2017 has been special in many ways for me. I published my first book and started an author blog. Come to that, just the fact that I finally, finally got to come back to doing the blogging I so love has been really awesome. So you can guess that my Christmas wishlist had some pretty
First of all I’d like to wish a Happy Holidays to you for whatever holiday you’ve celebrated this month. That said, I’m excited because Christmas is here! I’ll spend the morning enjoying my great grandma’s secret recipe for coffee cake and exchanging presents with my parents and siblings, and then in the afternoon we’ll go
Top Psychologists have been saying again and again for the last few years that taking time to be thankful each day improves your happiness and healthiness. Even better, researcher Robert Emmons says this affect sticks with you at a ratio of 7:60, also known as two months for every one week of daily thankfulness. That’s
Thanksgiving is coming up in America, which is officially the start of the season for traveling home to visit family for the holidays. But how can you know exactly what to pack so you have the gear you need to stay sane when your family is driving you crazy and still have room left for
When you area just starting out in your career and adult life, it’s really easy to just spend money on other people’s “must buys”. I know the feeling – I’ve fallen into the same trap myself. But just because other people live their lives a certain way doesn’t mean you have to fall into the
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Life is busy and can get overwhelming. But isn’t your phone supposed to help make your life more manageable, instead of more stressful? Experiment traveling the way of digital minimalism and you just might find you phone can help you instead of stressing you out. Cut The Digital Clutter I love my phone. I only
Fair trade is so important! And once we’ve embraced that, it’s something that ends up being in the back of our mind every time we buy something. Swimsuit season is no exception, so I’ve drummed up my favorite fair trade swimsuits that look amazing, work for your body and your style, and support workers being
What does it even mean to be American? Why are Americans so patriotic? I think that people confuse American patriotism for what it may mean in some other countries. Americans don’t rush out in droves on Independence Day to eat cotton candy and play with sparklers at a cookout because they agree with everything the