Tag: Gretchen Rubin

Minimize to Maximize

It was the 13th century mystic, Rumi, whom said “What you seek is seeking you.” When I have an open mind and open heart this couldn’t be more true. When I think of this quote, in a simplistic form, it reminds me of how whenever you want to have a baby or get engaged, it

Continue reading

July Happiness Project: Grace

Grace is one of those terms that I think we use often, and yet the true meaning of which is varied. When I decided what each month’s project would be I chose Grace and reading something somewhere that Grace is an extension of Gratitude. That when one is truly grateful it is simple to give

Continue reading

Mental Health and Motherhood

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and also my month of focusing on being a better parent. One aspect of being a good parent, is taking care of oneself. It’s like what they say on airplanes, you have to put your mask on before you can help others. With the month of May coming to an end, I feel like this is a perfect time to touch base on mental health and it’s affect on being a mom.

Everything is Loud

I have officially had my hearing aids for two weeks now, and it has been interesting; let’s start from the beginning.¬†First off, hearing aids are expensive, and because part of my Happiness Project has been managing finances, I knew that when I was told I would need hearing aids, that the finances of it would

Continue reading

April Happiness Project

March came in like a lion, and well, left like one too. And I am super excited to be moving on to my next topic for my Happiness Project: Marriage! Mastering Money March was great in many ways. It opened up lines of communication about sensitive subjects, and brought to light various ways in which

Continue reading

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

I first heard about the Four Tendencies during a Tim Ferris podcast, and Gretchen Rubin was the guest. On the podcast and in the book she describes a friend who was on the track team in high school and never missed a practice; however in her friends adult life she cannot make herself stick to

Continue reading

Accountability

Since starting this blog I often question myself as to why I’m writing. What is the purpose of sitting in front of this computer, and sending my thoughts into cyberspace? Am I adding any value to anyone’s life? Why do I continue to write, even though I have one follower. Which really doesn’t count, because

Continue reading