april self-care share

self-care share

This month’s self-care share is a little different. We have our usual What’s Maggie Loving including a resume builder and a roommate quiz to go along with our monthly podcast.

I also created an online mentorship for the unprecedented corona pandemic. I created four topics: talk it out, work it out, cookout, and hideout. I share a new podcast mentoring on the new normal, share my favorite online workouts, favorite new recipes I made, books I love, talks that uplifted me, and more.

I will updating this as we go along as well!

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For Corona MENTORSHIP click here. 


Roommate Questions 

This goes along with my podcast on choosing a roommate for next year. Get to know yourself so you can make a good decision around who you should live with! 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Resume Workshop 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a resume from Boston College’s career center. I felt it was really helpful and easy to follow!

Also Canva has templates you can use to format your resumes as well although it is totally okay to just to just have a really clean and well formatted pdf. You just have to think about who and what you’re applying to and what would be the best for that employer.


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march self-care share

March Self-Care Share

I’m sharing: essence magic, boundary advice, a new favorite book I like, a hang to host, and of course a monthly mantra.

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essence magic

Ever since chatting with my friend, intuitive healer Peri Zarella, I’ve been thinking a lot about my unique energy. I talked about this in the podcast and meditation too if you want more. Your essence is your core, heart, soul or spirit. When you connect to your essence it helps you live according to your truest self and there is really no greater feeling.

According to Peri:

In a physical sense, our essence is considered the core of our energetic body and it flows along our spinal column, connecting into the earth at our feet and to the universe at our crown.

Physical connection with our essence creates a stable foundation from which we can intimately interact with our life through understanding our behavioral patterns that cause us to stray from our true self.

Because our essence and the universe is energy-based, when we align into ourselves, a powerful connection is created. This connection allows us to reflect upon our experiences through an enhanced lens and helps to clarify our greater lessons.

The more time we spend strengthening the connection to our essence, the more we lean in to our path, embrace our experiences with grace and utilize our intuition as a tool to support and guide us through life.

connect to your essence: 

essence questions

  • When do you feel most like yourself?
  • Name 3 adjectives you would use to describe your 5 year old self?
  • How do you connect to your inner guidance system?
  • If you were a color what would you be?
  • What’s something you can talk about for hours?

make an essence energy playlist

when I’m feeling out of alignment I listen to my essence energy playlist

  • what song’s feel like you?

make this playlist and if you ever feel like you need to connect back into yourself use music!


boundaries magic

In the podcast this month, I chat a lot about saying no to people, which is very hard because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. These article below help me out when I need the courage to let someone down or say no in order to take care of myself.

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Open Post: How do you {nicely} say no!?


host a hang:

My friend recently had us over to do our numerology and it was super fun and accurate! We used this book below and even though the book’s examples are a little outdated I was impressed by how spot on it was. Grab the book and invite friends over to your room to read your numerology.

Using an ancient but surprisingly easy system of numbers, Glynis will show readers how to recognize their strengths, break harmful patterns, and change their lives for the better.

  • What is your soul number?
  • What does your birthday say about you?
  • How can you heal through numbers?
  • How can you find your soulmate through numbers?

In Glynis Has Your Number, Glynis shows us how to find the unique set of numbers that “vibrate” within each of us, and how these numbers affect every aspect of our lives. Glynis gives readers all the tools they need to test their compatibility with loved ones, better navigate the waters at work, and find success by choosing pursuits that are in sync with their numbers.

aura photos 

At my Galentine’s Day party this year, I bought rainbow color film for my instax mini camera. When everyone came in I took a picture of them with the camera.  I made the color of their aura whatever border they got from the photo.  An aura is the color of your life force energy field around you.

I wrote out what different aura color means which you can get here: aura color meanings

and printed them out  so all my friends could read about the color received. Everyone LOVED this and it could be fun to do one night in your dorm!

 

 

 


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february self-care share

february self-care share

It’s all about the love this month! I share my favorite dating on a college campus expert, a book that changed the way I view relationships, how to throw the most epic Galentine’s Day party, and much more!

