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3 Ways to Kick Start Journalling

In many ways decluttering your surroundings is much easier than decluttering your mind. Anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD and many other problems can cause your brain to be messy, cluttered and overwhelming. The great thing is, however, journaling can be a great way to find clarity, perspective and to calm a racing mind. The simple task… Continue reading 3 Ways to Kick Start Journalling

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Joy and Perfectionism

Joy and perfectionism. They are two different entities. Opposites. A twisted vine of lies, shame and sadness. Perfectionism is defined as unachievable unexpections and the inability to be happy unless these high expectations are reached. Perfectionism destroys our happiness. It ravages self-esteem. Encourages bitterness and resentment. It steals our joy. Perfection is unattainable. Growth is… Continue reading Joy and Perfectionism

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Mental Illness and Happiness

Joy is not elusive. Irrespective of mental illnesses, Joy is still always present.But how can joy be present, when your illness/disorder is crippling any sense of joy, hope or purpose? When the emptiness feels overwhelming, all-encompassing and eternal? The struggle comes when your mental health is creating a lifestyle which is opposite to a life… Continue reading Mental Illness and Happiness

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An Open Letter of Gratitude to Those Who Have Brought Joy to My Motherhood

Happiness in parenthood has come from an amalgamation of people who have brought intense joy to my life. Who have ridden out the sleepless nights, the depression and mental health problems, the sick child and the accident-prone child who doesn't bounce! My joy in parenthood has come from these people. The people who bring the… Continue reading An Open Letter of Gratitude to Those Who Have Brought Joy to My Motherhood

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How Simplifying Relationships Results in Happier Relationships

Expectations. Simplify them. Lower them. Then lower them some more. So often we get caught up in our expectations towards the one whom we love. We have this dream of a spouse who knows us completely, who can mind read, who is perfect and one who doesn't really exist! This is something I have really… Continue reading How Simplifying Relationships Results in Happier Relationships

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January- The Happy Month!

Joy. Happiness. Contentment. January is going to be full of these purposeful moments which grow love, joy, happiness and contentment. Throughout January i will be sharing more of what we are doing to increase joy in our lives through simplicity. Including our ”Happiness Project, ” what the difference between joy and happiness is (positive psychology… Continue reading January- The Happy Month!