10 Ways to Connect Spiritually while Traveling

The act of traveling domestically and internationally can provide the opportunity to feed the soul.  Yes, many of us travel to shop, eat and relax on the beach. But there is a huge part of travel that many people miss out on, spirituality.  No I don't mean a specific religion or indoctrination. I mean connect with the soul, spirit and life force of the land and people in the places in which you visit.  If you are an open-minded traveller, this list is for you.

25 Daily Affirmations That Will Help Change Your Life!

Daily Affirmations are short sentences and phrases that when used regularly and consistently have the ability to change a person's inner mental dialogue.  Every day without even realizing it, we tell ourselves things that actually affect the way in which we think about ourselves, how we perceive the world, and how we react in situations with the rest of the world. For instance, if you find yourself repeating in your head I'm such a loser when things don't quite go the way you intended you will be come to believe that and behave in that mindset when interacting with others. This though process can actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Creating a world in which you are perceived as a loser, not just to yourself. This behavior can be so ingrained in our psyche that we don't even realize we are doing it. We can be the masters of our own universe  if we learn to harness this mental power and create the change we want to see in our lives by changing the way we see ourselves in our mind.

10 Things To Do To Make Sunday Funday

We love Sundays in our house. With our businesses we tend to work on Saturdays. When there aren't gigs, Saturdays are filled with family functions and  kids sporting events. Sundays are the day we are spending the entire day together without interruption. These types of days are important to maintaining a happy relationship.  These activities can also be done right after church service. Here are 10 different ideas on how to spend time with your loved ones on Sundays and make your Sunday Funday.

I have a confession...I'm not okay.

Everyday I'm asked the same question. "How are you?" And everyday I respond a simple "I'm fine" or "I'm okay." But the truth of the matter is I'm not. If I'm honest with myself and my loved ones, I would have to admit that I'm not okay. I'm not okay because I suffer from depression. If I was truly honest, I would admit that I have struggled with depression off and on for years. And this is the third time in my life where I have sought professional help for it.

Live: 10 ways to get started journaling

Journaling is a great way to deal with stress and riggers of life. Consistent journal writing can be a outlet for the mind and help with finding and creating balance in your life. Problems can be solved. Dreams discovered.  But journal writing isn't easy for some of us, and if you never kept a journal before our may not know where or how to begin to keep one.

Love: How to send love notes.

I love writing, that's a given.  But I love writing by hand, especially notes and letters.  There is something to be said about taking the time and handwriting a note or a letter. It shows you've put in extra effort and care, especially if its written neatly.

Live: 20 hobbies you can start today!

To enjoy life you need to find activities that bring you joy. Hobbies are activities necessary to every day life and bring the joy we crave. Hobbies help us find balance, are relaxing and give our lives value and meaning. According Jessica Beltran, MS , "Hobbies are food for the soul. They nurture our spirit, restore our physical energy, and renew our mind." Here is my list of 20 hobbies you can start as early as today, so you can be on your way to finding joy and balance in your life.

    Things to see and do in Portland, Maine

    My hubby and I took a recent trip to Boston and while we were there we took a day trip to Maine.  Boston to Portland is an easy drive to make, just under 2 hours.  We crammed quite a bit in a small window of time to get back to Boston not too late. Here are few of the things to see and do in Portland, Maine when you have a short day trip like we did.

    5 Reasons You Should Start Meditating

    Anyone who knows me, knows I have recently begun meditating. I find it very helpful in dealing with the day to day stress.  I even mentioned meditation as a way to live more.  For those of you who are still skeptical, I have put together another of my awesome lists of reason why you should start meditating. 

    10 Ways to Live More...And Worry Less

    Anyone who knows me, knows that over the course of my life I have been a worrier.  It would get so bad that I could not function. It was bad. Today, I can't say that I'm completely worry free (I'm still a work in progress) but I have been using techniques and methods that have improved my quality of life. Here are my 10 tips to live more and worry less.

    100 Home Based Small Business Ideas

     While many of people want to work for home for legitimate companies, others will be better suited to working for themselves.  There is something to be said for being in charge of your own destiny.  There is a freedom about having your own business that punching the “virtual” clock for a company just doesn’t provide.   As I said before, I’mlist maker so below is my extensive list of small business ideas that anyone can start right in there own home, many that have little to no start up needed.  

    The Master List: The ultimate lists of all lists

    The term “bucket list” became popular after the movie “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicolson and Morgan Freeman.  They play two older gentlemen who make a list of things they need to experience before they “kick the bucket.”   I personally don’t like the term bucket list; it puts the focus on the end game – death.  The point of the list is the opposite – to live. I am a constant list maker.  I live by them…literally. I make grocery list, “To Do” list, purchase list, and wish list. You name it; I make a list about it. So for me this is the Master List, the momma of all lists.  This is the list I want to live by.  

     

    Building a LifeStyle Business.

    What's a Lifestyle Business?  According to Wikipedia " A lifestyle business is a business set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle."   Basically these are businesses that help maintain a particular lifestyle for the entrepreneur, it's main motivation is to sustain itself so that the owner can enjoy this lifestyle.