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Are You Ready to Reach Your Goals in 2019? (Part 2 of 3)

Faster. Tougher. Stronger. Better. We want that, don’t we? It certainly sounds good. But it also sounds daunting. Why? Because all these things, all these improvements, come at a cost: hard work. If you read my blog post from last week, you hopefully started doing things that make you happy. You started taking care of …

Bonus: My Top 8 Books for Self-care

Bonus blog! If you read my most recent blog post, you know I did a lot of reading during 2018. Most of the books I read were all about being introspective, attempting to understanding the universe we live in, and ultimately how to be happy and fulfilled in life. So I decided to compile my …

Are You Ready to Reach Your Goals in 2019? (Part 1 of 3)

Do you have a new year’s resolution? Better yet, is your new year’s resolution the same as last year’s resolution? Maybe it’s the same as the year before too. I find most people (guilty as charged) make resolutions for the new year and rarely stick to them. I thought hard about why that is, and …

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Identity

Lost. … Does that resonate with you? I’ll let you in on a secret: it resonates with me. Because that is how I felt, day after day, for a very long time. Until recently. Don’t get me wrong, I still have bad days (which is actually great because that means I am human). But along …

How to Release Meaningless and Underlying Anger

Are you angry? Here’s a better question: Are you happy, until without warning, a small occurrence causes you to become bitter and lash-out for what seems like no reason? Maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the people around you. Or worse, maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the way you view …

This is my “Why”

Are you feeling discouraged today? Well secret’s out – I am! And I was a little discouraged yesterday, and last week, and even last month…and maybe you were too. For me, feeling discouraged definitely comes and goes. Especially since I am trying to do something a little out of the ordinary: I don’t have a …

Will this be the Year of You?

Question for you: Is the upcoming year going to be the best year of your life yet? Answer: “Well Ella, let me go grab my crystal ball. Oh wait…I don’t have one!” Ok, maybe you’re not as sarcastic as I am. But do you really know the answer to that question? You don’t? No worries, …

Recipe for a Self-care Lifestyle!

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’ve been trying to finish a master’s degree for the past three years. Yup, you heard me… THREE YEARS! Between working a full time job, never wanting to do the degree, thinking I was stupid, having a mental break down and taking an 8-month official leave, it has …

Passion >>> Complacency

!PSA! Take this 3-question quiz that will guarantee 1 of 4 possibilities: (1) you have an a-ha moment, (2) you give yourself a pat on the back (3) you have an oh-s***-what-am-I-doing moment, or (4) some combination of 1 & 3! Question 1- How old are you? Question 2a – What are you doing in …

Fifty Shades of Monday

This is a follow-up to my last blog where I talked about Mondays being my favourite day of the week. One of my friends asked if I could recommend more things for people to do on Mondays. So instead of listing off a few items, I decided to write a full list of 50 Things …