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Who is this Person? Self Love & Dating

  A few weeks after I locked the door on my husband for the last time, I went out with friends to a bar. After twelve years in a relationship, I had no intention of dating anyone for a very long time.  I wanted only a nice night out, away from all the worries of filing for divorce and the hard conversations I knew were coming. I don’t even know if he came up to me, or I to him. But I remember he wore a soft, white turtleneck sweater, and he spoke with the most glorious accent. His…

Life Updates: Vol. III – Goodbyes are Hard

In Buddhism, we are always talking about attachment. Attachment to people, material things, feelings, thoughts, everything. So I am really trying to check myself here lately because… I am moving. Being a Buddhist is hard. My relationship with this old apartment of mine runs pretty deep. In fact my feelings kind of surprise me. I moved in almost 4 years ago. Wide-eyed and ready to grab change and my life by the short and curlies. I found this cute little apartment that was a great price in a great location. The timing was right so I went for…

Blog Measures you Should Track that are not just Views

Let’s talk about traffic. I mean why not, it’s not like anyone ever talks about blog traffic anymore. Am I right? Traffic is a key measure for many bloggers and while useful in helping to track blog growth it can also be a pain point and a source of disappointment. Allow me to explain. I have a pretty normal blog, I have normalish views, traffic, and followers. I do not make thousands of dollars blogging and I do not claim to know the tricks to get you there. Sorry guys. My focus is just not there…

Searching for Happiness – Becoming Fearless

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I recently completed level two Shambhala training. For those of you who do not know what Shambhala is, allow me to explain myself. Shambhala is a form of Tibetan Buddhism in which I have been practicing for over a year now. Last fall I attended level one training, a meditation retreat on…

Your Invite: Blog Improvement Series

Hi everyone, I have a big announcement and some pretty exciting news. I will be releasing a brand new blog series! What is this new series all about you ask? This series will consist of 5 posts, one every Monday starting in September. These posts are designed to help bloggers who are looking to improve their social media influence, blog traffic, and organization. The promise of this series is to give you action oriented ideas, tricks, and tips that will help you to develop your social media influence from scratch, improve the networks you currently have and help you manage…

13 Blogging Tips from 2 Years of Blogging

It has been a whole two years since I began sharing with you all on ScaleitSimple. Hooray! To sum up my current thoughts on my blogging skills I would say I kind of feel like a toddler. Sort of cute, eager to learn and moving forward in the mystery of life all while looking clueless and stumbling like a drunk person. You know what I mean? Regardless, of my mixed feelings, I have learned a lot over the past couple of years, and although I have a long way to go I wanted to share the lessons I have learned…

Your Invite – Spring Blog Party

You have been invited to Scale it Simple’s Spring Blog Party! What better way to spend your Easter Sunday than by chilling out, eating chocolate and avoiding family commitments by reading some awesome blog posts and meeting new blogging buddies? This blogging party will be an opportunity for you to share your blog posts with a larger community and connect with like-minded creative people! There is no theme for this blogging party, all posts are welcome as long as they are tasteful and the content is appropriate! Fashion, crafts, lifestyle, fiction, goals, recipes, activities, tips, you name it…

Featured Friday

Happy Friday lovelies, and welcome to Featured Friday! I have an announcement today that has everything to do with you, my blogging pals! I am inviting you all to take part in a new project of mine called…. Featured Friday’s! Maybe you guessed by the title of the blog, but allow me to explain further. What is Featured Friday? Every Friday I will be sharing a post on my  Facebook page by one of you lovely bloggers. How do you become featured? Follow my facebook page. I am looking for lifestyle, travel, motivational, inspirational, health, fitness, or…

Searching for Happiness – Connecting with your True Self

Who are you? I mean really, who are you? This is a question I have been asking myself a lot lately and I must admit the conclusions I came to were a little startling not to mention deep. I realized that any search for happiness, love, and goodness begins with this simple question. Who are you? We are male, female, young, old, daughter, Canadian, married, single, thin, successful. We are categories. Also we are our relationships to those categories. At least that is what we identify with at the end of the day. When searching for who we are in…

4 Books for Meditation Beginners

Congratulations. You have decided to enrich your life through the practice of meditation. The benefits of meditating daily are numerous. Reducing depression, anxiety, and stress. Also improving relationships and focus is only a few of the many scientifically proven benefits. If you are at the beginning of your meditation journey then there are a few things you should be aware of. First, this is a practice you need to work into your daily life. Secondly, this is not a “quick fix”. But a practice that can help you open spiritually and help you see the benefit in every…