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Introducing a New Blog Series: Living by the Book

This post contains affiliate links (book titles) at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Determined Dreamer up & running! About This New Mini (Or Potentially Long-Term) Blog Series Okay, first off… you definitely can’t give me full-credit for this brilliant idea. If you’ve

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24 Quick Self-Care Practices You Can Do on Busy Days

I recently took a poll on Instagram Stories to see what you guys were struggling with and was surprised with the results! More than half of the people who answered were struggling with finding time for self-care. Sadly, a lot of moms were also struggling with feeling guilty for taking

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7 Things I’m Doing Regularly to Feel More Confident

For years upon years, it was my mission in life to make sure everyone liked me. I stayed quiet in order to not ruffle any feathers or be thought of as "too opinionated." I either tried to dress trendy or dress incredibly simple in order to blend in. And don't even get me started on how often I avoided parties.
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My Simple 3 Step Guide for Repairing Damaged Hair and Eliminating Frizz

Fixing damaged hair is a hot topic these days and it's not hard to understand why that would be the case! Most of us, by our 20's, have discovered the magical world of hair dyes, curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers, and everything else that temporarily makes our hair look good. Most of us have also come to the harsh realization that these things also cause a heck of a lot of damage.
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My All-Time Favorite Skin & Nail Care Products

Until a couple of years ago, I could have cared less about my skin and nails. Shopping for skincare products, for me, looked like going to Walmart and grabbing whichever products were cheapest but still smelled good. Back then, I also had A LOT of acne, nails that looked like a 90-year-old grandpa's (okay, maybe not that bad), and dry itchy skin that was just aching for anything but another $2 product to save it. 
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How to Take Control of Your Life When You’re Anxious or Depressed

There's nothing more frustrating than feeling like your own mental health is out of your control. Having anxiety and depression can make you feel like your emotions, your behaviors, and I'd even go as far to say your entire life, are uncontrollable. You may feel like you're on a never-ending whirlwind ride of anxiety.