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Dr. Kerry Cronin Dating Talk

I have been obsessed with this talk since it came out. I cannot recommend it enough!


Bookshelf

This book was a BIG TIME eye-opener.

In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. Discover how an understanding of adult attachment—the most advanced relationship science in existence today—can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

• Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner’s ability to love them back
• Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
• Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.


Podcasts

Here are a few of my pep-talk podcasts on dating if you want more!


How to throw a Galentine’s day party

Every year I  throw the most epic Galentine’s day party for my friends. It is something I look forward to all year. What makes it extra special is we do some feel good activities to make sure everyone feels the LOVE!

activities

cups

This is a Finnish tradition I learned from my Finnish friend. Underneath each cup you place various small objects under cups or plates turned upside down. Everyone at the party gets the chance to lift a cup to reveal the object symbolizing their love life for the year to come. Below are objects I suggest putting under and what they mean.

  • penny = you will have luck in your love life
  • four-leaf clover = your lucky love month is March!
  • key = someone already has the key to your heart
  • piece of blue yarn = you will gain a loyal friend
  • piece of red yarn = happiness
  • piece of white yarn =  focus on yourself this year
  • piece of yellow yarn = your love life will be fun this year
  • ring = commitment
  • sugar cube = sweetness in your love life
  • white button = ease in your love life
  • empty cup = mystery
  • sun = you’ll fall in love during the summer
  • snowflake = you’ll fall in love in the winter
  • flower = you’ll fall in love in the spring

valentine’s card:

Go old school and tape up brown paper bags with all your friends’ name on it. Print out these cards and leave them in out with pens so guests fill them out and drop in the bags so that everyone has a party favor to take home.

 

here’s a pdf version to print

tarot cards

At every Galentine’s Day party I pull tarot cards for my friends. Here’s an example of spreads you can do you for your friends:

lovers spread

At every Galentine’s Day party I pull tarot cards for my friends. Here is an example of spread you can do you for your friends:

the heart

 

 

 

tattoos/stickers

these are just super fun and a big hit at all my parties! Can also just get heart stickers and place them around your party for your guests!

 


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Questions? You don’t have to ask in front of the class…

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december self-care share

 

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study playlist

finding the right vibe when I’m trying to get work done is important so I made a study playlist to help you get into the study groove.

podcasts on stress management

this are from my pubic channel, but I feel they can be helpful for stress management so I put them all in one place for you.

self-care oracle

It’s super easy during finals to not prioritize self-care, but it’s also the quickest way to burn yourself out. Use this mini oracle to help your intuition tell you what you need. Take a screen shot of the video or stop it randomly and whatever number you receive is your number. Take a look at the corresponding message for your self-care!

  1. sleep: prioritize rest today. early to bed!
  2. move your body: when stress and anxiety build, it can feel really good to physically move.  put on your favorite song and dance around or go take a walk outside.
  3. community: spend time with people! go to a study group or ask someone to catch up. this message is the opposite of isolation.
  4. meditate: this can be hard to do when you have a ton going on, but it’s when you need it the most! check out meditation for stress in the meditation section!

The 13 Holy Nights

This is a ritual I learned from Christiane Northrup to help set the tone for the year to come. It’s originally from someone called LaYah and it begins at sunset on December 24th and ends at sunset on January 6th. December is the darkest time of the year and a great time to consciously tune into your intuition.

For the 13 Holy Nights Ritual, you may want to use:

– 13 candles
– journal
– affirmation cards

The 13 Holy Nights ritual begins by lighting a candle at sunset on Christmas Eve, December 24th. The First Holy Night symbolizes the direction of your entire year after that each day represents a month of the year:

December 24: The whole year

December 25: January

December 26: February

December 27: March

December 28: April

December 29: May

December 30: June

December 31: July

January 1: August

January 2: September

January 3: October

January 4: November

January 5: December

Each evening use tarot, affirmation cards, angel cards, oracle cards, whatever you have around to  to pick the card that feels “right”.  Journal down whatever card you get and what you feel like it means. You can also write down any significant thoughts, events, and dreams that occur from one day to the next. Do this for the 13 nights and at the end of the ritual you’ll have a little guidance map for the year.

