4 Ways To Use Money To Enhance Happiness

Money can buy happiness, if you spend it the right way. When you give your hard earned money a specific purpose that speaks to your heart, passion, and values you will feel more fulfilled in your quest to live your life’s purpose. Check out this post to learn about 4 ways you can use money to enhance your happiness.

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Quick and Painless Ways to Clean and Declutter Your Office Space

7 ways to keep your office space clean and decluttered. We all have an office space somewhere. It might be that table at the side of your bed or an entire room covered with cabinets and fancy doors, and for many, it is the cubicle you’re assigned to at work. No matter where it is, if you are at all like me, it can get disorganized fast. I have definitely had my fair share of days where I stuff everything in the drawer and refuse to open it for a month, but over time, I have learned a few tricks to get my office straightened quickly and without pain. Here are seven tips for cleaning and keeping an office organized and uncluttered.

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How Exercise Saved My Life During Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression wasn’t something I thought too much about during pregnancy. To be honest, I didn’t think I would experience it, as I had never experienced depression before. Little did I know, 50% of women who experience postpartum depression never experienced depression previously, but no one told me that. I wish they had. I would have had a plan. I would have done my research. I would have known postpartum depression affects 1 in 7 women. 

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Why Social Media Is The Largest Bad Influence On How You Manage Your Money

Social media has set up residence in our everyday. The average American spends 2 hours and 22 minutes (link to digital information world article) on social media daily.  It is no wonder marketing master minds have discovered this is the next best thing to getting you to spend your money.

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6 Ways To Improve Your Level of Happiness

You will overcome the negative thinking, the depression. You will start feeling more like yourself, a happier self. There isn't anything wrong with you. This experience is making you stronger. You are making it. Now, keep going. Here are 6 ways to improve your level of happiness.

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On Life and Writing

I have spent an exhaustive amount of time trying to figure out a brand, the purpose of this blog, how to grow as a blogger and writer. It all made it so easy to lose sight of why I started doing this in the first place.  Then, I realized I don’t want to do any of that bullshit, because damn, it is stressful! It wasn’t meant to be stressful, and I don’t want it to be….

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Old Southern Bloom - Flower Bed Prep, Sweet Tea, & Pimento Cheese

It is time to start prepping your gardens! In the south we love our flowerbeds, much like sweet tea and pimento cheese on a cool afternoon—they are southern staples. My grandmother had the most spectacularly lush flower beds, perfectly orchestrated for each blooming season, flawlessly pruned and shaped. She had a green thumb I could only dream of having. To be honest, when I was younger, I had no interest in learning the art. I was too busy fishing and sucking on honeysuckle. I sure did love admiring the blooms, though. But now, I wish I would have spent more time with her, hands in the dirt, carefully snipping and curating her gardens.

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Charleston Design: Wood, Hydrangeas, and Haint Blue Paint

Living in Charleston, South Carolina has largely influenced my passion for design-interior and exterior. Our family will often take long strolls on these downtown streets on the weekend, coffee in hand, just to admire the architecture and endless charm this little city has to offer. It really is the epitome of southern charm and hospitality.

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Create a Space You Love: The psychology of interior design

Do you ever consider how a space makes you feel? It is where you host parties with your friends, it is where you shelter your children and loved ones, it is what surrounds you during life’s greatest, and sometimes worst, moments of your life. Does that space make you feel joy, inspired, or warm? Does it reduce your stress level?  Do you feel at home? It should reflect you and bring you peace, but does it? The science of environmental design isn’t anything new. It has been around for thousands of years. Think Feng Shui. Thanks to the wellness and mindfulness boom, scientists have been doing more and more research on the matter and have found very interesting results--design elements really do impact positive and negative emotional responses.

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2019 Wishes, Champagne Kisses

New Year’s Resolutions are hard, but they don’t have to be—if you have a plan. Stop waiting for it. Take action. Make a change. Get excited. Do something new! Stop following negative people on social media. Actually, delete social media. Be bold! Clear out the negative energy. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Challenge yourself!

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