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Amanda - The Light OwlHey there! Welcome to The Light Owl, your source for all things wellness. I am Amanda, and I’m so glad you’re here!

By day, I work as a mental health counselor. By night, I’m a girl who is passionate about improving her life and having fun doing it! I have learned a ton about making the best of relationships, mental health, personal growth, traveling on a budget, and more. I’m excited to share with you everything I know! Along the way, you’ll get to know a lot about me, my husband David, and all of our adventures. Find my blog here!


The Beginner Backpacker's Essential Gear Guide

The Beginner Backpacker’s Essential Gear Guide

This post contains affilliate links, which means purchases made by clicking on my links may result in me receiving a
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8 Quick and Easy Self-Care Practices for Work

8 Quick and Easy Self-Care Practices for Work

Happy Friday, friends! This is my first week back to work since I attended a 4-day conference last week. The
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How to Fearlessly Handle Confrontation

How to Fearlessly Handle Confrontation

Confrontation is a word that makes a lot of people cringe. Lots of people avoid confrontation because they believe that
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What I Discovered when I Quit my First Job after 10 Months

What I Discovered when I Quit my First Job after 10 Months

When I graduated from grad school, I convinced myself, like most people in the helping professions, that I would go
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27 Life Lessons on my Husband's 27th Birthday

27 Life Lessons on my Husband’s 27th Birthday

Today is my husband David's 27th birthday! I talk about him enough on here that I think it's pretty obvious
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Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: 3 Ways Self-Care Benefits Others

Self-care is one of the latest buzzwords, and a controversial one at that. Some people are huge advocates of self-care.
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Get the Most out of your Vacation by Traveling on a Budget

Get the Most out of your Vacation by Traveling on a Budget

When you're on a tight budget, finding the time and money to travel can be a challenge. While I was
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How to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks

  If you've ever had a panic attack, you know how scary they can feel. Panic attacks can make you feel
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