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?
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.
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
Before the year is over, I want to talk about a struggle I face when setting goals. I find myself wanting things to be in neat little boxes. Is it just me? Think about it, we love the idea of binaries— black or white, good or bad, in or out. At yellow lights, no one wants to slow down— we want to either stop or … Continue reading Start Now
How often do you hear the little voice in your head telling you you can’t do something? I would have loved to be a ballerina, but it’s too late. I want to own my own business but I can’t afford to quit my job. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t….. Then we rationalize in the next part of the thought, “I can’t because….” … Continue reading Visualize Your Goals into Reality
Healthy Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge There seems to be widespread misconceptions and misinformation about mindfulness. The term itself is a Western concept inspired by the ancient Eastern practices of Buddhism, but taking on a slightly new meaning. According to Virginia Hoffernan’s witty, if not cynical, piece in the New York Times Magazine, it came to be as a rough translation of the Buddhist … Continue reading Day 29: The Art of Mindfulness
Saving Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge Yesterday I went out with a friend and we were having a conversation about money. She kept referring to herself as cheap and I kept correcting her and saying she was frugal, not cheap. It is easy to conflate the two but they are not one in the same. While being cheap can be a hinderance on your … Continue reading Day 28: Frugal ≠ Cheap
Saving Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge More countries around the world are embracing the concept of borrowing money, especially as national economies become intertwined with one another. For example, it used to be well off families sent their children abroad to get degrees, but now you do not need to have the money upfront because there are international private loan companies that will loan … Continue reading Day 27: Cash is King
Some #MondayMotivation to get your week going. 30 Day Writing Challenge When I was younger I had so much fire in me. I was the youngest of 5 and somewhat of a golden child. My parents, my teachers, my friends— they all thought I would be something in life. I was known as the “smart one” in my circle of friends. I soaked that shit … Continue reading Day 21: Don’t Give Up.
How to really make money from a side hustle. 30 Day Writing Challenge The Infamous Side Hustle. I just watched an 18 minute Youtube video on side hustles. It is one of countless Youtube videos and blog posts that I’ve seen or read detailing the many side hustles at your disposal. What many of these videos and posts don’t tell you, is just how hard … Continue reading Day 20: The Truth about Side Hustles…