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Intrinsic motivation vs. Extrinsic motivation: What drives you?

Intrinsic motivation vs. Extrinsic motivation: What drives you?  No mother is the same. Some mothers thrive with motherhood while others feel like they are drowning. And no mother has the same understanding of what motherhood means to them, either. But one thing that all moms have in common is their need for motivation - and it's not just because they're tired from chasing a toddler around! Every mom needs something to drive her forward on those days when she feels like giving up. This blog post will explore intrinsic motivation vs extrinsic motivation, and how each can provide you with...

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Put yourself first

Put yourself first  It is no secret that motherhood is hard. Unfortunately, many people forget to mention how motherhood can also affect your mental health. The lack of self-care and the pressure of society create a perfect storm for a mother's depression and anxiety. In this blog, we will talk about how to stay mentally well after becoming a mother. Communication, mindfulness, and exercise are the main healthy habits with which we can do so.  Motherhood oftentimes demands so much of your time and energy. It can be easy to neglect yourself as you focus on caring for your children,...

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Compassion is the ultimate revolution

Compassion by Jackie Cabrera  As you know by now I am a big advocate for self care because it has helped me so much in my personal life. Whenever I find myself in difficult situations I lean into my self care habits and these make very challenging times a little more tolerable. There is no more powerful tool for meeting the challenges of our time than compassion.   Self-care is about creating and planning space in your life for you. What is the self-care journey? It is the journey towards building your self-esteem and creating a positive relationship with yourself. It...

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Soy candle care

Soy candle care  When lighting a candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container. Should take around 2-3 hours. This is called a full melt pool, because the wax is melted evenly and resembles a pool (pictured above).  Failure to allow the candle to create a full melt pool will cause “tunneling” which will limit the life of your candle. “Tunneling” is when the wax burns straight down around the wick only and does not burn the wax evenly.  If your candle tunnels you can take foil and wrap it...

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Is there a difference between Soy and Parafin wax?

Why do we choose 100% premium soy wax?  Yes there is a huge difference. While paraffin wax candles are the most readily available candles on the market, they are not the best option for you, your family, or  your pets. Notice soy blend candles also contain paraffin. 100% Soy wax candles on the other hand are a much better choice. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum while 100% soy wax is biodegradable and is derived from vegetables. Soy is nontoxic and all natural. Paraffin emits carcinogens into the air we breathe. Paraffin wax is not sustainable because fossil fuels cannot...

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