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29 Gifts of Gratitude to my 29 Year Old Self

So it’s my birthday today. Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I’m 29 today! I can’t believe the decade of my twenties is almost at an end. And I am happy to feel nothing but gratitude today. My twenties though not over yet have been full of surprises and certainly not what I thought they would be like when I first began this decade-long journey of self-discovery. I have learned so much, mostly the hard way but the lessons that have followed have shaped who I am and I kind of like who…

2017 Reading Recommendations

Well, another year of reading has come and gone and although I did not reach my 2017 reading goal I still managed to read some amazing tales. In this post, I will share what some of my favorite books of 2017 were, and I will share with you what my reading goals are for 2018. Because it’s always a good idea to have a game plan. I had a pretty ambitious reading goal in 2017 of 35 books. I thought this was pretty manageable seeing how I read 30 in 2016. However, I ended up spending much more…

89 Things to Remove from your Home & your Life

Guys, can you believe it? 2017 is coming to an end and a brand new year is on the horizon! 2018 is making its way towards us and so is the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. I’m feeling excited about this, I don’t know if you can tell. Of course, January 1st is only another new day so the new beginnings and fresh starts really come from your personal intention that you put behind your goals and the power you put into them. Meaning any changes you wish to make or start can happen…

December Writing Prompts

December is one of the most inspirational times of the year. Everything just feels so warm, fuzzy and merry. Homes are transformed into a creative wonderland. Lights and music light up every corner on every street. And memories and feelings of childhood, family, and laughter fill everyone with a little extra joy. Not only are there so many things to do and enjoy during the holiday season but there is also so much to write about. Christmas is a great time to change up some of the topics you usually discuss on your blog. To spice up your blog by…

Self-Care Gift Guide

My approach to buying gifts for those I care about has changed a lot over the past few years. As an overthinker, you can bet that I overthink the shit out of gift buying. Which I guess isn’t entirely bad. I find myself pondering things like… will this better their life? Will it bring them happiness? Is this a gift that will make them a better person in some way? Will it bring a smile to their face each time they see it or use it? Maybe it is just me, but I would rather spend my…

The Calm Before the Storm – Proactive Stress Relief

There are phases which are extra tough and push us in ways we never thought was possible. It could be a new job that is at a higher skill level, becoming a parent or moving to a new country. Looking at these changes and not get overwhelmed is hard. Choosing to look at life’s challenges as opportunities and push them to thrive can make us stronger. I believe life’s challenges can bring out the best in us. Being aware and taking care of our mind and body can make a huge difference in energy levels and…

3 Ways to Thank Yourself

To all the women out there.  You’re tired, you’re hitting a certain age, you’re worn out, you’re worried.  You’re stressing, you’re overworked, you feel like your kids don’t appreciate you, maybe your partner just doesn’t “get it.”  Not getting anywhere in your career, or you feel completely lost on what to do with your life still.  Going through a separation or divorce, you’re taking care of aging parents, your teenagers want you to drop dead.  Does any of this sound familiar? You go through so much stress as a woman in…

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…

Now Live: Fall Feelings Blogging Party

Welcome to Scale it Simple’s annual Fall Feeling Blogging Party! To me, fall is such an inspirational time for blogging. And there is no better way for me to get into the creative spirit than by throwing a blog party! There is simply nothing better than writing, reading, and connecting. If you agree then this is the place for you! So grab your favorite steamy beverage, turn on a festive flick and let’s get this party started! The rules are simple. 1. Choose one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog. Any and all kinds of…

Fall Self Care List

For many falls is simply the best time of the year. The world seems to transform into a crisp colorful scene in a romance novel. Or a horror flick. Whatever tickles your fancy. The business of summer fun starts to dwindle and the coziness of a slower season starts to set in. There is a certain amount of romance that is associated with Fall. Pink cheeks and red noses. Warm blankets, thick scarfs and sweet scents. Fall is also one of my favorite times of year to get back into a self-care mindset. Through spending more time at home…