Clothes on hanger

Use Your (Good) Stuff

Do you keep clothes with tags on them hanging in your closet to save them for the “right” occasion? What about nice dishes left untouched in your cabinets? Maybe it’s linens or even a vehicle that you want to preserve in some way to maintain its newness.

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Update on my February Goals

Month 2 into my what’s-becoming-a year-long quest to do something every day

To recap, in January, I read and kept a gratitude journal every day (and also went the month without alcohol). Continue reading “Update on my February Goals”

My Top 5 Podcasts

I go through phases of time-passing activities on my daily 45-minute commute each way. For a while, it was reading books (they became too heavy to lug around with me), for a period of time it was streaming Songza (which ate my data way too quickly), then came the TED Talk viewings, the social media perusing, and my current obsession: podcasts.

There’s been one podcast of which I’ve listened to every single episode and tune in religiously week after week since it started, but otherwise, lately, I’ve gotten into even more. Continue reading “My Top 5 Podcasts”

To-Do List Tips

In which I introduce my new weekly blog post and discuss tips for to-do lists and scheduling

Welcome to my first weekly ‘Thursday Thoughts’ post! I wanted a regular update to share my musings so came up with this idea where each Thursday I’ll do a short post about things I’m loving right now, maybe what I’ve learned lately, what’s making me happy or just general thoughts. And hopefully converse with you about them! Continue reading “To-Do List Tips”

Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about both my goal to read more in 2017 and about the importance of doing something every day to make a habit stick.

When I quit refined sugar two years ago, it was the daily practice of not eating sugar – a month-long challenge – that set me in my ways of getting rid of it from my diet forever. I wanted to try this similar approach to doing other things I wanted in my life. Continue reading “Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day”

How to Quit Sugar: Guide

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to cut back on the white stuff? Here are my tips for how to say “so long” to sugar and ditch it for good. Because you’re sweet enough!

Over the holidays, many people continued to tell me “you have great willpower!” after I turned down sweets and baked goods time and time again. I would tell them exactly what I’ve learned to be true over the past two years since quitting refined sugar – an idea Gretchen Rubin has remarked about a variety of habits – “it actually takes no willpower. I don’t eat any sugar because I have no willpower at all. Having no sugar removes any energy spent on deciding whether or not to have a shortbread cookie because the choice is always ‘no.’” Continue reading “How to Quit Sugar: Guide”