Growing up my cousins would pick on me by rearranging things in my room. Let me explain. I used to keep my collection of Precious Moments in my room on the dresser, nightstands, and on shelves. They were all arranged in a particular way, and so, my cousins—knowing how much it bothered me—would come into… Continue reading When an Organized Space Clears the Mind
The motto is so real, but is it so worth it? Yes, we only live once. But YOLO can mean one of two things: you only live once, so do something you have never done before (that might be idiotic or embarrassing); or it can mean you only live once, so make mindful choices that… Continue reading Do You Really YOLO?
In case you hadn’t checked, today is National Lucky Penny Day. And sure, maybe you forgot because after all, what can a penny get you nowadays anyway? It barely gets you luck, and it surely won’t quickly add up to you buying your first house. But, it does make me think about money and what… Continue reading Don’t Stop Buying Avocados, but…
We are all about the selfie stick. Instagram paints the picture we want people to see. And Facebook tells them how to feel about us. It is all on the surface. But, what’s actually happening underneath it all? I started 2017 reflecting on many different areas of my life like relationships, hobbies, and priorities. It… Continue reading Stirred But Never Changed
A couple weeks ago I was sitting inside a Miami Beach restaurant with some friends over a shared dessert. Let’s call it girl talk. One of the girls brought up the book Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. The next day I saw the book on the first page of a bookseller’s website.… Continue reading Learn Resilience Before the Trial
“The early bird gets the worm,” said no one that likes to sleep in, ever. That has been my daily struggle for as long as I can remember. If we are naming a type, I would quickly fall into the night owl category. Some part of me still wanted to be a morning person. I… Continue reading The App for the Not-So-Morning Person
Are you a Yes (Wo)man? Does an opportunity knock at your door and #fomo kicks in, and you just have to agree? Well, something similar happened to me about three weeks ago. I received an email asking for my participation during the third annual Wynwood Life Festival—in a cooking demo! Live Live Live It sounded… Continue reading Toast to Wynwood Life
Books are a lot like people. Sometimes they come into your life uninvited, or you find them willingly. Like people, books can teach you some of the hardest lessons. They speak truth so deep like you never saw coming. Sometimes we keep those books in the back shelf. And then other times we open them… Continue reading Habit 2: Effectiveness from Your Core
When I last took my Pomeranian to the vet, I was told he was a couple pounds overweight. For us a few pounds over are hardly noticeable. But for a three-year-old pom, it could mean joint problems in a few years. So I did what any sensible pet owner would do. I put him on… Continue reading Spoiled by the Microwave
Every night of the week I pack my workout clothes into a small black tote. It is labeled “Fresh” and it hangs off one corner of my bed, ready to be loaded into the car the next morning. That is about the only motivation I need to get myself to the gym. The same is… Continue reading Motivation, where are you?