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What a year

Hey there It’s December 2020 and I can’t believe it has been almost a full six months since I last wrote and published a blog post. They say time flies when you’re having fun, but I guess that time just never seems to stop, for anyone or anything, especially in the middle of a pandemic. I think this year has been complicated and a bit... well, completely unexpected, for everyone to say the least. I don’t know about you, but I would describe t ...

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The next right thing

A lot of things have been on my mind lately and I know it has to do with everything that’s going on in the world at the moment - all of the changes, the different way of life, the questions that linger around in my mind about the present and the future. You know what I mean, I bet you’ve thought about or have been thinking about all of these things yourself. Just a quick disclaimer: I know that it has been a while since I’ve posted a blog pos ...

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Confessions of a wannabe Blogger

I want to start off by saying that it has been an absolute privilege being able to share my inner most thoughts and experiences with you through my blog this year. Life is a journey and I am so very grateful that I am able to walk an authentic road with all of my readers. One of the first blog posts I wrote about at the beginning of the year was titled "Why I chose the name me". I briefly gave my readers a glimpse into my reasons for wanting ...

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Honesty Hour

When I decided to start a Wellness Series on the blog, I wanted to make sure that I was walking the walk and not just talking the talk. I wanted to make sure that I was prioritising my wellness and catering to my different dimensions, not only researching and writing about it. My goal was to see if I personally felt a difference by choosing to live a more balanced lifestyle. Two lessons throughout this journey stood out to me and so I thoug ...

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Creative Wellness

Wellness Series Part 9 As promised, this week we will be exploring a surprise dimension of Wellness known as our Creative Wellness! Looking after our creative well-being by allowing ourselves the opportunity to express ourselves creatively is said to be one of the missing links when we talk about health and wellness - space for a ninth wellness dimension was therefore created (Newpoff, Melnyk, Neale, 2018). A person who looks afte ...

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Intellectual Wellness

Wellness Series Part 8 This is it! Part eight of our Wellness series is finally here. Over the past nine weeks, we have been exploring and discussing the topic of wellness from a self-care perspective. Each week, we have been learning about eight very important wellness dimensions and why we should be catering to all of our different needs through them. Today, we get to end off our journey by learning about our eighth wellness dim ...

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Occupational Wellness

Wellness Series Part 7 I can't believe we are already on part 7 in our Wellness series this week!The wellness dimension that we will be discussing today is an aspect of our well-being that plays such an important part in our overall health and quality of life - our Occupational Wellness. Our careers, the work that we do as well as our overall working experience are all important aspects in our lives. Our occupations are meant to be meaning ...

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Spiritual Wellness

Wellness Series Part 6 This week we will be focusing on a wellness dimension that is often overlooked, yet so important to who we are as individuals and vital to our overall health and wellness - our Spiritual Wellness. The conversation regarding the topic of wellness is mainly about leading a satisfying life where one is able to find balance, wholeness and happiness, which often includes finding meaning and individual purpose. These f ...

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Financial Wellness

Wellness Series Part 5 As planned, this week we will be diving deeper into the fifth wellness dimension in our wellness series - our Financial Wellness.When discussing the concept of wellness and self-care, looking to our finances is the last thing that we usually do, but financial wellness is actually considered to be a very important dimension for our overall health and well-being. So this week, we will be discussing the concept of f ...

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Environmental Wellness

Wellness Series Part 4 As we slowly work through each wellness dimension every week, I hope my readers are learning more about how to incorporate a wellness based lifestyle into their every day lives. I hope that by exploring our wellness, my readers realise the importance of their overall health and well-being. So here’s to learning more about the true power behind self-care and the act of building our self-awareness. In the previous blog ...