Why We Should Forgive People When They Hurt Us

Life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we are perfectly happy, and everything seems to be going our way. We have a fantastic person by our side and are creating happy memories that we feel will last for a lifetime. Suddenly, something comes out of the blue, and we feel hurt, let down and can’t see a way to get back to a happy way of life. 

Human beings need companionship, and so it’s not a surprise that we create very close bonds to other people. We fall in love, and over time this becomes our normal. It is like we have our own world and everything in it is connected and beautiful. Unfortunately, this means that we attribute quite a lot of our happiness and sadness to someone else. In loving another person, we give them the key to our hearts and our souls. This can lead to pain so deep that we feel like we can no longer go on. Maybe we become angry and bitter that we were mistreated. Our lives standstill because we simply cannot move past the pain. 

One thing that everyone needs to remember is that the most important person in our lives is us. You are the only person that can dictate your future and the one person that can make you happy. If you don’t feel this, if you can’t be satisfied on your own, then you will end believing that the person you are with, makes you happy. If they hurt you, you will think that you cannot be happy again. 

There are many quotes such as ‘forgive but never forget’ and while you should always be wary of reading quotes in black and white, cliches like this are cliches for a reason. 

Forgiveness is essential when it comes to self-love and personal and spiritual growth. No matter how much someone hurts us with their actions or lets us down with their behavior, it is the inability to forgive them that creates a dangerous emotional state where we cannot find happiness. You are not responsible for another person's actions, and they are not responsible for your happiness. You have the power to forgive, to move on and to be content and happy with your life. 

It isn't always easy though is it? To forgive? Especially if your trust has been betrayed by someone that you loved and believed in. Hurt can swoop in, and while it is an emotional pain, it kicks off the same fight or flight receptors in our brains that physical pain does. This is why many people who have had their heart broken feel so awful. Because their brain perceives it as physical pain, it’s then tough to imagine feeling better. You can’t watch a wound heal, and you can’t treat it with medicine until it gets better. You just have to take each day as it comes and try to live around how you feel. 

When someone hurts you, unless they have severe mental issues, it is highly unlikely that they wanted you to feel these feelings. Even in a situation where your partner has been lying to you about an affair for years, as crushing and cruel as that is, they may have been so desperate not to hurt you that they simply couldn’t leave. When you hurt, instead of focussing on how unfair the situation is, it can help if you try to work out why and how this person you loved so much would do this. This will help you to grow as a human and may prevent a similar situation from happening in your life again. 

Forgiving is easier for some people than others. Do some research and find out what kind of person you are. Look at your spiritual self too. How do you forgive based on your zodiac profile? Maybe there is a reason you find it harder to forgive than other people. Perhaps there is something that happened in your past which makes this seem so unforgivable. 

It is an excellent time to seek counseling. I personally, love counseling and being able to have a outside perspective. Gong to counseling can help you understand the complicated reasons behind your pain. It will also help you to find the strength to forgive the person that has wronged you. Forgiveness doesn’t mean taking them back. It means letting go of their actions and understanding that you don’t need to be defined by your pain. 

If you can find a way of forgiving someone, you will let go of all the negative feelings inside and walk towards a happier, healthy life.


5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Blog


Over the past ten years or so, blogging has become a real means of making a handsome living. It started out as a small community of people that enjoyed writing and posting about wherever their passion lies – it’s now something that is utilized by more than just writers looking to create fun, significant content. It’s a way for a business to engage with an audience in the hope of attracting more leads, it’s a way for writers to launch themselves into more platform, and it’s a way for people to express themselves in whatever way they want. It’s a fantastic aspect of life and one that is only going to become more popular as the years go by. 

If you’re looking to get into blogging, or if you’ve been at it for a few weeks/months, then you’ll probably know by now that it’s not a case of simply typing things, posting them, and reaping the rewards. You need to keep at it and get a few peripheral things right, too. You also need to build up a skill in writing – you don’t need to become Shakespeare, but you need to have the fundamentals covered. Just like every other skill, or personal aspect of your being, such as your dating life, it’s something that you need to work on constantly if you want it to go well. 
Interested in the kinds of things you need to figure out? Well, here are some for you now:  

Just Start!

We’ll cover a few things in the rest of this article, but one of the best pieces of advice that can be given is that you should just begin and see where it takes you. Obviously, knowing what to do and what techniques to use is helpful, but there’s no substitute for experience. You can have all the tricks up your sleeve, but if you don’t put the work in, then those tricks become pretty obsolete. So go ahead and try things. Fail at things. Learn from mistakes. Just keep plugging away at this game. The more you do it, the better you’ll get – that’s a fact.

