Realizing you’re not alone in your struggle

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When I’m upset I hermit. A lot of us do that. We obsess over our own issues and build them up to be these mountains that we have to climb, and we feel we have to climb them alone. We become haunted by the things that stress us out and isolate ourselves from the people around us because we don’t think they could understand what we’re going through — the very unique burden that we carry — or we don’t want to put that weight on them. They’re fine. They’re happy. Our issues are not relatable. We are the very first to ever experience struggle.

No one? Just me?

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The First Time I Really Felt Self-Love

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On a recent morning, I woke up and noticed I felt happy, which is not such a familiar feeling to me. I usually experience moments of joy directly related to bliss-inducing events but I live somewhere in a melancholic and nostalgic state riddled with anxiety about the future and reflection of the past. Although I’m certain the seed was planted earlier, it wasn’t until my early 20s that I began to experience a sort of self-loathing.

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Learning To Trust Your Vision

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I’ve been having a digital identity crisis. I’ve been struggling with how to use this site and how to use my social platforms in a way that feels more authentic to me. That’s not to say that I’ve been dishonest in the content that I’ve created. It’s always been important to me to use whatever influence that I have to encourage people to be better. It’s not an issue of truth, it’s an issue of intention.

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The Electric Toothbrush That Changed My Beauty Ritual

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My entire beauty routine, including brushing my teeth, has always been a ritual to me. As someone who had braces as a teenager and cystic acne until my mid-twenties, I understand that your beauty is dependent on the healthy habits that your form. Taking care of yourself shouldn’t feel like a chore or a financial extravagance. It’s about taking those small moments throughout your day and making that time sacred.

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A Guide to Relocating After Losing a Life Partner

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Sometimes when there is a drastic change in a person’s life, it can be difficult to stay in the same place. Your current home or even city is full of memories of your life together. While you don’t want to lose your memories, constantly being reminded of them can be more haunting than comforting. That’s why many people decide to move after losing their partner.

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