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Summer Hygge

If you have been around Pinterest for as long as I have, you may have already come across this term (and no, it’s not just people slamming letters into their keyboard). The term hygge is actually a Danish word that has many meanings, all of which conjure images of cosiness and harmony. For the people […]

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Thank Me, Hater

Originally when I planned this post, my inspiration came from a blog post I read about minimalism. In that post (and no, I’m not going to link it here), the vitriol from this “minimalist” was mind-blowing. I’ll discuss this further in this post, but I want to express that this post is not just about […]

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Natural Beauty

‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ This is a phrase we have been told from generations before us – the same generations that told women that they needed to wear makeup, become an hourglass figure and dress to impress. When you think about it, beauty was never allowed to be in the eye […]

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Sleep Experiment: Lavender Dreams

Here we are, folks! I am at the end of my four week sleep experiment (it’s been *yawn* fun). Over the past few weeks, I’ve listened to bedtime stories, reduced my screen time, taken inspiration from the military, and finally, aromatherapy. Prior to starting the new week, I already had some issues with aromatherapy. Hands […]

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Sleep Experiment: Military Method

After last week’s sleep experiment being a little underwhelming (you’re basic), I was sincerely hoping that introducing the renowned ‘Military Method’ would prove to be as dynamic as claimed. I must admit before we go into this, that I was incredibly skeptical. I could not see how breathing and muscle relaxation was going to silence […]

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Sleep Experiment: Blue Light

Over the past week on my Sleep Experiment, I have swapped out white noise on YouTube for no technology at all. That’s right, instead of drifting off to the soothing sound of rain and waves, I ditched my phone/television/laptop for hour before bed. In case you’re new to this experiment, let me bring you up […]

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Sleep Experiment: White Noise

If you had asked me two months ago whether I needed help in improving my sleep quality, I would have told you that I sleep like the dead. No matter what time I went to bed, I would always wake up feeling rested and it would often take me a matter of minutes to drift […]

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Sweet Enough

This week, it is Sugar Awareness Week (yes, I s*** you not) and it falls perfectly with my 2020 resolution to reduce my sugar intake. It’s three weeks into the resolution, and it has been an interesting three weeks to say the least. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to reduce sugar from my diet […]

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A Guide to Resolutions

Congratulations! You’ve survived another Christmas. Did you have fun? Did you shout out with glee? Did you manage to not murder your entire family? Then kudos to you! With New Years on the horizon (along with a brand new decade), a lot of you might be considering a resolution. Just as a disclaimer, you actually […]

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Morning Routine Challenge: Final Week

At last, here we are: Week 4 of the Morning Routine Challenge! It’s been quite a month, hasn’t it? We’ve discovered that lemon water can be a refreshing alternative to tea and coffee (honestly can’t believe it’s still here), and that alarms trigger Annie the Anxiety Monster. As we close the chapter on this challenge, […]