How I Rediscovered My Dreams and Quit My 9-5

After starting the blog almost a year ago (!) I created a completely new vision for my life and career, and started making a plan to quit my 9-5 job in higher education. Next week, the dream of working for myself and pursuing my creative passions is coming true as next Friday will be my last day at my job. I am so excited to become a full-time life + wellness coach and creative entrepreneur. And I am so excited to finally share this story (and this big announcement) with you all!

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What It's Really Like to Live with High-Functioning Anxiety

You may have heard the term “high-functioning anxiety” floating around, and you may be confused as to how it differs from regular stress or anxiety. Or you may be wondering if you yourself have high-functioning anxiety. So today I’ll explain what high-functioning anxiety is and some general differences between regular stress and high-functioning anxiety, as well as my own experiences with it.

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How To Love Where You Are Right Now While Also Working Towards Your Goals

The idea of balancing our dreams, goals, and plans for the future with staying in the present moment and loving where we currently are in life is a tricky one. But with these tips,  hopefully that balance will become a little easier to find. These practices below have really helped me when I’ve felt like I was focusing too much on my future goals and not on how far I’d already come, and I hope they’ll help you, too!

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How To Escape The Comparison Trap And Start Defining Success On Your Own Terms

They say that comparison is the thief of joy, and I could not agree more. Read on to learn why I firmly believe that the key to fulfillment in your life and career is to stop comparing yourself to others, stop chasing standard metrics of success (and these metrics exist in every career field), and instead find your own definitions of success + fulfillment.

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How Having A Pet Has Helped Ease My Anxiety

My dog has become such a huge part of my life and has helped so much with my mental health these past few years. On the anniversary of his adoption, I wanted to share how having a pet has helped ease my anxiety and has greatly improved my life. While I’m not recommending that everyone immediately go get a pet, hopefully my experience can shed some insight if you’re thinking about becoming a pet parent!

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5 Ways I Use Essential Oils To Promote Physical, Mental, And Spiritual Wellbeing

I first began using essential oils a few years ago, when a friend who regularly used them explained the basics to me and gave me some examples of how she used them in her everyday life. I had heard of essential oils and their many benefits but it all seemed overwhelming and confusing, and I had no idea where to start. If you’ve wanted to start using essential oils but are unsure what they are or how to use them, or if you’re just looking for some new uses for them, then read on!

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