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november self-care share

november self-care share

Going along with our podcast theme, this month’s Self-Care Share helps prepare you for your academic advisor meeting with a print out of questions you should ask. I also share my tips for balance as midterms and finals loom near!

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mentorship questions for academic advising and finding purpose

printable version here

oracle

One of the ways I most like to get insight is through oracles. Whether they’re through tarot or affirmation cards, I find it really helpful to see where I’m at; so I created one for you guys!

Think of an intention or a question you’d like answered. Play the video below and randomly stop it when it feels right to you. Whatever number comes up is meant for you. Scroll down for the corresponding message.

1. patience 

Things are happening in the right way and are unfolding at the right time. You can’t mess up or miss out on what’s meant for you, but you can cut yourself a break.

2. kismet 

Fate has its eyes on you. Let go and let things happen.  Look around for synchronicities and signs that you’re on the right track.

3. go for it 

Have you been afraid of doing something? Saying something? This oracle is telling you to start it, say it, do it, be it!

4. ask for help

Sometimes it can be scary to ask for help or we’re afraid to be a burden, but people are more willing to help you out the you think. Go get mentored, make an appointment with your academic advisor, phone a friend. It’s okay to ask for help.

5. clarity 

Get clear about what you want. Take some time today to journal about what it is you really want and what could be getting in your way. What is it you really desire? The world is your oyster!

6. soul connection

There’s a soul connection around you. Be open to finding someone you connect with in the most unexpected of places.

7. what sounds fun?

Stop, drop, and ask yourself, What sounds fun?” What would make this moment better? Take a walk? Call a friend? Have a dance party? Add some levity to your life today!

8. self-care

You’ve just been granted permission to take care of yourself.  What would be the best way to take care of yourself right now?

9. cool it 

This is the “do nothing” oracle. Take a break. Go to bed early. Rest. Rest. Rest.

10. authenticity  

The world need a little more YOU. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. When you shine, you give others permission to shine around you.

11. set an intention

Take time today to do a ritual for yourself (see September’s monthly membership). Write down what you want on a piece of paper; do a meditation; create a moment of time for yourself.

chakra chart

I spoke about the chakras in our podcast and meditation so I wanted to create a chart that you can print out as well so you have it if you feel like you need to balance anything out!

 

printable chakra chart here

 

Questions? You don’t have to ask in front of the class…

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october self-care share

 

october self-care share

This month covers how to throw a new moon intention setting party (based on the one my friend Meg throws)! I also share my current favorite girl boss, a mantra I’m obsessed with, and more!

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how to host a new moon party

My friend Meagan started hosting new moon parties once a month and I TOTALLY look forward to them. We hang out, eat snacks, meditate, set intentions, and leave feeling more connected and relaxed! I’m giving you a step-by-step guide for how to host your own new moon party for yourself and your new ish friends.

A big part of why I like Meg’s parties is because I was invited when I wasn’t friends with the whole group yet and it opened me up to new friendships. Putting yourself out there can be hard. I get it! I recorded this podcast for my public channel, but I think it could be helpful here too.

why a new moon party?

new moons mark beginnings. They are a good time to set intentions and plant the seeds for what you really want in your life.  You don’t have to have the party on the day of the actual new moon, just near it.

A big part of mental wellness is community. We ALL need connection and creating a positive community of like minded women is something that I really value. Hosting a party with good vibes can help you cultivate your own support community.

invite:

Asking people to hang out can be vulnerable, but not asking people to hang out can be lonely. Here’s a text you can copy and paste.

hey guys! I'm hosting a new moon party on [insert 
date]. New moons are great for new beginnings so I 
thought it'd be fun to have snacks, set intentions, and hang out. Let me know if you'd be interested!

food

Have people help you! You don’t have to do everything alone! Ask people to bring a favorite snack. Here are some of my staples when I host:

  • chips & guac
  • salsa
  • block of cheddar and manchego cheeses
  • crackers
  • grapes
  • strawberries
  • trader joe’s has half moon (black and white) cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • brown butter rice crispie treats. **these are a crew (and boyfriend) favorite** recipe here.

feeling fancy?

