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When Rejection is an Act of Love

April 4, 2016

This post came as a result of my divorce a few years ago, and how my own mindset shifted in response. People expect others to react in certain ways after experiencing something like a breakup. But in reality, we need to respond according to how we really feel. Rejection doesn’t have to be the end of the world….and in fact, can actually be life-changing in positive ways. It’s…

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Why I’m Saying “I Do” to Me!

February 13, 2016

Have you ever heard about self marriage? This new concept is gaining ground and could be a great way for you to commit to you! Here is my story about self marriage! I’m newly single this year. In fact, here it is the day before Valentine’s Day and I have been divorced for just over two weeks. But although most singles dread Valentine’s Day, I’m actually looking forward…

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Soul Expression

October 26, 2015

In the past two years, I have been recognizing soul expression more in my own life. Do you know what it is? I’ve been singing pretty much since I could talk. Music and the expression of it through my voice has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. It was always something that connected to me deeply. But there were always certain performances…

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Are You Chasing Happy?

January 20, 2015
Are You Chasing Happy blog post

Are you chasing happy? While I’ve always shared great real food recipes and ways to keep yourself healthy naturally here at Simple Clean Living, I have just been feeling led to also focus on stress-free living….and the huge part that mindset has to do with not only our health but our quality of life and ultimately, our happiness. So what is mindset exactly? You hear that terminology used…

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15 Things You Need to Know About Grief

August 30, 2014
A brown teddy bear holding his hands over his eyes with the title 15 things you need to know about grief

I originally wrote this post about grief back in August 2014 after the death of my mother. I’ve decided to update it after experiencing the death of my father, with some additional information. Losing a loved one through death is one of the most stressful things that you can endure in life, and with good reason. Your life completely changes in an instant. Even if your loved one…

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The Spiritual Effects of Stress

December 15, 2013
The spiritual effects of stress blog post title

We know that stress can affect our physical, emotional, and mental health. But so often we overlook the spiritual effects of stress. Our spirit absolutely can suffer from the effects of too much stress and the negative consequences of that are rarely covered by conventional medicine and therapy. But the mind, body, and spirit are all connected and if you only focus on two of the three, it…

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The Importance of Practicing Gratitude

November 20, 2011
The Importance of Gratitude Blog post title

Do you spend time regularly practicing gratitude? Here is why you should! It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has passed and that in just a few days we will be celebrating another Thanksgiving already. After spending a lot of time on the phone finalizing plans for Thanksgiving dinner with my family, I began thinking about Thanksgiving and what the day is really supposed to be about.…