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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

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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Three affirmations your Soul needs right now.

Healing your Soul starts from yourself The way you speak to yourself can change the way you live your life. Be kind to your Soul and start the process of healing from within with these three affirmations.   "I choose to prioritize myself" My thoughts and feelings matter-- they are not selfish. I deserve to give myself attention, compassion, and time.  "I'm at peace with who I am"  I am accepting reality and working towards my ideal self, but I'm letting go of perfectionism and recognizing the efforts I made today. "I am determined to heal and get well"  Curing myself...

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