  • baguette
  • honey comb
  • truffle potato chips
  • marcona almonds

When I host I buy everything from Trader Joe’s! Don’t forget paper plates, bowls, and napkins.

how to group text about food:

I'll handle the chips, guac, and salsa! Can someone 
else bring cheese and does someone want to 
bring dessert??

decorating

Set the stage! Twinkles light are really nice for a new moon party! Drape them or put them in mason jars. Bring out cozy blankets/pillows. Make the space feel warm!

the spread from a party I hosted

I use chalkboard paper when I host because it’s cute, easy to clean, and you can write what everything is on it. I know dorm rooms don’t have a lot of space,  so you’re probably going to have to get creative. Clear off your desk and use it as a table; sit on the floor. You have to use what you have!

I like to create a small intention altar. I have a little terrarium to put all the intentions into, but a bowl is great too.  Have pens and tiny pieces of paper to write down what you’d like to call into your life. You can also tell guests to bring journals if they wanted to write down more than intentions.

intention setting:

If your crew is down with it, start with a meditation. You can sit in a few moments of stillness or use the monthly meditation for intention setting in this month’s membership! After the meditation is over invite the group to write down their intentions on the small piece of paper. It can be big or small. Anything that you’d like to call into or create in your life.

me at one of our new moon gatherings burning intentions (also our tiny altar in the middle)

When finished have everyone place their intentions in the terrarium or bowl. We burn them at my parties but **don’t** recommend you do that especially in a dorm! Collect all the intentions in a bowl and let them go into the universe! If you want you can keep the intentions until the full moon then throw them out.

To finish up intention setting, ask anyone if they’d like to share and let other people support you!

follow up

enjoyed yourself? ask the crew if anyone wants to host the next new moon party. **don’t feel like doing this with a crowd? it is PERFECTLY acceptable to do this alone!**


what i’m obsessed with

I wanted to share something I’m obsessed with: girl boss owned nail care Olive and June.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz_Kwo9Hy6P/

This is the poppy:  a polish bottle handle that makes painting your own nails easier. Their polishes are super cute and last too!

Another exciting part of Olive and June is that the owner is a girl boss Sarah Gibson Tuttle. I learned about her products on Second Life Podcast so you can hear and be inspired by how she built her business here:

Second Life Podcast with Sarah Gibson Tuttle 

Looking to make new friends? Invite some girls over to paint nails together. Sometimes asking someone to hang out can feel like a lot, but if you do it around an activity it can be a lot easier.


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Questions? You don’t have to ask in front of the class…

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september self-care share

september self-care share

This month’s self-care share is a transition tool box!

You know when your phone updates and you have to get used to a whole new situation? Sometimes it’s frustrating and you wish you could go back to the old version… the same thing happens to you! As you go through transition you have to get to know a whole new version of yourself.

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“The foundation for lifelong wellness is laid during the college years in which young adults learn to balance academic, financial, social, and health-related demands independently. The degree to which an individual can balance successfully these life challenges is a direct reflection of their level of wellness.”¹

This month’s self-care share is about grounding during change. I’m giving tips on balancing your mind, body, and soul while also helping you create your own ritual (which is the secret sauce to helping with change).

Mind, Body, Soul Balance

Whenever I feel off balance, I check in with my mind, body, and soul. Below are some ways to work on each category when you feel like you need extra grounding.

Body Needs

How you treat your body affects your mental wellness.

food

Whether you’re eating in a dining hall or living apartment style, what and how you eat can change in college. I love the blog: What’s Gaby Cooking for easy recipes. I know that many of you are NOT cooking, but some these are some ideas of  ingredients you can put together in the dining hall.

