What My Dog Taught Me About the Importance of Space

What My Dog Taught Me About the Importance of Space

He was the most adorable thing I ever saw in my life. His hair was the perfect mixture of white and brown strands. His nose was so cute, short, and round. His eyes were big and dark brown. He had the cutest little overbite.

He was given to me for my 8th birthday. When it came time for me to name him, I looked at the adorable brown and white Shih Tzu puppy and pondered. I thought of his physical features to see if anything, in particular, would inspire his name. Continue reading “What My Dog Taught Me About the Importance of Space”

What Happened in 2018?

What Happened in 2018?

I started 2018 with high hopes and a bunch of goals for the blog. Little did I know that in the year ahead of me, I would meet challenges that would cause me to sink into introspection rather than explode with creative expression, as I preferred. I didn’t leave 2018 completely void of uploaded posts, however, I surely wanted to post more often and more consistently than I did.

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Books That Challenge the Way You Live Your Life

Books That Challenge the Way You Live Your Life

I am a huge fan of books that promote personal growth. I love reading little bits of wisdom concerning living life in the best way possible and books regarding personal growth have such a motivational nature to them. It’s hard to finish reading one and not have new ideas prancing around in your mind about things to try doing differently in your life and what greater gift can a book give than to enrich your life with such wisdom? Continue reading “Books That Challenge the Way You Live Your Life”

4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Life

4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Life

Seeing as how we are nearing the end of the first month of the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about keeping up the positive “new me” momentum. It’s so much easier to maintain that positive mentality during the last few weeks of December and the first few weeks of January but I think once we’re all settled into the new year, that drive and motivation once dedicated to adopting the new ___(fill in the blank)___ declines. In order to counteract this, I try to focus on a new practice every month. Continue reading “4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Life”

The Real Reason Why Vision Boards Work (& How to Make Your Own)

The Real Reason Why Vision Boards Work (& How to Make Your Own)

Most people advocate vision boards because of something called the “Law of attraction”. I personally am not a big fan of this law for two reasons: The first being that God’s will is inevitable even in spite of my own (1 Thessalonians 5:18 & Jeremiah 29:11). The second reason is that all good things come from God (James 1:17). I personally cannot accredit the universe for all the great things Jesus does and is doing not just in my life but in the lives of others!

WITH THAT BEING SAID…

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24 Days Without Social Media in Pictures (Where Have I Been?)

24 Days Without Social Media in Pictures (Where Have I Been?)

If you are following me on Instagram, you might have seen my last instagram story was essentially a farewell to social media. I am a huge advocate of taking frequent social media breaks just to keep its usage at a healthy level and I took a total of 0 breaks in 2017. That is… until I decided to take the month of December off of every kind of social media platform. Including the blog.

I needed a bit of mental solitude to place all of my focus on being present and in the moment, as I feel I often need in order to maintain a certain level of self-care (and sometimes sanity ha ha). Don’t we all though?

As all of my social media breaks have proven to be, the break was much-needed and much enjoyed! Upon re-entering the social media/blogging realm (world… cyberspace?..), I thought I would bring a little snapshot of my camera roll just to show you guys where I’ve been and what this December contained for me!

Have a peak!(:

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How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions

How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but I’m in a little bit of disbelief that 2018 is merely 8 weeks away. They say time flies when you’re having fun but the fact that the end of the year is practically here has me feeling like I’ve overslept one too many days since January.

Obviously, we still have two major holidays to prepare for. I am the last person to add any major to-do’s to my list during the holiday season, so believe me when I say I am not advocating anything elaborate or ultra time-consuming. However, waiting until the very last week of 2017 to decide what you want to get out of an ENTIRE YEAR doesn’t seem to leave a lot of room for contemplation.   Continue reading “How to: Start Listing Your New Year Resolutions”