numb // 5 ways to look after your strong friend

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I read (okay, skimmed…) an article recently about making sure you check in on your strong friend. I feel like we all have a friend that we look up to and admire and would describe as ‘strong’, together, confident and who always seems to go above and beyond. The kind of person whose theme song should be Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman.’ [Confession: I’d like to think this is my theme song.] The truth is that no matter how strong or together someone appears, life is tough and we all struggle. In the recent weeks there has been a spotlight on mental health, depression, suicide and the role that we can all play in looking after our friendships better. Continue reading “numb // 5 ways to look after your strong friend”

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bloom // 10 ways to fight discouragement

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Sometimes it seems like everyone around you is having the time of their lives, working their ultimate dream job with a hot babe by their side. Then there are the friends who are seemingly always on a relaxing fancy vacation. Even if you’re not prone to the occasional (and unadvised!) comparison, it can be hard not to feel a little discouraged. Or maybe you’re working towards your ultimate dream and you are not yet seeing the results you want. Or maybe you’ve been job searching for months and nothing has quite panned out yet. Whatever it is, we all go through periods where we are feeling discouraged and need a little pick me up. Below are 10 of my favorite go-tos. Whether you try just a couple or all of them in one day (no judgement zone!), I guarantee you’ll feel encouraged in no time flat. Continue reading “bloom // 10 ways to fight discouragement”