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Why Resting is a Difficult But Important Part of Living Well

Why Resting is a Difficult But Important Part of Living Well

Day 12 of self-isolation has been a good one. We made coffee, went on a walk, did an at-home workout in our living room, made lunch, tidied the house, and are spending the afternoon enjoying books and video games. Besides not seeing our families or […]

How to Face the Question of “What’s Next?”

How to Face the Question of “What’s Next?”

Feeling 10x more anxious than usual? Check. Craving all the carbs? Check. Intensely cleaning & reorganizing? Check. Finding tiny moments of normal before remembering how crazy everything is right now? Check. This stressed-out checklist is me right now (because COVID) but also me whenever ANY […]

How to Productively Plan Out Your Weekly Tasks

How to Productively Plan Out Your Weekly Tasks

At this moment in time, there are a lot of things that we are unsure of or can’t control. Covid-19 is causing lots of panic, cancellations, and fear all around the world. And the habits and comforts we are used to may not be available […]

Money Management for a 20-Something

Money Management for a 20-Something

For the first time in my life. I feel like I am really sticking to a money plan. A budget. That may be surprising if you know me well because I have always been obsessed with budgeting. So why have I never really used one? […]

When Bad Things are Really Good Things

When Bad Things are Really Good Things

As Josh and I were driving home last night after a very full weekend, we ended up talking about owning guns. Josh was pondering whether he would like to look into licenses etc. to purchase one for hunting or target shooting. For him, this was […]

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

As some of you may know, my little sister had leukaemia from 2017-2019. “Had” is still a funny word when I say it out loud. Because that was such a major part of my life for what felt like a long, long time. I am […]

Web Design, Work-Life Balance, and Branding with @itsgariele

Web Design, Work-Life Balance, and Branding with @itsgariele

When I came across @itsgariele on instagram, I was definitely impressed. Not only does she have a beautiful feed that is all perfectly on-brand, but she also shares relatable and informative content about web design, digital marketing, and balancing life & business. When I realized […]

3 Ways to Build Your Credit

3 Ways to Build Your Credit

I am 22 years old and I have built up a credit score above 750 with just one credit card and some basic spending rules. A credit score is the number that tells banks, employers, and lenders how reliable you are when it comes to […]

How Storytelling and Branding Work Together

How Storytelling and Branding Work Together

I have been thinking quite a lot about branding lately. About personal brands and the stories we tell about ourselves to the people around us. It started a few months ago when I followed someone new on instagram and I just LOVED their brand. That […]

The Question of Happiness

The Question of Happiness

Sometimes I have an absolutely amazing day where everything is going right. And I still don’t feel over the moon the way I would want to. And some days are so completely ordinary, where nothing special happens, and I am the brightest ray of sunshine. […]