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By Gina Clingan Updated June 18, 2021 Photo by Joseph Pérez on Unsplash By Gina Clingan Updated June 18, 2021 Photo by Joseph Pérez on Unsplash Earlier this week, someone said to me, “You’ve shown your true colors. I mean, look at you. You’re such a bitch!” Being told this by someone I no longer
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It may seem simply incongruous that doubt and intuition can be the best of buddies. Yes, I mean besties. BFFLs. Allies. Your inner Magic 8 Ball. It may even surprise you that they can dance together beautifully with delicate interweaving synchronicity and through their union create accuracy of meaningful perception. Together, intuition and doubt can
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The root chakra is about feeling safe and secure within yourself and within the world. The feeling of safety and security is something we’re taught is good from a young age, and the way to this feeling is through routine and sameness. We miss seeing that the consequences of striving for this is that the
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It’s been almost a month and three days since I graduated college. I’ve applied to approximately 45 jobs in fields such as writing, social media marketing, photography, and other random careers that were suggested on my LinkedIn and Indeed tabs that deemed me qualified. Of those jobs, I’ve received 10 rejection letters, 34 no responses,
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Sometimes the simple act of a fine tipped pen to paper feels right, and by simply putting the mess on paper and releasing your thoughts on life, you can find a momentary glimpse into peace. And when I decide to put my pen to paper, what comes out are thoughts about the beauty of life
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When I was training and just starting my relationship coaching practice, I was very overwhelmed. Would I actually be able to help people with their dating woes? Could I really help elicit transformation in this vulnerable part of their lives? I was nervous working with my first few clients. Every week I’d prepare extensively for
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You’re bossy and you talk too much. Does that sound familiar? I heard those phrases often as a kid, but here’s the thing: I’m not bossy. I am the boss. I’m a leader with a lot to share, and so are you. I’m a mom, stepmom, wife, healthcare quality consultant, and author. I’ve also struggled
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By Jackie Summers Updated June 8, 2021 Photo by Candice Picard on Unsplash By Jackie Summers Updated June 8, 2021 Photo by Candice Picard on Unsplash As a child, my greatest fear in life was the fear of disappointing or letting down my loved ones. I was—and continue to be—an overly apologetic adult. It took
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What does self-love mean? Self-love is one of those things that you commonly get. You don’t understand it. You feel it. Self-love is unconditional love, acceptance, and appreciation for yourself. Unconditional self-love means that no matter what you do, you will always end up loving yourself more. Self-love is a journey. Loving yourself is not
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Emotional maturity is a huge part of growing up. It includes a wide array of skills such as identifying emotions, processing them in an appropriate manner, being sensitive to how others feel, and letting your own feelings guide you towards fostering healthy relationships. These skills take time to understand and hone, even for those of
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You don’t always have to be the nice girl. Not when it means accepting less than you deserve. Not when it means allowing others to walk over you. Not when it means sacrificing your own happiness to make the people around you more comfortable. Stop playing nice in order to keep the peace. Especially when
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Trigger warning: Disordered eating Self-love is difficult in today’s society. It’s hard to not be influenced by everything we see on social media, whether it’s the Instagram photos with the often photoshopped “perfect” bodies that make us self conscious of our own or the tens of hundreds of Linkedin posts from people who we may
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We live in a world where love sells. Young adult fiction is one of the best-selling genres of books. Romantic comedies are widely watched and appreciated. Love is dreamed about. Love is chased. Love completes. This obsession with love is the reason why it is important to remember something while we set about this relentless
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Haven’t you ever wondered why every thought comes crashing down when you’re trying to sleep? You know the drill—almost half of us have been troubled by our mind shifting to overdrive as soon as our head meets the pillow. Experts opine that the mind’s tendency to get tampered with in thoughts is the strongest during
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There is always fear before the fall. Fear of the unknown, potential failure, and disappointment. There is fear in the pain, the emotional highs and lows, the commitment. There is always fear before the fall. But fear, like every negative emotion, creates the optimal contrast needed in order for us to see beauty as beauty,
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Have you ever been angry or perhaps frustrated with someone for not fulfilling an expectation you may not have clearly or even fully communicated? If so, it’s okay. It happens sometimes. But before you get upset, you need to check yourself and take some responsibility for where you might have gone wrong in this scenario.
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How do you know that you are worthy? What makes you feel worthy? Is it the attention or admiration that you get from others? The likes, the DMs, or people telling you you’re attractive. Or is it having a significant other that validates that someone finally wants to be with you. The elation that someone has finally
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