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5 Strong Personality Traits That Are Intimidating to People

Do you ever wonder why some people gravitate towards you and others seem to be repelled by you? Could be you just have strong personality traits and you are actually quite intimidating to some people. Yup. You sure can be. But what did you do? What did you miss? There are many people who have

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5 Extremely Damaging Narcissistic Traits You Should Know Right Now

This is a new word for me. Narcissism. To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t even really know what one was. I had to Google the definition. It sounded terrible!! From some of the blog headlines I saw, I knew that a narcissistic person was evil. Then I Googled to see what some narcissistic

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4 Things That Will Cheer You Up Next Time You Are Feeling Sad

Yup. They say laughter is the best medicine. It is, sort of. I agree with that. I mean, who doesn’t want to let out a good belly laugh in the middle of an uncomfortable situation? Laughter certainly has cured lots of ailments I’ve had over the years, especially when I’m feeling sad. It’s not the

15 Gratitude Quotes That Will Remind You How Blessed You Are

Who loves quotes? Raise your hand now. I love them all. Positive inspirational quotes, deep life quotes, confidence quotes, blessed quotes you name them I love them. To be honest, I have to say that I really do get a great kick out of some really funny and sarcastic quotes too! But truthfully, my favourites

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Alone For Christmas? 7 Ways to Have Fun By Yourself

Ah, it’s holiday time. Yippee yahoo. For many, it’s fun and family and feasts. And then there’s the rest of us who are alone for Christmas. Some don’t mind it, some find it very difficult. My first Christmas alone was 2015. I had just moved to Guatemala and really had no friends. I definitely had

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How to Deal With Toxic People in 5 Effective Steps

Toxic people suck. There I said it. I mean, not being judgmental or anything as we all know this is always a judgment-free zone, but let’s be real here, they suck and we’re gonna talk about how to deal with toxic people. And I don’t just mean they suck as in they are horrible yucky

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Meditation For Beginners in 5 Simple Steps

Does the very thought of having to meditate make you go all squirrelly? Do you silently freak out and wish to hell you didn’t have to sit in “peace” and, God forbid, “relax”?  Do you even know how to meditate? In this “meditation for beginners” article, I’m going to share with you 5 easy peasy

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How To Change Your Life in Just a Few Simple Steps

I appear to be a bit of a brave bad*** to a lot of people and for the most part, I guess I kinda am. After years of abusive relationships, financial struggles and the constant battling within myself to find out who Iva is, and what she wants, I am finally living life on my


Iva Ursano is a retired hairstylist turned badass freelancer, who left behind 52 years of her life in Northern Ontario, Canada for a life of freedom, love and beauty in sunny Guatemala. She has two main purposes in life: feed hungry bellies and help inspire people to live a life of joy and love.