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How to Use Checklists to Stay Organized

How to Use Checklists to Stay Organized

I love a good checklist. I make them all the time, for all different reasons, and usually have several that I’m working on at once. That makes sense, I guess, since I am a naturally organized person. But do checklists work for everyone? I think […]

How to Regain Motivation When It Disappears

How to Regain Motivation When It Disappears

A couple of days ago, my motivation disappeared. One day it was here, and the next, POOF! I didn’t know how to regain my motivation – I just wanted to lay on the couch on my patio and sleep the day away in the sunshine, […]

Great Novels With Unforgettable Characters

Great Novels With Unforgettable Characters

I love to read and always have. There is nothing like a great novel to pull you out of the plane of your own existence and open a new world for you. There are some books I read once and pass along to others, and […]

A Fall Capsule Wardrobe for A Young Professional

A Fall Capsule Wardrobe for A Young Professional

My daughter recently created a capsule wardrobe for the fall season. Capsule wardrobes have been popular for several years now (as evidenced by their popularity on Pinterest), however, this was her first attempt at creating one. I asked her to document her experience so that […]

My Favorite Personal Care Products

My Favorite Personal Care Products

Here are a few of my favorite personal care products. Why do I love them? Because they all work really well! I would never recommend them otherwise. They are each a good solid, practical choice to do the job they are meant to do. As […]

Easy Ways to Exercise at Home

Easy Ways to Exercise at Home

We all know that exercise is good for us, and most of us (myself included) still don’t get enough. Out of all the myriad things we do in a day, it seems like exercise is the one we love to push aside when things get […]

Learning New Skills at a Weaving Workshop

Learning New Skills at a Weaving Workshop

Have you ever attended a weaving workshop? Lately, I have been really fascinated by all the creative weaving projects I’m seeing at craft fairs and specialty shops. Browsing through Pinterest shows this ancient craft has had quite a revival recently, and the resulting projects are […]

Challenge Your Fear of Failure: Do Something Hard

Challenge Your Fear of Failure: Do Something Hard

Challenge. Is that word scary to you, or exciting? Do you run from a challenge or jump in headfirst? Maybe the idea of a challenge subtly draws you in…but leaves you feeling a little apprehensive as well? Or does it just flat-out scream “fear of […]

What I’ve Learned About Self-Care That I Wish I Knew as a Young Adult

What I’ve Learned About Self-Care That I Wish I Knew as a Young Adult

What would I like to tell my twenty-something-year-old self about all of the ways self-care can improve a person’s life? There were so many things I took for granted all those years ago that I wish now I had paid more attention to. One thing […]

How Do You Learn to Be Yourself?

How Do You Learn to Be Yourself?

Are you living a life that is true to who you really are? It can very difficult to lead a truly authentic life in today’s world. There are many factors at play that push you in the direction of “fitting in” to prescribed notions of […]

What is Kindness and Why is it Important?

What is Kindness and Why is it Important?

The wonderful thing about being kind, is indeed, just how easy it is. A word, a smile, one small act that demonstrates caring and consideration; all of these show a generosity of spirit. But why is kindness so important? What is Kindness? Kindness is considered […]

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

What is that one big, overwhelming task you are staring down? You know the one – you recognize it because it just seems so enormous that there is no possible way you will ever even get started working on it. Forget about actually completing the […]

How to Predict Your Future  From Your Daily Routines

How to Predict Your Future From Your Daily Routines

Your Daily Routines Predict Your Future When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your routines, habits, and daily activities? Have you ever thought about them in relation to how they influence and predict your future? When most people think about […]

How to Fundraise for Charity While You Exercise

How to Fundraise for Charity While You Exercise

Did you know that you can fundraise for charities and socially conscious organizations – just by working out? And you can do it just by downloading free apps onto your phone. Click on the app each time you walk, run, or cycle, and corporate sponsors […]

Dry January:  Tips, Tricks, and Benefits

Dry January: Tips, Tricks, and Benefits

I’m really pleased to introduce a guest writer for this post, Meaghan Roach. Meaghan works as a Research Scientist for Health Policy, and yes, she’s my daughter! Meaghan is an intrepid traveler, adventurous hiker, amazing baker, and rescue dog lover. Always up for a new […]

14 Inspiring Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Inspiring Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether You are Single or Coupled and at Home or Out! I know some people really get excited about Valentine’s Day, with the hearts and flowers and chocolates and dinner at a fancy restaurant.  And I am happy for them.  For some reason, though, it’s […]