You don’t need to wait for New Years to plan out your year

I turned 40 at the end of August. (Hallelujah! Seriously.) When I was a kid, 40 seemed SO OLD to me. Like it was the pinnacle of being an adult. Now that I’m here, I can assure you it feels way less like the pinnacle of adulthood and way more like any other year of my life.  Perhaps that’s why I felt so compelled to switch things up. I didn’t...

Can a game teach you all there is to know about life?

Can a silly little game on your phone really teach you everything there is to know about life? If you’re anything like me, the answer is a resounding YES. Okay, maybe I was a liiiiiittle excited when I said everything. It can, however, teach you a whole lot. And no, I haven’t lost my ever-loving mind. I’ve just been spending a bit more time than usual contemplating life. Could be due...

Be the best version of YOU with these 5 self-help books

This week I’m switching things up and having my friend and fellow self-help junkie, Jessica I. Lutz, share 5 books that have totally transformed her life. I’m not going to lie, I was ridiculously excited to see what Jessica would share because she is an avid reader who happens to be interested in a lot of the same topics that I am. Believe me when I say her Instagram Feed...

6 of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

I set a goal for myself at the beginning of the year to read 26 books in 2018. I wasn’t sure what my bandwidth would be for reading since I hadn’t made much time for it last year and didn’t want to push myself too hard. I figured a book every other week would be doable. A stretch, but still doable. I’m happy to report that I have finished 25 books,...

Do you ever power off?

I shouldn’t admit to this publicly, but the picture above is as close to a self-portrait as one can get without actually being in the picture. I am queen of having three different devices in front of me — computer, phone, and tablet — while simultaneously trying to read a book. The only difference is, I don’t drink coffee while doing it. (What? I don’t like coffee.) My husband always...

5 journaling techniques to help you gain clarity

When I think about journaling, two things come to mind: My mother keeping several different journals — a dream journal, a personal journal, and an art journal — for most of my childhood and into my adult years. Being required to keep a journal (and actually loving it) in my middle school English class. Thank you, Mr. Diskin, for the encouragement all those years ago!  These days, no one has...

12 things to declutter right now for peace of mind

12 things to declutter right now for peace of mind

I have long known that a cluttered and messy home or work environment is a recipe for disaster in my life. Not only does the clutter and mess feel stifling, it also blocks any and all productivity, creativity, and focus.  When I came across the concept of decluttering while reading Get Rich, Lucky Bitch*, I began to see the impact of clutter and mess in all areas of life, and not...