Look At How Others Do It

Do a little research into how bloggers who are well underway doing their thing. Many, many people out there are earning a tremendous amount of money from this job, so taking a few bits and pieces from them wouldn’t be a stupid idea. Obviously, the likes of Huffington Post and LifeHacker are the absolute pinnacles, but you can still take little nuggets from them. Smaller but just-as-handy blogs can be studied, too. For instance, if you’re looking to create a fashion blog, then the likes of Joyfully Styled could help you out a little. Fitness? Well, NerdFitness isn’t a bad role model site!

Learn About Web Design

In order to have a successful blog, the website itself needs to be of a certain standard. It doesn’t need to be the most aesthetically pleasing thing in the world, and it doesn’t need to have all kinds of ground-breaking functions. It does need to look nice on the ease in a simple sense, though. Don’t overwhelm the visitor and don’t make it look like you’re trying too hard. They show up to get more content from you and to enjoy their time – so let them do just that. 

Figure Out How SEO Works 

Search engine optimization is the practice of making your website easier to find in search results – easy, right? Everyone is using a search engine like Google in order to find what they want; so you need to make sure you’re at the front of the queue. There’s a bunch of ways to do it, but the likes of link building and produce consistent, relevant content are two ways of boosting your SEO score.

Take In As Much Info As You Can  

Learn the craft. We talked before about getting in as much experience as you can, but keeping hold of important nuggets is just as important a task for you. Watch people as they teach you on YouTube. Listen to podcasts about blogging and the business behind it all. Read articles on how best to improve your work. Blogging is a genuine skill that you’ll need to master, so take it as seriously as you would in a typical, boring office job! There may come a time where you feel completely drained and bored with the learning period, but seriously, keep at it. Successful people power through the plateau, and the losers give up!

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How To Achieve Clearer Skin


We all want clear skin, yet this is a luxury reserved for the very lucky amongst us! It’s rare to have naturally clear skin as there are so many things that can happen over time. If you do, then you should consider yourself truly blessed. For the rest of us, clear skin is more of a challenge. Still, it’s a challenge you can stand up to! With that in mind, here are some tips to help you achieve clearer skin:

Wash your face every morning and night
Ensure you clean your face daily, making sure that you do this in the morning and evening. Why? Well, it cleanses your face of any extra oils or dirt or sweat. This stops spots from forming on your face, which can be a real cause of self-confidence issues. Many people struggle when they have spots and have a big date coming up. If you can’t get rid of them, your next option is to cover them up. This leads to piling on lots of makeup, which makes you feel self-conscious as well as adding to your skin problems and making the spots duplicate! Prevent them from forming by keeping your face clean!

Remove any stubborn blemishes
Unfortunately, you can have blemishes or things on your face that won’t go away with traditional treatments. This includes skin tags or acne scars and really stubborn spots. No matter what you do, they can only be removed by specific means. Some people resort to surgery, but there are things like the Spot Eraser Pro that let you take care of them at home. Effectively, you use a tool to remove the blemishes and let your skin heal. Given time, it should now appear nice and clear!

Use a vitamin B3 serum
Vitamin B3 - also known as 'niacinamide' - is excellent at keeping your skin clear. Thus, you should use a serum that includes this as one of the main ingredients. There’s a brand called The Ordinary that does a very popular product just like that. You can apply the serum to your face after washing and before putting moisturizer on. With regular use, it will significantly reduce the appearance of blemishes and redness on your skin. You’ll be amazed at how quickly vitamin B3 gets to work! Plus, these serums tend to leave skin feeling nice and smooth as well. 

Use a daily moisturizer
Finally, you need to use a moisturizer on your skin every day. Dry skin will try and moisturize itself by secreting natural oils. The problem with this is that the oils will make your skin overly greasy, which can lead to breakouts. The only way to counter this is to keep your skin naturally moisturized. So, use a moisturizer every day to do just that! It’ll prevent breakouts from overly oily skin, and it also stops any dry patches. 

There you go, that’s not too hard, right? Just remember to wash your face every day - using a cleanser on most days, but you could switch to an exfoliator now and then. Follow this with some vitamin B3 serum and a daily moisturizer, along with blemish removal for the stubborn things. 

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Tips To Help With Your Dating Life

When it comes to dating, it can be difficult to navigate it when you might not have the confidence or experience. There’s a lot of pressure that can be put on dating and go on dates that it can sometimes put people off from committing to that first date. Here are some tips to help with your dating life.


Ask Your Partnered Up Friends For Advice 

Sometimes it can be helpful to ask your friends for advice and when it comes to asking the right ones, pick those who are already partnered up. Their experiences are likely to be different, but they can probably give you some helpful guidance on how they managed dating and what they found helpful. It could be about the types of places they went on their dates that helped or the way in which they went about finding a date. Asking your friends can be a little nerve-racking, but there are some friends that you have that will give you the help and confidence you might need without taking the mick out of you!

