I’ve noticed a trend among young women who think that “settling down” is the same as “settling.” I am here to set the record straight. You are settling when you: Marry someone who looks good on paper, but with whom you are not head over heels in love. Marry someone because you’re afraid no one… Read More Settling down is not the same as settling.
Wear the size that fits you. No one will see the number, only how the clothes fit. If size 14 fits, don’t wear a size 12. So maybe you keep smaller sizes around to motivate you to lose weight. For me, that would be a demotivator. But you do you. If keeping smaller sizes motivates you, keep a… Read More Wear the size that fits.
There are so many causes to fight for. I feel pulled towards causes about birth interventions, childhood cancer, child abuse, poverty, providing food to those in need, healthy food and obesity, money — how to help people be more fiscally responsible, how to help the government be more fiscally responsible, race equality, gender equality, toxic… Read More Too Many Causes
Last week, I talked about being overwhelmed after coming off a down period. I have been working fervently to get ahead and make progress, but I always feel like I’m behind. The harder I work, the more behind I feel. Do you ever feel like that? Overwhelmed to the point where you just want to bury… Read More How to dig yourself out of a great big hole
I’ve noticed that I have hills and valleys when it comes to my energy level. Most days, I’m fairly even keel with a decent amount of energy and motivation. I follow my schedule, I make progress on both little and big projects, and I pretty good at maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Every month or so,… Read More I’m overwhelmed.
“There are two types of people in the world: those who say ‘there are two types of people in the world’ and those who don’t.” – Gloria Steinem There are three types of people in the world: The Fakers: those who plaster a sticker and a smile over any pile of disaster in their lives… Read More Three types of people
Yesterday, I wrote about how we should show our imperfections and show others how you can be content AND imperfect. As part of my process of growth, I’d like to share some of my imperfections. My imperfections I once spent 40 minutes trying to decide on which brand of toothpaste to buy. I was with… Read More My imperfections
In the book “Make it Happen,” author Lara Casey talks about how showing your imperfections can cause a domino effect, helping others feel more comfortable and content in their own imperfections. “‘She is imperfect and content, so maybe I could be too.’” The juxtaposition of the words “imperfect” and “content” caught me off guard, meaning… Read More Let imperfection ring!
Whenever I’m struggling with a potentially life-changing decision, my husband brings up the five levels of why. Like an inquisitive four-year-old, you keep asking “Why?” to get to the real root of the issue.I recently brought up the idea/fantasy about I recently brought up the idea/fantasy about hiring out some basic household tasks. I usually… Read More Five levels of why
Music inspires me. It changes my mood and directs my breathing patterns. This might not make sense to you. I don’t just listen to music: I live it, I breathe it. Music has this transformative ability to erase time and the sense of age. I forget about my graying hairs or my bulging midsection. Great… Read More I live music.