online dating

What You Need to Know about Online Dating

If you haven’t tried online dating, then you probably know someone who has. In fact, approximately 1 in 3 relationships now begin online. While online dating is a great way to meet new people, it can also be time-consuming, exhausting, stressful, and negatively impact your self-esteem. Here are my tips to help you survive the world of online dating.

Be Selective with Your Dating Apps

Dating apps and their endless sea of matches make us … Read the rest

Toxic relationships lack respect, trust and communication. It can be difficult to recognize the signs. But It’s valuable to know what they are.

Unhealthy Relationships: 8 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

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

7 Tips for When You Are Experiencing Burnout

7 Tips for When You are Experiencing Burnout

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

Monday Mood Booster: Music

Monday Mood Booster: Music

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 every day. At home, in my car, at work. I can’t live without it.

There are

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Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

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.

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Invest in your own health

Why Investing in Your Own Health is the Best Investment You Can Make

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

4 Reasons Why I Had a Long Engagement

4 Reasons Why I Had a Long Engagement

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

why gratitude is necessary

Why Gratitude is Necessary

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

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Money

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 as well as to make the most of 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 … Read the rest

MMB Meal Prep

Monday Mood Booster: Meal Prep

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