Minimalism For Beginners: Less is More

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve become obsessed with minimalism. It all started when I decided to move across the country back to Pennsylvania from Los Angeles. I could not afford to hire movers (let alone a moving truck) so I purged 80-90% of what I had in my one bedroom apartment.

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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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How to make your home the home of your dreams

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Although interior design isn’t high up on everyone’s priority list, it’s important that you create a space that puts you at ease, lowers your stress levels and makes you feel relaxed. If you work from home, this is crucial. However, for all of us, our home is our base. It sets the tone for how our days begin and how they end.

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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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