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What I Learned From My Biggest Mistake
We all make mistakes in our lives. Some are small and don't really matter - we feel a bit bad but we move on from it and carry on.
A Letter To Little Me
Dear Little Amanda, Please, save your heart for someone who wants to take care of it and cherish it. You will meet many, many men in your life. You will have tons of experiences where you can learn about trust. But you only have one chance to write your own fairy tale, so don't miss out on that opportunity.
How Time Changes Us
I believe that it was 2017 when I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Type II. I was 21 years old. At a turning point in most people's lives, their early twenties, I was finding out that I had a mental illness that would never go away and could never be fixed. Yes, I could remedy some things with medication and therapy, but it would be a lot of work for the rest of my life, and it would be very hard.
How to Liberate Your Soul
What do I mean when I talk about liberating your soul? Liberation means to set something or someone free from a situation or place.
Houses of the Zodiac: House #9
Do you know what your birth chart says? Or, do you even know what a birth chart is? Your birth chart is based off of the time, location, and date of your birth. At the time when you were born, every planet and star and thing up there in the universe was in a specific place. Doesn’t seem like it matters, but it absolutely does. Your birth chart displays where all those planets and stuff were, and this contributes to the magic that is your personality.
8 Things That Will Cheer You Up
Admit it, you feel like shit sometimes. It's not something you can control, really. However, you can control what you do when you're in a bad mood. I have a hard time with this, distracting myself when things get hard. Here are some things you can do when you're in a bad mood.
What it Feels Like Growing Up in a Tourist Spot
Surprising or not surprising - I didn't spend a lot of time at the beach when I was growing up. Should be surprising, considering I grew up in a town that is known for its beach. Longest freshwater beach or something like that, big open bay to swim in, should be paradise.
Why I Can't Save Money
I hate money. Mostly, because I hate the fact that I have none. I'm constantly struggling for money, living "paycheck-to-paycheck", and feeling like I'm going nowhere in life. I try to save money, but it just seems so difficult.
How Art Therapy Can Relieve Stress
One of the moves that children start out with, as soon as they're able to, is holding a crayon. As soon as they can do that, they start to draw. Being creative and making art is a human impulse. Artists are the ones who tell the truth, which is often why in hard times, they can be seen as a threat and are the first to be censored. But creating art heals the mind, spirit, and body.
5 Ways to Motivate Yourself
Why aren't you where you want to be in life? Did you not try hard enough? Did something go wrong? What causes you to feel like you're not moving forward, no matter how hard and fast you push?
How Can I Make a Change?
If you're anything like me, you've been reflecting a lot lately. You've been thinking about health - how you practice physical and mental health in your home, workplace, and every day life. You've been thinking about race - how your skin colour can contribute to something much bigger than you realize. You've been thinking a lot - how you can make a change as the world seems to go more downhill every day.
Is There A Honeymoon Phase in Friendships?
We've all heard of the honeymoon phase in relationships. Whether you have experienced it or not, it's the period right when you first meet or fall for someone - everything is wonderful and roses and pink. It feels like nothing could break the two of you up, and nothing probably can at this point. People become attached in the honeymoon phase, it's just the way it is.