I didn't expect to get so much joy from this book. A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto was in my "recommended for you" after reading Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk by Shunmyo Masuno (which I will talk about a smidge next week). … Continue reading Cleaning for the Heart + Mind. 🌿
3 Ways I’m Creating Balance.
As I pick up more shifts and add back more classes, I've been trying to create a better balance for myself during the week. Not only for myself but for the kids as well. I reached my point of burn out and I'm slowly trying to recover. I started "really" picking things back up the … Continue reading 3 Ways I’m Creating Balance.
What If? 🌿
What's the worse that could happen?Someone says "No?" Guess what happens to you after that? You're STILL here. Are you hurt? Maybe. But you're still full of endless possibilities that could NOW be. The worst thing was "no" and now that it's out of the way, you can move forward.You don't want to come to … Continue reading What If? 🌿
“Hi, It’s Me.” 🌿
As per the "norm" as of late, I didn't know what to write. I try to post weekly, but this past weekend a lot happened in my overall life [especially with work]. I'll discuss more details perhaps in another post but for now I just wanted to say that I am drained. Going from having … Continue reading “Hi, It’s Me.” 🌿
End of 2022 In Books.
As we are almost approaching the new year, I wanted to end with some book recommendations. Some of these books are more for personal development, but a good chunk are for fun and sharing what really interests me without fear of being judged.It's why I changed my blog name in the first place; I wanted to … Continue reading End of 2022 In Books.
NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
To my surprise, this NSM was my most successful. I didn't anticipate I'd cut my grocery bill by a smidge over $200 as my goal was to simply cut it by $100 if I could.I think for me between not working as much and being more intentional with my spending and time, I found that … Continue reading NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
When You’ve Lost Yourself.
I've come to the recent realization that I don't know who I've become. Over the last few years since separating myself from my ex-husband, I realized I had lost myself. Not only lost myself because my identity became "mom" after having children, but I even lost myself in my marriage. Our relationship wasn't healthy, to … Continue reading When You’ve Lost Yourself.
Vermont Getaway. 🍂
So we failed a bit already on our "NSM*." See, what happened was my partner surprised me with a mini getaway to Vermont. To back track, my osteoarthritis [and fibromyalgia] had been flaring up. I had to switch my work weekend because I wasn't sure if I was going to feel better, the same or … Continue reading Vermont Getaway. 🍂
If you're new here, November is my time for a "no spend month." I like to be cheesy and call it "NO-SPEND-VEMBER."How do you not spend money in a month? Well the answer is the obvious. You can't. So what does this even mean? Well, the point of a "no spend month" or NSM for … Continue reading NSM.
Six Things I’m No Longer Buying [Pt. II].
I was looking back at this post I wrote earlier this year; "six things I am not longer buying." After reading it, I realized I was failing just a tad. I was overspending in the coffee department and I did recently start back my grocery delivery subscription because of my osteoarthritis. But I did notice … Continue reading Six Things I’m No Longer Buying [Pt. II].