Intentional Living

Finding happiness through living a more intentional, mindful life.

How to Avoid Getting Stuck in the Middle

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What About the Middle?

We celebrate beginnings and ends but the middle is the hard part. We see before and after pictures in fitness, or read about debt to riches stories in personal finance, and we throw big parties for weddings & milestone anniversaries. The middle is usually forgotten whereas we toast the beginnings and endings of many things. Well, guess what? The middle is often the hardest part. … Continue reading...

Planning For the Ultimate National Park RV Road Trip

The Ultimate National Park RV Road Trip

We’re doing it! We are renting an RV and embarking on a six-week road trip this summer with the kids. The total drive time for this route 156 hours and 39 minutes and will cover 9,468 miles, not including driving within the parks. Yikes! It’s going to be a whirlwind, there’s no doubt about that, but we are so excited for this National Park RV Road Trip!

Our Why

Ashley and I have always … Continue reading...

Keep it Boring – Why the Simple Path to Happiness Works

The Simple Path to Happiness
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Want to be happier? Forget about the new car, the big house, the dream vacation, or that huge raise. Focus on the simple path to happiness by making small, incremental changes to improve your life.

Ben Franklin once said,

“Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.”

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How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed by Debt

How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed by Debt
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There are lots of posts out there about debt payoff strategies. Some prefer the debt snowball method while others pursue the debt avalanche method. We will save that debate for a different post. Instead, we’re covering one’s options when overburdened by debt. Primarily, this relates to credit card debt or any other high-interest loans, but it could also be applicable for student loans, car loans, or even mortgages. Everyone has … Continue reading...

Think You Can’t Do It? Unleash the Power of “Yet”

unleash the power of yet
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We have all said it at one point or another. “This is too hard, I can’t do it.” Changing our mindset and unleashing the power of “yet” can help us overcome these difficult issues.

It’s incredible what a change to our mindset can do. You’ve probably heard Henry Ford’s famous saying, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t — you’re right.” Change your mindset to include … Continue reading...