Posts in Living Better
The Real Reason You’re Struggling With Decluttering And How To Overcome It

Let me just start off by saying, decluttering your life is by no means easy. No matter what approach you take, it’s hard work.

The physical actions of removing things from closets, beds, storage, and then taking car-load by car-load to whatever place is kind enough to take your belongings is like training for a marathon. Each session requires more patience, breathing room, and physical strength to go through one more item or make one more trip.

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The Holiday Survival Guide When Your Family Is Dramatic AF

On the top 10 list that makes me feel comfy and homey, Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the top five. The smells, the foods, the fighting- there’s nothing quite like it. And even if I end up crying because my sibling pushed that button that makes me feel like sidewalk poop on a - 10-degree day- I always leave feeling defeated and weirdly happy.

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How To Overhaul Your Mindset So You Can Pay Off Your Debt And Achieve Your Dreams!

To start this story, I want to point out that my financial history was terrible in 2006-2012. With a credit score between the high 500s and low 600s. I was always angry, fearful, and anxious:

  • Angry because I had piles of credit card bills that were past due

  • Fearful of receiving yet another overdraft letter from the bank

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3 Simple Tips To Boost Your Energy Right Now! Plus A Free Download

On the Simple Happy Life Facebook page, I asked this question, “If you had a battery for energy, what percentage would it be right now?”

And what I realized is that WE ARE TIRED!!!

Some people wrote

1% about to die

Another person said they “Turned off and I lost the charger lol!” and don’t forget, “Negative in the negative !”

More than ever we need to simplify our lives and find that happy space in our own lives that is just for us!!!

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The Wonderful Truth About Simplifying Your Life, That You’ll Love

What does it mean to simplify your life? Most websites portray a simple life as serene, gentle, nature-driven, and mystical. Filled with quiet moments and hidden treasures, which is lovely and accurate, but it doesn't paint the whole picture.

Simplifying my life has been exciting, full of travel, road trips, laughs, and possibilities. It's bright, vivid, and adventurous and entirely untethered to daunting tasks or mundane to-do lists. 

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How to Encourage Your Husband to Declutter Without Any Nagging

I think every person who is on the clutter-free journey wants everyone in their life to join the club, right? Once our clutter goggles are on, all we want to do is locate and destroy stuff that is no longer loved. And because we know that clutter is the source of chaos, stress, and unhappiness. 

Quite frankly do you have time for being miserable? I sure as hell don't! I want to spend my life doing things I enjoy! 

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A Simple Start To A Self-Care Routine That Anyone Can Do!

As I was making breakfast this morning, I dropped a freshly peeled avocado half on the floor. 

As I tried to catch the avocado, I yelled: "God, you are so stupid!"

It's hard to believe how hard I am on myself. If it were anyone else, like the BF, I would be like "oh, no worries babe, let me just wash it off quick." Squeeze lemon juice for extra sanitation and let the day move on because dropping an avo on the floor isn't a big deal. 

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How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter And Become Energized

I've been going nutty sitting in front of my computer trying to write this blog post. Between not getting all of my thoughts down and my mind taking me on 1,000 different tangents, I am in need of a mental detox to get rid of the mental clutter.

As it's the start of the new year, the internet is buzzing with excitement, hopes, and motivation. For this reason, I have been resisting a detox for fear of falling behind the pack. 

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How To Have A Clutter Free Holiday And Give Gifts Your Loved Ones Really Want!

25 days from now, we will be huddled around the Tree, waiting to open presents.

But if you’re anything like me, your anxiety is building! Why?

Because you may receive gifts that fall into the "Don’t need this,” "Don’t want this,” or “Don’t like this” categories. I'm not ungrateful, I am eternally thankful, but I just don’t know what to do with stuff that brings overwhelm and guilt for not liking it. 

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The Best Montréal Summer Travel Guide for Anyone In Their 30s

Summer is almost over, and we’ve been in upstate NY for a few months now. Although I love the greenery and thunderstorms here, I’ve been feeling a bit restless. So when we found out my boyfriend’s younger brother got his passport, we figured it was time for a trip!

Montréal is only a 3.5-hour drive from Albany, New York. Highway 87 will take you straight to the border. Along 87 you’ll see the Hudson River, pass Lake George, go through the lush Adirondack mountains, and drive besides Lake Champlain. 

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7 Steps To Making Life Changing Habits You Will Actually Keep!

Many say that September is the new January. We all know what happens in January, resolutions, new beginnings, and setting goals. But we also need to recognize our habits, good and bad.

I’m a firm believer that good habits simplify your life and increase productivity. When you create good practices, like eating healthy, getting enough rest, your body and mind function improve. 

It goes without saying, but bad habits, keep you stagnant and uneasy. Lame!

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The Only Packing List You Need Before Moving Abroad!

As you all know, I moved to Australia in 2012 on the work & holiday visa. The visa allows you to move to Australia for one year, and packing for a year can be difficult. 

After many attempts at packing, I realized it wouldn’t be possible to stuff everything I owned into two pieces of luggage. I had to weed out the unnecessary from the necessary. Somehow, I managed to meet the weight requirements of a 50 lb Backpackto check and 25 lb carry-on.

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A Complete Guide to The Australian Working Holiday Visa

As a young professional, in my mid-20s, long-term travel was out of the question. I was so busy trying to get the next promotion; I left no time to explore the world. Instead, I explored the world of different cubicles in Santa Monica. Sad but true.  Womp Womp!

After a few years of working my butt off, I thought, “What's the point? I am young, and I have yet to do something amazing.” I wanted adventure, I wanted to test the boundaries, but instead, I kept to the 9 to 5 grind. 

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Pack Your Bags, Americans Can Live & Work In These 3 Countries For A Year!

Did you read that right? Can Americans live and work in other countries?

Yes, absolutely!

Many countries have agreements for their citizens to live and work abroad. For me, Canadians are the luckiest. Canadians are so lovely, that most countries welcome them with open arms, unlike Americans. 

Although the US visa program is small, it's still pretty impressive. 

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