Importance of Mindfulness Practices

Importance of Mindfulness Practices

Are you too busy for your family, friends, and even yourself? Do you find yourself multitasking to do the laundry, clean the house/apartment, and thinking about the next chore you have to complete? Are you planning your days while driving into work and listening to your favourite radio station or podcast?

In an effort to accomplish all of the things on your to-do list, you may be disconnecting with those around you as well as yourself.

Me too! I caught myself trying to be successful at everything but being present in my life’s most precious moments the present. I found the practice of mindfulness back in 2011 and have experienced reconnecting moments over the course of 5 years.

Now I am on a mission to be consciously aware of my mindfulness daily.

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3 Months Left in 2016! Here’s How to Make the Most of It

3 Months Left in 2016! Here’s How to Make the Most of It

We are already half way finished with October! I don’t know about you but this month definitely crept up on me. It said let’s go, Terri, there are things we need to get done!

To be honest, there is so much that I want to get done in these last 3 months of 2016. A lot of which, I have wanted to get done all year round but for one reason or another did not.

Like many people, I love to plan. I have planners and notebooks and scrap paper for just about EVERYTHING! Sometimes that makes me to rigid. It leaves little room for flexibility. Other times it keeps me focused. It gives me a sense of purpose.

No matter which side of the planner spectrum you are on. You can 100% enjoy the rest of 2016 and make the most of it! I have come up with 5 tips that can help even the latest of last minute goal setters.

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Depression: How To Deal With It and Ultimately Choose Joy

Depression: How To Deal With It and Ultimately Choose Joy

Spoiler alert! I am not always as happy as my Instagram account would have you to believe.

As a matter of fact for the past month and a half, I have battled with thoughts and feelings of depression. What this recent dance with depression has taught me is that you have to be willing to not be sad anymore. It is so addictive to live in a “woe is me” mindset.

To be honest, there were some days when it almost felt good to feel depressed. Weird! I know. Maybe it was because I could choose to be lazy. Not care about getting anything done. Then blame it on feeling sad and depressed!

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Top 10 Fall Music Favorites You Need to Know this Year

Top 10 Fall Music Favorites You Need to Know this Year

Today marks the first day of Autumn. The air is starting to cool down, which means cuffin’ season is upon us! This means my hair needs to be on fleek even more. There’s no reason bae should see my hair look lackluster due to the chilly weather.

While my hair regimen will see an increase in the time it takes me to complete a style. I am committed to making sure I step out into the fall with fashion-forward clothing, shoes and hair to match!

I have curated a list of songs that capture the essence of this season, which I think you will enjoy. Whether you are in a serious committed relationship. You have been dating someone on and off for a significant amount of time. You are looking to find a mate this season. Let this playlist inspire you to put your best self forward!

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10 Reasons Why It Is Important to Be Openminded

10 Reasons Why It Is Important to Be Openminded

Being open-minded is a quality trait to have. We are born into a world of differences. People have differences of opinion. We have differences in culture. People have different societal norms.

With that as a collective, we should challenge ourselves daily to be tolerant of those around us.

While I, too, struggle with being consistent with my open-mindedness. I thought it was important to communicate with you 10 reasons why I believe it is great to have an open mind. FYI. Click the reason to read more about it!

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Yesterday, I Wrote a Poem

Yesterday, I Wrote a Poem

Writing has always been a way for people, including myself, to express themselves.  From poets to authors. From novelists to autobiographers. The written word as difficult as it may be for some, comes second nature to others. I am blessed to be one of the people who have the talent for writing.

But talent is the beginning of it. The second part is the passion. Being passionate about things in life is the reason why those things work. As a result today I am sharing with you a poem I wrote on Snapchat a few weeks back.

Share it will your friends online and follow me on Instagram: @terri2kool to keep up with me!

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Here’s Why I Self-Validate in 2016

Here's Why I Self-Validate in 2016

Humans have a deep desire to receive validation from outside sources. Whether it is justification for an outfit we put together. Or credit for the work we have completed on a project, there are many things we want people to pat us on the back for. But why? Why do we care so much about what others have to say about us?

The most obvious answer is that society made us this way. The society of our culture. The family norms we were taught. The school rules and regulations we had to follow. Whenever we did something right or “worthy” of praise, we received validation.

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