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    What Is Minimalism? Minimalism Challenge + Worksheet

    So…what is minimalism and what is the whole minimalism movement about? Quite simply, minimalism means you can’t own more than 100 things, you can’t own a car, you can’t live in a traditional home, you DEFINITELY can’t have a television, you have to travel to exotic and remote places all around the world… And you should probably start a blog. Ok, I’m obviously joking. But seriously, what is minimalism? I’m curious because the movement appeals to me, and so does decluttering and living more simply. Why Do a Minimalism Challenge? I recently wrote an article about 6 Ways to Declutter, and those are 6 actual things I’ve done to declutter.…

  • Featured,  How to,  Minimalism

    How to Organize Your Life & How to Declutter // 6 Ways to Declutter

    Are you wondering how to organize your life and how to declutter? Here are 6 different ways to declutter your life. The first four tips have to do with your *physical space* and the last two deal with clearing more space and decluttering aspects of your *life*. I’m not a minimalist, but there is value in keeping things minimal and simple regardless how how minimal you choose to be. Decluttering is a huge component to simplifying your life. This video will give you ideas on how to cut the clutter, clean your space, different ways to declutter and hacks to simplify your life. What do YOU think? Sound off below!…

  • Mental Health,  Self Care

    How to Get Free Counseling // Free or Affordable Therapy

    I’m a firm believer that everyone should try therapy at some point. But the cost of therapy prohibits some people who need it from trying it out. I did some research and developed a list of free or super affordable options. Here’s how to get free counseling, including both free or affordable options. Benefits of Counseling Before I jump into free counseling options, I also want to talk about the benefits of therapy in general. Like I mentioned—I firmly believe that everyone should try therapy. I’ve been to therapy during several phases of my life, but the longest and most impactful phase was when I was in my twenties. I…

  • Beauty,  How to

    Fall Golden Glow Makeup // Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup II

    With fall just around the corner (well, probably here for most of you), I wanted to share my fall golden glow makeup tutorial (Part 2 of “Awkward Girl Does Her Makeup“). In my Everyday Makeup Routine video, I shared the exact steps and makeup I use every day to do my makeup. I keep it super simple, skip the foundation, and call it a day… But sometimes, I shnazz it up a bit with some foundation and eyeshadow, and I’ve gotten a lot of requests on my Instagram to share the steps I use to do the golden eyeshadow look I use a lot.     I used some new…

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    Confidence,  Self Love

    Stop Saying Sorry // 3 Big Shifts and Self Awareness

    Stop saying sorry. In this post, our guest author Nicole is going to share exactly how she learned to STOP saying sorry, and why you should too.  “I’m sorry…”, “Please forgive me…” and Other Silly Things That Made My Life Difficult. Does that statement ruffle some feathers? I was raised predominantly by my grandmother. My mom was a teenage mother and my grandparents thought she didn’t need the burden of raising a little girl. So they sent my mom off to New York to fashion school while a 3 year old little girl (me) stayed behind missing her mom to bits and creating limiting beliefs that she is not good…

  • Minimalism,  Videos

    5 Habits That Simplified My Life // Tiny Routines For Happiness And Productivity

    In the journey to discover what self care is and what it means to me, I’ve discovered 5 habits that simplified my life. I’m not a minimalist by any means. I do miss my college days where I lived in an apartment with no television and no microwave, and where I was on a food budget of $50 a week. But marriage means compromise, and these days I don’t ind treating myself to pre-cooked mashed potatoes and a lot of Netflix. That said—at my core, I really do like to keep things simple. And I’ve found that these 5 habits that simplified my life help me to feel happier, more…

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    Gratitude,  Happiness,  Self Care,  Videos

    How to Create Tiny Happiness // 6 Tips

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “create tiny happiness”? A while back, I made a video about “how to be happy”, and while I think that the tips addressed how to find more contentment, I also think “how to be happy” or the idea of being happy in general is overused and misunderstood. You’re not going to be happy all the time. And there’s a reason for it—your brain needs the highs and lows in order for you to comprehend relative positive and negative experiences. One thing I think most articles miss when talking about how to create tiny happiness and contentment is something that I…

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    Fashion and Style,  How to,  Intentional Living,  Videos

    How to Build a Versatile Wardrobe // 34 Outfits From 10 Items

    After wearing the same outfit for 21 days and creating a dress code out of it, I’ve felt intrigued at the idea of how to build a versatile wardrobe from a few items. Tell me if this sounds familiar… You’re subscribed to emails for a few clothing stores you like. All of a sudden, you get a sales email from Forever 21 and you excitedly head over to the website or app. You begin browsing and you see all these cute people wearing cute clothes and you imagine how DANG awesome you’ll look in those same clothes. You put in an order. Anxiously await for the clothing to arrive. Then…

  • Confidence,  Mental Health,  Self Love,  Spiritual,  Videos

    Building Self Esteem, Confidence and Honoring Intuition // Live Event Recap

    I was invited to speak live in  a Facebook group, where I covered Building Self Esteem, Confidence and Honoring Intuition through sharing the most transitional 7 years of my life.     I discussed how to make difficult changes, accepting transformation and how to utilize and practice self care and I broke it down into three phases… Phase 1: Building Self Esteem Phase 2: Building Confidence Phase 3: Honoring Intuition A lot of what I shared in this event are things I’ve shared in the past through various articles, so below, I’m going include 1) references to the full story whenever possible and 2) any resources that viewers may find…

  • Self Care,  Subscription Boxes,  Videos

    Therabox Unboxing // Self Care Subscription Box Review

    This week, I’m doing a Therabox unboxing. If you want to catch this self care subscription box review, check out the video below! –> Try the Therabox Self Care Subscription Box Therabox Unboxing: Packaging Just like my Hopbox unboxing review from Cratejoy, this the Therabox packaging was adorable. The contrast is really low and the printing wasn’t as intricate as the Hopebox, but I still found it very sweet and endearing. Recommended reading: Hopebox Unboxing   Therabox Unboxing Items Review There were fewer items in the Therabox self care subscription box, but I’ll start by saying… They were much higher quality than what I got in my Hopebox. Not only…