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Mantra Monday XXX: Good Vibes Only — Except Not

Author: Joe Lizz What is life when it’s all sunshine and unicorns farting rainbows? After a while, it’s boring and unproductive to our overall well-being and personal development.   The idea that good vibes are the only vibes could actually be promoting poor mental wellness, superficiality, and struggling relationships in our own lives. Ultimately allowing bad vibes to take root without us even realizing they’re there to benefit from.   “Good vibes only” perpetuates denial and is a weak attempt to promote a candy-coated perfect life that none of us are living. Life is hard, and challenging, and it challenges us to make better versions of ourselves.  When we maintain a false sense of perfection by claiming we only allow good...

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Mantra Monday XXVI: Embrace the Bad

Author: Joe Lizz Embrace the bad so you can grow, and so that you can appreciate the good when it comes. Last week, I was talking to a friend of mine about how I wasn’t having a good week and it seemed like far more bad was happening than good. Later that day he shared on Facebook a video where a man shared stories from other people’s really bad days (like falling into crocodile infested waters and having to swim to shore) and how when they were asked about the experiences they responded with things like: it could have been worse, it build character, I learned so much. The obvious lesson to take away from the video was of course: my...

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Self Care Sunday VII: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

  Author: Kayleigh Sedlack Editor: Alexa Bonsey One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned since moving to Asheville and becoming part of the Blue Ridge Hemp Co. team is self-care, through various methods.  Will has been a huge advocate from day one to make sure that, in all areas, each and every member of our team takes care of ourselves so that we can best contribute to each day.   Seeing every team member practice self-care in their own ways and watching how it has positively affected them has been such a blessing to me.  I really look up to our team and am thankful that we all hold one another accountable for growth.   A lot of times, self-care can...

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