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Do you ever feel like you’re stumbling through your mornings? Like it takes you a while to wake up and you’re trying to figure out what to do first with your day?

Been there.

Mornings can be rough. But I’ve discovered that having a morning routine is a quick fix for that. And that getting yourself in a positive mindset is thee best way to start the day.

If anything, that positive mindset will prepare you for whatever curveballs get thrown your way.

But what should you incorporate into your morning routine?

Everyone’s preferences are different. But you cannot go…


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Feeling shameful about the “bad” food you ate needs to be a thing of the past.

Have you ever devoured a whole pint of ice cream at the end of the night and felt awful? You’ve eaten so well the past few days and now you’ve broken the streak. So, you beat yourself up over it — punish yourself even.

This behavior isn’t healthy for anyone.

We can’t be perfect all the time. And when you punish yourself for falling short of your food goals, it takes a toll on your mental health.

Your life’s better with balance

I really believe that a balanced lifestyle…


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As of 2019, around 260 million people are affected by depression globally.

That’s a lot of people. And that’s just depression. There are people who also deal with anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD…

The list goes on and on.

And it’s okay to not be okay.

Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. And if there’s anything I’ve learned in my 26 years of living, it’s that you have to put yourself first.

I like to think that I was lucky enough to realize this early on in my…


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How your morning starts sets the tone for your whole day.

Say you overslept. You’re a bit annoyed with yourself and frantically rushing to get your morning going.

You don’t have time to relax for a hot second and enjoy your morning coffee. There are a million things you need to get done and your mind is racing. Now you’re a little grumpy about the unfortunate chain of events.

You’re not a happy camper.

I don’t know about you, but this has happened to me a lot. Before and during COVID. …


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I can guess what you might be thinking. Eat more… carbs? This isn’t exactly something you hear every day.

In fact, you might hear just the exact opposite.

“I’m trying to lose weight so I’m cutting back on carbs.” “No bread please, I’m doing the keto diet.” “I need to stop eating carbs I’m so bloated.”

For years you may have thought that carbs are the enemy. And that the key to fat loss is to stop eating all the bread and cookies.

The problem is that people tend to lump carbs under one umbrella.

But the truth is, there…


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Have you recently had the urge to jump-start your fitness journey?

You’re thinking — I need to get my bum off this couch, away from the TV, and move my body. Great! You throw on your running shoes, rush out the door, and suddenly, you’re at the gym with no idea where to start.

You may have seen a thing or two about lifting weights on TikTok, but have no clue how to actually do it. Or, you may not feel brave enough to try with so many people surrounding you.

Believe me, we’ve all been there.

It’s important to…


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My first look at this series gave me serious Lost vibes. A plane crashes into the ocean, the passengers make it onto an island and they struggle to survive. Someone dies and of course, chaos commences. There’s something not right about the whole debacle and one of the main characters Leah (Sarah Pidgeon) knows it. What I didn’t expect was that we would be in on the secret by the end of the first episode and by the end of the season, The Wilds becomes more so a parallel of The Maze Runner rather than the catastrophe that was Lost.


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This is a new writing series I’ve been contemplating starting. I’m on a mission to expand my movie knowledge (slowly but surely) and I thought it’d be a fine idea to share with you these older movies I’m now seeing for the first time. If you have any suggestions, I ask that you kindly throw them my way. I’ve had an ongoing list for a few years and I’m determined to get through them all. I repeat, slowly but surely.

Here’s the thing — I wasn’t always gung-ho about watching movies and TV. I kind of grew up under a…


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Sometimes people aren’t blessed with unconditional love from their family. Sometimes a person must go off and build their own loving family, whether that be with a community of close-knit friends, a partner, or a mix of both. And sometimes, a person’s family will eventually learn to accept them for who they are. But not always. These are the circumstances that encompass the tragic yet beautiful Uncle Frank.

As you watch the trailer for this film, it gives the impression that it’s a light-hearted romcom, but when you watch it in its entirety, it leans more into the drama side…


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Now, this is a cause I can get behind. When COVID-19 hit, countless people lost their jobs and the public was deprived of theatrical content. In an effort to utilize his creativity and raise funds for the theatre community, UK theatre actor David Muscat wrote and fully funded a comedic, 37-minute pilot to showcase to the public. For a minimal donation of £3.49 ($4.66 USD), you can not only feel great about your contribution to a worthy cause but also have a few good laughs from the witty, theatrical TV sitcom: The Fosse Forest Ballet.

This sitcom is part mockumentary…

Heather Copfer

Blogging about living a healthy lifestyle with balance while sharing my occasional thoughts on movies & television!

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