Why Do Women Stay in Abusive Relationships?

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I’ll admit it, I certainly stayed way longer than I should have. I probably should have turned on my heels at the 3rd month, the first time he lied. But I didn’t. I stuck around for almost 8 more years (ya I know, what a dummy). Why do women stay in abusive relationships? The million […]

5 Struggles in Life A Strong Woman Has to Face Alone

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I love being the strong woman that I am today. I hold my head up high, I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve come, my level of self confidence has reached a ridiculous all-time high. Yup, life is pretty sweet being a strong woman. But….there are definitely some struggles in life as a strong woman. […]

5 Things to Learn While Dealing With Heartbreak

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I’m no stranger to heartache. I love full on, no holds barred. When I love, I love hard core. Now with that said, this mushy heart of mine gets broken often. I could probably write a book about dealing with heartbreak ( I should do that). I find that after each heartbreak I always manage […]

How To Change Your Life in Just a Few Simple Steps

How to change your life in 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 […]

9 Things to Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck in Life

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Does this sound like you? One minute life seems ok and all is going well and the next thing you know you’re frozen and feeling stuck in life and not sure what the hell just happened? You have no clear focus, no clarity, no solutions, and no ambition. You got the deer in headlights look […]

5 Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Feel Calmer

Even the happiest of people have down days. Yup they sure do. Do you know there are some simple and quick fixes to pick yourself back up again? We don’t like to stay down too long so you figure out how the heck to get out of a poopy mood. Applying mindfulness techniques will snap […]

How To Know When To End a Relationship With Someone You Love

How to know when it's time to end a relationship

You know, I’m no expert on relationships. I’ve had my fair share of doozies. I often struggle with knowing when to end a relationship. I hang on for far too long. But.. I probably also shouldn’t be giving out relationship advice but I have to pride myself on one thing (that may give me a […]

How to Deal With the Brutal Emotions After A Breakup

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How to handle all the feels after a breakup So you’ve found a new partner. He’s awesome. You love him. He’s the best thing in the world. Better than chocolate and margaritas (ok well maybe that’s a bit of a stretch). He brings you flowers, wines and dines you, opens the car door for you, […]

This Is How The Word NO Can Affect You

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You know, no is a funny word, right? We hear it and we stop. You ask a question, the answer is no, you accept it and walk away. The end. You may not like the answer no, but it’s too late, really, you’ve already acknowledged the  fact that that’s what the answer is. It’s too […]