Why I'm Now Totally in Love with NOW Foods (+ a BIG giveaway for you!)

Why I'm Now Totally in Love with NOW Foods (+ a BIG giveaway for you!)

Recently, I had the opportunity to take my first ever, behind-the-scenes tour of a manufacturer.  And I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty darn excited.

Ever since I ended up with advanced adrenal fatigue back in 2014, I have been MUCH more conscious of the foods that I eat and the products that I use.  It was like a veil was lifted off of my eyes and I realized that it is up to ME to take care of my health.  No one else is going to do it for me.

Why I'm Glad My Tiny House Fell Apart

Why I'm Glad My Tiny House Fell Apart

If you know me from my episode of HGTV's "Tiny House Big Living," you know that in 2015, I moved into a 160 square foot tiny house on wheels named "Sweet Caroline."  You may remember it as the one with the rooftop deck, the one with the purple front door or most infamously, the one with the collection of 150 shotglasses that had to be worked into the design plan.

Why Living Joyfully is Simpler Than You Think

Why Living Joyfully is Simpler Than You Think

We all want to be happy.

I think we can pretty much agree on that, right?

Although, I actually wrote an entire blog post a few weeks ago about how I don't want to be happy... I want to be joyful.

The 168 Items I've Traveled (and Lived) With For the Last Year

The 168 Items I've Traveled (and Lived) With For the Last Year

For the last year, I have lived with 168 items.

At first glance, that may seem like a large number.  But, I challenge you to count the number of things around you in your house (heck... just the room you're in right now) or the clothes in your closet and you will see how quickly your possessions add up.  

Why Swedish Death Cleaning Isn't As Morbid As It Sounds

Why Swedish Death Cleaning Isn't As Morbid As It Sounds

Lately, there seems to be a consistent flow of new "methods" to approach simplifying and minimizing your life.  Which I am all for, since I am all about some minimalism.  But, I'll have to admit, even I paused for a moment when I heard the term, "Swedish death cleaning."

So, what exactly is Swedish death cleaning?

Is Your Body Crying Out for Help?

Is Your Body Crying Out for Help?

They all told me I was crazy.

Well, not in those exact words.  But, by continually offering me anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants, they were basically inferring that I was looney tunes.

Who you ask?  And what was I doing that was so off-the-wall?

Why I Don't Want to Be Happy in Life

Why I Don't Want to Be Happy in Life

There are many things in life that I hope to be - peaceful, generous, adventurous, strong and encouraging, just to name a few.

But one thing that I do not want to be is happy.

Yes, you read that right.  And no, that is not a typo.  I don't want to be happy.

Because happiness is only temporary.  

One Question You Don't Want to Ask When De-Cluttering Your Home

One Question You Don't Want to Ask When De-Cluttering Your Home

When you decide to downsize or de-clutter your home, you are going to ask yourself a few questions.  That's just part of the process.

Do these pants still fit me?

Am I ever going to start crocheting?

Was there a time when a cotton candy machine seemed like a good idea?

5 Healthy Clean Eating Breakfasts for Non-Morning People

5 Healthy Clean Eating Breakfasts for Non-Morning People

Today's post is in response to a question that I get asked A LOT.

What in the world am I supposed to eat for breakfast now that I'm eating cleaner?

It's like all the sudden, now that donuts and fast food breakfast sandwiches are off-limits (which by the way, donuts aren't actually off-limits...), your mind comes to a screeching halt when it's time to feed yourself in the mornings.

I understand, I've been there.

How to De-Clutter Your Mind

How to De-Clutter Your Mind

When you hear the words "clutter" and "de-clutter," you probably automatically think of physical items piling up around your house.  But your home isn't the only place that can end up overrun with unwanted stuff. 

Your mind can become cluttered too.

In fact, it may even be a little more likely for your mind to be cluttered than your house, because even the most OCD-organized people out there can still find themselves overwhelmed by the constant bombardment in their brains.  I should know, because I am one of said OCD people.