How to Really Manifest Your Soulmate in 2018

Valentine’s day is already upon us, which brings up a common New Year’s resolution that many people (myself included, to an extent) embark on: finding their soulmate. But romance can be a tricky subject for many, with some wistfully dreaming about their Prince(ss) Charming and others bitterly avoiding the idea altogether, believing they’re just not cut out for love. With so many uncomfortable feelings surrounding the subject, I thought I’d throw in my two cents about the real (not so) secret to finding your soulmate – no matter where you are in the journey. It Starts With You The first […]

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How to Bullet Journal Like a Pro

I’m an organized person. Like, really organized. From my morning routine to my sleep schedule, I feel there’s a certain sense of zen that comes with having everything in its place (and matching). Throw in my love for stickers, glitter, and all things colorful, and it was no surprise that my heart skipped a beat when I saw my first bullet journal. After all, I was running myself ragged with all the other organizational tools I had – a wall calendar, Google calendar, and sticky notes on just about every surface. Finally – something to keep it all in place […]

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How to Become a Minimalist in 2018

Minimalism. When you first hear the word, you’re bound to have some strong connotations to it. And whether you envision a peaceful monk, a tight-pursed misanthrope, or a poverty-stricken urchin, that connotation is rarely positive. In short, most people associate minimalism with sacrifice and going without. But with more and more people voluntarily signing up for the minimalist lifestyle – whether that be simply decluttering or transitioning to a tiny house – it’s becoming clear that less really is more. What gives? The Downside of Having It All The world today has become more consumerist than ever, driving people into […]

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How to Make a Five-Year Plan That Gets Results

“What would you do if you had a million dollars?” Whether at a job interview, a date, or in those late-night talks among friends, it’s a question we’ve all heard a million times before. We laugh lightly about the luxury cars we’ll drive as we pull into the driveway of our mansion by the sea in some exotic country. We’ll lounge about under the sun as our own personal butlers bring us frozen margaritas by the glistening pool. But is that really what you want? Chances are that, if you’re like most people, literally doing nothing all day isn’t actually […]

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Office Must-Haves Every Blogger Needs

This post contains affiliate links. To learn more, click here. As a blogger, your office is a precious space where you’ve spent countless hours building your business and your passion. Why not brighten it up and reward yourself with some new gear? This Gorgeous Dot-Grid Journal If you’re a dot-grid journal addict like me, then this will satisfy your craving. Perfect for simple note-taking, editorial calendars, doodles, or anything you might fancy it for. The Full Shebang There’s something so relaxing about having matching gear. From stapler to tape dispenser to scissors, you’ll be in rose gold ecstasy. Keep It […]

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Thriving on as Little As 4 Hours of Sleep a Day with Polyphasic Sleep

Imagine you’re offered a time machine – one that gives you more time every day. In one day, you’ll get four more hours. In one month, that’s five whole days. In one year, that’s two whole months. Would you take it? For the past month, I’ve given myself such a time machine in the form of polyphasic sleeping. What does that mean, exactly? Polyphasic sleep is just as it sounds – sleeping in more than one phase, as most of us have done for our whole lives. Nowadays, I only sleep for about four hours daily, in three phases (known […]

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How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

How to Have an Adventure Without Leaving Town: 25 Ideas to Have Fun on a Budget

With summer officially in full-swing, there couldn’t be a better time to push your boundaries and get into the adventuresome spirit. But if you’re like most people, shoveling out thousands of dollars for an international trip isn’t entirely feasible. If you’re tired of the usual cinema, beach, or bar scene in your summer repertoire, we have you covered. Here are 25 ideas to ignite your adventurous spirit and shake things up this summer! Ghost tours I’m lucky enough to live near the beautiful ancient city of St Augustine, Florida. With its long and often gruesome history, there are enough ghostly […]

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Guerilla Gardening: Fun and Kindness for Under $1

This winter was an especially rough one for my family – two deaths, a health scare in my younger brother, and an increasingly terrifying political situation. Just when it felt like the black cloud would never leave, summer started to roll around to warm my heart again with sunny, cloudless days, new fawns, and my favorite – roadside flowers. Whether it’s their resilience or simple beauty that inspires me, I couldn’t say. But after reading this interesting post, I couldn’t help but get an idea – to spread that same simple joy to as many people as possible. Just down […]

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23 Lessons in 23 Years

What I've Learned in 23 Years

Today is my 23rd birthday. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to have made it another crazy year, and can’t help but reflect on my life so far and what I’ve learned. Granted, I am still on the youngish side, and I don’t claim to know it all by any means. These are the things that, if I had a daughter or dear young friend, I would want them to know. Perhaps the things I wish I could have told my younger, more confused self. With that in mind, here are the top 23 lessons I’ve learned in my 23 years. […]

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How to Make Every Day Not Feel The Same: Make Every Day Adventurous

How to not make every day feel the same. Make every day adventurous!

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You drag yourself out of bed at 7:00. It’s the second time you’ve hit snooze, but one more time would mean being late for your job. It’s Thursday, but it hardly matters. Today and every work day is the same. Wake up at 7:00, work from 9:00 to 6:00, and plop down in front of the TV until you doze off after Game of Thrones. And the weekends? Usually spent grocery shopping, drinking, or … more TV. Soon enough you start to feel like days are zooming by, then months, then whole years of […]

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