Hey hey hey! I don’t know about you but winter is totally kickin’ my booty this year. It’s only fitting that this post go out today. On Blue Monday. Myth or not, believe it or not, Blue Monday is one of those things. You’re either into it, or you’re not. You believe it and live it, or you’re annoyed by it and think it’s total nonsense. No matter which side you fall on, it is something that is constantly talked about and hyped up each and every year. If you’re not familiar with it – Blue Monday falls on the third Monday of every January. It is noted that this particular date each year falls far enough from Christmas that all of the holiday hoopla has died down, gift debts have rolled in & become real,…

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SO it’s been one of those absolutely insane weeks. Like crazy insanity. I don’t even know how it’s Friday already. I mean certain aspects of the days have dragged on, but the week in general flew by. I feel like I’ve done nothing, but I’ve actually been so incredibly busy. School is back in FULL swing… papers on papers, assignments up the ying & so many mini activities my head seriously cannot keep up. I was in such a groove with blogging and this week I’ve 100% fell off the blog train, but I’m back ( for now! ). Today seemed like the most perfect day to post about some things that I have been loving lately. I love love doing these posts and I also love reading them, too. Link me your favourites lately!…

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>> my mom knows how much I love Paris… the clock is even set to Paris’ timezone  Here we are a week into January and I’m still not completely OK with the fact that Christmas is over. We took our tree down today ( finally! ) and the house seems so bare without it. And the twinkling lights, garland, and pops of red & green. Getting back into the swing of things of school and work is actually kind of killing me, but it’ll get smoother. I have an extra class this semester ( 6 instead of 5 ) and I’m working 2 extra days a week, compared to last semester… I’m still not sure why I thought this was all a good idea???? This weekend has been a whirlwind, but I honestly feel as…

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/ mindfulness [ noun ]: … the mental state in which one becomes aware of the present moment, calmly acknowledging and accepting the ways in which one is thinking and feeling, and the sensations occurring in one’s body. … the conscious state of being aware. Being a crazy over-thinker, being an anxious, nervous and constantly on edge person, I live every day not knowing how I am going to feel. The weirdest scenarios or circumstances can set me off and I can completely zone out and become a different person because of my anxiety and inability to navigate certain situations that I find myself in. Sometimes it can be a situation as common as standing in line at the grocery store or driving in rush-hour traffic, while other times it could be a situation that doesn’t occur…

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OK I swear I will get over the cliché new year posts soon… but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to this topic. There is something so incredibly sweet about the start of a new year. I am all about the start of a new week, or a new month – but a new YEAR is even better. I crave goal setting, envisioning my life and making new intentions. There’s no better time of year to do that then the new year when the slate is wiped clean and you can start from scratch. I know some people get mouthy about the new year and clean slates, starting from scratch and setting goals, but I think it is important to do and extremely healthy for the mind, body and soul. I like to think of the…

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