Tag: healthy


Making 2017 Your “Year of Yes” All Posts / Life / More

I recently read Shonda Rhimes’ (the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) bestselling book Year of Yes and it was fantastic.  In the book, Shonda describes how saying “yes” changed her life – and how it can change yours too.

Despite being a wealthy, powerful woman, Shonda is an introvert and often said “no” to attending events that made her uncomfortable.  During her “year of yes” she made a vow to start saying “yes” to everything that scares her.

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We Bought a Tiny Car + Other Winter Updates All Posts / Life / More

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  I only promote products that I truly believe in.

Winter has arrived here in Minnesota…I spent 20 minutes digging my car out of the snow this morning and it’s going to be -4 for the high one day next week!  Brrr!  Hopefully most of you readers are enjoying somewhat less chilly weather.  How are you doing on your financial goals so far this season?  Share in the comments!

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27 Things I’m Thankful For All Posts / Life / More

When things are going well, it’s easy to feel gratitude.  But when things are kind of lousy, it’s a lot more difficult to feel thankful.  I’m writing this post not just because of Thanksgiving, but because I need to make more of an effort to be grateful.

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4 Ways to Find an Affordable Vet All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

As veterinary medicine has advanced, most vet hospitals have purchased expensive equipment in order to provide critical care for seriously ill pets.  These days, it’s not uncommon for dogs with cancer or other fatal diseases to receive chemotherapy, highly specialized surgeries, or other costly treatments.

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3 Things I Still Splurge On – Even While Paying Off Debt All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

The hubby and I are paying off $117,000 of student loan debt in three years on entry-level salaries.   This forces us to live an extremely frugal lifestyle.  People often ask me if there is anything I do splurge on.  I rarely splurge, but there are a few things I still spend extra money on.  Here are three things I splurge on even while paying off debt.

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The 10 Best Career & Lifestyle Blogs for Millennial Women All Posts / Career / Millennials

There are many negative stereotypes about millennials.  We’re often classified as lazy, entitled, and immature.  I don’t agree with these stereotypes.  Of course, there are a few millennials out there who fit these stereotypes, but there are more who don’t.

Many millennials are working their asses off, paying off debt, starting their own businesses, and building wealth.  Here are 10 inspiring career and lifestyle blogs for millennial women.  These incredible ladies are killing it!

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Frugal Tip: Get a Second Opinion All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

This summer has been the summer of health scares and unexpected expenses.  First, my father-in-law nearly died from a sinus infection that went into his brain (luckily, he pulled through and is doing much better now) and we made an impromptu out-of-state trip to visit Brad in the ICU.

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9 Ways to Relieve Muscle Tension When You Can’t Afford a Massage All Posts / Mental Health / Wellness

Over the past couple of months, I’ve experienced frequent muscle tension in the back of my neck, shoulders, and upper back.  As much as I’d love to get a massage, I just can’t afford it right now.  Instead, I’ve tried numerous other (free!) techniques for muscle tension.  Here are the most effective strategies I’ve found for reducing chronic pain and muscle tension.

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June 2016 Goals All Posts / Life / More

Overall, May was a much better month than April.  I made more progress on my financial (and other) goals in May, and I felt a lot better physically and mentally.  I’m looking forward to what June will bring, and here are my goals for June!

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