Guides & Reviews

7 Essential Tools For Journaling and Hobonichi in 2021

This content may contain affiliate links for products. If you subscribe or make a purchase after clicking one of these links, I’ll earn some money at no extra cost to you. Thank you! I’ve always been a fan of using a physical journal for writing. Whether I’m processing emotions, chronicling something that happened that day, […]

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Look closely at the present you are constructing; it should look like the future you are dreaming

Alice Walker
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The gift you offer another person is just your being.

Ram Dass
Minimalism

12 Decluttering Tasks to Welcome 2021

Taking a page out of the Japanese handbook with my version of oosouji As the end of the year fast approaches, I’m thinking about how I can prepare for the year ahead. I haven’t historically been into celebrating New Year’s Eve or Day — if I’m going to make a change or resolution, I won’t […]

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Life Lessons

How I Developed a Treatment For My Shopping Compulsion

With Buddhism, mindfulness meditation, and the KonMari Method™ 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 and […]

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Just as happiness shines in the shadows of sorrow, only in the darkest depths of fear does courage truly shine.

Mob Psycho 100, episode 205
Life Lessons

Slow and Steady Is the Real Deal

And it applies to everything in life In the past, I was too intimidated to try National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) because writing 50,000 words in 30 days seemed like an insane idea. I just didn’t think I could do it. Then this year, I organically started writing a nonfiction book, and after being inspired […]

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My Freelance Writing Career Ended Before It Began

What I truly wanted grew in its place I dreamed about being a freelance writer and editor for years before I took steps to make it happen. Part of me was convinced that freelancing wasn’t the life for me because I’m comforted by the illusion of stability as an employee. Once I got my current […]

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