5 Ways to Create a Better Living Space

Something that we as people don't pay as much attention to as we probably should is how our living space affects our mental health. As a university student, I know what it's like to live in small spaces, and I also know that I haven't even experienced the worst of the worst. I do know, …

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A short guide to getting those certain people off of your mind.

It's the first day of February, and we are thirteen short days away from Valentine's day. Aside from all the cheesy advertising, red and pink candy hearts and all of that, Valentines day is essentially about celebrating the relationships that we have with other people. With that said, I think that this post comes right …

Techniques for Improving Focus

You're trying to work on a new blog post, in the middle of taking a half-hour break from studying for your midterm in a couple days. Then you suddenly remember that your friend texted you an hour ago and you forgot to reply so you tell yourself "okay, just really fast. Then I'll study. It'll …

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

One benefits mental health, the other doesn't Hey everyone! I wanted to get the New Year off to a positive start here on Handmade Hearts, so for my first official blog post of the year, I'm going to talk about a topic that has been on my mind lately a lot- the difference between being nice …

UBC Post #1- Finding Your Crowd

Hey everyone! In the month of January, I'm going to try to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'd heard from other bloggers that participating in blog challenges was a great way to meet other bloggers, and I'm so glad I took their advice to try out this blog challenge! I've come across so many …

Day 1 of Holiday Crafting Week!

Dear Readers, You don't know how long I've been waiting to do this, or how excited I am to be sharing this little project of mine with you all! Here is the first project that I tried on my holiday D.I.Y List- making adorable mugs and hot cocoa kits! These are most of the things …

It’s almost break!

Hey everyone! Right here, right now in the middle of dead week (the week before finals) at University, I'm having a little trouble motivating myself to keep moving forward. I decided to do a little mental self-medication: I've always found that the perfect way to keep pushing forward is to remember the things that you …

Bloom

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic LAST WEEK of November!!! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? Needless to say, so much has happened in 2017. This last week, I've been thinking about how much has happened for me this last year and starting to think about what goals I want …

The Importance of Forgiveness

So when you yell insults, you don't do it because you are a bad person or even because the person you are mad at is a bad person. You are trying to get your anger out, and yelling, angrily messaging and insulting are the quickest ways to try and get rid of that uncomfortable feeling of anger.