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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…

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…

The Book Lovers Tag

Hello, everyone! I have been seeing this tag post pop up everywhere lately and I thought I would give it a go. Why you may ask? Well because if there is one thing I like almost as much as reading it’s writing. So why not write about reading. You feel me?   Do you have a specific place for reading? My favorite place to read is in the cabin, with little distraction I can read a book in one weekend if it is chilly outside. So peaceful. Bookmarks or random pieces of paper? Bookmarks.  I have a few books…

Ask me Anything

Hello, everyone! I have been on the search for the perfect tag to share with you all a little more about me. A few questions that would help connect us and allow you to get to now me better. You know, something fun or whatever. The problem is, I couldn’t find anything I liked (I can be a little indecisive). Not only did I spend the better part of an hour unsuccessfully searching for the perfect tag, it also dawned on me that I have no idea what you guys would actually want to know about me. Especially…

28 Lessons Learned by my 28th Year

So today is my birthday! Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I feel very grateful to have turned another year older and maybe even a little wiser. I am also thankful for all the wonderful and kind people I have in my life that took the time to send me love and light on the day of my birth, your all amazing! When I woke up this morning as is typical on my birthday it was a bitter cold -12, windchill -22. Yup, welcome to Canada! As my car strained to start and I waited for the ice on the inside…

Is Projection Ruining your Relationships?

“Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption/projection” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Hello fellow happiness searchers, life livers, realists, optimists, and projectionists. Allow me to introduce you to my newest self-discovery… projection. Buckle up. What is projection theory? According to Freudian theory, these are illicit desires, and in (rational emotive and cognitive behavior therapy R.E.C.B.T), they are ideas about ourselves that we can’t accept. The reason they are unacceptable is that they negatively reflect how you feel you “should” be. It…

Searching for Happiness – Are you living someone else’s life?

Are you settling? Do you ever stop and ask yourself why am I even doing this? Stuck in that job, that relationship, that town, that lifestyle, because you are afraid because you are comfortable? You may be settling for someone else’s life and not even realize that you are doing it. As children, we are often taught by our parents to get good jobs, stay at that job, buy a house, have kids and settle down into a cookie cutter life and experience safe, nice, fluffy, happiness. Thanks, parents, sounds magical. But what happens when things don&#8217…

Life Updates: Vol.II

Hello, friends! I have decided to do a little life update post to check in with you lovely readers and share some of what has been going on with me lately. Why? Well because why not? Anyway, seeing how this year is kinda almost sorta over, I thought it would be a good time to check in with everyone on my progress of some goals, let you know what is coming up for Scale it Simple and tell you what else is new in my extremely interesting life. Thanks for stopping by.   Reading Goals… For those of you…

Invite: Fall Feeling Blog Party

Yay! You have been invited to Scale it Simple’s first ever Fall Feeling blog party! 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…

A Step by Step Guide to Beginning Searching for Happiness

So you have decided to make your happiness a top priority in your life. Good for you! It’s about time really. If you are beginning this journey like many have before you then I applaud your bravery. Don’t worry I don’t think you’re selfish, ignorant or living with your head in the clouds. I see you as my equal. A fellow happiness searcher. An adventurer of the soul. This is not a quick fix. If you are looking for your life to be filled with nothing but happiness and joy then perhaps…