Tis the Season for Fun, Not Stress

Without discussion or fanfare, I decided I would only decorate for Christmas this year.  It's really my most favorite holiday to decorate primarily due to our ornament collection. However, the real reason why I stopped is that it doesn't matter to my husband or pup.  It probably doesn't matter to my neighbors.  It just stressed … Continue reading Tis the Season for Fun, Not Stress

Helping Myself to Sleep and Great Books

During the podcast episode of Go Help Yourself, they discussed Angela Duckworth's book titled Grit. The piece that hit me the hardest was about giving up on low level goals. For the Type A, overachiever that may reside within me (ok it does!), it feels weird and wrong to give up on a low level … Continue reading Helping Myself to Sleep and Great Books

Axe Throwing and Meditation

Axe throwing date night was a success! It was great to get out and have something new to try together. My husband and I got a little competitive, tied for the highest scoring game, and I lost by one game. But it was smiles all over the place! Since our schedules do not always match, … Continue reading Axe Throwing and Meditation

Falling into Slowness

Self-care continues with puppy walks, reading, yoga, running, and lifting. While that might sound like a lot, it means peace and calm in my mind and body for me. I found that I am embracing a slower pace after a couple running injuries and digestive issues earlier this month. For a type A, it is … Continue reading Falling into Slowness

Minimalism Got me Here: A Completely Voluntary Work Uniform

Inspired and in awe of the simplicity of a work uniform, I instituted my own uniform in corporate America. Must be a dress Must be black or gray Must go with my favorite pair of black shoes Must be machine washable Must be easy to iron Must look dressy and causal Must spark joy for … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: A Completely Voluntary Work Uniform