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Finding happiness through living a more intentional, mindful life.

We’re Rich! Rich in Love

Are You Rich? We Are, and It’s Great

That’s right, we have it all — everything we could ever want.

Nope, we’re not rich in money, we’re rich in love. Did you just throw up in your mouth a little bit? Before you stop reading because that sounds so ridiculously corny, let me explain.

This all sprung from a conversation I was having with a few of our neighbors this weekend at a BBQ. As … Continue reading...

3 Easy Steps to Increase MPG and Save Money

If you google “hypermiling”, there are some amazing stories about how some people have been able to max out the distance that their cars can get them. But you don’t have to be a professional to save a good amount of money on gas and make your car more efficient. There are some very simple ways to increase your Miles Per Gallon, or MPG.

What’s the Big Hurry?

We’ve all seen it. You’re stuck in … Continue reading...

So You Want to Be Productive? Stop Multitasking!

Multitasking is Hard

Have you ever tried to get that paper done only to be distracted by social media or the television?

Have you burnt dinner because you were trying to pay bills and water the lawn at the same time?

Ever forgot multiple things at the grocery store because you were talking on the phone while shopping?

We’ve all been there. We have so much on our plates and so little time to do … Continue reading...

The No Regrets Road Trip

This is a follow-up to the original post on our road trip to Florida. That post broke down the costs and savings of our trip. This post covers the “why” of our trip.

We wanted to head down to Florida to see my parents during our vacation this year. As teachers, we are very limited on when we can go away. Basically, the only time we can go away is when the rest of Massachusetts Continue reading...

I Wore the Same Outfits for Two Months

And Guess What? Nobody Noticed

Over the last two months, I conducted a bit of an experiment. I wore the same five outfits each day of the week to see if anyone would notice. I wore the same clothes every Monday, Tuesday, etc. for two months.

When I was first learning about minimalism, I read a lot of different blogs in my quest to find out more. One of my favorites was (and still … Continue reading...

The 100-Hour Outdoor Challenge

Introduction

Here’s the challenge: For the month of May, I’m going to try to spend 100 hours outside. While that sounds like a lot, and it is, it can be done. It comes down to about three and a quarter hours outside each day. There are 744 hours in the month of May, can I spend a little more than 13% of that time outside? 13% is all it will take to complete the 100-hour … Continue reading...

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