The Happy Planner

I was looking around in the craft store and found this fun planner & sticker book.  I’m all set to plan a great new year. I’ll use my planner for inspiration, meal planning, cleaning my home, memories, appointments, bills, etc.  This post is not sponsored.  I just love to share things that help me gain…

Love Yourself First

I love sharing what has helped me grow & heal. “Thanksgiving is not a day, it’s a lifestyle.”  Make a list of 4 things that make you feel good and do them everyday.  That is how we show love to ourselves.

One-Sentence Journal

  I love writing in this journal every night before going to sleep.  I’ve had it since 2016 and mostly write about how grateful I am for my hubby, cats, and home.  Each page has an awesome quote and 5 sections for each year.  Sometimes I do the same things on the same days without…

Fall Sunrise

This morning I made hubby coffee, a smoothie, and salad for lunch.  I saw this beautiful sunrise. I’m thankful for this new day to learn, grow, heal, and share.

My “Perfect” Bedtime Routine

I wanted to make a few changes to my evening for the Winter months.  Here’s my “Perfect” bedtime routine and I can’t wait to try it out.  Maybe you can too. Tidy up around the house for 10 minutes.  I love waking up to less clutter. Pick out my clothes and start a to-do list…

Nature Heals

Even though I haven’t hiked a long distance all at once like the Appalachian Trail, I have been hiking since I was a kid and luckily I married someone who loves to go along with me.  We have hiked so often that we have probably covered thousands of miles over the years.  This has made…

Meditation

I really find meditation beneficial and there are many ways to do it.  I usually just sit with my eyes closed and observe my thoughts coming and going like clouds floating across the sky.  It feels so good to relax all of my muscles and let everything go for 5-20 minutes. Other times, I’ll listen…

Morning Routine

Today I want to share my morning routine to hopefully inspire you to have one yourself. Every morning, I’m usually up by 8 am and the first thing I do is stretch and go for a walk.  After that, I make some coffee and feed my cats. Then I sit down with my coffee to…

Slowing Down

We can actually accomplish more and gather our thoughts easier by taking breaks to rest.  It really makes a difference and gets the creative juices flowing too. Feel free to download the “inhale & exhale” photos below.  Print them out and hang them up somewhere as a reminder to take a break.

To-do Lists

I believe that it’s brave to take good care of ourselves and take action towards doing our absolute best.  I love making to-do lists and have made them most of my life. I schedule time for reducing stress like meditation, playing with my cats, going for a walk, having tea or coffee.  My favorite is…