50 Free Fun Things To Do

In the past, I’ve given you lists of ways to be creative and ways to beat boredom and ways to improve your life.  But today, I just want to share a list of 50 FREE fun things to do.  Self care gets a bad rap sometimes, with people touting it as expensive or indulgent.  I’m hoping this list will prove […]


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A year ago (almost exactly to the day), I found myself at the wedding of a good friend in Nashville, Tennessee.  An old friend of my husband’s from high school had finally found the woman of his dreams and we were so thrilled for him.  We were also excited to reconnect with some friends from […]

Why You Need Whimsy: How To Cultivate A Life Of Utterly Ridiculous Joy


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Happy New Year, my Besties!  I hope you are having a joyful and healthy start to 2018.  Today’s blog post title may have you scratching your head a bit, as it’s the middle of winter and if you’ve seen me lately, I’ve got some major pale skin going on.  But one of my intentions for […]

Why I Finally Stopped Self Tanning: A Self Love Story


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The New Year is a time for many people to reflect on goals, ambitions, and changes they would like to make in this next chunk of life.  Have you started thinking about what you want your 2018 to be about?  I really want to continue to focus on gratitude and mindfulness.   And of course, SELF […]

10 Inspirational Books To Encourage And Motivate You in 2018

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By now, it’s no secret that I love quotes.  The power of words is one of the reasons I love writing so much.  I love that the most powerful quotes can both evoke emotion and stir one to action.  There’s something to be said for a whole book on being the change or being a […]

Quick Wisdom: 20 Quotes To Live By


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Hello, my friends!  I hope you’ve been loving the Holiday Self Care Challenge on Instagram and that you’ve been tuning in for my weekly Facebook Live series this month.  It’s been so fun for me to engage and interact with you in new ways and it truly reminds me that the heart of everything I […]

Self Care Bestie’s Top 100 Ways To Improve Your Life


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It’s kind of hard to believe I’ve been writing about self care for over a year and I have yet to write one called “how to make time for self care.”  I’ve thought about it many times, and I’ve written snippets about making time for self care here and here, but until today, I have […]

How To Make Time for Self Care

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Besties, I want to share some very exciting news with you:  I wrote a book!  And you can read it if you want!  As you may have guessed, it’s a self-care book, and more specifically, it’s a book about how to manage your moods.   Based on my most popular blog posts, 31 Days to Managing […]

31 Days to Managing Your Moods


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Hello my friends!  For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I hope it was a warm and wonderful time with family and friends.  We had an amazing day with extended family and delicious food.  So, so much to be grateful for! With the holiday season in full swing, one thing I’m especially thankful for […]

My 10 Favorite Marriage Books


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You can persevere through whatever you are going through, and yes, even find a hint of beauty in the gloom.   It’s pretty gloomy out my window, but I still see so much beauty, and for that I am grateful.  The trees are certainly losing their glorious leaves, everyday more, and I know my favorite season […]

4 Tools You Need To Persevere, No Matter What You’re Going Through


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