Spruce Up Your Online Profiles

Your online profiles, if you have any, can often become a little outdated. So like your social media profiles and feeds, keep them updated. Even if you don’t go on the dating platforms very often, it’s still good to keep them up to date in case someone sees your profile and decides to get in touch. You could be missing out on potential partners that are well suited for you! A good tip when it comes to updating your profile is to post a picture of you alone, rather than with friends, especially when it comes to your main image. Make sure you’re conversational on your description and don’t try too hard. And don't forgot, I met my husband on a online dating site. You just never know. 

Educate Yourself

Education is something we all need across a range of subjects, and that includes your dating skills. Try to educate yourself by using programs like the scrambler  and doing a bit of online research to find what makes other people you’re interested in, tick. The more you can learn, the better you will become when it comes to navigating the dating world. There can be a lot of myths and assumptions surrounding dates and how you should act or what you should do. Remember to not get into your head too much when it comes down to the planning and what to say on the dates themselves.

Look Again At Your Wants In A Partner

A lot of the reasons why your dates might not go to plan is because you’re looking at the wrong types. Take a look again at your wants and needs in a partner. They may have changed since you last thought about it. Consider you want because it could influence your decisions in who you choose and you might be surprised then at how your dates play out.

Helping your dating life in any way that you can is essential so use these tips to make it a little easier.

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Clean & Clear: Finding The Right Tools To Achieve Perfect Skin


It takes a lot of work to maintain a body that you’re happy with. You have to work on your diet, exercise routine, and the products you use to improve your appearance, and this work doesn’t stop for anything. Of course, though, there wouldn’t be much point in putting time into making yourself look good if your skin isn’t in good shape. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a range of different methods and tips which will make it easier to clear your skin. This sort of work doesn’t have to be hard if you’re putting enough time into it.

Water & Diet

The amount of water you drink will directly impact the state of your skin. While things like tea, coffee, and fruit juice will all hydrate you, they won’t do nearly as much good for your body as normal water. This makes it well worth making water into your main drink if you want to achieve perfectly clear skin. Alongside this, your diet can also make quite a big difference when you’re working towards clearer skin. Focusing on natural and unprocessed food is a good place to start when you’re looking for a diet that will be good for your skin.


Sleep does a lot more than simply recharging your batteries, and a lot of your body’s essential functions are carried out during this time. Those with poor sleeping patterns will often notice bags forming under their eyes, with their skin taking on a paler hue than normal. Being exhausted will almost always result in bad skin, but this is just one reason to work towards getting enough sleep, and there are plenty more which will be just as impactful on your life.

Measured Makeup

Makeup is a powerful tool when you’re working on the appearance of your skin, though using too much of the stuff can often leave you with more to hide. Excessive makeup can damage your skin, leading to spots, discoloration, and a range of other issues that a lot of people would consider unsightly. Going for a more natural look on a daily basis and only using more makeup when you’re attending an event or special occasion will be a good way to avoid overdoing it with this, while still giving you the chance to enjoy the fun of working on your makeup.

Spot Treatments

Some people will hardly ever have to deal with spots, while others will battle with them for their entire life. It’s extremely rare to find people with perfectly clear skin, and those who are getting close to achieving this goal have to put a lot of work into it. This only means that those with very spotty skin will have a chance to make a difference, though. Hormonal acne treatment comes in loads of shapes and sizes; from options that can be bought online, to those that can only be provided by a doctor. If your spots persist and you can’t find a way to get rid of them, it could be worth going to a dermatologist.

Cleaning Your Skin

Keeping your skin clean is one of the easiest ways to make sure that it looks good. Most people have a morning routine that involves cleaning their hair, teeth, and other parts of their body. When you miss a good face wash from this, though, your skin will never look at its best, and this is a shame. There are loads of face wash products on the market that can be used to make this process nice and quick, giving you an easy element to add to your daily routine.

Alongside the work you do each day, it can also be worth building a weekly routine around your skincare. Face masks, cleansing scrubs, and a huge range of other products can be used to give your skin a deeper clean. This will help to remove dirt from your pores, making blackheads invisible and leaving you with much clearer skin. Of course, products like this can often involve harsh chemicals, and it will be worth making sure that you’re not going to hurt your skin by using them.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to start working towards clearer skin. It’s not always easy to feel comfortable in your skin, and many people want to improve this part of their body. Of course, though, this process won’t be easy, and you will need to work extremely hard to achieve your goals in this area.

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