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10 Things That Make Me Happy Right Now

I like to always encourage people to enjoy the little things in life. The small, passing moments are what make up most of your life in the end, and I truly believe that appreciating them is the key to happiness. Whenever you guys tell me that one of my videos has led you to notice little moments of beauty and happiness in your lives, it honestly feels like the biggest compliment. If I can make just one person feel like that I feel like I’ve fulfilled a great purpose. Every now and then I like to write these posts about ten things that make me happy right now, to remind myself to take a moment and appreciate what I have. It’s been a while since I last wrote one and as January, which wasn’t my best month, is over now I thought now would be a great time to re-visit my list.

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Taking Charge Of Your Fertility | Must Read

Roughly three months ago I decided to go off hormonal contraception and I haven’t regretted it for one second. If you’d like to read more about my reasoning behind no longer using the NuvaRing and my experience, I suggest you check out my first two posts about it HERE and HERE. My cycle is slowly becoming more regular each month which I’m really happy about, but I’ll come back to you with more detailed updates about that when I hit the six-month artificial hormone free mark. Today I’d like to share something with you that got recommended to me a few times when I talked about contraception online: the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. This book was first published in the 1980’s and has been popular among women worldwide ever since. It’s received several revisions so it’s fully up to date, and the book and method even come with an app now. Taking Charge of Your Fertility deals with cycle tracking as a natural means of both birth control and pregnancy achievement, but mostly it just provides lots of information about the female reproductive system that every woman should know. If you ask me, this is an absolute must-read.

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Stress & Anxiety Relief: Painting Videos On YouTube

One thing I always forget and then re-discover, is the painting section on YouTube. I’m so caught up in the beauty and lifestyle scene that it’s all that ever gets recommended to me, but there is so much more wonderful content on YouTube. Every now and then I stumble back upon them, and a while back I started actually subscribing to art channels. Painting tutorials are a type of video I’m very fond of, even though I don’t watch them very frequently. I find videos of artists painting incredibly calming, soothing and inspiring. Watching the painting process, something beautiful being formed out of nothing, is a wonderful thing and I always feel almost honoured that I get to watch something so special. I’ve found that while I find speed painting videos very fascinating and inspiring, long real time painting videos are amazing for stress and anxiety relief.

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My 2018 Goals & Resolutions

Happy new year my lovely readers! I hope you’re all off to a great start, and have a wonderful year this year. I’m super excited to get back into working full time again, after the hectic move and holidays. This year, new year’s feels like a proper new beginning for me as so much has recently changed. I expect it’ll take some time for Robbert and me to get into a routine together that works perfectly for the both of us, and of course we’ll have to learn to live with having each other around all the time, haha! So far living together has been amazing, but there’s always room for improvement and I still haven’t completely gotten used to life here. There’ll be a Tea Time video up tomorrow all about the move and the new living situation so stay tuned for more of that, but besides settling in I do have a few more little things I’d like to focus on in 2018.

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