What’s Gaby Cooking 

movement

Moving your body can be a big mood changer.  I am a big believer in taking walks. I put on a podcast, get outside, and get my body moving. If you’re looking for a workout: try to find something that feels FUN. I’m not someone who loves bootcamp classes, but I really like cardio dance classes.

sleep

Between noisy roommates and being in a new environment it can be hard to sleep! This month’s meditation is a yoga nidra meditation to help relax your body and fall asleep.

Mind Needs

Mentors mentors mentors mentors mentors mentors.

I will say it over and over again.

CEO of Hill House Home, Nell Diamond (one of my favorite people to follow on instagram) recently said,

“I go to therapy every week, Thursday at 8am. Therapy for me is all about consistent practice. I didn’t see the effects of my weekly practice until about six months in, and I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it even without the immediate gratification I’m used to in other areas of my life.

Some sessions I talk about intense, complicated issues, like imposter syndrome at work or panic attacks that plagued me after giving birth to my son, Henry. Some sessions, I spend 45 minutes dissecting a single sentence from a group chat. That’s the beauty of the weekly practice; not every session has to be crucially important or meaningful at the time.

I’m really grateful I have insurance that offsets some of the cost. I also view it as a gift to myself, a safe space every week to just sort of, exercise my brain. Check in on it. Make sure it’s doing ok. I’m a better person with this practice in my life.” – Nell Diamond

I love a few things she says here:

it’s a consistent practice

  • just like a muscle, you have to work out your brain too

it took time to see changes

  • sometimes we can give up on something because we don’t get instant gratification. stick with it!

sometimes you talk about heavy things; sometimes it’s mundane 

  • you don’t always have to come in with something BIG. Sometimes the best sessions are when you don’t feel like you have anything to chat about. Don’t feel pressure to always have something big on your plate to bring to your sessions.

it’s a gift to yourself 

  • it’s self-care to check in on your brain. how’s it doing?

Here are some mentors I like to follow on instagram for feel good content:

nell diamond

what’s gaby cooking 

brene brown

tiffany roe 

gabby bernstein

mastin kipp

Soul Needs

Queen Brene Brown (see August’s monthly) always says that we are hardwired for connection. Everyone wants to be part of a community. This can be especially challenging during freshmen because you don’t know who your crew is yet. Your soul needs connection! Below is a podcast (published publicly) I made on finding your tribe.

My biggest recommendation for finding friends freshmen year is to try everything. Go to different events, clubs, and activities. You never know who you might meet!

A good way to think about friendships is to consider your needs in relationship with others. Here are a few questions to consider:

  • What are some attributes you seek in your friendships?
  • Describe one of your most treasured friendships?
  • What do you wish your friendships looked like in high school?
  • What did you love about your friendships in high school?

Anything stand out to you? What do you value in friendships?

The clearer you get about how you want to feel in your friendships the more available you will be to spotting those kinds of people.

Another way to connect to my soul is to think about how I am being of service to others. Find volunteer opportunities on campus can help you feel connected, AND help you meet new people.


Rituals

A ritual is an act you do routinely, but are different from habits because of the intention and consciousness you put behind it.  They can be an important tool during transition because they help ground you when things are changing. Developing a ritual for yourself can be a huge act of self-care and a way to feel solid during transition.

Ritual Tips

start small

Create a ritual that can be manageable. If you’re not a morning person don’t plan something in the morning. Don’t make your ritual to run 5 miles if you don’t like to run.  Rituals require discipline, but should not be torture.

set yourself up to win

Make a plan. If you’re going to make your ritual meditation, plan out which one you want to do. If your ritual is to do a face mask every Sunday make sure you have masks. Set reminders. Put it in your schedule.

ideas of rituals

  • daily meditation
  • a workout class you attend weekly
  • daily journal practice
  • organizing yourself on Sundays
  • reading a book for pleasure before bed
  • listen or read something inspirational
  • pulling a daily affirmation card
  • nightly skincare routine
  • in the journal section, I have a self-care calendar. You can ritualize writing down one act of self-care you did everyday!

Basically anything can be a ritual if you put intention to support and love yourself behind it. Rituals are done with reverence and as an act of self-care. Let me know how it goes!


