My hair has always been a point of pride for me. As soon as hairstyle was my choice (not my mom’s), I chose to grow it out long to copy one of my heroes, Sailor Mars. I kept it long for over 10 years, and in high school, people referred to me as “Teena with […]Read more
At my first job out of college, I created internal process documentation to help myself remember my responsibilities and how to perform them. When the company was audited months later, the auditors asked me to walk them through my process and were impressed when I handed them my written procedures. That was my first unwitting […]Read more
I’ve always wanted a library, so when I started my journey towards intentional living, I assumed I’d be one of those minimal-ish people who lived with generally less but still had a lot of books. The room I envisioned had enough windows to provide plenty of sunlight. A cushy chaise lounge nestled under the biggest […]Read more
This is a follow-up post to How I Treated My Shopping Compulsion. Complete recovery — both emotionally and financially — from my compulsive shopping disorder took many years. Recognizing the problem was the first of many steps on the road to recovery, but one I didn’t anticipate was relapse. Every time I relapsed and made […]Read more
Whether you’re looking for a new home to rent or buy, if you’re not familiar with the area, you’ll need a reliable way to gauge the neighborhood. Of course I follow the traditional advice to check the school ratings, crime reports, and all that. I also check the social media presence of the police department. One […]Read more
It seems like since the dawn of technology, we humans have found innovative ways to avoid paying for anything. Music was pirated, movies were bootlegged, and anything else that could be distributed electronically was most definitely and illegally passed around for free. While some of us may not be able to pay for financial reasons, […]Read more
With Buddhism, mindfulness meditation, the KonMari Method™, and forgiveness I have a menstrual cycle-related mood disorder called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (read PMDD Is Real — Let’s Talk About It for more info), but even before my diagnosis, I recognized how important self-care is for physical health and mental wellness. Unfortunately for me, what started out as self-care slowly morphed into self-indulgence […]Read more
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