10 Day Happiness Challenge

How to turn happiness into a habit Did you know that happiness is a habit? Yep, that’s right! We often talk about happiness as something external, outside of our control. But just as happiness is an emotion, it is also a verb – and therefore you can “do happiness” (that sounds a bit funky but…

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What does “self-love” really mean and how to start loving yourself

If you had asked me before if I loved myself, I’d say yes. I liked myself, I though I’m quite pretty, smart and interesting. But when I lied in my bed in a severe depression continuously tormenting myself with thoughts like “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve it” or “I hate myself” – I…

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12 things we don’t say often enough

I strongly believe that small things can make big changes. Sometimes, it takes only these few words to put a smile on another person’s face. If we all said these 12 things more often, we would all be happier and at peace. 1. “I love you” There is a beautiful poem by a Polish priest…

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8 essential oils you should always keep in handy

With the fast development of technologies, cities and economies, we sometimes forget that we are part of nature. And it’s in nature that we can find what we need to stay healthy and naturally beautifully. In fact, our strong move away from nature (which is perceived as a progress) takes a huge toll on our…

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The Impermanence Of Life

I wasn’t sure if I should write this article or not… I was thinking of people who might get offended or find this text disrespectful. None of this is my intention. This morning I found out a friend of mine died. He was killed in a car accidents. I found myself continuously thinking of it.…

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17 Ways Coconut Oil Helps You Maintain Your Natural Beauty

I remember reading about this superfood a few years back. It was claimed to be the best oil for cooking. Only that a few years ago there was no way to find a coconut oil in Poland (where I lived). So it just remained an interesting fact I’ve heard of. It all changed when I…

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Brave Belle: my struggle for perfect body

My struggle for perfect body

As a kid, I was always skinny and very active. I had no idea what it meant to overeat or be overweight. Up until high school. Something changed, and when I hit 17 years old, for the first time in my life I put on weight. And for the past 12 years, my weight has…

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Brave Belle: Why I don't believe in sacrifice

Why I don’t believe in sacrifice

I still remember sitting in a car with my boyfriend of a time, sharing with him my aspiration to quit my full-time job and fully dedicate my time to my own business. As a freelancer, he could relate to what I was saying. Only that in that time he really struggled to get any job…

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Brave Belle: What I learnt from my divorce

What I learnt from my divorce

Some days ago I met my colleague, with whom I met last time more than three years ago. We had a business meeting together and then after it was finished she came to me asking to talk privately. She said: Elena, I have a very personal question to you… Hope you can share an answer…

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The pain you’re feeling after the break up is probably the worst thing ever. But it also opens the door to something so much better.

My recent break up has been the most painful experience of my life. I went through depression and even hurt myself physically. Since then I’ve read tons of books on relationships and self-love. I tried various healing practices. Slowly, I started emerging out of it, feeling more positive and in control of my life. Despite…

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