Today I bought new lipstick and mascara at Sephora. As we were in line to check out I told my daughter this story: Once upon a time, in my early 20s my best friend and I were in Macy's and just for fun we went up to the Benefit Cosmetics counter and got makeovers. The… Continue reading Celebrating Financial Growth
I would love to give you a gym update but my schedule has been a little wonky this week and I wasn't able to stick to the gym schedule I planned. In true perfectionist fashion, I just scrapped the idea of going because it wasn't going to work out how I have in my head. … Continue reading Celebrating the Budget
My birthday was two days ago. As, I'm sure it is with most people, this annual event has lead me to some introspection. To be honest I'm a little bit frustrated that I'm repeating some struggles I thought I had already dealt with. Let me explain. From 2007 until May 2010, I was going… Continue reading Celebrating 42!
In September, I attempted The Minimalist’s 30 Day Minimalist Game. Here’s how it works: on day 1, you select 1 item to get rid of. On day 2, you select two items, and so on until day 30 when you declutter 30 items. When you do the math, the challenge works out to a total… Continue reading A Month of Decluttering
I’ve been wanting to write for a while now. I’ve been going through so many mental and emotional changes since Wanderlust. I haven’t been able to articulate the changes, though. It’s been overwhelming and fast. So instead of filling in the play by play since my last post, I’ll just share what I know in… Continue reading Seven Things I Learned At Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2018
I live in California where water is at a premium so when I decided to landscape our front yard a few years ago, I designed it with about forty percent rock, and sixty percent grass. I was really happy with how it turned out. I’ve since learned that the landscaper I hired did not put… Continue reading Pulling Up Weeds
Happy Saturday Morning! Its raining outside so this is a perfect morning to start a new book. I try to read at least one nonfiction book each month. Would you like to join me on this one? Have you read it already? Let's bring in some friends and start a book club in the comments.… Continue reading Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Did you know that 40% of our daily activities are simply habits? We're on autopilot almost half of our time! So the obvious question is, "Do I have good habits or bad habits?" Now honestly most of us have a combination of both so don't start beating yourself up over your bad habits so quickly.… Continue reading Fresh Season, Fresh Habits
I wholeheartedly believe in the Law of Attraction. What you focus on increases. Also, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. But holy cannoli, I think my Lenten promise to get out of my comfort zone and break free of my limiting beliefs has opened a floodgate! Teachers that I’ve admired and observed… Continue reading Information Overload!
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Traditionally, Catholics “give up something for Lent.” The practice is meant to bring one closer to God in two ways: first to separate oneself from worldly pleasures or crutches and second to experience some of the suffering Jesus endured for our sins. The most common things… Continue reading Celebrating Lent