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☽ Blogtober 2018 ☾ 


 
   Blogtober Day 1: Releasing Regret    When we are young, releasing regret happens naturally… but sometimes we dig our heels in and raise such a fuss that we miss the entire transformation and just find ourselves in the frozen wasteland on the other side completely against our will. This will help.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 1: Releasing Regret

When we are young, releasing regret happens naturally… but sometimes we dig our heels in and raise such a fuss that we miss the entire transformation and just find ourselves in the frozen wasteland on the other side completely against our will. This will help. [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 2: How to Get Your Emotions Under Control    You have the power to tear that belief into a million pieces and replace it with a hot new truth that empowers you, that brings you to life and embraces that powerful and inspiring woman  you already ARE  instead of pushing her away and denying yourself the opportunity to be her.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 2: How to Get Your Emotions Under Control

You have the power to tear that belief into a million pieces and replace it with a hot new truth that empowers you, that brings you to life and embraces that powerful and inspiring woman you already ARE instead of pushing her away and denying yourself the opportunity to be her. [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 3: Recognizing Resistance in Your Life    Today we’re looking at recognizing resistance in our daily lives so that we can actually process it and choose our next steps consciously, rather than subconsciously sabotaging ourselves and avoiding the resistance. (Which leads to built up emotions, continued frustration, dwindling hopes, and all that other not-so-fun stuck-ness!)  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 3: Recognizing Resistance in Your Life

Today we’re looking at recognizing resistance in our daily lives so that we can actually process it and choose our next steps consciously, rather than subconsciously sabotaging ourselves and avoiding the resistance. (Which leads to built up emotions, continued frustration, dwindling hopes, and all that other not-so-fun stuck-ness!) [Read more]

 
   Blogtober Day 4: How to Tell if a Feeling is Genuine (or a Mask!)    I’m going to give you two tools to uncover the truth behind what’s going on. They’ll be most effective if you start with the first one to get in tune with your body and really feel where you are physically, and then dive into the second exercise to open up to the answers your heart already knows (that your self-doubt is drowning out).  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 4: How to Tell if a Feeling is Genuine (or a Mask!)

I’m going to give you two tools to uncover the truth behind what’s going on. They’ll be most effective if you start with the first one to get in tune with your body and really feel where you are physically, and then dive into the second exercise to open up to the answers your heart already knows (that your self-doubt is drowning out). [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 5: How to Trust Yourself (Even if You Struggle to Trust Others)    Trusting ourselves should be the most natural thing in the world, but the truth is that it can be really difficult. Especially if we believe we’ve been wrong in the past, and even more so if our being wrong ended with pain and regret. (If this is you, take a look at…  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 5: How to Trust Yourself (Even if You Struggle to Trust Others)

Trusting ourselves should be the most natural thing in the world, but the truth is that it can be really difficult. Especially if we believe we’ve been wrong in the past, and even more so if our being wrong ended with pain and regret. (If this is you, take a look at… [Read more]

 
   Blogtober Day 6: How to Trust Yourself (part 2) | Growing Intuition    You already know you want to live a passionate life. You already want to stop being a perfectionist and learn to execute your amazing ideas, go with the flow sometimes, pave your own path at times, and have an impact on this world.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 6: How to Trust Yourself (part 2) | Growing Intuition

You already know you want to live a passionate life. You already want to stop being a perfectionist and learn to execute your amazing ideas, go with the flow sometimes, pave your own path at times, and have an impact on this world. [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 7: Why I’m Glad I Quit College (& Why I Went Back)    I didn’t earn my entire degree at once. I took a year-long break right in the middle… and I’m so glad I did!  This is what I what I wish someone had told me at 17 and 18 years old. [Read more]

Blogtober Day 7: Why I’m Glad I Quit College (& Why I Went Back)

I didn’t earn my entire degree at once. I took a year-long break right in the middle… and I’m so glad I did!

