It’s that time of year again-the week of that crazy holiday where singles feel inadequate and couples feel pressured to get the perfect gift.
As a teenager, I dreaded it. As an unpopular kid, I never got anything on Valentine’s Day. As a young woman in my 20s, I felt like it put on a spotlight on my singledom. When I finally did settle down, I was equally averse to the idea of having to buy something, go somewhere or do something fabulous to feel worthy of this love themed holiday.
Now I get it. I realize it is what you make of it. Valentine’s Day can be a celebration of love in general, not just for your spouse or partner, but for your grandmother, your pet, your body, yourself.
Loving who you are isn’t just about accepting your flaws or being fond of the face in your mirror, it’s also about self-care. If you need a reminder, check out our posts this week on how to naturally manage anxiety, loving your body at any age, living more consciously, being mindful of your emotional triggers and reasons to be happy right now.
Natural Ways to Cope with Panic and Anxiety Attacks
(Mental Health Awareness) – If you suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, this is the post you’ll want to add to your arsenal of coping resources. It comprehensively lays out all the techniques you’ll need to naturally deal with and manage an attack.
A Reminder About Aging And Our Bodies
(Weightless) – With aging comes wrinkles, sagging skin, and gray hair. Not fun right? But Margarita reminds us here why getting old is something we should all be grateful for.
The Psychology of Success: Living Consciously & With Love
(The Psychology of Success) – How do you define success and get more of it? Here are 10 strategies for incorporating greater balance and well-being in your own life.
My Top 5 Bipolar Disorder Triggers
(Her Bipolar Life) – Being aware of what triggers you can save you a lot of unnecessary suffering. Our blogger Kat personally shares her top 5. Which one(s) can you relate to?
192 Reasons for Happiness!
(Partners in Wellness) – Need a happiness boost? Joan gives us another round up of reasons to make you smile this week.
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