What Is SPRING CLEANING?

Do you ever wish you could start over in one area of your life?  Do you constantly think about a past mistake?  If given the chance, would you go back and correct an error in judgment?

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Caela Berry
The Truth in Resentment

Whether it’s a colleague, an ex, a spouse or family member, our resentments can often run the show in our relationships.  We can go years avoiding people, places and things we don’t like.  We might even like having a “healthy” understanding of our dislikes; our dislikes might feel justified and comfortable to us.  But are they really?

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Caela Berry
Resetting My Emotional Default

"My default is not happy.  It’s not peace or contentedness in the simplicity of a good life - a blessing that I am lucky enough to enjoy, but somewhere along the way, forgot how to enjoy it."

- Shelly with the 'good life'      

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Caela Berry
Winter In(sta)spiration

Not a winter person?  Some people really know how to take advantage of what this season has to offer.  To embrace the cold, try following a few “new to you” social media accounts.

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Caela Berry
Busyness is the New Laziness

When I heard someone say that busyness is a form of laziness, I laughed, felt slight confusion, and then decided not to give it another thought - I had places to be, after all.


Paradox much?

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Caela Berry
What To Do with Agonizing Time

Ever feel like time is taking FOREVER to pass? Do you find that this happens when you're waiting to hear back about a job or waiting for someone to make the first move after a conflict? Instead of spending your days watching Netflix, next time you’re dying for the time to pass try making use of it.  Here are 11 things you can do during those moments of agony:

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Caela Berry
We Get Better

I remember someone saying this to me at a time that I really needed to hear it.  “We get better.”  It was a time when I really had no vision for my life.  I was still stumbling around behind a bank of fog, desperately searching for clarity.  No dreams, no vision.  But this desperation can lead to some serious self reflection and insights.

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Caela Berry
Conflicting Times *trigger warning*

When I started writing this post, it was about triggers.  I wrote about this being a strange time of year.  Strange because, on the one hand, Christmas is in the air - the snow, the lights, the festive feeling.  But on the other hand, this marks the date for many domestic violence campaigns and abuse prevention ribbon campaigns.  I started writing about triggers around the holidays, how we react to them, and started a list of things we can do when these triggers come up. 

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Caela Berry
How to Disappear & Find New Life

Have you ever disappeared?  Have you ever gone into hiding - turned off your phone, detoxed from digital, left everything behind for a while?  Or better yet, have you ever deactivated (or even deleted!) your social media accounts, ditched the phone entirely, gone completely off the grid?

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Caela Berry