Food/Cooking, Thrifty

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe / What’s Your Favorite Sauce Recipe?

I'm a fan of Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce and one day wanted to make a barbecue chicken pizza and found I didn't have a drop of Sweet Baby Ray's.  I didn't feel like making a trip to the store and had remembered seeing or hearing (can't remember where) that barbecue sauce is just ketchup… Continue reading Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe / What’s Your Favorite Sauce Recipe?

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Advice, Dating and Relationships, god, Self Care, Self Improvement

Love Yourself First

I met someone about a year ago. Felt we had a great spiritual connection from the first date on.  He was very attentive and wore his heart on his sleeve.  We had good times. Felt like a hole in my heart had been filled. But I overlooked red and yellow flags because of the connection… Continue reading Love Yourself First

Self Care

Friday Night Soak in the Tub, Woohoo! Self Care for Stress

I didn't have a bathtub for about 2 weeks, says the lady who is co-owner to BubbleBathSelfEmpowerment.  I'm a renter and the landlord has been re-doing the bathroom as they get time. I came home from work last night not expecting to have a bathtub again, but craving a good soak in the tub after… Continue reading Friday Night Soak in the Tub, Woohoo! Self Care for Stress

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Self-Love: What Is it, and How Can I Get It?

Soul Revival

Self-love, self-worth, self-help, personal development, self-improvement, happiness, love, spirituality, soul, inner voice

Self-Love Defined

Self-love can sound like such a mushy-gushy (even creepy!) topic, but behind the name is a FUNDAMENTAL part of finding lasting happiness — totally worth embracing if you’re ready to up-level your life in a major way!

Life Coach Christine Arylodefines self-love as an “unconditional love and respect that you give yourself that allows you to, no matter what, only choose loving, respectful relationships and situations that honor your heart and soul.” Doesn’t that sound wonderful? No more less-than-we-deserve relationships, no more arbitrary obligations, no more playing it small in terms of our goals and dreams?!

We all know what self-love is, even if we think we don’t — it’s in those glowing people we know, who radiate self-confidence and positivity and seem to move through life with ease and enjoyment. These are the visible hallmarks of self-love.  The great news? Each of us can…

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Is ‘taking a break’ in a relationship healthy?

The Psych Talk

The longer you’re in a relationship the more likely it is you will at some point wonder whether it would be a good idea to take a break from your relationship. There can be many good reasons to take a break but it may also be because you or your partner doesn’t see a future in your relationship.

Hearing your partner say that they want a break can be a terrifying thing. It feels the same as a breakup but you are left with a lot of uncertainty which can cause you to feel anxious. However, this time apart does not have to be a bad thing. It can give you time to reflect on your relationship too and rediscover yourself. This can improve your relationship once you are back together. Even if one of you decide to call it quits, you will be better able to cope if you…

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