Category: Inspiration & Motivation

How to Have a Hygge Easter: 10 Ways to Make the Holiday Even Happier

From the second I came across the concept of hygge, I was hooked. And since it goes hand-in-hand with holidays, I can’t wait to have a hygge Easter this year!

Easter is hands down one of my favorite holidays and it’s perfect for adding hygge.  So many critical hygge concepts (family, outdoors, food) are already present in Easter, so hygge-fying it is not only easy, it’s also fun.

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The 13 Keys to Success (+ the next documentary you need to watch)

Napoleon Hill's Master Key: 13 Steps to Success

I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?

So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.

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Daily Affirmations for Financial Freedom + Printable List

Money Affirmations to Help Achieve Financial Freedom

This post contains a free printable list of daily affirmations for financial freedom.  I highly recommend you print it out and give it a try! Wealth and money affirmations have the power to help you get out of debt, build your investments, and create habits that will transform your financial health.


Since I discovered how powerful daily affirmations are, they’ve been my go-to tool for anytime I’m demotivated or down.  AND THEY WORK. Every. Single. Time.  But not only do they work when I need a pick-me-up, they also are extremely powerful as a means to achieve any goal I have. Seriously.  And right now?  That means daily affirmations for full financial freedom – living debt-free, making more money, and having full control over my schedule.

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10 Amazing Sites that Offer Free or Cheap Online Courses

These websites offer a great (free) form of self-improvement and self-care.

There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself!  So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!

Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.

Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:

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6 Life-Changing Habits that Will Get You Out of Debt

Just as with most big changes, getting out of debt is a lifestyle adjustment.  It’s not something you do in one big moment, it’s not something that’s done once and then over.  Living debt-free is a lifestyle and a mindset… a really, really great lifestyle and mindset.

So getting out of debt isn’t just about all the things you can do to save or make money (though those help). You can actually get out of debt by simply making little adjustments to your day that have huge and lasting impact.  Because when you keep up with these little adjustments, they turn into habits. And that’s when the magic starts!

So if you want to live debt-free and thus financially free, incorporate these habits into your life and watch the magic happen!

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10 Ways to Add Hygge to Your Life

10 Ways to Add Hygge to Your Life

Hygge – the Danish not-so-easy-to-define word for happiness, coziness, nostalgia, and contentment – is a big part of why Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest places in the world.  We, as Americans, on the other hand,  seem to be on a constant pursuit of happiness, yet don’t rank anywhere close to the Danes.  What gives?

Maybe – just maybe – instead of pursuing the classic American dream, minimalism, capitalism, or whatever new fad is trending, we should instead pursue the tried-and-true notion of hygge.  We know it works, so why not?  We’ve got nothing to lose.

Luckily, incorporating aspects of hygge into your life is easy because you get instant gratification.  That’s because one of the most important principles of hygge is living in the moment.  So all of these things will make you feel good right now.

Ready to embrace hygge and live like the Danish do??  Here are 10 things you can do to add hygge to your life:

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52 Easy Ways to Boost Your Financial Health This Year

Ways to Improve Your Financial Health

The path to financial freedom may be long, but it is exciting and full of opportunities. There are so, so, so many different things you can do to improve your financial health and there’s no better time to start than now!  

My husband and I have tons of financial goals, so I am constantly on the lookout for more ways to be a savvy investor, frugal spender, and high earner.

Obviously, the easier the task, the more I love it!  So that is what this list is.  EASY things that you can do this year (just one a week!) to totally transform your finances and get yourself one big step (or 52 little steps) closer to financial freedom and debt-free living.

Good luck!  Make this the year that changes everything!

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50 Ways to Be a Happier Stay-at-Home Mom

How to Be a Happier Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is a blessing…that can sometimes feel like a curse.  You get to experience every beautiful moment of your child’s life…along with every miserable one.  You get to create the home of your dreams…and witness its daily destruction and resurrection.

It’s fulfilling, inspiring, and exciting…but it’s also thankless, degrading, and lonely.  So sometimes you just need something to help you be a happier SAHM.

So when you’re having one of those moments where you just need to hit the reset button, try one of these ideas!  They will help you refresh, perk up, and be a happier you.

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10 Business Documentaries that will Completely Blow Your Mind

Business Documentaries that Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re a regular reader here, I’m sure you saw this one coming!  As a documentary fanatic and personal finance fanatic, there just had to be a list of amazing business documentaries.  Because those are the best!

Most of the documentaries on this list are at the top of my all-time favorites list and quite a few of them are brand new, which makes them even better.  Not only will you learn from these, but most will also keep you on the edge of your seat!

Ok, now to the good stuff….Happy Watching!!


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How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat More Food

Strategies to Get a Picky Eater Eating More Food

My son is a seriously, seriously picky eater.  He has been for…well, basically forever.  The agony of trying to get new foods in him is something I never imagined!  And for every hour I spend trying to get him to eat new foods, I spend another hour convincing myself that pretzels might actually be nutritious.

I don’t like forcing him, which is fine because that never works anyways.  So over the past few years I have tried tons of strategies to get him to eat more.  Some have worked, some have failed.  What I can tell you is that I have yet to find a magic bullet that can transform my picky eater into a foodie.  So don’t beat yourself up if your child only eats goldfish and bread.  It’s not ideal, but it’s also not unusual.  You’re not alone!

So the strategies that you’re about to read are what have worked for a picky eater who is still a picky eater – but with a little more variety.  Because this is reality!  

Give these strategies a try to see if you can add even just one or two new things to your picky eater’s diet:

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