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Growth

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Real Ways to Self Care

If you’ve been reading The Quirk Life for awhile, then you might already know that I started seeing a therapist. She’s taught me a lot – like, that I had become so indulgent in my work that I didn’t take much time for myself. But my therapist kept instilling in me that I needed to take better care of myself.

This is a truth that’s over represented in the lives of people that I know. How can we do better? Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Easy Ways to Eliminate Negativity

I admit that I can be a moody little wench. But one thing I get a lot from people is that I’m “happy go lucky” and “positive.” Awww thanks guys.

I’m sure that this is partly my nature. But a lot of it comes from practice. If you’re surrounded by drama and negativity, it’s only natural that you’ll become stressed. You start to see the world differently and not in a good way. Once you get into a negative mindset it’s not easy to break out of it. But today I’m going to share 6 easy ways to remove drama from your life so that you can have a peaceful mental state. Continue Reading

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Lifestyle, Relationships

4 Ways to be Less Selfish

Selfish: concerned chiefly or excessively with one’s own interest and advantage, especially to the point of total exclusion of the interests and welfare of others

It seems that people hate it when you call them selfish – even if they really are. So I’m not going to call you that today my friend. But you’re reading this post for a reason. Maybe you know someone who could use these tips. If so, please share it with them! Because of course YOU don’t need them at all! :-.) Continue Reading

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Relationships

Dating Tips for the Chronically Single

Raise your hand if “chronically single” seems like a fitting description of your love life. Now raise it if you consider yourself a loner. *raises hand*

Unfortunately we live in a time where people still think that there’s something terribly wrong if you’re not involved in a romantic situation. Situation, not relationship because the trend seems to be more about codependency rather than an actual partnership. OK, hopping off of the soapbox now.

I understand that as you get older, the picture of “success” might include having someone to share your life with. But how do you date with sense when you’re used to being alone? It may not seem like a difficult transition but I can tell you from experience that it’s no walk in the park. Here’s what I’ve figured out… Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Personal

Yes, Take a Break

Am I the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed by life lately? Things can move so fast sometimes and everywhere you look everyone is talking about constantly making progress. You know, the ones who claim to be #temnosleep. They hustle all the time, they’re always moving, travelling, at events. And you feel like you’re behind in the dust. I think this feeling happens to everyone at some point. Continue Reading

Business Tips, Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Aren’t Succeeding

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” Chris Grosser.

From experience I can say that being successful is an ongoing balancing act. It’s not one of those things that just happens – like the common cold and growing old (hey, that rhymes!).

No, success is much more evasive!

If you want success you have to earn it. Maybe you want more money, more connections, more acres of land or other things. But you’re stuck. Why is that, you ask? Continue Reading