Being creative is something that comes naturally to some people, while others have to work a little harder at it. Creativity can benefit many areas of your life. It can help you at home when you need come up with meals to serve week after week. It can also help you at work by helping you to problem solve and be more productive. Here are five ways you can begin to stimulate your creativity. Keep Reading

Welcoming the new year usually comes hand-in-hand with the creation of resolutions or goals. Have you put some thought into what you’d like to achieve in 2018? There are a few tricks to setting goals that are worth reaching. Here are a few tips. Keep Reading

The holidays are generally a great time of year. But for those suffering from stress or anxiety, the holidays can bring tension and bad moods. Here are some simple tips on how to handle common stressors around the holiday season. Keep Reading

December is a busy month. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to write in your journal purely because there is so much to express. That’s where journal prompts come into play. Our friend, Michelle Garrett, over at divas with a purpose recently posted a blog that contains 31 journal prompts for the month of December. That’s one for each day of the month!

The extra bonus? They’re family-friendly. So, you and your kindergartener or high-schooler can have writing time together. We just love family activities. Keep Reading

This post was written by Brittany Klancar, a sales and marketing expert who works hard and plays hard. Brittany loves to learn and experience new things. She’s always keeping busy – whether it’s hiking with her husband or cuddling with her cat.

Gym, work, groceries, pick up the kids, soccer practice, dinner, clean, sleep, repeat. Although maybe at different extents, we’ve all experienced this at some point or another. Sometimes the normal day-to-day tasks and activities can be overwhelming, and after a period of time, they can cause us to feel completely burnt out. With things such as Self Care Awareness Month (September) and International Self Care Day (July), it’s proof that sometimes we need a reminder of how important it is to take care of ourselves. After a long and busy week, ensuring you set aside ‘down time’ will help to increase your productivity, energy, and happiness. Below are 5 ways to help de-stress your body and mind after a long week. Keep Reading

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I should have posted this article before the main holiday where you expect to stuff your face. But I wasn’t thinking about it until I opened the fridge and saw there’s still half of a cheesecake in there. Eating leftovers from a big meal can mean that our cheat day has turned into a cheat week. Try implementing these habits in order to avoid holiday weight gain. Keep Reading

While many of us will gather around a table full of family and food for Thanksgiving, it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone is as fortunate. Everything from the food we’re eating to the music we’re listening to is a blessing. Instead of one day of thanks or listing everything we’re thankful for, we’ve created seven gratitude challenges that include writing prompts. This will help extend that feeling of appreciation throughout the whole week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to seek a long-lasting attitude of gratitude. Keep Reading

8 Benefits of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Did you know that according to some research, a five-minute daily gratitude journaling session can increase your long-term well-being and happiness by more than 10 percent? That’s the same impact as doubling your income!

With November being the month set aside for expressing thoughts of gratitude and thanksgiving, taking time to reflect and journal about the various things you’re thankful for has never been more seasonally appropriate. But we’re not just doing this to “stay up” with the season. Nope! We’re challenging each of you to adopt the habit of gratitude journaling to bring about the following eight life benefits. Keep Reading

When I was a kid, my family had ‘quiet time’ for at least an hour each day. We were supposed to nap but my parents were happy if we kept to ourselves and wrote in our journals. In hindsight, a journal jar would have been a great way to begin the routine of winding down for that hour. Here’s how to create one with your family. Keep Reading

One of the most common questions that those who are beginners to journaling ask is, “What shall I write about?” It’s a good question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. People start journaling for many reasons.

Maybe you want to keep a biographical journal; a record of your life for posterity and something to pass on to the next generation. Perhaps you want to write a creative journal; a place to experiment with ideas for other writing, artistic or craft projects. Many people use journaling as therapy; to explore their most personal thoughts and feelings and find solutions to life’s problems.

Discover and define why you want to write a journal. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have the material for your first journal entry. Write on the first page of your journal why you want to write and what you hope to gain from the practice of journaling.

That’s a great way to get started journaling. Now the trick is to keep going. No-one can tell you what to write next. But the following tips should help you find out what to write every time you want to make a journal entry. How often you keep your journal is up to you, but most people find writing regularly helps develop the habit. Keep Reading

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