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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…

Your Invite: Fall Feelings Blogging Party

You have been invited to Scale it Simple’s Fall Feelings Blog Party! Yay! What better way to embrace the beautiful and cozy feelings of fall than to bundle up with your favorite fuzzy blanket, read some awesome blog posts and meet new blogging friends? 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, beauty, recipes, blogging…

Most Attractive Places To Visit In Istanbul

Istanbul is literally located in the middle of the World. People come to visit Istanbul from the Far East, the Middle East as well as the Europe, USA, Australia, and Canada. Istanbul steps forward with its natural beauty: The Bosphorus Strait which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea. Besides, it has very valuable historic sights to visit. Istanbul is a place where you may enjoy the ancient history as well as the medieval history. For instance, Constantinople’s (Istanbul’s former name) Hippodrome is of Roman heritage so it’s considered as the ancient history. Hagia Sophia…

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…

Fall Feelings

We made it, here we are. Fall has arrived, crept right into our lap and cuddled up like an old cat trying to settle in and get comfy. Or something like that. I never used to be a big fan of Fall. It’s not that I didn’t like Fall, I just didn’t care either way. I guess I never really paid attention to the subtleties of routines. I spent a lot of time just doing and going and moving. The past few years I have been more aware and awake. Awake to my surroundings…

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…