Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Merry Christmas, From Our Family to Yours!

When I started writing this, I was planning on keeping it simple and light. I planned on addressing my followers in one section and my team in another. I had so many plans for this article, but when I sat down and started writing it just didn’t feel right. There was this gut feeling that I had, deep down, that made me want to make this article something more and maybe even something that you could take with you to every Christmas and to every joyful and celebratory moment from now on.   So, before you read any further, brace…

The Reason for the Season

Hey guys! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle had it right. This IS the most wonderful time of the year! BUT, would you believe me if I told you, the reason for the season was magic? Let me explain First off, the holiday season is stressful. The end of the year is steadily approaching, and you have yet to accomplish every goal on your yearly list. The end of the first semester is drawing to a close, which means finals are approaching, and you have to finally read the chapters in your…

Keeping Your Spirit Bright While the Sun Disappears

Sheesh! This time of year sucks! I mean, yay cold weather and yay presents, but this time of year is so stressful for me. Not only do I have to find or make gifts for those I love, but I also have to stay in budget.   Have you met my Aunt Carol? NOTHING makes that woman happy! At least, nothing that seems to be in my price range. And oh lord. Don’t get me started on the insulting compliments I have to endure from Grandma June for fear of getting banished by my mother.   Then there’s the constant cleaning,…

You’re Not Alone This Christmas – And Here’s Why

Christmas is always associated with family and being together on Christmas, sharing gifts, having dinner, pulling Christmas crackers, etc. At this time of year, we forget to think of the people who are alone at this time. Do you feel alone during the holidays? Let me tell you this. You’re not alone this Christmas.   This post is going to be all about why you’re not alone this Christmas. I know it may seem that you are alone and you’re going to have a lonely Christmas but here are some reasons why you won't.   Social media   You are…

Coming Into the Christmas Mindset

Hey everyone!!! (: Happy Saturday and 1st day of December! Today I want to talk about coming into the Christmas mindset because I know that while many people think of Christmas time as the most wonderful time of year, there are still many other people who struggle to find joy during this time.   Whether you’ve had positive Christmas memories or not, there are plenty of things you can do to try and make this Holiday season the best one yet! Enjoy the Time Off Work There aren’t a whole lot of times throughout the year where you get time…

Winding Down From Being Out of Town

Depending on what your family dynamic is, having everyone all together during the Holidays can be a lot to handle. On top of that, the Holidays tend to result in a lot of people going out of town. So, when you mix the two together, it can end up creating a really stressful situation.   This can be hard for some people to come back from once the Holidays are over and they have to return to the daily grind. Here are  some tips that will hopefully help you keep your mental health intact as you integrate back into your…

Thankfulness During Thanksgiving

Hey guys! Happy Thanksgiving!   I’m going to try and make this as short and sweet as possible so as not to distract you from this time with your loved ones.   I’ve been thinking a lot  about Thanksgiving lately and what makes it so special. What I’ve realized is that its core is not sitting at the table listening to everyone say to one awkwardly-worded thing they’re thankful for. I think it’s more than that.     What makes Thanksgiving so Special? I think it’s safe to say it’s not the history of the holiday that is so touching…

Surviving the Holidays With Your Family

Ah, the holidays. A time of year in which families come together to celebrate something important to them: presents, food, and, of course, family!   From Christmas to Thanksgiving to Easter, each holiday is celebrated differently, though each one has something not so festive in common. These supposed happy and joyful occasions come with a huge, heaping dose of family arguing.   They tend to have a way of making our blood boil in a way no one else can. Forget “All’s fair in love and war”! I’m coming after you Lex, you bossy, overprotective bitch!   We’re getting off…

Paying it Forward

As we launch into the Season of Giving, we experience more and more pressure to spend money on things people don’t really want or need. We are preached to about spending money for others and ‘blessing’ them financially.   Well, I’m here to tell you that’s a load of hogwash. As a broke and penniless college student, any gifts I am able to give are low cost and have more heart involved than money. I’d rather give you something I spent time and effort on than toss you any ole knick knack.   So today, Winners, we are going to…