Category: Inspiration & Motivation

The Absolute Best Gifts for People with Anxiety

The Best Gifts for Anxiety Relief

If you’re on a hunt for the best gifts for people with anxiety, you’re not alone.  Maybe it’s a sign that the stigma is going away or maybe our lives are really becoming more stressful. But one thing is for sure – we all suffer from anxiety and nothing is better than a gift that will help us to feel better!

Obviously there are different levels of anxiety, so take that into account as you pick the right gift.  Sometimes all we need are some great self-care items that bring up our mood, and other times we need some heavy-duty help to manage anxiety that can often feel debilitating.

Either way, most of these gifts for anxiety won’t do any harm, so they’re worth a try!

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One of the Best Kept Secrets to Help Relieve Anxiety

Relieve Anxiety with a Weighted Blanket

It seems as though everyone in my life suffers from anxiety, whether it is periodic or consistent, mild or severe. I’ve certainly dealt with it myself and one thing is for sure – when you’re hit with it, you’ll do just about anything to relieve your anxiety.

At those times when I (and everyone else I know) has had to deal with anxiety, first on the list are all the various forms of self-care and relaxation – soothing baths, relaxing music, a good book.  Then comes exercise and yoga. Finally, cutting out caffeine and alcohol…or sometimes embracing them for short-term relief. And of course, various gimmicks that sometimes work for some people, like essential oils or cutting out dairy.

These methods are great sometimes, but often they’re just not enough.  So the last time my husband and I experienced a bout of rather serious anxiety, we really dug around to find something even more effective.

And we actually did.

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7 Minimalism Documentaries that Will Inspire Change in Your Life

These documentaries about minimalism will completely change your life!

I’m a total documentary junkie, so there really aren’t any that are off limits.  But my absolute favorites are the ones that inspire big lifestyle changes like these minimalism documentaries.

Somehow, they all manage to shed light on areas of our life that you never really thought of. They will completely change your perspective of the world!  So these documentaries about minimalism can be amazing sources of motivation if you need that extra push to change your life.

So this is for the aspiring minimalists out there! If you’re looking to downsize your life, or more importantly find more with less, this list of minimalism documentaries is for you!  All of these documentaries will inspire you in one way or another.  

So are you ready to purge your house, focus on happiness, and live more simply? Here’s where to start:

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5 Money-Making Date Night Ideas

These ideas are better than free date nights...they'll actually make you money!

Sure, in the beginning date nights are a great way to spend your money, not save it – and certainly not earn it!  But times have changed (or maybe you’re just getting older ;-)) and now it’s time to consider some money-making date night ideas!

Yep, that’s what I said. Dates where you actually make money.  These aren’t just cheap date night ideas or dates on dime…on these dates, you can actually make money.

Because you’re a team and finances are a huge part of that, right?

So if you’re ready to start mixing romance and finances, here are some money-making date night ideas to try:

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6 Side Jobs for Couples (that don’t totally suck)

Side Hustle Ideas for Couples | Work with Your Spouse | Side Gigs with Your Significant Other

One of the best ways to obtain financial freedom is to have a few side hustles that help you earn some extra cash.  An even better way to obtain financial freedom is to join forces with your better half with one of these side jobs for couples! Not only is there potential to make even more money, but you’re strengthening your relationship, which is really your strongest and most powerful asset.

So what kind of side jobs can you do with your spouse or significant other?  Really, the opportunities are endless, but there are some clear front-runners that are easy to get, easy to complete, profitable, and hopefully a ton of fun.

So get hustling!  Here are some great side jobs for couples that you should consider first:

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5 Six-Figure Business Ideas for Stay at Home Moms

How to achieve financial freedom if you're a stay at home mom

My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking.  WHAT. This man was serious.  Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since.  It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms!  Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing.  Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.

This is that list.  Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely.  Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)

What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place.  Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.

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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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