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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50

50+ Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50 (Updated for 2020)

Life can be so chaotic and stressful that finding time for yourself often feels impossible. Maybe even selfish. But self care is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your needs matter, too. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, find unique gifts for a loved one, or you want to give back …

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Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did) - My Life, I Guess

Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did)

Horrible bosses. At some point in our lives, we will all have at least one. In my seemingly never-ending struggle to find a good, permanent, full time role, horrible bosses have been a big factor. After having a boss that was physically abusive towards 2 of my colleagues, and extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to us all, I thought that …

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Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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My Life, I Guess... Lately Vol. 5 - My Life, I Guess...

My Life (I Guess) Lately – Vol. 5

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve already noticed that I broke my new year’s resolution and personal goal of posting at least once a week on my blog. Although I missed two weeks along the way, I was doing a pretty good job until the middle of May. That’s when life started to get more complicated and more stressful for …

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How I'm Investing in Myself - My Life, I Guess

How I’m Investing in Myself

Last week, I woke up in the middle of the night and just could not get back to sleep. I was tossing and turning for hours. My back and neck were killing me. Laying down hurt. Not sleeping and suffering from back and neck pain are not new to me, unfortunately. But the reasons for them happening this time were. …

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Is This Job Worth It?

I accepted this part time, minimum wage job with a pretty positive attitude. It was supposed to be an easy and fun way to earn some money, but still have time to apply for better, more career-driven jobs and work on this blog and freelancing gigs . But it’s none of these things. It feels like this job is consuming my …

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Lessons from a Counsellor

Six months ago, I decided that I needed to talk to someone, professionally speaking. I had seen a counsellor a few times before, as there was a counsellor available right on my university’s campus, that was included in our student health plan. But when it came to finding someone to talk to in a new city, I had no idea …

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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an easy way out of a …

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