This is what I what I wish someone had told me at 17 and 18 years old.[Read more]

   Blogtober Day 8: Top 3 Tips for New & Aspiring Bloggers    Here are 3 pieces of short and sweet advice I have to share with baby bloggers- and what I’d go back and tell myself!  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 8: Top 3 Tips for New & Aspiring Bloggers

Here are 3 pieces of short and sweet advice I have to share with baby bloggers- and what I’d go back and tell myself! [Read more]

 
   Blogtober Day 9: Working Through Resistance | 22 Guiding Questions    In case you aren’t already familiar with the concept of resistance, I want to fill you in! Resistance is friction in life. It’s anything tough, annoying, different, uncomfortable… It’s anything that rubs you wrong or bothers you or scares you.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 9: Working Through Resistance | 22 Guiding Questions

In case you aren’t already familiar with the concept of resistance, I want to fill you in! Resistance is friction in life. It’s anything tough, annoying, different, uncomfortable… It’s anything that rubs you wrong or bothers you or scares you. [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 10: Zodiac Sun Sign Series | Libra    A short and sweet summary of all things Libra!  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 10: Zodiac Sun Sign Series | Libra

A short and sweet summary of all things Libra! [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 11: Why & How I Started Blogging    This is my journey, from the early hobby days to the full-time income.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 11: Why & How I Started Blogging

This is my journey, from the early hobby days to the full-time income. [Read more]

 
   Blogtober Day 12: Confidence    I haven’t always been confident, and I didn’t even really notice that I’d gotten more confident until this kind lady pointed it out. In the past three years, my confidence has exploded. I’m sure some of it just has to do with life experience, but…  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 12: Confidence

I haven’t always been confident, and I didn’t even really notice that I’d gotten more confident until this kind lady pointed it out. In the past three years, my confidence has exploded. I’m sure some of it just has to do with life experience, but…
[Read more]

   Blogtober Day 13: How to Make a Decision When You Feel Torn    This is something I do all. the. time. when I can’t choose between two options and I feel like there are overwhelming downsides to every option (or they are both freakin’ awesome and I don’t know which is better).  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 13: How to Make a Decision When You Feel Torn

This is something I do all. the. time. when I can’t choose between two options and I feel like there are overwhelming downsides to every option (or they are both freakin’ awesome and I don’t know which is better). [Read more]

   Blogtober Day 14: How I Wrote and Published an eBook in 30 Days     Read about my eBook journey and learn how to write and publish your own eBook in under 30 days. Recommendations based on what I’ve tried and tips on what I’ve learned since creating my first eBook.  [Read more]

Blogtober Day 14: How I Wrote and Published an eBook in 30 Days

Read about my eBook journey and learn how to write and publish your own eBook in under 30 days. Recommendations based on what I’ve tried and tips on what I’ve learned since creating my first eBook. [Read more]


 
   How to see the gift in a struggle    The most powerful moments in our lives don’t come from easy, happy times. They come from struggle.  [Read more]

How to see the gift in a struggle

The most powerful moments in our lives don’t come from easy, happy times. They come from struggle. [Read more]

   How to embrace your limits    In the world of self-care, there is a lot of talk about loving ourselves and being okay with where we are today… and this is something I’m big on too, but I like to take it a step further!  [Read more]

How to embrace your limits

In the world of self-care, there is a lot of talk about loving ourselves and being okay with where we are today… and this is something I’m big on too, but I like to take it a step further! [Read more]

   Why don’t we talk about love?    I’d already noticed how challenging it was lately to share my affection publicly. Vulnerability is usually something that comes easily to me… And my feelings for this wonderful man are still very much alive.  So what happened?  [Read more]

Why don’t we talk about love?

I’d already noticed how challenging it was lately to share my affection publicly. Vulnerability is usually something that comes easily to me… And my feelings for this wonderful man are still very much alive.

So what happened? [Read more]

 
   Sharing your struggles is kind.    I’m here to tell you that you are not a burden, and sharing your struggles with a loved one is not a selfish act. Here’s why…   [Read more]

Sharing your struggles is kind.

