Posted on May 13, 2022

Real people’s top happy things to do after quarantine

“If there is hope in the future, there is literally power in the present.” Zig Ziglar When I had the idea to put together a post about things to do after quarantine and lockdown, I just had no clue how happy the responses would make me! It felt really good to, first, get any kind of reply to the random questions I put out there. But, more than that, it felt so good to read through the types of simple … Continue reading “Real people’s top happy things to do after quarantine”

Posted on May 13, 2022May 13, 2022

How I freed myself from the fear of failure and how you can, too

Wanna know how to never achieve your goals in life? Let the fear of failure creep its way in and take over.   Guest Contributor, Aiysha, is sharing her story about how she is overcoming her fear of failure to live her dream life. If you have goals and desires that you feel confident in, but struggle to make moves toward, then you understand how hopeless this unidentified, yet extremely overtaking fear can leave you feeling. Maybe its fear stemming … Continue reading “How I freed myself from the fear of failure and how you can, too”

Posted on May 12, 2022

5 self-care products for beautiful skin

A huge part of happiness is making sure you are taking the time for self-care.   And skincare products are a great starting point for any good self-care regimen.  Anyway, I was gifted a few skincare product samples last month. I’ve been slowly trying each one out, waiting patiently to share my honest opinions with you. (I didn’t want to jump the gun, and really wanted to test them out to see how much I would like them before recommending … Continue reading “5 self-care products for beautiful skin”

Posted on May 12, 2022

How to Take a Personal Retreat & Re-Energize Your Goals

Sometimes change is overwhelming to the point where you need to break away. Sometimes life is extremely challenging, and a new environment just for a little while is necessary. A staycation isn’t it. There’s not enough money for a vacation, and self-care Sunday ain’t cuttin’ it. It might be time to take a personal retreat, happy people. A little bit of backstory: My need for a personal retreat started when I walked away from my job as a Substance Abuse … Continue reading “How to Take a Personal Retreat & Re-Energize Your Goals”

Posted on May 12, 2022

Another Nomination? Sunshine Blogger Award

So, ya girl was nominated for another award, y’all! I was so excited to go through my comments on my blog and see that I’d been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It’s really motivating and reminds me of the reason I started this whole journey. The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are very similar to those of the Leibster Award. Here they are: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award and link back to their … Continue reading “Another Nomination? Sunshine Blogger Award”

Posted on May 12, 2022

My MLK Day of Service 2018

City Year considers Martin Luther King Day to be a day “on” and not “off”, and I’m so with that. A little bit about what it is. Americorps members and volunteers get together in communities all over America on this Day of Service to serve in various ways, including serving at soup kitchens and beautifying school campuses. The service projects are mainly structured around creating more engaging learning environments for students because City Year is an education-based organization. I served … Continue reading “My MLK Day of Service 2018”

Posted on May 12, 2022

8 hard things happy people consistently do

There are many thoughts that might come to mind when you think of the word “happiness”. One might be naivety. Another could be I don’t know, xyz. But the fact of the matter is that those who have found it, and those who have committed their lives to find it know there’s a lot of fake news circulating about happiness. It’s a work. An ongoing work that involves tuning and retuning, altering, sifting, and sorting of all kinds. Which leads … Continue reading “8 hard things happy people consistently do”

Posted on May 12, 2022

Journaling how to: 5 tips to get the most from it

I’ve been journaling on and off for my whole life! But, if you haven’t, a journaling how-to guide is exactly what you need. Journaling is a very unique and personal experience. It generally includes writing down your thoughts, ideas, and important things to remember. You can either go for the classic ‘Dear Diary’ and write about your day, or make mind maps, a gratitude journal, or even write down a to-do list. The possibilities are endless. If you’re considering it … Continue reading “Journaling how to: 5 tips to get the most from it”

Posted on May 12, 2022May 12, 2022

Self-care activities to boost your immune system during self-isolation

I’m sure everyone can relate in one way, or another. If you’re not directly affected, you know someone who is. You know how tough it’s been – for us all. But there are good moments. Moments when I remember to take care of myself. When I remember to keep my stress and depression (disguised as anxiety) in check. And, in taking a step back, there are actually some good self-care activities that I’ve been incorporating into our new daily schedule to … Continue reading “Self-care activities to boost your immune system during self-isolation”

Posted on May 12, 2022

Stuck at home and bored? Here’s how to use the time wisely

There’s literally no better time than the present to work on improving yourself. So, I’ve put together some ideas to hopefully help you use this time for some good self-improvement (instead of worrying yourself to death about the state of the world).  Here are some ways to use this strongly recommended “downtime” wisely. A brief intro for you (just scroll down a little to get straight to the tips) If you’ve struggled with finding time to work on your self-growth … Continue reading “Stuck at home and bored? Here’s how to use the time wisely”