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Questions? You don’t have to ask in front of the class…


  1. Baldwin, D. R., Towler, K., Oliver, M. D., 2nd, & Datta, S. (2017). An examination of college student wellness: A research and liberal arts perspective. Health psychology open, 4(2), 2055102917719563. doi:10.1177/2055102917719563

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august self-care share

 

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August Self-Care Share

vulnerability pep talks

If you’ve already listened to this month’s podcast then you know that Brene Brown is the QUEEN of vulnerability and I totally fan girl over her! Freshmen year of college requires tons of vulnerability (which can be super uncomfortable) but it’s so important in order to get that authentic connection and belonging we ALL desire. I’m sharing tons of Brene content because she’s amazing, but also because these are some ideas I use to mentor myself! Mentors need mentoring too! Enjoy!

her original pep-talk

The OG Brene Brown Ted Talk. It has over 11 million views and is always a go-to for me. Also, did I mention that Brene Brown is FUNNY!

netflix special 

Speaking of Brene Brown being funny, her Netflix talk almost reads as a comedy special because it’s so funny and relatable. It also has a game changing statement that totally shifted how I approach hard conversations in my interpersonal relationships.

goop podcast 

A conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow on leadership and vulnerability!

armchair expert 

Actor Dax Shepard chats with Brene Brown. It’s fun to have a male perspective on vulnerability. It’s a universal concept!!


beginning of college survival tips

get to know your roommate’s schedule 

  • College is not known for having lot of privacy and you need to have space to decompress.  Blogger Caroline Donofrio wrote for Cup of Jo on Personal Rituals. Do you have any of these? Keep them up! You’re just going to adapt it for a dorm room and get creative on finding alone time.

be open 

  • It is super easy when you’re under stress to shut down and quickly judge someone. Brene Brown says that you have two options when it comes to vulnerability: you either do vulnerability or it does you. It is much easier to cause pain than feel pain, but taking out your stuff on other people isn’t the way to get what you actually want which is love, joy, belonging, and connection.
  • Befriend lots of people and make a call on their character/ fit after you get to know them; not right off the bat. People can surprise you. Some people you thought were awesome might not be. Someone you wrote off could be your bffs. Be open!

being homesick is normal! 

  • You’re going to get homesick. This is okay, normal, and necessary! You’re growing up and part of that means letting go of the old to make way for the new.  Calling your mom crying on the quad is going to happen, but something to make the transition easier is mentorship. We all need people to without judgement help us sort out our lives. You are going through a major growth spurt. Get support!!

try different things 

  • Try different things! There is literally not a better time. Go to the different welcome week activities. Try different classes. Ask different people to hang out. Everyone is in the market for friends! Don’t get wrapped up in not going to something because you feel like it might not be cool. Assume positive intent with all activities. If you go with openness and a little bit of confidence anything can be cool (or turned into a good story:)

go easy on yourself 

  •  Be gentle with yourself. Everything is new! You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to feel awesome one second and like crap the next. It’s a marathon not a sprint of being out of your comfortzone. Treat your inner-self like you’re a four year old going through a confusing growth spurt.

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july self-care share

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Moving is a big transition even for your STUFF. Your dorm room becomes your bedroom, office,  and living room space all at once so taking some time to feel out what you’d like your space to be like. It is worth it.

First thing first: organize your space. Clutter doesn’t feel good especially if you’re holding on to old versions of yourself.

resources for cleaning and organizing your space

home edit

I love these organizers’ insta account. They have great organization inspo and are funny too!

 

 

 

 

 

marie kondo

Marie is known for helping organize your space by getting rid of physical items that do not bring joy into your life. It’s an interesting way to sort through what you need and what you don’t!


my favorite mind, body, soul dorm products

In the journal exercise section, I have a printable self-care packing list, but below are some links to my favorite items:

affirmation decks 

I love affirmation decks! I use them with my students all the time. First I center myself, then I ask an open ended question like, “What do I need to know about my friendships? What can help with [insert problem here].” Pull a card and see how it relates to your inquiry!

stasher bags

These silicon sandwich bags are my favorite. I use them to store my snacks. I use them for organization. I use them for my beauty products when I travel. They are literally the best.

bed caddy 

Your room is a reflection of your mental state and knowing where everything is can help keep the calm. This cute bed caddy holds your stuff plus you don’t have to get out of bed to get what you need.

face masks 

I am a skincare fanatic. I’m obsessed. I think that every girl needs these face masks in their self-care tool bag.

