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using intentions for purposeful habits

Using Intentions To Add Purpose And Rooted Values To Your Habits

Have you ever set or used an intention? Or are you reading this and wondering what the heck is an intention? Lucky for you, if it’s the latter this article should not only clarify things but also show you how you can be using intentions as a powerful tool. But we have a lot to cover so we’ll just get right into it! Most basically, an intention is a purpose, desired outcome or significance behind…

Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up For A Positive Day?

Morning routines, rituals and habits. We all have them. The alarm goes off and we get moving… or we press snooze a couple of times and THEN get moving. Most of us acquire some type of beverage, get ready, maybe we organize, or work out. Perhaps you’ve settled into a routine that works really well for you, that you move through with flying colors. But maybe you’re floating in the same boat as I. Which…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…

No Sunday Scaries Here! 3 Habits For a Less Stressful Work Week

The Sunday Scaries can be a real thing, but they don’t have to be. I used to feel my anxiety slowly rise to a boil on Sunday nights; thinking about all the things I didn’t accomplish over the weekend, and all the items waiting for me during the week. I’d wake up on Monday morning, frantic and feeling less than refreshed. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a…

Sustainable Living: A Journey, Not an Overhaul.

Despite what you might assume, sustainable living is still relatively new to me. I remember when I decided it was time to make changes. We we’re standing in line at the grocery store, and I was watching the cashier place only two items into a bag, doubling it and moving on. “We really should start using our reusable bags.” I said to my then fiancé, with a strange feeling inside. Around this time, I had…

Rediscovering The Joy of Cooking That Diet Culture Took Away

Some of my deepest and most detailed memories of my mother and grandmothers are rooted in the smells that floated through the air from the kitchen. I come from a line of women who know how to cook; and well. In recent years, my innate ability to improvise in the kitchen has really flourished. But when I first started cooking for myself, it wasn’t this way. At 19 I lived in my first apartment, and…

Single-Pointed Focus: What It Is + How to Improve It

On numerous occasions I’ve sat down to write a blog post, only for 3 hours to pass and for me to A) not have completed said post and B) have started working on 4 other things. One might say there is nothing wrong with that. That I’m just multitasking! But I recently learned, that humans aren’t really meant to multitask. Working on 5 things at once is not getting those 5 things done any faster…

Cultivating a Mindset of Abundance and Growth Around Change

Change is inevitable in life. Evolving is necessary for our growth and livelihood. But personal growth can be complicated by the constant influx of outside information and influence. On a daily basis, we take in information on ways we can change ourselves. Sometimes being told how we SHOULD change ourselves. I’m probably not alone in saying this: but when I’m told I should change something about myself, my gut reaction is to resist with all…

Weather Got You Stuck Inside? Let’s Talk About Preventing Cabin Fever!

More than half the country is dealing with brutally cold temperatures and being urged to stay inside. In addition to the cold, two feet of snow already covers our ground here in upstate New York with the potential to get another 2-3 feet in the next two days. How crazy is that!? What’s crazier, is how that’s not necessarily abnormal for this snowy pocket of the Northeast. But honestly, I don’t hate it. I mean,…