I was complaining to my co-workers over lunch about the terrible crowds at Trader Joe’s and how people have to get in line as soon as they walk through the door because the line wraps around all the food isles. One of my co-workers mentioned that he usually shops while in line to move things quicker and then burst into laugher from the look of … Continue reading Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living
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
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
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
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.
A quest for answers… I recently started reading Jonathan Haidt’s book, the Happiness Hypothesis, and while only on chapter 3, I find that it has opened my eyes to really interesting findings on the human brain, psychology, and morality. This makes sense since Dr. Haidt is a moral and ethics professor at NYU. But the book, according to its title, isn’t about morals and ethics, … Continue reading Happiness Series: Where to start?
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
30 Day Writing Challenge Disclaimer: I may earn a commission for any purchases that you make through certain links on my site, at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own, I only link products and brands I’ve personally tried and believe in. Read full disclaimer. It’s day 30 of my writing challenge (more like 30 posts within 60 days but here we … Continue reading Day 30: #MaskMondays Beauty Routine