Posts tagged positivity
5 Unusual Self Love Tips

Valentine’s Day makes me think of couples in love, dozens of roses and over-the-top dinners with white tablecloths… None of which my Valentine’s Day is consisting of this year (or none of which 90% have any year in the past #singlelife). But do you know what my Valentine’s Day IS consisting of? A hell of a lot of self-love.

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Three Year Blogiversary: What I've learned Through It All

Wow. Just WOW you guys. Celebrating my third blogiversary and 20K milestone all in one week feels so surreal. When I think back on these past three years making Blonde Gone Clean my life, it’s hard to wrap my head around how much I’ve changed, grown and gained through this platform.

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How Being Hospitalized For Ulcerative Colitis Changed My Life

I’ve tried sitting down to write this post for a long time now. I even tried starting it in the hospital, but I needed time. Time to process, to think, to shake the fear and nerves a little more. Time to really, truly reflect on what the hell I had just been through, how it has changed me, reshaped my outlook on life and how my life will change moving forwards.

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College Advice: 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman-Year Self

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m a college graduate… does that mean I’m a REAL adult!? Thinking back on these past four years, it hit me that I just really, REALLY wish I could've given my freshman year self some college advice.

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: My Fitness Watch Breakup

If not wearing a fitness watch seems nerve-wracking or foreign to you, I’ve been there. It felt weird the first couple of weeks when I fully decided to stop wearing it for an extended period of time. My wrist felt a little naked and it simply felt unnatural. I would catch myself going to mindlessly check the numbers, only to realize it wasn’t on. It made me think – how often had I been checking that dang thing?!

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Positive Living: Feeling Grateful, Thankful and Blessed + 22 Highlights From My 22nd Year!

The fact that I’m 22 today boggles me… when did I get so old!? I know 22 isn’t that different than 21… but it sure as heck feels like I just jumped into REAL adulthood. I feel like this year has been the year of positive living.

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Cultivating Passion When You're Feeling Stuck

Life has been a crazy whirlwind lately. I feel like I say that a lot, but it’s true. I feel like I never stop moving, studying, working, cooking, writing, doing homework… and I have to be honest it’s been getting really tiring. I’m worn out, worn down, sick of having to dedicate so much of my time to things I’m not passionate about. Things that keep me from doing the things I AM passionate about.

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Junior Year Recap: Gaining Confidence & Just Doin' ME

I can hardly believe my junior year of college is over… this is going to sound SO cheesy, but I can honestly remember every moment of my first day, moving into my first dorm, meeting my roommate (and now best friend!) for the first time…

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Confessions of a 21-Year-Old Grandma

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been called a grandma. Like honestly I literally can’t tell you because it happens that often. But you know what? I embrace the title now and call myself a grandma more often than not.

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What Being a Strong Woman Means to Me

Believe it or not, I used to be very shy, constantly compare myself to those around me and have a hard time ignoring what other’s thought about me. Even when I first started this blog, I would get embarrassed when people would bring it up. 

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Living Life With Food Sensitivities

I’m sure many of you know that I have a very very very long list of food sensitivities. Let’s give it a go- gluten, dairy, soy, apples, pears, raw cauliflower (for some reason super cooked cauli is fine though?

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Learning To Let My Mind Slow Down Through Yoga

It took me quite a while to truly get into yoga becuase I used to get extremely impatient- my mind would wander in class wondering how much longer I had left and I’d get antsy. My life is very go, go, go. It starts early in the morning.

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New Year Reflection & Intentions

I’m settled back into my apartment and finally have the time to sit down and put all this past week’s New Years reflections and thoughts into words. 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year. There were ups and downs and curves and I’m truly grateful for all of them.

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21 Things I've Learned in 21 Years

've been thinking a lot about all that I've learned in my 21 years of life (that I wish I knew all along) and wanted to share some here with you. I also included some highlights of my 21st year because I'm a very reflective person and love looking back at all that I've experienced and accomplished. :)

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Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose

It’s taken me 20 years to truly learn to own who I am. Own my passions, my values and my opinions. When I was younger I didn’t have many developed passions in life, besides dancing, and that was completely okay then.

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Allowing Yourself To Be Irrational: Giving Yourself Grace & Being Gentle With Yourself

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected and you just have to let yourself be irrational in order to get back to your rational self. And she said you just have to accept that you’re being irrational and let yourself do it. Don’t overthink it and don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

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5 Ways Help You Love Yourself Better

Self-love: (noun) the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. The definition says self love is you acting in a particular way, but I think a huge component is thinking in a particular way as well.

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10 Tips for Planner Success: Time Management, Staying Organized and Scheduling

Back to school is one of my favorite times of the year and always has been. There’s just something SO exciting about a whole year ahead of you full of new memories, adventures, relationships, classes and experiences. Oh, and a new planner always helps. 😉

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