During my holiday vacation, I had a lot of time off to think and reflect. One topic that popped up early on in my mind is the idea of practicing patience. You see… I am not a patience person… at all. It’s an inside joke between me and Sean, but it’s starting to get out of hand. Truly, this is a bad habit of mine that I want to work on and improve this year. So I started researching techniques that have helped others practice patience daily. After about a month of trying them out, here are 3 tips that have worked for me (I’m still working on it, though!).Continue reading “3 Ways to Practice Patience Daily”
Happy 2020! I hope you had a great holiday break… I definitely did. The time off was much needed. In case you’re new here, I make an annual practice of sharing my yearly goals here on the blog as a way of staying accountable (here’s my 2019 list). I’m not really one to make resolutions, but instead prefer goals. That just works better for me. I also love to share with you guys because you’re always so wonderful about encouraging me, offering advice, etc. I LOVE it. So it makes total sense that my first post of the year is all about my 2020 goals. I’m also doing something different this year and adding a focus word, basically a concise idea of one concept on which I especially want to focus this year.Continue reading “My 4 2020 Goals + My Focus Word”
I feel like it’s expected to say that the holiday season is stressful… we all know it, we all acknowledge it, but what do we do about it?? After sharing more of my personal story with this Instagram post, I realized it was time to open up the conversation into a larger discussion — and to share ways to make the holidays less stressful. I’m talking about things that work for me and tips that are actually attainable.Continue reading “5 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Stressful”
You guys… what a freaking year it’s been. From our wedding to my lung collapse and surgery to traveling in Italy… I have so much to be grateful for this year. It also means that this has been an overwhelmingly intense year. And an expensive one, at that. Sean and I are still giving each other smaller gifts this year, but I have had so many incredible #blessings this year… that I just didn’t feel the need to share a personal gift guide (except for texting Sean a link to this pretty Dutch oven). Instead, I wanted to share how I am embracing my own self-care this holiday season by prioritizing myself and giving myself some gifts.
To inspire you to do the same, I’m being totally transparent today and sharing the 4 gifts I’m giving myself this holiday season.Continue reading “4 Gifts I’m Giving Myself This Year”
I know that self-care has become more and more of a buzzword lately, but it is so important. I truly believe in the importance of building a sustainable wellness routine that can be done every day. There are so many gift ideas that are wonderful ways to encourage self-care. Even if your gift’s recipient currently doesn’t have a ritual, these thoughtful self-care gift ideas can help establish and inspire one.Continue reading “Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Encourage Self-Care”
This is a blog post months in the making and I am so excited to finally hit publish on it! I’ve mentioned Tami Hackbarth, my life + work coach, on Instagram and in passing here on the blog a few times. We worked together for about 6 months and continue to keep in touch, so I thought it was time for me to share what the experience was like and how I benefitted from it. The insight and guidance that I gleaned during this time was immeasurably wonderful and has really helped to propel me into better directions with my career, my life, and my self-care rituals. If you’re at all curious about what the process was like, what I learned (with specific examples), and more… well, keep reading!Continue reading “I Worked With a Life + Work Coach for 6 Months & This is What Happened”
Sean and I have been newlyweds for just over a month now and we’re still glowing from our special day (more about that here!). A big chunk of that time was spent either in the hospital or recovering from surgery, so I can’t say we’ve had exactly the most… normal newlywed period. But we still try to make our time together special, so we’ve embraced staying in and having a date night at home. This post isn’t exactly like… earth shattering with suggestions, but I thought you guys might still appreciate knowing what we do to make the night special. I also love this entire idea because it’s budget-friendly and easy to put together at the last minute.Continue reading “My Recipe for a Cozy Date Night In”