5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of A Rut

One of the metaphorical definitions of a rut is “a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but it hard to change”. When was the last time you felt like you were stuck in a rut? Whether you feel like you can’t snap out of a bad mood, have no motivation, or can’t get past a plateau that you’ve hit, I hear you. I’m trying to get myself out of a rut right now. See, many little[Read more]

The 2 Reasons Why I’m Waiting To Get a Dog Even Though I Want One

Who here has seen those ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan’s “Arms of an Angel” song playing with b-roll of sad, lonely, abused, neglected animals? Ughhh, I literally cry every time I watch one. I literally want to #savealltheanimals I’ve been an animal lover ever since I can remember. One of my earliest memories that I can remember is carrying around my dad’s 20+ pound cat, Lucky (okay, more like dragging him around) everywhere I went when I was just 2[Read more]

10 Simple Pleasures I Enjoy in Life

Growing up, I had no idea how complicated life gets as an adult; my biggest worries were what grade I was going to earn on my calc test and if my sister would take me to the mall with her over the weekend. Now in my late twenties, life’s a tad bit more complicated these days: living and working in NYC while saving up for buying a home, debating getting a dog, trying to balance work, passion projects, and personal[Read more]

10 Non-Techy Things To Do On The National Day of Unplugging

  Technology. Oh, how I have a love/hate relationship with thee. Of course, technology is incredibly helpful and has revolutionized the way people communicate, learn, do business, etc. In addition, it’s also completely changed the way people live and behave. Nowadays, people get so consumed by their cell phones and apps that they forget to interact with other people around them. I’m so thankful that I grew up without a cell phone (didn’t have one until high school) and know what it was like[Read more]

A Snapshot: How I Organize My Life Using the UnCalendar

Everyone has a long to-do list, but how do people actually make sure their to-do lists get done? I’ve used a planner since 6th grade – seriously. Back then, it was mostly just a list of homework assignments, due dates for projects, and reminders to share with my parents. I used a planner in that way up until I graduated from college. Once I graduated from college, I became a middle school science teacher, and let me tell ya, I[Read more]

Quick Guide: 5 Websites Where You Can Learn Something New in 2017

Happy Monday, ya’ll! Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a husband, father, minister, and activist who used his words and non-violent protests to inspire and move people to take action during the Civil Rights Movement.  While I love countless MLK quotes, one of my favorite ones is: “Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of a true education.”  With that in mind, today I’m going to share a quick guide with you that lists 5[Read more]

My One Word Mantra for 2017

I’m an avid believer in the idea that there are seasons in life – seasons of growth, challenge, prosperity, and seasons of immense joy, challenge, and even redemption. With each season in life being as different as the 4 seasons themselves, it’s only fitting to have a different one-word mantra for each one that you experience.  What is a Mantra? Put simply, a mantra is a statement that is repeated frequently either verbally or mentally and used to help someone focus.[Read more]

4 Personal Development Podcasts to Listen to Now

Podcasts. Oh, podcasts. They came into my life only about a year ago (I know, a little late to the game) when my colleague made me promise to listen to Serial (season 1). With an hour commute to and from home, that was easy to binge through; I also listened to season 2 while it was happening. I love stories, and in the early mornings and late evenings before and after work, I have found podcasts to be amazing resources[Read more]