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12 simple steps to take you from trauma dumping to emotional sharing

Going from trauma dumping to healthy emotional sharing is a crucial step towards building more supportive and balanced relationships. Trauma dumping can be overwhelming for both the person sharing and the listener, and it may not provide the emotional support that the sharer truly needs. Here’s an actionable guide to help individuals transition from trauma dumping to more constructive emotional sharing: 1. Self-reflection and awareness Before sharing your emotions, take some time to reflect on your feelings. Ask yourself why […]

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Discovering your dream life: how to figure out what you really want

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your happiest life? To wake up every day and be truly content with your surroundings, relationships, and daily activities? While it may seem like an elusive dream, there is a simple yet powerful technique to start uncovering your ideal life. Whether it’s finding your dream job, pursuing a passion, or experiencing a new adventure, this approach can help you move closer to a life that brings you joy and […]

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How journaling can change the life of an empath: an easy-to-use tool for empowerment and emotional well-being

Empaths are individuals who have an innate ability to sense and feel the emotions and energy of others. While this can be a wonderful gift, it can also be challenging to navigate in a world that can be overwhelming and emotionally charged. Journaling can be a powerful tool for empaths to help them process their emotions, set boundaries, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. In this blog post, we will explore the ways in which journaling can […]

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Reconnecting with myself: how journaling helped me find my authentic life

I used to wake up every morning feeling like I was living someone else’s life. It was like I was on autopilot, going through the motions without any real sense of purpose or direction. I felt disconnected from myself, like I was a stranger in my own body. I didn’t know how to make sense of these feelings. I was just going through the motions, doing what was expected of me without any real passion or drive. It wasn’t until […]

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The lingering wounds of adult bullying: how emotional scars run deep

Bullying is often thought of as a behaviour that only occurs in childhood or adolescence. But adult bullies are also a reality that many people face. Adult bullying takes many forms and can have a significant impact on the victim’s emotional and mental well-being. What is adult bullying? Adult bullying includes verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. It can occur in the workplace, social settings, and even within families. Some examples of adult bullying include: Adult bullying is often fuelled by […]

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4 simple steps to making a New Year’s resolution that sticks

More than half of all New Year’s resolutions fail. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Because you’ve done it, excitedly proclaimed that Everything Is Going To Be Different Next Year after you’ve spent some time pondering where you are in life as the year comes to a close only to find that you didn’t even stick to your resolution till the end of January. A third of resolutioners don’t make it to the end of January, so you’re not […]

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7 great reasons to use a notebook for better mental health

bird notebook on a bench

If you have thoughts, you’re a thinker. Every human being engages their mind all day, every day. And the mind can be exercised and optimised, just like the body, with a few simple tools. Your smartphone can do almost anything, especially with the right apps. But it’s useful to sometimes ditch your phone in favour of a trusty notebook because there are things a notebook can do for your brain that a smart device cannot. 1. Disconnecting is good for […]

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25 journal prompts to help you start your shadow work journey

So, why is it beneficial to work on shadow elements of yourself? It all comes down to self-knowledge and self-awareness. Being aware of your shadow self means you make better choices in life and identify the issues that you want to change or work on. What is shadow work? Shadow work is the process of exploring the unconscious parts of your mind with the goal of bringing them into conscious awareness so that you can accept and integrate them with […]

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A quick-start guide to journaling: 10 essential tips for beginners

Journaling has been nothing if not life-changing for me. Every time I get stuck – with work, in life, in relationships, in processing emotions – journaling is there to help me sort it all out. Being able to have that profound impact on your mindset is crucial when you want to heal and move forward in life. However, back when I started, I had NO CLUE what I was doing. All I knew about journaling was that Dear diary cliché. […]

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How to change your money mindset from stressed & scared to secure, confident & abundant as a woman: 6 powerful tips on how to do it

how to learn how to hold more abundance

You probably think I’m crazy for saying that the secret to establishing stability and increasing wealth comes down to attitude. After all, you can’t just *think* money into existence. Even so, I believe that your money mindset has a huge impact on how successful you are at achieving your financial goals, getting out of debt and living an abundant life – and not just in terms of material wealth. By adjusting your money mindset you make it easier for yourself […]

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What are the benefits of a gratitude journaling practice? 15 gratitude journaling prompts to get you started

how and why to start a gratitude journal

Gratitude is real magic. In your mind. Even when all you can see is how horrible things are, gratitude can turn things around. It won’t fix everything that’s wrong with the world, but it’ll take your focus away from the bad and point you towards what’s still good. The days when you think it can’t get worse, gratitude will help you heal. Not instantly, but slowly over time writing about your gratitude will have a profound effect on your life. […]

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Having a regular journaling practice will change your life when you’re highly sensitive and get easily overwhelmed. Here are 8 reasons you should start today!

having a journaling practice will change your life + how to start

You know what you want in life. Or at least know what you need to do in life. Yet, you can’t seem to get to a place in your life where you’re genuinely content with it. There are always more things on that list that you’d like to have. And so you promise yourself that you’re going to write that book, you’re gonna learn Italian because you’re gonna go to Italy and talk to the natives, you’re gonna get out […]

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A gentle journaling exercise to help you find your way to forgiveness when you’re highly sensitive

How and why to forgive, how to journal for forgiveness

Whether by the words or actions of someone else, we’ve all been hurt at some point. And probably (let’s face it: most likely) will be again. Maybe you have a parent who’s overly critical of every 👏 little 👏 thing 👏 you do, a partner who broke your trust or a vindictive coworker who sabotaged the project you were in charge of. Or it could be worse; physical, sexual or emotional abuse, grief or trauma. I get it, there’s a […]

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My free gratitude journaling course is finished! It’s the place to be if you want to gain the happiness advantage

Learn gratitude journaling with this free course that has gratitude prompts for 21 days

Wowee, these past few weeks have had me up and down, and spun all around. I finally finished Thankful, my free gratitude journaling course, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, free. I know spending hours agonising over what to write about and building a whole course on gratitude to give away for nothing seems contradictory when you’re trying to get your busienss off the ground. Trust me, I’ve had my doubts about this too. All the bro marketers and boss […]

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5 reasons why you need grit and 5 ways to get it (not the sand kind, but the mental toughness kind)

Why you need grit and how to get it

You can bring all the talent in the world, and say that you’re going to depend on that alone, but it will only get you so far. To get to the finish line, it’s going to take grit and grind and desire. Every piston needs to be pumping at full-throttle in the engine if you’re going to win. Once you start thinking of building grit as a life strategy, it becomes easier to weave it into every aspect of your […]

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10 things you can learn from highly resilient people

What you can learn from highly resilient people

It’s natural to resist change, especially when it comes in the form of challenges and adversity. Who wants to climb the mountain when you can take the ski-lift and enjoy the view on a leisurely ascent to the top? But since change is the only constant in life, change is inevitable. Building up yourself to become more resilient will not only help you survive and bounce back from change, but it will also allow you to thrive even in difficult […]

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