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How to prepare yourself for 2021

During the holidays, I spent a little time on Instagram looking at dogs. We can only have 2 so it warms my heart to see other people’s dogs having a good time. Between those cute dog videos were holiday greetings from people. And I found a recurring theme. Everyone wanted to go into 2021 without expectations. In the past we would start the New Year with high hopes and dreams for the future. And while there’s nothing wrong with that…

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What a year of art taught me

There has been a positive side to 2020 and that has been a focus on self. The world had to stay home and many people searched for a hobby in the absence of work. While some people rekindled a love in an old interest, others took up a new one to learn and improve on. For me that was drawing. I started in January with Bardot’s Make Art Everyday Challenge. There was a new prompt every day and it was…

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Why you should make a summer journal

I always talk about how writing is so important to me. But in reality it’s been ages since I journaled. Like with a pen and paper and my thoughts. I used to write a lot when I was a child. I had teachers urging me to write stories for competitions and essays for school assemblies. As I grew older, my feelings about writing changed. If I did it for myself, it was a waste of what I had to offer.…

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How to know when something isn’t a phase

We’ve all heard that before. There will be a time in your life that you experience something powerful. It doesn’t have to be big. It can be exposure to a new hobby that inspires you. What about a movie with a following that you find particularly fun to be a part of? It can even be a new religion that speaks volumes to you. Whatever it is, it touches and inspires you. And sometimes we’re met with resistance. “You’ll get…

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Dealing with estranged parents

My relationship with my father was a strained one. The more I think about our relationship, the more I seem to understand about him. He grew up in a poor household and had to work to support both his parents and 6 other siblings. It was a tough childhood and as a result he never wanted a family centered lifestyle. I understand that now that I’m an adult.  He was forced into it when he was arranged to marry my…

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Declutter Your Digital Life

We all have a list of ways we can make our lives easier, right? Keep the house clean, keep your keys where they belong, and don’t forget to walk the dog. While it’s not too difficult to maintain a clean lifestyle (assuming you work hard at maintaining it!) our digital life is a whole different beast. I’m guilty of having hundreds of dog photos I’ll probably never look at again. So what’s a better way at a fresh digital start?…

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How to get ready for winter

Guys we are moving into winter but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and let it consume you! The holidays tend to be the busiest time for some of us. Now is the perfect time to brace yourself for what’s to come. I know it’s difficult to find personal time at the end of the year but please take a moment to think of yourself and how you can make life easier for you. Clean early Get rid of…

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How to fight procrastination

September 6, 2018 is Fight Procrastination Day. It sounds a bit silly to bring awareness to procrastination. We’re all guilty of it. There’s something we need to do but it can wait. It’s far too comfortable on the couch. It’s a wonderful time to watch a series that needs catching up on. Let’s face it, why do something today when we can do it tomorrow? However all this procrastination can catch up to you. Oh I should have cleaned this today……

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How to document your summer

Let’s face it, summer is short. Sometimes we want to hang onto those moments for a little longer than we can. That’s where those lovely summer memories come into play. I have a few ways that I like to create and document my summer. While they aren’t anything new, I hope it sparks some inspiration for how you can create and document your own summer memories. Photograph everything I try to take photos of everything. If I don’t have a…

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