Every moment is a self-care moment.

If making your bed everyday is an act of self-care, can leaving it disheveled be one too? Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of adjusting how we see and define self-care. Since my work has continually led me to find that most of the things we do in life serve a significant purpose, it’s […]

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New Year, Same You

I hate to break it to you, but you are the same person that you were on December 31 of last year. Sure we can have goals for self improvement and we can definitely grow in our efforts to achieve them, but at the end of the day I will always be Amanda Marie Smith. […]

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10 Ways to Glow Up Your Self-Care

I bet you think that I’m going to tell you precisely what you need to do to practice self-care. Well, I am; but this is not your typical trendy list of prescriptive self-care tasks. The way I look at it, true self-care comes from a way of thinking more than a list of doing (especially […]

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#wordsmatter

Las palabras tienen poder I have learned so much from working as a social worker and counselor in an elementary school. Every single day I am reminded of how the “simple” lessons that we learned as kids don’t always fully transfer into adulthood. Many of my clients have grown accustomed to my method of “kindergarten […]

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TV Therapy

Not many people know this about me, but I have an undergrad degree in English Literature. I 100% went to college to be a writer. Not a reader, a writer. Initially I considered journalism but I honestly didn’t want to take STAT and ECON. I’m a decent writer, not so much an avid mathematician. The […]

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Wake Up, Six

The Devil Wears Prada has been my goto motivation movie for years. I’m not really sure how it stuck, but back in college I would put on this movie and be able to stop procrastinating and do my work. Even after college, I would put on this movie whenever I just needed to get some […]

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Dear Wednesday Night Tribe

That’s me! I just need to take a minute to say how much I adore my Wednesday nights now. I run a self-care webinar on Wednesdays and it has turned out to be one of the coolest things I have ever done. When the last thing I say to people is “OMG don’t forget to […]

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To Swim or Not to Swim? (With Sharks)

Im writing this post from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean on my way to swim with sharks off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. I’ve started to write posts whenever I experience some grand aha moment. For one, it makes for better content than me just trying to come up with some […]

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The With it Girls

So Im finally on my flight to Belize! I’ve been waiting for this day for quite a while. My crazy school year has finally come to an end and couldn’t be happier. I need this in my life and I’m determined to keep a self-care focus throughout the trip. Wait, does blogging on a plane […]

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When Should Hits the Fan

When Should Hits the Fan

Ugh. When should I wake up on the weekends? It’s the first Saturday of my summer vacation and I am awake at 5:36 am. Yesterday I woke up early too. We get to come in a little later on teacher workdays. You’d think I would embrace that as a gift from the gods, but not yesterday. […]

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