant to be.

8 Journal Ideas That Will Inspire You to Journal 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

Picture this: you return to your apartment at night, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed from trying to keep up with the pace of everything in your life.

How does this image make you feel? Does this seem like a good balance of wellness?

To understand that, first we have to figure out what wellness is, what it isn't, and what it could be in our lives.

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. 

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 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.

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