I’m here to tell you that you are not a burden, and sharing your struggles with a loved one is not a selfish act. Here’s why…

[Read more]

   #metoo | One Woman’s Thoughts on Feminism, Rape, and Bras    At first I resisted it SO HARD. “Don’t be a  feminazi ,” some rotten little voice in my head would mutter when I’d start to let my anger out. And back into the box it would go- because I wouldn’t want to be a bitch. or a  feminazi . or a psychopath. or something. Right?  [Read more]

#metoo | One Woman’s Thoughts on Feminism, Rape, and Bras

At first I resisted it SO HARD. “Don’t be a feminazi,” some rotten little voice in my head would mutter when I’d start to let my anger out. And back into the box it would go- because I wouldn’t want to be a bitch. or a feminazi. or a psychopath. or something. Right? [Read more]

   Virgo Sun Sign    The first in the Sun Sign blog series!  Everything you need to know about Virgo.  [Read more]

Virgo Sun Sign

The first in the Sun Sign blog series!

Everything you need to know about Virgo. [Read more]

 
   Introducing Feminine Power    There's a reason storms are named for women. Feminine power is an intimate connection with the divine. To embrace it is to understand, forgive, and love oneself knowing all vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and shortcomings.  [Read more]

Introducing Feminine Power

There's a reason storms are named for women. Feminine power is an intimate connection with the divine. To embrace it is to understand, forgive, and love oneself knowing all vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and shortcomings. [Read more]

   10 Signs You’re set for Success    If there's a very vague head-in-the-clouds image in your mind of what it means to be successful...  It’s time to get more serious and actually manifest some dreams!  Are you ready?  [Read more]

10 Signs You’re set for Success

If there's a very vague head-in-the-clouds image in your mind of what it means to be successful...
It’s time to get more serious and actually manifest some dreams!
Are you ready? [Read more]

   Moon Manifestation    After all, the moon has the power to control the movement of the entire ocean on our planet- and being made so much of water, it makes sense that our human bodies also respond to that gravity. Here’s one way to use that!   [Read more]

Moon Manifestation

After all, the moon has the power to control the movement of the entire ocean on our planet- and being made so much of water, it makes sense that our human bodies also respond to that gravity. Here’s one way to use that!
[Read more]

 
   How to Apply the Law of Attraction    The Law of Attraction says the energy we give off attracts the same energy back to us.  Here’s how to effectively apply the LOA in your life.  [Read more]

How to Apply the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction says the energy we give off attracts the same energy back to us.
Here’s how to effectively apply the LOA in your life. [Read more]

   The Meaning Behind Lilacs in Paradise    I was very young, but I remember bits and pieces of those early days with him…  [Read more]

The Meaning Behind Lilacs in Paradise

I was very young, but I remember bits and pieces of those early days with him… [Read more]

   How to Thrive Despite Cystic Fibrosis    We only get ONE life, so why waste it feeling more miserable than absolutely necessary over cystic fibrosis?  If you don't know where to start, keep reading.  [Read more]

How to Thrive Despite Cystic Fibrosis

We only get ONE life, so why waste it feeling more miserable than absolutely necessary over cystic fibrosis?
If you don't know where to start, keep reading. [Read more]

 
   3 steps to destroy self-doubt    I want to talk about ways to make it easier to brush off the doubt and get on with your day, because I know you've got amazing things to get done!  [Read more]

3 steps to destroy self-doubt

I want to talk about ways to make it easier to brush off the doubt and get on with your day, because I know you've got amazing things to get done! [Read more]

   #metoo | Don’t Tell Me What Strength Is    The power isn’t in hiding the feelings,  it’s in having the courage to let them show.  [Read more]

#metoo | Don’t Tell Me What Strength Is

The power isn’t in hiding the feelings,

it’s in having the courage to let them show. [Read more]

   Coping with Miscarriage    The pain doesn't stay like this forever, like there's a hole in your chest, like your foot is falling through the air in the dark. It passes. I want you to know however you cope, it is okay.  [Read more]

