Your Step by Step Guide to Getting Out of Debt

Your Step by Step Guide to Getting Out of Debt

Don’t let yourself drown in debt! If you owe a lot of money to creditors or the IRS, getting out might seem impossible – but it’s not. If you’re ready to regain your financial freedom, you need a plan for doing it. We’ve compiled a step by step guide for you to follow...

Talk to Your Brain More Than You Listen to It

Talk to Your Brain More Than You Listen to It

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to complain less or to stop worrying so much? Most of us realize that we have unhelpful thought patterns, but we’re never taught HOW to change them. The average person has somewhere between 30,000-60,000 thoughts per day.  The...

30 Days of Lists Completed Album + My Reason Why

30 Days of Lists Completed Album + My Reason Why

Hi friends!  Today on the blog I will be sharing my completed 30 Days of Lists scrapbooking project. This was my first time doing this project and I absolutely loved it!  I love making lists, so I knew this would be a really fun project. If you google "list journaling...

A More Realistic Lovingkindness Meditation

A More Realistic Lovingkindness Meditation

“The tragedy of life is linked inescapably with its splendor; you could tear civilization down and rebuild it from scratch, and the same dualities would rise again. Yet to fully inhabit these dualities—the dark as well as the light—is, paradoxically, the only way to...

Gratitude and Grief Can Coexist

Gratitude and Grief Can Coexist

My mom asked me the other day if I still remember what my step dad was like before he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s…because she feels like her memories of him pre-Alzheimer’s are slowly slipping away. I still remember what he was like back then, but...

I’ve been here before. Why is it so much harder this time?

I’ve been here before. Why is it so much harder this time?

*Disclaimer: this is not meant to replace professional mental health help. If you are experiencing symptoms of severe anxiety, depression, or another mental illness, please seek professional help. “I’ve been here before. Why does it feel so much harder this time?”...

Why I’m Not Setting Big Goals This Year

Why I’m Not Setting Big Goals This Year

I’ve always been an overachiever, and I like to set crazy goals like paying off $127,000 of debt in 4 years (done), moving across the country just because we can (done), and going on an around the world cruise even though I get seasick (on my bucket list). But lately...

Anxiety Isn’t a Problem

Anxiety Isn’t a Problem

If you google “how to deal with anxiety”, what you’ll likely find is a long list of things you can do to get rid of (or reduce) anxiety.  The authors of these articles might recommend that you exercise more, try yoga or meditation, pray, listen to music, make time for...

20 Things I’m Learning Right Now

20 Things I’m Learning Right Now

Hi there!  It's been a while...but I'm back!  I took a hiatus from blogging for a while to study for the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) exam and I passed! :) I hope everything is going well for you. During my blogging break, I spent some time thinking about the...

Where Am I?

Where Am I?

Hi friends!  I am going to be taking a break from blogging for the next few months while I study for the PHR exam.  This will be the first real break I've taken since I started blogging several years ago. I hope you all have a wonderful late fall/early winter!  Thanks...