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Monday Motivation & the Power of Mantras

So, there’s this habit I have. It’s a half habit of sorts that’s itching to find a permanent home in me like the tattoos that adorn my body. The only thing holding me back is this element of fear each time I try to fully commit to it.

I have the habit of reading productivity and success articles and then not incorporating any of the suggestions into my own life. Advice like doing morning meditations, keeping a gratitude journal, and waking up in the early hours of the morning to write simply exist as fleeting thoughts in my mind. I’d love to be able to turn these thoughts into actions, but there’s this heavy ball of fear and doubt that rolls around in my head and convinces me that these habits won’t work for me.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Soundtrack is Packed with Female Empowerment Anthems

For the past few days, all I’ve been able to think about is The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m itching for new episodes, and I haven’t felt this much anticipation for a tv series in quite some time. Although I’m only three episodes in, there’s a good reason for my obsession.

The newly added Hulu series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name eerily resembles current events and brings the importance of women’s rights to the forefront. With the dystopian world set in the age of dating apps and contraception usage, as a character rightly points out, it’s hard not to draw parallels to a novel that is supposed to be simply a work of fiction.

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If you’re still not over the fact that Samira Wiley is no longer in Orange is the New Black, you’ll be happy to hear she’s in this series.
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