Paring down the closet. Does the thought give you chills? I have heard from so many people (and experienced myself) how overwhelming the thought of decluttering your closet can be. Why is that? Our closet holds a lot of emotions. When I decluttered my closet, a lot of guilt came up over buying things I… Read More How to Declutter your Closet for Good (+ Save Money and Reduce Waste)
Life had gotten out of control. In the span of two months, the following happened: My husband had a back injury so bad we spent a day at the ER and it left him unable to move by himself for days. Limited mobility for at least a month, and lots of pain and trouble… Read More The Secret to Making Time for Self Care
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Anxiety can be a b*tch. It can sneak up on you when you’re least expecting it, it can always be ‘there’ – making you feel like you can never get a break, or, it can rear its ugly head and go full force on you. I’ve… Read More 25 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety Right Now + a Free Printable!
Trying to do all the things. Lack of self care. Not sleeping enough. These are things that you may be able to pinpoint as anxiety triggers. Heck, even a lack of mindfulness in your life may be obvious to you (if not, that’s OK too). But did you know that there may be other things… Read More 10 Unexpected Things That May be Triggering Your Anxiety
Anxiety is a big fat liar. Anxiety is the mind’s (also known as ego) way of protecting us from situations and things it perceives as threats – whether valid or not. It encourages us to stay home when we should really go out. It tells us we are dying when we aren’t (at least in… Read More 8 Lies My Anxiety Tells Me & How I Move Past Them
Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? With the hint of spring, I get the urge, nay, craving, to declutter (even more so than usual – yes, I love it that much – hence why my family and I have gotten rid of over 140 large boxes of stuff and sold countless… Read More 35+ Decluttering Resources for Getting Rid of Physical, Mental, and Other Types of Clutter!
You ready to learn everything there is to know about vegetable gardening? Ok, so maybe this guide doesn’t include EVERYTHING, but I have to admit, it’s pretty dang close. This guide is so huge, that it honestly should have been broken up into at least 3-4 different posts, or even put out as an e-book,… Read More The ‘So Big it Should’ve Been an E-book’ Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables (Zero Waste Style)
Ah, the ego. At first thought, you may be thinking of the ego as in egotistical; someone who is full of themselves. And in a way, that is the ego or the mind’s way of thinking, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. When I’m talking about the ego, I am talking about: Ego,… Read More 7 Ways to Tame your Ego + Invite Peace into Your Mind
I am thrilled to be part of the Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, and Buzzfeed (coming soon) series ‘Mental Health Champions’ by Bianca L. Rodriguez. The following is my interview with Bianca, and what I’m doing to be a ‘Mental Health Champion’. Bianca: As a part of my series about “Mental Health Champions” helping to normalize… Read More Mental Health Champions: Anxiety Stories – An Interview with Bianca L. Rodriguez
A couple of years ago I made a goal to read the number of books that matched the year. So, for example, in 2017, my goal was to read 17. In 2018, 18. And so on. Well, I’m excited to share that I ended up reading 19 books in 2018! Most of the books all… Read More 19 Books to Help you Reduce (through mindful and intentional living, minimalism, and zero waste living)