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Read This When You’re 28 And Starting Over

I feel like I am 18 again. Wide-eyed and faced with too many big decisions. I am too young to decide how I want to live the rest of my life, but the world is telling me that I have to. I do not get accepted into my first dream school. Or my second. I get accepted into the third one and decide that this dream has to be the one for me. I feel like...

Stages of Relationships: The 5 Stages of Relationships, Dating a Narcissist, and More

A good relationship requires more than true love. It also requires effort, patience, respect, and communication. Although each relationship is different in their own way, they tend to follow the same path. Here are the stages of a healthy relationship that will lead to a happily ever after: 1. The Honeymoon Stage The first stage of a relationship,...

This Is Your Evergreen Reminder That Slowing Down Is Not Falling Behind

Even if your plans have changed, even if your timeline is different, even if this year has not unfolded the way you thought it would — you are not falling behind. The course of our lives is not contingent upon things happening precisely as we think they should. In fact, it’s often the unexpected that opens us up to opportunities that weren’t crossing...

6 Ways To Be A Better Partner When You Have An Anxious Attachment Style

Your attachment style is formed when you’re a child. The bond your parents make with you, or lack of one, determines how you experience love in your adult life. My parents weren’t negligent, but anxiety has always run in my family. I remember my mother always being worried and easily upset, something I can’t look past was most likely passed down to...

What Namaste Means: The Origin of Namaste and How it’s Used in Yoga

Namaste is a word that most people have heard from their yoga teacher. They might even know the pose associated with the phrase. However, they probably don’t understand the true meaning of namaste or the deep religious significance that it holds in India and other parts of the world. Although the term has grown in popularity in western parts of the...

6 Gentle Reminders When Your Ex Wants To Stay Friends

1. You should put your mental health in front of your friendship. Unfortunately, most exes are unable to remain friends. There is too much history. Too much drama. Too much unresolved heartache. You don’t want to force yourself to take the high road and remain friends with an ex when it’s secretly killing you inside. If you’re struggling to talk to...

What Each Zodiac Sign Couldn’t Care Less About When It Comes To Dating

Aries They don’t care about whether you make a lot of money as long as you’re passionate about the work you’re doing. Taurus They don’t care about whether you get married or not, as long as you keep treating each other right. Gemini They don’t care about your insecurities, as long as you’re trying to love yourself more. Cancer They don’t care...

How Smudging Works: Smudging Prayers, Burning Sage, Benefits, and Kits

Smudging is a sacred, ancient practice that should be respected. It has roots in Native American tradition. Dried sage, especially white sage, was used by indigenous people for decades. Shamans would burn sage in order to cleanse others of negativity while also promoting wisdom, healing, and longevity. However, over time, smudging has become a part...

What Eact Zodiac Sign Can Expect From September’s New Moon In Virgo

The New Moon in Virgo on September 17th will inspire us to be patient, grounded, and driven. We need the slow down of the Earth planets, and although this is not favorable for Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter will be a lot more receptive. We can push ourselves with this transit to become better, to focus more on ourselves, to focus on others and just...

Even As My Life Returns To Normal, I Feel So Achingly Alone

It was April when I came to realize I missed sitting in class. Even if my teachers were painfully boring and it was an ungodly hour in the morning. I missed people, I guess. I missed the people I didn’t even know, the ones who gave me small smiles or nods as a basic acknowledge of my existence. It’s foolish to say this now, but I honestly took it all...

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