I think affirmations are something that can help you shift the way you think—and that's something I'm all for. I don't think there's only one way to use them or that you even have to use them if they feel weird to you.
There's literally nothing I love more in life than a nice retreat by myself. Like I truly enjoy the peace and silence of taking time to "retreat" from everyday life. It’s entirely possible to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere in your home to retreat to when you need a refresh. You can feel a relaxing boost from just 24 hours of retreating from the daily demands of life.
In the past few years, I've found myself outgrowing certain relationships and friendships in my life. I hate to use the word "toxic" to describe human beings—but some relationships can be incredibly harmful to us, if we keep hanging on to them well past their expiration date. It really all started when I looked around and realized: The people I've chosen to be closest to in my life, like my best friend for years, the on and off boyfriend I was with, and the social circle around these people—it just wasn't a good fit for me anymore.
As a recovering people-pleaser, saying no was my worst nightmare for many (most) years of my life. I’d been conditioned to put others before myself, to give and sacrifice, and to keep the people around me happy.
Here’s a list of 33 Instagram accounts I love to follow for inspiration, art, travel, wellness, social justice, spirituality and a laugh, plus a few cuties thrown in for fun 🙂 Inspiration Connie Chapman peopleiveloved belletrist Reese Witherspoon Social Justice Glennon Doyle female collective Emily’s list karam foundation Art + Lifestyle bymariandrew jooleeloren cleowade Spirituality rebeccathoughts The Numinous Wellness depthsofbeauty chef shine Travel carmelisse reneeroaming earthpix vancitywild Cuties wat.ki Every month I send out an email.
Now, more than ever before, I feel like it’s really quite easy to get into a state of overwhelm. Our world is filled with a never-ending barrage of notifications, updates, ads, and pulls for our attention.