My Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

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MY CURRENT ANTI-AGING SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN In this post I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at my current anti-aging skincare routine for acne-prone skin. My skincare routine has evolved throughout the years, and continues to change as I experiment with what works best for my skin at any given time. For the past year or so I used Beautycounter’s … Read More

How Boundaries Create Positive Relationships

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It’s a common misconception that someone may set boundaries in order to remove or exclude others from their life. Quite the contrary! THE reason we set boundaries is to keep someone in our lives in a way that allows for a positive relationship. We do this by expressing how we feel (not always, it may depend how close you are … Read More

What I Love About Confrontation

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development5 Comments

It’s an unpopular opinion, but I strongly believe that avoiding confrontation does not create more peace in your life. It actually builds resentment, cultivates unhappiness, and *disturbs* your peace. Some mistake an enneagram type 8 (which is me) – the challenger – as people who *enjoy* arguing. I don’t enjoy confrontation for the sake of it. And I certainly do … Read More

Why You Need to Embrace Boundaries

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development3 Comments

I have been discussing boundaries a lot on Instagram lately, and have been flooded with responses from readers about how they have felt empowered to deepen their relationships as a result. I’ve heard things like: “Because of your boundary modeling, I feel empowered in my own life to do the same.”  “I have learned so much from you about boundaries … Read More

How to Improve Relationships Through Inner Work

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development4 Comments

In reflecting on the personal development work I’ve been doing for nearly a decade overall, it’s typically hard to see or experience the self-improvements in a bubble. I don’t mean better eating habits or workout routine. I mean inner work. I find it’s often only in relation to others where we realize the benefits or progress of our inner work. … Read More

Four Simple Words to Boost Confidence

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Words of affirmation are meaningful to everyone, even if they’re not that person’s primary Love Language. When you recognize effort, hard work, stepping out of a comfort zone, trying something new, or anything that makes you notice that someone is out there doing their best – say it to them. Tell someone, “I’m proud of you.” I think a lot … Read More