My favorite is the Vital Hydra Solution

Perfect for getting rid of a pimple!

If I had to use one product for the rest of my life, it would be this one

skincare 

My best friend is in the beauty biz and when my skin freaked out at the beginning of quarantine, she was the first person I called. She recommended these products and they’ve made such a difference. Also, they ‘re all under $10!


The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

I broke out a lot right at the beginning of the social distancing situation and this helped! Also it’s $5.60!

 

 

 

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 

 

This product is a moisturizer serum that my bff recommended to me. I find that it’s better to put on when my skin is already a little damp. $6.80

 


essential oil guide

Dorm rooms can smell super stale so making your own diffuser with specific herbs can help you not only have a cuter smelling dorm room, but can assist your mental wellness. I got really into herbalism when taking nettle (a plant) for my allergies this spring and started following herbalist Robin Rose Bennett.

when you need to sleep

      • lavender

“Lovely lavender calms the nervous system, heals burns on the skin, and disinfects harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. You can drink the tea, wash burns with it, cook with it, and even put it in your bucket to wash your floors and walls. This will not only act as a disinfectant, it will smell lovely and bring a peaceful vibration into your home.” Robin Rose Bennett

when you’re stressed

      • chamomile
      • rose

“The rose is widely recognized as the inimitable symbol of beauty and love. Its lush petals, majestic arrangement and vivid colors, particularly the classic red rose, evoke sensuality and romanticism, making it a popular ornamental flower and age-old subject of reverence in art, literature, and mythology. The rose is also a highly valued herb in traditional and modern herbal medicine. And, of course, the rose’s sweet fragrance is a staple in aromatherapy, used to relieve anxiety and depression and promote feelings of well-being.” Robin Rose Bennett

when you need energy

      • lemongrass
      • orange
      • peppermint

You can buy a diffuser or make your own. Another way to use essentials oils is to put two drops in the palm of your hands, rub them together,  cup your hands up to your mouth and nose, then take few deep breaths in and out taking in the effects of the oils.


book shelf

want to lose yourself in a story? I got you. I also linked all these books to my local bookstore because I want to give small businesses love as well!

what I’ve read:

Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson 

THIS IS SO CUTE! If you need a cutie feel good read grab this!

“Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.

A Happy Catastrophe: A Novel 

The sequel! It was so fun to jump back into this world! I enjoyed every moment.


monthly mantra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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june self-care share

 

A big Maggie mentoring principle is self-love, which I believe starts with getting to know yourself! In June’s self-care share, I’m sharing all my favorite personality and strength quizzes; even an astrology chart to help you get to know all different parts of yourself! We also have our monthly mantra that you can save and use, and even a section where you can shoot me a question.

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Get to Know Yourself Quizzes

personality

The purpose of Myers-Briggs test is to identify differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. I am an ENFJ!

The Enneagram is a personality test with 9 Enneagram types that have a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. Hello, type TWOS.

This one is one is my favorite! We used it in my positive psychology class! the more you use your strengths the happier you are so pay attention to your top 5).

Or are you both???

How do you give and receive love? This quiz shows you your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect and deepen your relationships with others.

style

I am BIG into skincare. I NEVER go to sleep with my makeup on. I love trying new products and trying to figure out what works for me. This quiz shows you what kind of skin you have.

astrology birth chart

You are so much more than your sun sign! A birth chart is a snapshot of where ALL the planets where at the time you were born. Very fun to look at. It’s a lot of info so I normally focus on the sun (your identity), rising (how you show up in the world), and moon (emotional nature) sign.

 


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Got a Question?

you don’t have to ask in front of the class…

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