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Ask Niki: Do You Have Any Tips for Traveling When You Have Anxiety?

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice.

QUESTION:

Do you have any tips for dealing with anxiety when you travel or go on vacation?

ANSWER:

Ugh, anxiety. Why can’t it just leave us alone, right?

Even though going on a relaxing vacation is a great way to unwind and get rid of stress, traveling itself can be stressful! Plus, your anxiety doesn’t just disappear because you’re on vacation.

Planning Your Trip

From booking your hotel to packing your bag, planning any type of getaway involves a lot of time and effort! Accept that. I sometimes cause myself more anxiety by trying to make a stressful process less stressful. Continue Reading

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Quote of the Week + 4 Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

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“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

Today’s post was inspired by a question I received about dealing with a negative self image. As a woman, I know the struggle of trying to maintain your self esteem while being bombarded by images of unattainable beauty and airbrushed perfection.

Listen, life is not a beauty pageant and your worth is not measured by your appearance! Take a few minutes today to breath deeply and get yourself into a positive mindset by thinking about all of the things you have to be thankful for.

And the next time your self esteem feels like it’s dwindling, try one of these 4 tactics to help boost it back up! Continue Reading

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5 Fun & Affordable Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary!

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If you follow me on instagram, you already know that Will and I recently celebrated our one year wedding anniversary!

Our first year was full of new experiences, extra late night netflix binges (on a weekday?! Say Whaaa?!), and lots of learning.  We created new daily rituals, explored our new city and Will even got to experience life as a first time cat dad! Lol.

Celebrating a special occasion, like an anniversary, can get expensive in a heartbeat. So today I wanted to share a few alternative ideas that aren’t going to break your budget. Continue Reading

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Wife Chats: Travel First, Babies Later – Why We Decided to Wait

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

As soon as you’re married, you’ll be asked about your baby making plans pretty regularly. “Would you like a second serving of pasta? And then will you be putting that uterus of yours to good use?”

You may laugh but it’s totally true!

So today I wanted to chat about why we decided to make travel such a big priority and hold off on the human making.

#1 We’ve Always Wanted to Travel

My husband and I have always wanted to explore the world. To us, this is about more than a vacation, it’s about experiencing new cultures, new food, and expanding our view of the world. Isn’t that what life is about? Continue Reading