Books

Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Book No. 4: The Geography of Bliss Author: Eric Weiner Big Picture Where is the happiest place on earth? Is it Switzerland? Netherlands? Qatar? India? Iceland? America? or somewhere else entirely? That is the question, the author, a former NPR journalist sets out to answer. A total of ten countries sum up this book and… Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

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Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

Book No. 3: One Summer Day in Rome Author: Mark Lamprell Big Picture There are three parallel stories that take place over the course of a day and half in Rome. The stories are not related to one another, except that they occur in the same day and in the same city. [Do not want… Continue reading Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

Daily/Monthly Recommendations, Home

January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

Welcome to my January Recommendation! This month, it's all about candles. If any of you have been following me on Instagram for awhile, then you probably know that I am in love with Vellabox! What is Vellabox? It's a monthly candle subscription. I can understand your disinterest if you are not a candle person, but… Continue reading January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

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Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

Book No. 2: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown Author: Brene Brown Big Picture As human beings, we want to belong; even the most independent of us. This book explains how important and challenging it can be to first belong to oneself. It really gets to the crux of some of the social issues we… Continue reading Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

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Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Book no. 1: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Author: Mark Manson While keeping up with my book club reads, I thought I would do a mini review of each of the books I read on the blog. This will allow me to look back at any big takeaways I had from the… Continue reading Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Inspiration, Life

New Year’s Resolution: Roadmap to a Better Life

I don't like to use the words, New Year's Resolution, because they are really ongoing goals year-round. However, given that it is January 1st and clearly a new year, let's call it what it is.  I'm not going to make this post lengthy, because thanks to my beautiful Day Designer Planner, I have set some… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Roadmap to a Better Life

Dreams, Inspiration, Life

Reflections on turning 35

Last week I turned 35! And a week later, I am ready to properly share my reflection of this new age bracket. My initial reaction to my 35th birthday was one of uncertainty.  It wasn't so much about turning 35 as it was about the idea of 40 creeping up sooner than ever. Because 40 seems like… Continue reading Reflections on turning 35