Mindful Monday: Finding a Safe Space

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I’ll be brief today. I don’t really talk politics on this site and don’t want to go down that road because my home is regardless if you consider yourself liberal, conservative, moderate, or whatever if the things I talk about on this site resonate with you that you’ll find this a welcome and safe environment to read and share.

This past week of debates and news surrounding the elections has made me concerned, though. It has become obvious to me that many women don’t feel that all of their spaces are safe. Space can mean anything from physical locations such as work or home, virtual spaces, and even the personal space of one’s body. No matter what your political leanings are I hope you can agree that everyone is entitled to a safe space.

I work hard on making all of my physical environments places that are welcoming and comfortable. I want them to be places where I can just be me. I feel the same way when I’m online. I wanted to share some sites that might be a good fit for you if you are in need of a supportive online community.

Bust 

Feministing

Jezebel 

What are some of your favorite safe spaces both online and physical?

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Three Little Things: Part 2

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Last week I mentioned how showing my gratitude to others has impacted me profoundly in recent weeks. The second thing that I recommend if like me you found yourself in a rut is to get out of town.

I love traveling and the past couple of years has been filled with trips that were centered around holidays and life events with various family members. It had been a while since I’d taken a trip purely for pleasure. I was going to take a solo trip to somewhere I had never been and decided to take a long weekend in Montreal. At the last minute I decided to invite my best friend from college and I’m glad I did. We got to reconnect and explore together.

Going someplace new changes your perspective and refreshes your batteries. Whether you go across the world or explore a city two towns over it’s worth making room for a little Wanderlust in your life.