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High School Relationships

Let’s go a few years back, or should I say more than a decade back to our high school days. I don’t know about your high school, but mine was all about having a boyfriend or girlfriend. It didn’t mean anything except that you guys were linked up. It’s amazing that we worked so hard to solidify those high school relationships when they were bound for failure. High school days are some of the most insecure times for most teens….

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Client Story, Catfishing

Working as a mental health counselor, especially in the online realm, often means coming face to face with people and situations that regular day-to-day life wouldn’t present. I was once contacted by an older woman in her 70’s, who was looking for advice on an online crisis that she had inadvertently created. She shared that she and her husband were having marriage difficulties in which the wife complained that her husband was spending hours surfing the internet, and she was…

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Essential Oils and Mental Health

I was fortunate enough to live in a nice home growing up. My family was considered well off and I always got every toy that I ever wanted. This has caused many problems for me. I didn’t realize until I entered the workforce just how privileged my life really was. Hearing the word no became a huge problem for me. My therapist showed me that it was my upbringing that played a huge part in my anxiety today. In our…

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Relaxing, Sleep, and Lavender

Most people are in agreement about the fact that lavender essential oil is a great oil for relaxation but not everyone believes in the power of aromatherapy. Although aromatherapy has been around for centuries, even before it was officially called aromatherapy, there are skeptics who are not convinced of its powerful abilities. The truth is that aromatherapy is not something that you need to believe in. There is tried and true scientific research to show the essential oils such as…

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Windburn

Windburn is pretty fairly self-explanatory, but it is also a misattributed concept. Originally, windburn was the name given to a sunburn which was caused in shady/cloudy weather. Windburn is now commonly referred to as a feeling of burning/redness/soreness/dryness caused by wind exposure and cold. This is especially evident during the winter months, where the lips and other sensitive areas of skin – like the hands – are more exposed than others. So, for all intents and purposes, we shall treat…

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Salad Bars

Salad bars. Probably one of the best inventions in the world. as I write this, my mouth is drooling just thinking about all the yummy toppings you can choose from. I mean, everything is better when you don’t have to make it yourself. And an added perk of salad bars is that they have every ingredient pre cut and ready for you to go. You don’t need to buy an avocado in case you might be in the mood for…

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Instant Gratification

Does anybody else have the attention span of a goldfish? It’s not like undiagnosed ADHD because that’s when you’re unable to sit still and can’t focus on one thing at a time. This is something parallel more to boredom. Why do we struggle to sit still with our minds? We rarely take the time to just be with ourselves without having to focus on a million other things at the same time. Why do we do that? why don’t we…

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Poetry

Here are some of my top poems by some of the most incredible poets. All the World Is a Stage by William Shakespeare All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping…

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Tea Tree Is Very Good For You

  Using natural products for skin care and beauty goes back to ancient times, long before we even had an understanding of the chemical or microscopic world. Sometimes, you can just feel when something is good for you and when it’s not – the results are evident and tend to speak for themselves and if you’re paying attention to your body, it can tell you what’s wrong or what’s going well internally or externally. Unfortunately, many of us have become…

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Exotic Massages

It is one of the most intimate things that can occur in a platonic, trans-actual sort of setting. A massage. And, weird enough as it is, there are some which are downright odd, and not very well connected with mainstream massage techniques. The guys over at Maple Holistics reviewed some of the weird massage techniques out there, and honestly? These sound like a lot of fun. Imagine going into a spa and getting massaged by a DE-needled cactus. Talk about…

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