Research and various studies show that it is often the anticipation of a vacation that is the most exciting aspect for many people. The idea of going on vacation often inspires thoughts of fun, sun, relaxation and a little self-pampering. Many people choose warm, tropical or seaside locations for their vacation destination because these areas tend to provide the ideal elements for relaxation.The … [Read more...] about A Tropical Staycation
Sometimes life gets busy. You've got dinner cooking, the phone is ringing, and the kids are screaming. You ask your firstborn to pick up their mess, and from their mouth comes the dreaded word "no." With all the chaos mounting around you, it would be easy to blow off your child's attitude and worry about the clean-up later. My tip to you: don't wait. Ignoring the situation at hand is only going to … [Read more...] about Never Let Your Child Tell You "No"
When you are busy running around, making your dreams a reality, your diet sometimes gets pushed to the side, making room for the rest of your driven, chaotic life. Money and convenience prompt you to forgo nutritious meals and instead, settle for something quick and cheap. These meals are usually quite unhealthy, but, because life never stops, you simply don’t have the time (or money for that … [Read more...] about Healthy Meals for Ladies on a Budget
Have you ever known—no—felt in your gut that something was not quite right about the way you feel in your relationship? Do you have moments that make you a little nauseous, and even question your beliefs? Do loved ones often tell you that your partner may not be right for you? As firm as your moral sun may be, emotions tend to be the giant, gray, storm clouds that block it, even though you know … [Read more...] about Cognitive Dissonance: What Is It Saying about your Relationship?
There has been a lot of talk about sisterly love going on this past year, most notably in regard to the Disney animated film Frozen (2013). Animation aside, I have slowly realized over the past four years that my sister is one of my best friends – but this wasn't always so. Let me explain. Much like Elsa and Anna, Jane and I were close as youngsters, despite her being blonde, four years my … [Read more...] about Why My Sister May Actually Be My Best Friend
Buying your first home can be an emotional blur. You may feel excited, nervous, or even scared that things will not turn out the way you have planned. You have to shop through mortgages, find a house meeting at least 90 percent of your "desired amenities" and conduct all the necessary inspections. However, the most important thing to consider is your future. Here are a few questions you should ask … [Read more...] about Three Questions to Ask Before Buying Your First Home