Hiking, cycling, painting, and gardening are fun and popular pastimes. But is it possible to try a new hobby while sticking to your budget? This post shares great tips as well as justification to try something new.
Are you tired of the stress of living paycheck to paycheck? Learn how to save $500 quickly and escape the cycle once and for all.
Last Friday was the three-year anniversary of launching this website. As I approach each year’s anniversary, I reflect on what I’ve learned thus far. These are the links to the lessons I learned during my first and second years. As I reflected on year number three, I began to realize that I’m a completely different […]
The first step to creating a life you truly love is to assess where you’re starting from. Find tools and resources that launch you into the next step in this newly updated post.
When it’s time to plan something, are you the person who takes charge? Or do you step back and let someone else do it? While I’m a huge advocate of playing to your strengths, there are some skills we all need to learn at a basic level. And planning is one of those skills. If […]
Imagine you’re in fifth grade and you’re asked to write a paper about what it means to be a success. What would you have described? My dream at that age was to live in a massive home, drive luxury cars, and be married to a man who, first and foremost, made lots and lots of […]
Have you ever felt like something in your life was off kilter? Or maybe you’ve felt like almost every decision you’ve made was wrong? It wasn’t that long ago that I was in this exact place. In 2011 I experienced a kairos moment that made me realize that the life I was living was not aligned […]
Have you ever worried that you didn’t do a great job showing empathy? Have you been in a situation where someone shared something troubling and you didn’t know what to say? I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been in a situation where we didn’t know how to respond or relate. That’s why […]
Last month I gave my readers an inside look at my lifelong struggle with perfectionism. Part of it is how I’m wired. I was born striving for better, faster, stronger. But sometimes I feel like every time I attack a goal with gusto, I get a not so gentle reminder that slow and steady wins […]
No two families are exactly alike. Each has its own unique culture and expectations. This is true for your family of origin, your spouse’s family, and the family you’re creating. In order to protect our personal and family values, we must be able to articulate our boundaries. This is especially true when it comes to finances. […]