Encouragement and ideas from the Sparkle Sisters about Loving Yourself, Money and Health.
|Posted on May 8, 2020 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
I've seen a flurry of activity on my social media. Of course, that is what social media is for: sharing.
But when sharing starts to encompass fearful rhetoric, conspiracy theories and angry messages, I worry. I wonder where has the critical thinking gone? When we quickly share a meme, a joke, a photo that makes us smile or laugh, I know I don't always put too much thought into it. But when we share impactful vi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 4, 2020 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
Here in BC, Dr. Bonnie Henry has coined this phrase, 'Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe' and it's words to remember, words to live by as we navigate the isolation, changes and difficulties that are here alongside COVid-19. I thank her for those words, they have helped me over and over again in the past few weeks.
Lately, I have seen a lot of posts about hardships, struggles and the difficulties folks are facing. Lack o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2020 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Some of you have already made the decision to do a small elopement. I've felt the mix of emotions then, too. It wasn't an easy decision to make and it was filled with so much...emotion.
The joy for the marriage! The grins between brides and grooms. The sadness for missing best friends, bridal parties and more. The worry for those not with you. The smiles for your love. It's such a crazy mix, it's emotional,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2020 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
What a crazy time. I know you all feel it. You're watching your date, your changing your plans, your worried about parents, guests, venues. It's ok to feel sad. It's ok to feel more than sad. When milestones- like a wedding- get changed, cancelled or altered, there's a certain grief that sets in.
That's ok. You are not alone, it hurts and it's not how you wanted the lead up to your wedding day to go. I know. I get it. It's not how I want...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
By Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, Beth Caldwell & Kris Fuller
Navigating the unknown isn’t new. Generally speaking, we’re all constantly navigating the unknown as people, whether it is a new job or class we take, new baby we bring home and more. We’re constantly maneuvering through change.
Just last month, E...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 24, 2020 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Mad, Sad or Glad Mindset
Your mindset is key. Your brain is amazing (of course it is, tucked right inside the REST of the amazing body of yours!). When we think of mindset, we think of the power to change your mood, change your outlook.
Growing up, our mom would hand out horrible, unattainable tasks such as ‘make your bed’ or ‘vacuum the living room’ (she was a monster) and in our grumblings to get them done, she would say, ‘It doesnR...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2020 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
1. You Own Your Happiness
Only you can do that! Your partner can enhance the happiness that you nurture in yourself, but it is not their job to make you happy. If you rely on them for happiness it becomes a burden. Make sure you take the responsibility yourself. It starts with adopting a mindset that happiness is a choice, meaning you give yourself the power to create happiness for yourself. The only person you can change is you. Let grat...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2020 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Choose a Black out Week every month.
That is one week where you do ZERO spending.
Not one cup of coffee, no impulse buys. Tell your friends 'no' to a lunch. Start with small training so you can manage your money better. I am even filling up with gas on Saturday so I can get through the week with a zero spend.
For me, its often $9 here and $12 there that adds up. When I am in my blackout week, it keeps my mind on my money. It really makes me think about it. My go...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Once you have been working at your business, it can start to take over. The daily tasks and how busy you actually are can really hit!
Getting the word out about your business is constant. Planning is key for me. I MAKE time to plan my next month ahead- this planning includes the next growth steps. Marketing dollars are often small when you start, you don't want to overextend yourself too soon. But there are plenty of ways to market your business and get the word out. Here are 4 id...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2020 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Keeping romance alive can be simple and fun! When I talk with couples about their romance slipping away, I like to review some of the simple things that can bring it back.
1. Take turns planning dates. This way one partner isn’t doing all the planning and organizing. It's nice to have someone take care of all the decisions and details!
2. Show your appreciation every day. Ask yourself: 'What can I do to celebrate my partner today?' Those littl...Read Full Post »