• Life

    Would You Uproot Your Life?

    You’ve got to admit, you’ve probably thought about this a few times over the years. You will definitely have thought about how much you’d like to throw everything away, and spontaneously jetting off around the world and becoming one of those people that travels for a living. But only a set few people go down the route of doing that, and you’ve probably got one too many commitments to do that now. So it can be easy to think that you’re stuck with the life you’re living, and feeling as though you’re stuck in a bit of a rut. But a rut is only as deep and as long as…

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    Birthday Thoughts & #fbf Hot Air Balloons

    For my birthday, dozens of hot air balloons were released from an airfield in New Jersey. Just kidding! These photos are from the annual New Jersey Balloon Festival a few weeks ago, but I am telling the truth that it is my birthday today. In recent years I have had very mixed feelings about my birthday. I’m, of course, grateful for another year, but do not love getting older. This year, while only 3/4 done, has been full of ups and downs like most years. I started the year off with all positive vibes and I even wrote numerous blog posts about how I was doing this whole positive vibes…

  • Health,  Life

    5 Ways To Be A Happier You

    In the modern world, being a happier you is a common subject of discussion. In fact, self-care is taking center stage, and people are talking about mental health more than ever. And even doing little things to improve it all add up over time, so it’s worth making these small changes to improve your happiness. But how can you actually do it, and get a little bit of a spring in your step on an everyday basis? We’ve put together 5 simple tips, for those wanting to brighten that inner sunshine! Image credit   #1: Look after your body Your mental and physical health are more connected than you think,…

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    Is It Time To Make Some Changes?

    One of the things that commonly happens to a lot of people that many of us don’t really talk about all that much is the feeling that your life is just sort of moving along on rails without you having much input on it. It’s surprisingly easy to wake up one morning and realise that you’re living a life that you never really picked out for yourself and that doesn’t leave you particularly fulfilled. This can be an incredibly frustrating feeling for a lot of people, particularly because it often doesn’t feel like there’s any way to get out of this kind of situation. However, that’s not the case. The…

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    Leo Season

    A few days ago I noticed so many Leo Season posts on social media and since I’m a Leo I thought I’d write a post highlighting that – hey it’s Leo season! Plus, I got this August tee that I thought was cute. I love the image above! Interestingly enough I am a Leo and born the year of the Tiger and I dislike cats. Am I a typical Leo? I think yes and no. According to Allure, “Leo is ruled by the sun, the dazzling celestial body that governs life and vitality. The sun never goes retrograde, and likewise, Leos are renowned for their stability, loyalty, and consistency. They are…

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    July 2019 Favorites

      Well, this summer is truly flying by and I’m not too happy about it. Why do summers always fly by? Especially as a teacher? There was so much I wanted to do this summer – a lot more writing than I’ve done (which is close to nothing), but I have a little bit of time left to maybe at least start my project and not be a total waste. Anyway, let’s get to my July favorites. There have been a few things this month that I didn’t just really like, but I seriously loved and became maybe, slightly obsessed with. First up, Pepperidge Farm Sausalito Cookies. It’s been a long…

  • Health,  Life

    How to Improve your Body Image and Boost Self-Confidence

    If you have low self-esteem, you may find that you are constantly putting yourself down. You may feel as though you’re not good enough, and that you’re never going to be either. This is not true at all, and if you want to make a change, you need to start by changing your founding beliefs. Stop Comparing Yourself Everyone has something that they wish they could change about themselves. If you spend most of the time wishing that you had someone else’s eyes or even curly hair, you will be wishing away the very things that make you unique. If you want to avoid this, focus on what you do…

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    Peaceful Beach Paths

    Happy Friday! Any exciting plans this weekend? My weekend is shaping up to be pretty busy and then I leave for vacation early Tuesday morning, so lots to do. As always, I’ll take you along with me on my trip and post about things I’m doing/did, food, etc. in real time on my Instagram stories and here on the blog on a few days delay. But until the travel posts start, I’ve got a lot to share. Today I’m sharing another Flashback Friday, #fbf, and this one is from just a few weeks ago. If you follow my Instastories then you may have heard me mention that my photoshoot with Lauren…

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    Fashion,  Life

    Hooks Creek Lake

    I’m generally not a lake person – mostly because I haven’t been to many. I’ve lived less than an hour from the beach my whole life so my summers have always been about going to the beach or hanging out at someone’s pool. A few weeks ago my friend and I were planning to spend the afternoon at a reservoir about 30 minutes away. I haven’t been to that reservoir in years. I used to go there to go fishing with my dad and brother when I was young. Anyway, before we headed out we saw a notification that the reservoir was at capacity and not accepting any more visitors…

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    Three Inspiring Ideas to Help You Figure Out Your Identity

    Feeling uncertain about who you are doesn’t mean that you are nobody. It means you haven’t worked yourself out yet. These ideas will empower you to see your rudderless state as an opportunity to reconnect with your dreams and reaffirm your intentions.  Photo by Mesut Kaya on Unsplash   Break Out of Your Comfort Zone When you’re feeling uncertain about who you are, it can be challenging to meet new people with confidence. Rather than feeling ashamed that you don’t have a watertight character at this point in your life, why not embrace your ‘in flux’ identity? Own this exciting state by letting people you meet know that you’re engaged…