dissentintothemaelstrom

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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Vote Loud Vote Proud Workout!
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It's Election Day, sweet friends. In anticipation of standing in long lines and avoiding lengthy eye-contact with strangers, here's our special workout for today. Something to focus on while you do your Civic Duty! It's actually helpful to move around...
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3 Ways to do Something that Matters When You Feel Like You Just Have to do SOMETHING
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Design Art! Design an art project, read a book, or have an intentional conversation that will challenge beliefs. Donate Money! Donate money to a cause you believe in. For many causes, even a little donation can be a big help!...
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A Socially Distanced Bazaar
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My Sweet Teeny Fall Bouquet! Today, I was super pumped and super lucky to be invited to a bazaar at my friend's B&B. It was a sweet, quirky, socially distanced gathering and the visit really warmed my heart during a...
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Face your Fears, Boo
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Ah, Halloween. The swan song of Spooky Season. Today I am writing about something very on-theme: fear. We've all felt afraid. None of us probably liked it that much when it was authentic fear... even though there's lines around the...
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Why Having OCD Feels Like Trying to Outsmart Yourself: 2 Ideas to Help When Your OCD Makes You Tired
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My recent upswing in OCD is causing me to feel winter-bear-tired. I am starting a new therapy and medication regimen which takes some time to start to take hold. This has meant a lot of reminders of what I used...
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Work Out Your Bones with this Halloween Workout Card!
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You may not know that your bone density naturally decreases as you age--starting at about 30 years old! It's possible to prevent or postpone the loss of bone density, though. One of the main ways doctors say to do that...
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How to Start Your Own Gratitude Journal
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Happiness Spread Sure, Gratitude Journals are cute, trendy and you can turn even a napkin into a journal entry page, but even though you've seen them around you haven't started one. It took me a while to be a believer....
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Finding Community Online
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Instagram Winners Post Through starting this blog, I have been able to connect with some amazing people and create a community of people looking to work for mental health. That part of this has been really surprising for me because...
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First Time at Therapy: Top 3 Things I Learned
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My desk where I did my telehealth therapy appointment Yesterday was my first therapy appointment ever--my sister has been begging me to go for years, but one of the things about OCD that gets you is the shame. So I...
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