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A lifestyle and self help blog that encourages readers to knowlove, and be themselves, authentically!

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Know Yourself

Do you know who you are? Really know who you are? Check out these posts that will help you get to know yourself better!

Love Yourself

All things Self Love and Self Care. Need a confidence boost? Some encouraging words? Tips on growing your self esteem? Read on!

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Put your authenticity to action! From tips on planning to motivation and inspiration, these posts will help you live by your design.

Recent Posts

  • 33 Everything Will Be Okay Quotes to Lift Your Spirits
    Life is rough. We have our good times, certainly, but we also have times like I’m assuming you’re experiencing right now. Times where we’re feeling the need for some self care, and looking for a sign that everything will be okay. Quotes can help us in those times. Disclaimer: Inspirational […]
  • 9 Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for a Sustainable Home
    The ongoing climate crisis has motivated many to look for eco-friendly swaps that will reduce their carbon footprint and help them cultivate a more sustainable home. Before we start off, I want to be clear: the majority of responsibility for the climate crisis falls to corporations, not the consumer. But […]
  • 21 Inspiring Affirmations for Artists
    Are you an artist? These affirmations for artists are here to inspire you to bring more of your unique creation to the world. If you’ve been drawing every day, but find yourself doubting the quality of your work – or questioning whether you should even pursue art, saying these affirmations can […]
  • Are Bunnies Good Pets? Here Are 5 Reasons to Get a Bunny
    They’re pretty damn cute, that much is for certain. But are bunnies good pets? I might be a bit biased, as a bunny-parent myself, but I’m here to make a case for your next pet to be a rabbit. This post is dedicated to Lea, my elderly Lionhead bunny (pictured […]
  • 21 Monday Affirmations to Kickstart Your Week
    Ugh, Mondays. The dreaded start of the workweek. Here’s some good news: If you hate Monday, affirmations could help. Starting off the week with some positive affirmations is always a good idea. And with the general disdain so many people have for Mondays, it can really make a difference to […]
  • I Don’t Want to Work – How to Survive Capitalism
    Work, work, work. Produce, produce, produce. Well, what if I don’t want to work? Yeah, yeah, I know. I can already hear the Boomers shouting, “Get off your lazy ass! Life’s rough, suck it up!” First off, laziness does not exist. Second, I’m fully aware of the fact that we […]
  • How To Get To Know Yourself – 5 Easy Tips for Self Discovery
    Getting to know yourself is hard. But the good news? Just in wondering how to get to know yourself, you can already recognize one of your characteristics: introspection. Congratulations! Some things really are that easy. But now, how do you really get to know yourself? How do you actually do […]
  • What’s In a Name? – The Power of Changing Your Name
    Have you ever thought about changing your name? Hi, I’m Riley. That’s not what it says on my original birth certificate, but that’s my name. I swapped my birth name for a more fitting moniker back in 2015, and it’s one of the best things I’ve done for my own […]
  • How To “Travel” Anywhere In The World… While Stuck At Home
    International travel isn’t accessible to everyone – especially with the way the world is right now. Read on to find out how to travel from home. Wales has been at the top of my travel list for the past few years, now. In fact, I’d been saving to go when […]
  • 27 Self Love Affirmations to Strengthen Your Spirit
    How do you show yourself love? Self love affirmations can help you heal, and empower you to embrace happiness and be more confident. It’s important to note that affirmations are a starting point; they aren’t a magical cure for low self-esteem. But they’re a great way to get started in […]