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Posts on other areas to live a meaningful life.

Simplify Your Life: 9 Quotes to Inspire You

Over the last eight months, I’ve started to question some of the stuff in my life. Not stuff as in people or priorities, but stuff as in belongings, material possessions, and things that take up space. For years, I’ve had a quiet suspicion that all this stuff might be coming …

How to Mentally Prepare for a Vacation

You’ve bought your tickets, read the guidebooks, and learned the language. Your suitcase is packed, and you’re ready to go. But have you taken the time to mentally prepare for your vacation? The majority of people forget how important this step is; they completely miss it! We spend so much …

Why You Need to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

When was the last time you tried something new? When was the last time you chose to be uncomfortable? Getting outside of your comfort zone isn’t always the most fun thing to do, but it’s so important. As humans, we have a tendency to stick to what we know and …

My Summer Bucket List and 5 Tips to Make Your Own

Every summer for the last few years, I’ve made a summer bucket list. It’s a way I practice intentionality with my how I spend my summer months. Because if you’re like me, you make grand plans in the dead of winter, fantasizing about all the amazing things you’re going to …

An Easy Reminder to Pause (Plus a Freebie for You!)

Yesterday, I posted about the power of taking a ten-second pause. While it might seem simple, this deliberate act gives us a chance to slow down and breathe in the middle of our most hectic moments. A pause gives us the ability to quiet our mind before we move forward, responding instead of …

Getting Honest About Grief

Today’s post is inspired by a reader’s question. I had planned to write about grief at some point, and her question reminded me how consuming, paralyzing, painful, and isolating grief can be. She bravely shared the pain and trauma associated with the death of her daughter and the grief she …

How to Find a Therapist, 5 Simple Steps

One of the most common questions I get is how to get connected with a mental health provider.  There are so many providers out there, and it can often be overwhelming and confusing to know where to look and how to get started. So here’s how I encourage people to …