Five Things Friday #63 + A Swanson Giveaway!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. For anyone living outside of the states, I hope you were able to live vicariously through the posts and pictures of time with family and friends, celebrations of a work-free day, and food. Oh the food. As you know, Neil and I celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend with our friend Matt, so yesterday was just a regular day for us (minus any responsibilities). We had sushi for lunch, took naps (that may have just been me), watched football, and enjoyed a nice, relaxing day. One of my most favorite things from this week… View Post

My Unconventional Gratitude List

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and taking a look at what we are grateful for this year, I want to take some time today to share my unconventional gratitude list. It’s easy to sit down and list out things like friends, family, shelter, etc., but are you able to find positives and reasons to be thankful in those times that proved more difficult for you? The times when you failed or struggled? Learning to escape the role of a victim requires you to be able to view life events with a different perspective. Along with the obvious things to be… View Post

Not Sure Which Workout Format is Best For You? Try Asking Your Body.

The human body is an incredible thing. Listing all the specific details┬áthat make our bodies magical will likely be redundant to some and quickly illustrate my undue excitement over biological systems. Rather than talk about the science of our bodies, I want to take some time today to speak to the more feeling-centric relationship we may or may not possess. Although we may not always be aware of it, we spend a lot of time talking to our bodies. When it’s the middle of the afternoon and there’s three more hours of work ahead, we tell ourselves to wake up… View Post

Best Paid Blogging Tools to Maximize Efficiency and Growth

“You have to spend money to make money.” I think we have all heard this phrase, but it’s only lately that I’ve actually taken the time to accept it. I spent the first two years of this blog avoiding unnecessary costs however I could. I used free versions of software and any applications that required money were quickly written off as something that didn’t fit my budget. Rather than assuming I could find a way to afford these things, I immediately decided that they were out of my reach and I had to find a way around them. Just in… View Post