You are enough (without all the extra)

Let me repeat that- YOU are enough, just as you are. Now, let that sink in for a minute. You don’t need that lipstick to make you feel better. You don’t need to say Yes to whatever is asked of you. You don’t owe anyone anything. Most importantly of all just be you, do not…

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The consequences of setting intentions

Starting this blog is definitely something that scared me (and to be honest, it still does). I’ve never been one to share thoughts and feelings, let alone with complete strangers, yeah I’m talking about you, dear reader. So WHY did I start now? You could say that it was an experiment of sorts. A few…

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What’s hidden in your closet?

I don’t know about you, but my closet was a spot to put everything I didn’t have a home for or it was a place to store things I was not sure if I still wanted/needed anymore. My closet was a virtual “Island of misfit toys“. My closet Even though the closet was organized- everything…

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Forest bathing (and just what the heck is it).

Just what the heck is Forest Bathing you ask? It is not what it sounds like…you are not running naked through the trees, free as a bird. You COULD do that but I don’t recommend it for like, a lot of reasons. Pine needles stuck in your feet for example. Tree sap sticking to your…

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Slow living and Mental Health are made for each other. Part 2 (A love story)

Previously on The Blind Thistle: I wrote about how I found Slow Living due to stress and turmoil in my life at the time. (Did you just read that in a Soap opera announcers voice, because I did!) After all the physical and psychological de-cluttering I was ready to start introducing what I deemed “simple…

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The “Slow Living” bandwagon and what it means to (my) mental health

I am keen on this “Slow living” thing. In fact, I have been keen on it for the past 8 years, even before it was a thing. Today a simple google search will bring up countless (I’m talking 856,000,000 of them) Slow living websites, articles and books on the subject. It’s because it is such…

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