Overcoming challenges during difficult times
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Overcoming challenges during difficult times isn’t a new thing for me or my family. But just like you, I think none of us were prepared for a pandemic and the need to shelter at home. For us concert + festival season was to begin with 2-3 shows a month and a festival every other – give or take the scheduling. Those are our vacations, us connecting and hanging out with our friends and enjoying tie away from the every day with music. This staying at home is also not really new to us and feels like we’ve practiced this after my son came home for each hospital stay after one surgery or another. This certainly gives us a bit of an advantage but that doesn’t…

Happiness is a State of Mind
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You’ve seen people stay positive and happy while going through tragic situations. It’s through my own experience I learned happiness is a state of mind. I mean if you’re like me you have wondered how people can be happy despite everything that’s happening to them and those they love? And it comes down to that you can choose to be happy. If your headspace if filled with negative thoughts all the time, you’ll be hard-pressed to be happy. If however, you choose to have positive thoughts then happiness is much easier to be found. Ask yourself, how you too can be happy, no matter what situation your life is in right now?! There are a few things I want to share with you that I…

Finding the Right Bullet Journal

While it’s true that the bullet journaling system is designed to work no matter what kind of notebook is used, finding the right bullet journal can be daunting. Getting to know the different choices available in binding, page quality, paper type lead into other considerations like formatting and plotting layouts according to the space provided or required. Most journals are made to record at least three to six months at a time, but can also be used for shorter or longer periods of time. As well, the number of collections and trackers a bullet journal has can determine how quickly the pages are filled with other entries or calendars. You will also find that many journal-making companies now have journals or notebooks specifically for bullet…

The stories you tell yourself
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Have you ever just taken a moment and sat in silence and noticed the stories you tell yourself? Where ever you go you bring stories with you and share them with family, friends, coworkers, and perhaps to anyone you encounter that will listen. Stories you share over the phone, e-mail, in your journals and the stories that are constantly playing themselves out in your head. Stories about what’s happening to those we love, stories about those we despise, stories that inspire the spirit, and stories that instill fear. The sum and total of your life is that, from our birth until our death, you are a walking story. Journaling allows you to look at the stories you repeat in your head and that could use…

Giving yourself grace and nurture your needs
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I’m all about giving yourself grace and nurture your needs at any given time and especially when the world is turned upside down … but I am also of the believe we can’t just stay there … at some point you have to show up and do the work if you want to follow those dreams and turn them into goals.  Even when things are uncertain you can and still need to show up for yourself – even it means means only doing one important thing for the day and then chill out and take a nap or binge on your favorite show.  What is the one thing you’ve been dreaming about doing?  And how can you take action towards that – even if the…