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Mental & Physical Health

Are You Struggling With Depression? 14 Signs That Might Point Towards Yes

As someone who has struggled with depression since I was six years old, and obtained a bachelors and masters degree pertaining to mental health, I know a thing or two about when someone starts hurting and they don’t know why. Depression is a scary and overwhelming illness to deal with, especially when you don’t realize what’s going on. Even though …

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My Four Favorite Leggings for the Gym Under $40

If you’re anything like me, or any other girl in her 20’s, you love leggings. Trent and I frequent the gym almost daily, so I’m always going through leggings and washing them constantly. I have worn through quite a few pairs over the past year, and here are my four favorite leggings brands that I have found that are affordable …

Life Mental & Physical Health

14 Ways To Stay Motivated When Staying Motivated Is The Last Thing You Want To Do

Do you ever find yourself lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, just dreading what’s to come with your day? You can feel your anxiety creeping up through your body, putting you on edge. In turn, you want to just shut down and not do anything at all? Been there, done that, lived that life for years. From time to …

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Do You Minimize Your Problems? Here’s Why and How To Stop

What exactly does it mean to minimize your emotions? Minimizing is a form of abuse towards yourself and others. It is when you tell someone to stop being such a drama queen. It is also when you talk down about your accomplishments, hardships, or even yourself. People minimize themselves every single day without realizing they’re even doing it. “You look …

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How to Overcome a Bad Mental Health Day

Possibly one of the most misunderstood parts of mental illness is that sometimes you really have no idea why you’re feeling the way you are. Sometimes a bad mental health day comes around even when everything has been going great. All of a sudden, you start to get irritable and want to disappear so you don’t have to deal with …

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others in 2019

2018 was a year full of comparing myself to others. It made me absolutely sick, physically and mentally. I had set so many goals for myself that I didn’t accomplish. Instead, I spent the majority of the year putting myself and my accomplishments down while comparing them to more successful people. Throughout 2018 (and the entirety of my life) I …

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The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Accounts You Need to Follow Today

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Looking for new fitness inspiration? Look no further! These 10 Instagram fitness accounts (no they are not sponsored, this is all my personal opinion) have changed the way I work out and have taught me how to love my body again! These accounts are tailored more towards strength-training instead of weight loss. I hope you are able to take advantage …

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28 Lessons I Learned From Being in a Psychiatric Hospital

Disclaimer: I am not yet a licensed professional. This is based purely off my own experience with mental illness and education through my Master’s program. Do not substitute professional help with this article. Please seek out the proper clinicians to ensure the best care possible.  If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or just needs to talk to …