How to Budget your Time

Recently I heard the term “Budget your Time” and it intrigued me because I’d never heard someone phrase it in that way. More often we hear the term “manage your time.” The term “manage” for me has a negative connotation, suggesting that your time is something to be dealt with, supervised, controlled even. On the contrary, when I hear the term “Budget your Time,” to … Continue reading How to Budget your Time

Fitting Self-Care into the Budget

I’ve been obsessed lately with YouTuber and skincare enthusiast, @susanyara, and her channel Mixed Makeup. She’s constantly talking about the importance of self-care and feeling good about yourself. I have to say, I’m here for it. As someone who has always loved makeup and skincare, I was a bit hypocritical of people like Susan who spend ALOT of money on products and services that the … Continue reading Fitting Self-Care into the Budget

Is life balance possible?

In a previous post I briefly touched on the Buddhist concept of “The Middle Way,” in relation to love and relationships. The gist was that we should neither rush into falling in love nor reject love altogether. Instead, we should slowly progress towards a meaningful love. The middle way isn’t just relevant to love, it’s the overarching philosophy that governs Buddhism. The Buddha developed the … Continue reading Is life balance possible?

West vs East: Which philosophy is right about relationships?

Chapter 6 of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, is all about relationships. Do we need relationships? Are they useful? Do they bring us joy? For the most part, we’d all agree to answer “yes,” right? It almost seems outlandish to question the value of relationships here in the Western hemisphere where we’ve mastered rom-coms, marriage counseling and, a weird, possessive attachment to our pets. … Continue reading West vs East: Which philosophy is right about relationships?

Stay Silly- Stay Sane: Life isn’t just about material gains.

I thought it was just me until I saw this post on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been feeling like it’s “all about the money” and I know that in this #debtfreejourney it is, in a sense, yet, I wholeheartedly believe it shouldn’t be. Just because you want to build wealth, save for a major purchase, or eliminate debt, doesn’t mean you lose sight of everything else … Continue reading Stay Silly- Stay Sane: Life isn’t just about material gains.

Growing Wealth, Risking Health-Why money can’t buy happiness.

I’ve recently started a #debtfree journey, where I’ve mapped out how I will pay off my debt (aka student loans) and become financially free. Related to this, Chapter 5 of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, is appropriately titled, The Pursuit of Happiness, wherein, he discusses our often misguided pursuits of wealth, fame, recognition, etc. People who report the greatest interest in obtaining money, fame, … Continue reading Growing Wealth, Risking Health-Why money can’t buy happiness.

Becoming More Productive: The Basics

The Christmas festivities have past, and now we look forward to the new year. New year, new beginnings, right? Let’s start off the year early with a bit of prep on productivity. When I was studying psychology in undergrad, one of the first things I learned was to define the terms. In research, and in life it turns out, it is so important to define … Continue reading Becoming More Productive: The Basics

Happiness Hypothesis Review Chpt 1-4

Where we left off…  I want to explore how we obtain happiness in our everyday lives. How do we cut down on stress and worry, and start living our lives to the fullest. To tackle this seemingly impossible task, I’ve decided to write a series of posts to review and summarize Dr. Haidt’s book and other works out there on happiness. Now… I’d say I’m … Continue reading Happiness Hypothesis Review Chpt 1-4

Natural Deodorant: The good, the bad, and the smelly.

For many people in the “natural beauty” or “natural/organic/non-toxic lifestyle” communities, switching deodorants is probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest, thing to transition to. The obvious reason is that no one wants to smell gross, and the not so obvious reason is that it takes alot more time and effort to transition to natural deodorant than one might have thought. SO….what’s wrong … Continue reading Natural Deodorant: The good, the bad, and the smelly.