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An October Summary from Fearless She Wrote

Monthly Newsletter, November 6, 2019

Maggie Lupin
Nov 6, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash

Happy November!

Is it just us, or is time absolutely flying past? It feels like it was just yesterday that we decided we wanted to start a Fearless newsletter — and yet — we’re on our third month of it!

#1 — Schedule time for yourself and the activities you enjoy.

This looks different for everyone, but it’s easy to lose yourself during this time of year. Make sure you’re taking time to exercise, meditate, eat right, read, do yoga, or enjoy a bath! While you’re busy taking care of everyone else, remember that you’re also worth caring for.

#2 — Feel your feelings.

Families, friends, gift-giving, too many plans, too few plans — these are just some of the stressors that this season brings. And, that’s okay! Allow yourself to sit with your feelings. Acknowledge them; think about them and recognize them. Don’t be afraid to call “time-out” for yourself when you need to so that you can realign.

#3 — Remind yourself of the good.

What are you feeling grateful for this holiday season? Just thinking about gratitude for the things in your life increases the level of serotonin and builds positive pathways in your brain.

#4 — Sleep.

Poor sleep messes with our emotional health all year long — but when emotions and stressors are running on high, it’s even more essential to safeguard your well-being as best you can. Entering each day with hours of sleep under your belt ensures that you have a better shot at combatting any stresses thrown in your direction.

#5 — Be present.

Be present as you’re giving presents. The holiday season stands apart from the rest of the year due to the sights, sounds, and activities that are unique to this time of year. Allow yourself to slow down, feel them, notice them. You’ll be happier looking back and remembering the lights you saw walking down the street than you will be thinking “the holidays were such a blur; I was so busy.”

Meet the Editor

This month we’re featuring our editor, Maggie Lupin!

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories…

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

Maggie Lupin

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eternal feminist | avid reader | bumbling writer | animal advocate | cupcake connoisseur | hopeful cynic |

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.