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Healing At My Own Pace.

With the semester coming to an end and my extended time at home, I thought it would be nice to finally have some time to read. While scrolling on Instagram during an uneventful day I came across a post from @alex_elle displaying some quotes from her book. Immediately I knew this was something I needed to purchase because mental health and healing have been at the top of my to do list during this chaotic year. So I logged into my parents Amazon Prime account(lol) and ordered "After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love" by Alexandra Elle.

Healing- What does one think of when they think of this word? Is there a timeframe assigned or a relaxing bubble bath that can be used to remedy a process that is often everchanging and quite uncomfortable. Through reading Alexandra's life story depicted through both struggles and comical anecdotes, I saw much of myself in her journey. Such transparency allowed me to have a safe space to really think about how much I have overcome and how many opportunities I have left in life. With the fast pace of life and all the uncertainty of my twenties, the smallest tasks can be overwhelming. Finding a time to slow down and read a book that provided insight and stimulated my mind was refreshing.

I recommend this book to anyone who feels like they never get a break in life. Like they have no direction and wake up everyday wonder what their purpose of being here is. Its ok to take time away for yourself and just reflect, cry, scream or experience whatever emotion that feels natural. Remember that each day is just a new opportunity to be better but not every day will be perfect and that's just life.


Love and Light,

Maya Marie

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