Saying No – Be Strong and Learn from My Experience

Saying No – Be Strong and Learn from My Experience

We live in busy and challenging times, and sometimes we can’t get overwhelmed by all of our responsibilities.  It’s important to set boundaries in relationships and saying no.  Saying no is crucial in relationships to maintain our well-being.  By setting personal boundaries, communicating with others meaningfully, and saying no when it’s appropriate, we set the…

Ethical Consumerism – Getting More and Living Better

Ethical Consumerism – Getting More and Living Better

In an age where convenience, speed, and low prices are always available, it can be easy to put ethical consumerism on the backburner. But sometimes those little conveniences have detrimental impacts. Ethical consumerism involves purchasing items that have a supply chain which positively impacts the environment and workers that make it up. Examples include companies…

What Really Matters – How Doing Less Makes it All Better

What Really Matters – How Doing Less Makes it All Better

Figuring out what really matters to you doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Let’s discuss how to identify the things and people that have the most meaning in your life and how to increase your happiness. What really matters is something everyone should take the time to identify and capitalize upon.  It’s the people, events,…

Buy it For Life – Saving with Quality over Quantity

Buy it For Life – Saving with Quality over Quantity

With sustainability becoming more and more mainstream, I found myself struggling to find the right products to make the smallest environmental impact possible. After learning about the “Buy it for Life” movement, making decisions about products has become much more clear and buying consciously has become more straightforward.  The “Buy It For Life” movement centers…

How to Get Rid of Paper Clutter – My Approach and Success

How to Get Rid of Paper Clutter – My Approach and Success

Clutter is a nuisance, and paper clutter seems to be the one that piles up infinitely and if impossible to get rid of. What makes paper clutter so daunting? Paper clutter is any group of unorganized papers, envelopes, and files lying about in an untidy mess.Paper clutter can accumulate from sentimentality, items coming in faster…

Declutter Your Mind: Succesful Methods from Real Practice

Declutter Your Mind: Succesful Methods from Real Practice

I’ve learned that decluttering your mind can be a tremendously helpful way to balance life and work towards fulfillment. Many of our actions are influenced by having a clear mind. Decluttering your mind involves intentionally taking inventory of the thoughts and mindsets you have, and focusing on thsoe that bring you the most value, fulfillment,…

Sympathy vs Empathy vs Compassion – Insight For Living Well

Sympathy vs Empathy vs Compassion – Insight For Living Well

The terms empathy, sympathy, and compassion get used a lot in daily conversation almost interchangeably, but each term means something slightly different. What do each of these terms mean and why is it important to know the slight differences? Empathy, sympathy, and compassion often feel related, here is how we can define each. Empathy is…