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6 lessons to take into the new year

6 Lessons To Take With You Into the New Year

The new year is fast approaching. I can’t even believe it’s already Christmas. I sit here alone and type this out for you on Christmas day. I’m alone this year. I celebrated last night with some of my expat friends here in Guatemala. Fun was had by all. I knew I’d be working today but

5 myths about forgiveness (and why you need to do it more)

5 Crucial Misconceptions About Forgiveness (and why you need to do it more!)

Forgiveness will always be a necessary thing. Until humans can become flawless and walk without offense, we will need it. The fact that it can be so easy to do wrong to others, even unintentionally, or be wronged, should give us a healthy appreciation for it. For any kind of relationship to endure it must

4 things to do when you are feeling sad

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

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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

how you lost focus in 2019

How You Lost Focus in 2019 (and how to get it back for 2020!)

Oh 2019. How it kicked us all so hard in the butt. I keep reading stories about people who lost so much, struggled hard and fell flat. It was a hella tough year for many of us, amirite? We lost many things: jobs, loved ones, hope and some of us lost focus. Lemme explain. We

confidence boosting tips for women

8 Confidence Boosting Tips Every Woman Needs to Read

8 Confidence Boosting Tips For Women As a woman, and also as a strong woman, sometimes my self esteem and self confidence slip. Even strong women have their bad days. We often need some confidence boosting but are too proud to reach out and get it. I talked a bit about being a strong woman

how to avoid Christmas depression

5 Super Fun Ways to Get Through the Holidays Alone

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 have to go through the holidays alone. Some don’t mind it, some find it very difficult. My first Christmas alone, I had just moved to Guatemala and really had no friends. I definitely

11 tips on becoming a better person

How To Be a Better Person:11 Things You Can Do Right Now

Let’s face it, you know you want to be a good person. Sometimes I think I really am a good person and then some devilish thing inside me pops up and I shudder. There’s definitely some room for self improvement on my end that’s for sure. Oy! But this isn’t about me. Becoming a better

how to kiss and make up for deeper love

How to Kiss and Make Up the Proper Way For a More Loving Relationship

Do you hate fighting with your partner as much as I do? Ugh! The Libra in me absolutely hates conflict and when any sign of an argument shows up, I’m already cowering in the corner. I love peace. That’s all I want ever. My favourite part of fighting is the kiss and make up part.

ABOUT ME

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.

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