Relationships take work. They aren’t as easy as how they are portrayed in TV shows and movies. But even when it’s hard, it has to include respect. Toxic relationships lack respect, trust, effective communication and possibly, love. In addition, they can emotionally draining. It can be difficult to recognize the signs of a toxic relationship. Sometimes, it’s harder to realize it when you’re in it. But it’s valuable to know the signs in order to … Read the rest
We are all busy. And we all do more than we probably should. Technology has made it hard to completely disconnect. More than ever, people are at risk of burning out because we all feel like we should do more and be more. Having high expectations for oneself is not a bad thing. But working hard without rest can put you at risk of burnout.
What is burnout?
Burnout is a physiological, emotional, and mental … Read the rest
Welcome to the seventh Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.
This month, it’s music.
I absolutely love music. Who doesn’t? I listen to it everyday. At home, in my car, at work. I can’t live without it.
There are 4… Read the rest
Many of us commute to work these days. We end up spending a lot of time in our cars on a daily basis. I commute to work. Some days, my commute feels pretty short while other days, I’m driving so slow that I’m barely pressing on the gas pedal. I used to hate being in traffic but over time, I’ve come to view this time as an opportunity to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the act … Read the rest
Make an Investment
You spend money on good shoes. You spend money on a quality jacket. And you spend money on that perfect shade of foundation. Why? Because they are investments. You are investing in things that are of higher quality in hopes that they will last you longer than those of lesser quality. The idea is that these items provide more value to your life. You may not be able to get as high … Read the rest
I’ve been engaged for 8 years! (I know, reallyy long engagement). We got engaged in 2009 while we were in university. We agreed to wait because we wanted to focus on our education first. Also, we didn’t feel the need to rush into marriage right away. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of people ask me, why aren’t we married yet and what are we waiting for. Although initially, we did want to wait … Read the rest
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is more than just giving thanks. Gratitude is a reciprocal act of kindness. If someone does something nice for you, then you do something nice for them. An act of gratitude can be big or small. It can be a gift of appreciation, a thank you card, or a heartfelt statement of praise.
Why show Gratitude?
Gratitude is a powerful tool. It not only makes other people feel better about themselves. … Read the rest
You work hard for your money. We know you work hard for your money. So we’re sharing 8 simple tips to maximize your money. Our tips will help you stay within your budget.
1. Buying tickets and gift certificates at Costco
Costco has gift certificates for spas, restaurants, activities, wineries etc. They also sell movie tickets and tickets to amusement parks. Selection will vary based on location. I’ve been buying movie tickets at Costco for … Read the rest
Welcome to the sixth Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.
I love food. I know you love food too. But you know what I don’t love? Sad lunches. I’m sure you know what I mean by sad lunches. A sad lunch … Read the rest
The Secret to Success
Most people want to be successful. And many people have made a lot of money telling people how to achieve it. Today we are going to tell you our secret to success, which really isn’t that hard. And we are going to use a metaphor to do so.
Have you ever made soup? It’s such an easy thing to make, but to make it right and to make it … Read the rest