My Impossible Goal

A few months ago I wrote about goal setting and hinted that I was working on something big. I love setting big goals, but it’s also scary to share them because… failure. I think we all worry that if we go public with our dreams and goals, and then fail, it will be humiliating. I also…

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Less Drama, More Action

I just spent almost a full hour talking to my husband about all the work I had to do and how stressed out I was about it. It was a colossal waste of time. When I finally sat down to work, I actually completed what I needed to get done in under an hour. So,…

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Spending Freeze Challenge: Key Takeaways

With the month coming to a close, I wanted to give a final update and share my key takeaways and highlights from my first spending freeze experiment: I’m A Rule Breaker It turns out I don’t like to be restricted! I tried to stick to my rules and guidelines for the freeze but did find…

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The 5 Best Things to Spend Your Money On

What do you spend the majority of your disposable income on?  Maybe eating out, or shopping, or my own guilty pleasure… shoes? Research has shown that the thrill of a new purchase is relatively short-lived, but the payoff that comes with experiences is ultimately significantly more satisfying and impactful. Clearly spending on experiences offers the best…

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Emergency Kits: Simplified

We live in between a major supermarket and a hospital, so for years I’ve been flip about making an emergency kit. But after the past few months of national disasters, my husband and I agreed that it was time to get serious. The information out there can be overwhelming, so I turned to my friend,…

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How to Prevent Overwhelm

Do you find yourself dreading your to-do list or constantly thinking about how much is on your plate? Follow these simple steps to reduce overwhelm, shift your habits, and get more done. Start With a Thought Download Get everything out of your brain and onto the page. Even if you just write down, “Oh my…

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Embracing Good Enough

Do you ever feel stuck in your life because you want everything to be perfect? Do you get bogged down with goals or projects because you want everything to be just right? As a a card carrying member of the perfectionist club, I have decided to shift gears and learn how to embrace good enough….

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How To Declutter Any Closet in 5 Simple Steps

I’m collaborating with my friends at Apartment Therapy again. This time I’m sharing how to declutter any closet in 5 simple steps! If your small or cluttered closet is causing you stress, follow these simple steps to whip your closet into a stylish, functional, and organized space. Prep Start by removing everything from your closet….

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5 Ways Less Stuff Will Improve Your Life

A friend of a friend came over recently and asked for a tour of our house. She walked around curiously opening doors and peeking into drawers before stating, “You have everything you need and nothing more.” I would actually argue that we still have much more than we need, but I took her comment as…

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Put Your Money Where Your Values Are

Question: Is your spending aligned with your values? I’m asking this because I recently realized that my finances and current spending patterns did not reflect my deepest values at all – unless my deepest values are eating sushi and pretty woven baskets! The reality of my spending came as a quite a shock, especially since I…

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