How Saying “No” Keeps Me Unbothered

When I started attending therapy, one of the biggest topics I struggled with was simply saying “no”. And, not just to my therapist… but to my family, to my clients, strangers, my supervisor… the works. The thought of rejecting others just wasn’t in my character. There were times where I would sacrifice my comfort and […]

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Romanticizing Your Life

The autumn season always transports me into my most reflective self. I spend endless time marinating on my daydreams, chasing nostalgia and incorporating tiny bits of guilty pleasures that keep me on a natural high. Autumn also brings about glimpses into the new year. Although we haven’t officially belted Auld Lan Sine at the top […]

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It’s The Simple Things For Me

I took the day off yesterday. And, Monday as well. I wasn’t sick nor was there was any immediate need for me to take leave. But, I just needed time to recoup. A teensie escape, if you will. Like Miguel said in his 2015 hit song, “I just want the simple things…“ Slow living is […]

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Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

I live for a good loungewear set (as seen in the picture above). Loungewear sets are easy and they don’t require much effort. All you have to is find some bomb accessories, style up your hair and throw on an eye-catching pair of shoes. But, just like life, “easy” fashion does not always translate into […]

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Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s a word that we hear often, but, at times, fail to fully acknowledge. I never understood the power of gratitude until 2020. I started a monthly gratitude journal that continues to serve as a source of optimism and light, even my most desolate moments. Jotting down what I am grateful for blesses me […]

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