we need to talk about self-love culture

The concept of “self-love” has been having a moment for what, now – a decade or so? We tout it as an excuse to buy expensive bath bombs and invest in silky lingerie. We call it a movement, a sudden change of thought. We hashtag it on our selfies, even when we don’t believe it.…

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the no-spend new year : one month in

This post is a continuation of the No-Spend New Year series. To read the introduction, click here. There are 18 open tabs on my Chrome notebook. One is a reminder of an online creativity course I signed up for 2 months ago. Two contain images I need to print for my vision board. Two more…

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the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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where is the “simple + good” in 2021?

Amidst the wreckage of political unrest and domestic terrorism that we have already experienced in this new year of 2021, I must believe that there is hope. Not because I have any political agenda, not because I want to win, but because all I want – all that I believe to be simple + good…

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