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Memes of the Week
My under eye bags are def Halloween ready.
I told you not to get back together with your ex.
*anxiety has entered the chat*
My Reality Says Podcast
Nothing is more fun midweek than a nice drive with our new podcast surrounding all your senses-that’s right! Your girls have launched their pop culture podcast with topics ranging from celebrity gossip, blind items, reality tv, and pop culture moments you just can’t miss!
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How is it only Wednesday? Below we have some questions answered from our Sunday Scaries Q and A to get you through. Followed by a cocktail, of course.
Q. How can I be happy single if all I want is a boyfriend?
Finding happiness within yourself, with yourself, and by yourself, is the most important thing you can do in attracting the happiness you wish to seek from a partner. Once you can find fulfillment and joy in being you and all that you have to offer, the perfect partner for you will come to compliment you, not complete you. You should already be whole on your own, not needing anyone to help in discovering the potential that is within.
Q. My friend and my ex want to date- I dated him years ago, but still find it weird? Am I the problem?
If you’re truly over your ex, and you want your friend to be happy, you can let them throw their hat into the ring of dating. Let them find out for themselves; just because something was not meant for you, does not mean it may not be right for her. Unless, that is, you find yourself uncomfortable with the idea, in which case you have to be honest and verbalize this with your friend. If she is truly your friend, this is an honest discussion you both will be able to have, discussing boundaries and what you feel comfortable with. She may have her reasons too! Being open to communication is really important in situations like this; bottling it up can be dangerous, and ultimately, prove negative for your friendship.
Q. I get really lonely this time of year, and wonder whether I should just settle?
This time of year can be really hard for people as it is something therapists and psychiatrists alike have studied. Seasonal Affective disorder is actually quite common, and affects people more than they are aware of. Symptoms tend to vary, but loneliness and a sense of hopelessness prevailing are among the most common. Light therapy and talk therapy are incredibly helpful in dealing with SAD. Similarly, doing things you love and enjoy also help get through these darker, colder months.
Watching movies that brighten your day, going on walks, spending time with your loved ones, exploring your city, trying new things, and finding time for self-care. Change the narrative around this time of year. Instead of focusing on all the couple things there are to do, focus on the great opportunity this time is for you to focus on yourself and self impoorve. Learn a new language! Visit museums and explore your other interests. People in relationships often find themselves missing the days when they were able to devote and dedicate time to their own interests and their own happiness; while you have it, use this time wisely!
“One Drink” Wednesday: Black Magic Margaritas
The drink to cure your resting witch face is here.
2 tbsp. black sanding sugar
2 c. ice
4 oz. silver tequila
2 oz. triple sec
1/2 c. lime juice
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring
Green food coloring
Lime slices, for garnish
Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in black sanding sugar.
Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food coloring until desired black color is achieved.
Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime before serving.