Category Archives: Balance

Add A Little Hygge To Your Life to Slow Down and Create Joy!

“Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt.” ~ToveMaren Stakkestad I was at a farmer’s market recently and came across a little booth selling Hygge items! I was intrigued as I’d been hearing about Hygge … Continue reading

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I Resolve To Make 2017 A Happy New Year!

Happy 2017! My theme for 2017 isn’t just Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) but Carpe Annum (Seize the Year)! Rather than pick impossible goals to accomplish, try these new habits to practice. Resolutions like this make you a happier person. … Continue reading

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11 Ways To Slow Down Over The Holiday Season

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday: “I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!” And now the Christmas Season is on it’s way…it’s overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s … Continue reading

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How I Didn’t Diet…9 Ways To Lose Weight and Not Be On A Diet

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu “Yes I lost weight and no I’m not on a diet!” This is the answer I give people when asked about my recent weight loss. I love to … Continue reading

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Make Your Winter Months Happier and More Creative

Last week I challenged you to Love January! I decided to enjoy January more by restarting my Yoga practice thanks to last week’s guest post. Here are some other habits I really want to practice to be more physically and … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to Start a Home Yoga Practice This Year

Everyone is talking about the January Blahs. January seems to be the least loved month. I, too, used to find January depressing, but now I love it. I challenge you to do what I did a few years ago and … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Find Peace In A Garden

I was so exhausted yesterday when I got home. That’s what the end of the school year is like for teachers. It’s spring, the kids are ready to be outside and filled with energy. The first thing I did to … Continue reading

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Carpe Annum/Seize The Year! 10 Resolutions for 2014

“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman Happy 2014! My theme for 2014 isn’t just Carpe Diem (Seize … Continue reading

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6 Simple Tips To Create A Balanced Life

“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” ~Robert Fulghum I’m a preschool teacher and I love my job. Usually I have two … Continue reading

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Simplifying At My Own Walden Pond

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ~Henry David Thoreau In our new house we look at a beautiful little pond. I call it my own Walden Pond. On days when I want to connect to my creativity … Continue reading

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