Coping with Miscarriage

The pain doesn't stay like this forever, like there's a hole in your chest, like your foot is falling through the air in the dark. It passes. I want you to know however you cope, it is okay.
[Read more]

 
   How to Make Friends as an Adult    I want to share some ways to make awesome and genuine friends as an adult! Let's put an end to that longing for meaningful friendships, o kay ? Here are 5 simple ways you can make more local friends!  [Read more]

How to Make Friends as an Adult

I want to share some ways to make awesome and genuine friends as an adult! Let's put an end to that longing for meaningful friendships, okay? Here are 5 simple ways you can make more local friends!
[Read more]

   The Last of My Past: healing child neglect, abuse, and trauma    I thought the depth of the pain, fear, and helplessness I felt as a child was invalid because I was young.  Well, it wasn't.  And your feelings aren't invalid either.  [Read more]

The Last of My Past: healing child neglect, abuse, and trauma

I thought the depth of the pain, fear, and helplessness I felt as a child was invalid because I was young. Well, it wasn't. And your feelings aren't invalid either.
[Read more]

 
   The LILACS Guide to Overcome fear    Practice LILACS with one specific fear in mind. I challenge you to practice these steps for ONE WEEK and document your results.  [Read more]

The LILACS Guide to Overcome fear

Practice LILACS with one specific fear in mind. I challenge you to practice these steps for ONE WEEK and document your results.
[Read more]

 
   Healing from Rape: My Story    I was angry. Furious, all the time. I don't even know what I hated, but I hated it with all my heart. Him? The world? I still don't know who I was mad at during that time, but I was so angry I could hardly speak to anyone at all.  [Read more]

Healing from Rape: My Story

I was angry. Furious, all the time. I don't even know what I hated, but I hated it with all my heart. Him? The world? I still don't know who I was mad at during that time, but I was so angry I could hardly speak to anyone at all. [Read more]

 
   It’s okay… to not be okay.    Sometimes our house is a mess, our bank accounts are even messier, and our hair is in the least hot-Tumblr-girl-ish messy bun known to woman, all at the same time-   and that's okay! And that doesn't make us worthless people!  [Read more]

It’s okay… to not be okay.

Sometimes our house is a mess, our bank accounts are even messier, and our hair is in the least hot-Tumblr-girl-ish messy bun known to woman, all at the same time- and that's okay! And that doesn't make us worthless people!
[Read more]

 
   Cystic Fibrosis: Death and Dying    When I was in high school, the reality of my life potentially being half over hit me hard. I remember feeling so angry and hopeless. Frankly I was pissed that my life could be half over and I still had to go to  high school.   Mostly, I didn’t want to leave any pain behind when I died.   [Read more]

Cystic Fibrosis: Death and Dying

When I was in high school, the reality of my life potentially being half over hit me hard. I remember feeling so angry and hopeless. Frankly I was pissed that my life could be half over and I still had to go to high school.

Mostly, I didn’t want to leave any pain behind when I died.
[Read more]

 
 
 
   From my hospital bed…    I thought I could beat CF down with sheer will-power and a healthy lifestyle, and maybe in a perfect world I could, but in the real world that's just not realistic, and that's okay! I don't need to be ashamed when my body needs a little extra help.  [Read more]

From my hospital bed…

I thought I could beat CF down with sheer will-power and a healthy lifestyle, and maybe in a perfect world I could, but in the real world that's just not realistic, and that's okay! I don't need to be ashamed when my body needs a little extra help. [Read more]

 
 
 
   Good morning, sunshine.    Living in the moment was absolutely terrifying- and frustrating as hell!  One minute I’d be doing great, and then suddenly I’d realize I’ve been thinking about something three years from now for the past twenty minutes.  [Read more]

Good morning, sunshine.

Living in the moment was absolutely terrifying- and frustrating as hell!
One minute I’d be doing great, and then suddenly I’d realize I’ve been thinking about something three years from now for the past twenty minutes. [Read more]