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DIY Orange Garland (Using Orange Garland Kit)
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This fall, it seems like so many of us are feeling the ill effects of staying cooped up for 9 months--but we still have work to do. We still have to make it through this winter, while social distancing. In...
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International Men’s Day (Mental Health Spotlight)
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This is dedicated to Lai and Eugene Men's mental health: such an unreasonably complex topic. We benefit from people of all genders being able to share their feelings and experiences, it's surprising that we don't actively engage more proactively with...
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The Serene Workout
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This has been a stressy week for me. Mostly self-made. When I get to feeling this way, I just have to slow down my nervous system and reset. One way to do that is with meditation--but I often feel too...
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When they said “hope…”
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Part of the problem is: I feel frantic today. Very difficult to sit down and write a post. I used to be the Leslie Knope of presents, I gave my friend an "ehh" birthday present today. "Ehh" at best. Plenty...
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A Guy’s Guide to Self-Care
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Before I start-- this does not have to be specifically gendered. (People of all genders can and should do these things to relax and focus on their mental well-being.) But for this post, I would like to give a special...
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The Missed-a-Day Workout
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I missed our workout post yesterday. Ugh. But I guess we can go ahead and use it.. hah. :P Getting back to the gym after having missed some time is something that is difficult to do. But it is a...
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DIY Natural Dried Orange Garland
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Making this garland was fun, but also super time consuming. You want to make sure you set it up for a day that you intend to be at home a good chunk of the day. The baking alone takes 3...
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When and how to repot your plants!
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Hey there, plant moms and dads! <3 I have gotten several questions on the Etsy store and the Insta about when to repot plants and how. I thought it might be best and most comprehensive to do a full post...
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The 411 on Phone Anxiety
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This is a personal interest blog post. I was wondering how much overlap there was between Anxiety and OCD regarding a fear of talking on the phone. Surprisingly, I found that there are a lot of compulsions that are phone-related....
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DIY Plant Hanger!
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Have you ever been looking through Pinterest boards and seen so many crafts and DIYs that are incredible and also impossible, but you so WISH you could do them?! I have probably 12 of those boards. Crafts I won't do....
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