A long time ago, I received a pair of fuzzy pajama pants as a secret santa gift. I remember at the time being so annoyed when I opened them. I’m naturally a very warm-natured person. Additionally, I live in the south. The combination of those things meant that I was pretty much guaranteed to never… Read More The cost of avoiding the unknown
As I was writing about the importance of thanksgiving, I realized that a lot of those same principles could also be applied to forgiveness. Like thankfulness, we all know that forgiveness is important, but don’t practice it at much as we should. Like thankfulness, forgiveness is sometimes incredibly hard to put into practice. And just… Read More Thoughts on Forgiveness
Thanksgiving day is quickly approaching! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the subject of thankfulness. Thankfulness is something that almost everyone would agree is important, and yet at the same time almost everyone neglects to actually establish the habit of giving thanks. Why is that?
On an impromptu date last week, my husband and I popped into a local bookstore. As we browsed the shelves, one book caught my eye: “Lord of the Rings Filming locations.” Since we had been to New Zealand together last year, and even visited the famous Hobbiton, I thought that looking through it together would… Read More Are you judging your reality based on other people’s fantasy?
It’s no secret that materialism is unhealthy. Countless studies have been done on the impact of materialism on our health, happiness and well-being. They’ve all come to largely the same conclusion: the more we want, the less satisfied we are with what we have. So why is it that so many of us still… Read More 8 practical ways to avoid materialism
My husband and I just recently replaced our TV. It was a momentous occasion. Why, you ask? Don’t people upgrade their electronics all the time? Not in my house they don’t.
In my last article I talked about the importance of being grateful for the gifts that you’ve been given. I know, easier said than done, right?
The fall semester of my senior year in college, I had the chance to study abroad in Spain. It was a great opportunity, and of course I took it. I went, lived with a wonderful host family, learned lots of Spanish, traveled all over the country, ate delicious food, and generally had a fabulous… Read More Why the stories you tell might be ruining your life
Yesterday I had a booth at a local artist’s market. It was the first time I’ve ever tried to sell my artwork, and by midday I was actually pretty disappointed. I had spent dozens and dozens of hours over the last month making product to sell, and then hauled everything out to the market before… Read More How Today Can Be The Best Day Of Your Life
Thanksgiving day was yesterday, and consequently I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of thankfulness. Thankfulness is something that almost everyone would agree is important, and yet at the same time almost everyone neglects to actually establish the habit of giving thanks. Why is that?