Multi-talented entrepreneur, trying to figure out who I am in this world while also running a small business. My business, Happily Mander, offers life coaching services, tarot and oracle readings, and much more. Entering my bad bitch era.
A Witchtok Awakening
My spiritual awakening began in 2021. Even though it's silly, it began with TikTok. At the start of 2021, I started to use TikTok more. It wasn't long before I was seeing videos pop up on my for you page about spirituality, crystals, tarot, and more. A lot of these videos were tagged #witchtok.
Why You Should Be More Adventurous in the Kitchen
I used to hate cooking with a passion. One of the major reasons was that I hated the clean up and the dishes. I'm a quick eater, so I have always felt like there is so much work for just a little bit of time enjoying the food, and then it's all over. Next thing you know, you've got a sink full of dishes. So I figured, if you don't cook, you don't have to clean the kitchen. Here's what I learned:
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.
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.
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.