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21 Tips for Saving for your Dream Vacation

Are you dreaming of a sandy shore on a tropical beach? The sun beaming cheerfully as you lay and read a book. No schedule, no obligations, just you, the next chapter and gentle lapping of the waves. Are you dreaming of standing on the side of the grand canyon? Feeling chills travel through your whole body as you stare in awe at the natural beauty of the world that is everyone to see?  Are you dreaming of staring into the Mona Lisa’s eyes? Trying to discover the secrets that is hidden in her smile? Or dreaming of sitting…

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…

Favorite Blog Post of 2017

With this year coming to an end I find myself in a rather reflective mood. And looking back on my 2017 blogging ventures is easy because it was a big year for the old blog! I switched my site to self-hosted this year, I committed to a posting schedule, I started to work with brands, I wrote an e-book. Woah, what a year! I have learned so much about blogging, writing, collaborations, working with brands, marketing, and problem-solving. It has been a stressful and fun 2017 with lots of planning and creativity. And the reward is the…

7 Ways to Clean up Old Blog Posts

So you have been blogging for a while now? You probably have lots of blog posts filling your site. Some you love, some not so much, and others that you totally forgot about. If you have been blogging for awhile then you may have noticed that your writing skills and style have changed quite a lot. Hopefully for the better, since you began. But what about those old posts? What about your humble beginnings? Have you forgotten all about those passionate posts from your blogging past? Have you neglected the old for the new? Sometimes we can be so focused…

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…