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How to be positive (and how not to do it)
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How to be positive (and how not to do it)

Positivity! It has a lot of angles and it can make you feel very good, or very bad. This post is about how to be positive without neglecting your feelings or burying your head in the sand. It's one of the posts I've been writing on in my vacation. I've had...
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What I did during my spring break
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What I did during my spring break

Well hello. I haven't posted in weeks. WEEKS! And I feel awful about it. But. Last week was spring break. There were 6 weeks between the Christmas holidays and spring break, and those weeks are known for A LOT of tests. We have these national tests called Cito tests, and...
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How is my new job?
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How is my new job?

While I'm working on other longer posts in the meantime, here's a post about how I'm experiencing my job by now. I have now worked 4 weeks before the holidays and 3 weeks after the holidays. The last 3 weeks went by so much faster than the first 4! It...
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My “IBS” (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Read this!
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My “IBS” (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Read this!

For years, I've had the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You might have heard of that before. Although you would think it's a disease like any other, it's not. It isn't a disease, it means: something is (really) wrong with your bowels and nobody has a clue what to do about it....
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Getting rid of clutter
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Getting rid of clutter

Clutter. It's a serious problem in rich countries. How is this possible when we have nothing to worry about when it comes to material things? I recently turned on Netflix and noticed a new series by Marie Kondo. I have purchased her book a few years ago and I loved...
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I joined the Weight Watchers community
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I joined the Weight Watchers community

So yup. This might sound stupid, but actually, it's a good thing! I'll explain this later. 😊 I've been thinking about this a lot lately: should I spend my entire life trying to get a healthy mind, or is it ok to give in a little? Or is it perfectly...
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 4
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 4

The continuing story… New study, 2016 – 2017 I finished the trauma therapy in August 2016 and after this summer, I started a new study. It took me a long time to make this decision, but I decided to do a practical study instead of going to University. I’ve always...
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Vacation, Christmas, 2019.
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Vacation, Christmas, 2019.

Hi. Not posted anything in the last 7 days.. o.0 I thought I would write as if there was no tomorrow as soon as the vacation started, but no. There are so many other things going on! 😭 Saturday - finished tons of school work because I was very much...
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Procrastination
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Procrastination

I have to do this thing. Any thing. A thing that gives me a bad feeling in whatever way. I have to do it anyway, whether I do it now or in a year. So a logical thing to do would be to do it as soon as possible, so...
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 3
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 3

Christmas, 2014 My sister is yelling at me and my brother is running upstairs because he can’t handle the stress. She says I’m a big liar and that I caused a lot of stress and broken relationships in our family. She screams that she can’t believe how fast I felt...
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If I ever have kids
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If I ever have kids

Ever since I had Pinterest in about 2011, I've had this Pinterest board called "If I ever have kids". I pin everything that I want to keep for when, well, I have kids. When I made it, I knew there probably weren't going to be any kids soon. I was...
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 2
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 2

In my first guest blog I promised to tell more about my eating disorder and my recovery attempts. So, this blog will be about how and why I developed this stupid illness, called anorexia. My eating disorder story Happy childhood Before I turned 15, I lived a happy life. I...
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 1
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Guest blogs from Mary – Part 1

Let me introduce myself! If you know Bonnie personally or read her about page, you’ll know she has been in a clinic abroad to fight her anorexia 3 years ago. Seriously, Bonnie is amazing. She started this blog and a few days later she got a new job as a...
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What I need to be happy
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What I need to be happy

I haven't posted in over a week! I feel bad about not being able to post as much as I want to, but I'll just have to accept it for now. After one week of teaching, I'd caught more than one virus (I'm sure), and I got quite sick. This...
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It will get better
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It will get better

In my teenage years, I was mostly depressed. It felt like it would never end and I couldn't imagine life any different. I felt hopeless. Now that I'm a lot older, I can see that there was so much in front of me that would make my life better. So...
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I have a job – Part 2 – Overcoming fear
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I have a job – Part 2 – Overcoming fear

So I'll begin tomorrow and I'm fricking dying. I think this is a great opportunity to write about how pants shitting scared I am. There is no perfect recipe on overcoming fear, but it kind of works the same for everything you are scared of. There is only one way...
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I have a job, so now what…
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I have a job, so now what…

Yes, I have a job. And it came out of nowhere. Last Sunday, my mother-in-law told me there was an immediate vacancy at the primary school where she works. I had been thinking about it before but I decided to wait to see how things would end with my blog...
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Why failure is a good thing
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Why failure is a good thing

Failing is one of my greatest fears. It's what I try to avoid all the time. I'm scared of trying new things because the chance for failure is high and even though I know it's near to impossible to nail something at the first try, I feel like I'm not...
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Our diet culture
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Our diet culture

Our diet culture. It has so many angles, you can't even oversee it anymore. Infinite diets for infinite purposes. Diets to lose weight, to gain muscle, to make a statement (vegan), to prevent allergic reactions, and many more. Some are healthy, some are not. There are quite some things that I...
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Everything about sleep – and why it’s so important
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Everything about sleep – and why it’s so important

Did you know that sleep is one of the most important things in our lives? It's as important as food and oxygen. And still a lot of people don't get enough of it, including me.. 😐 Getting enough sleep benefits us in so many ways, but still a lot of...
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