An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

How My Bullet Journal Makes Me Happier

I’ve been using my bullet journal for almost a year. The system works for me. This is the longest I have ever kept a journal. The key to the bullet journal for me is its flexibility. I use what works, stop using what doesn’t, and can change my pages any time I want or need to. It feels good to feel organized. My bullet journal makes me happier. The bullet journal system might not work for every one, but I recommend giving it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised to see it works for you too.   What is Read More

An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

3 Kinds of Journals for Self-Care

Self-care is a major buzz word these days. I see ideas for self-care every where I look. Is it because our world seems more stressful or out of control than ever? Maybe. Perhaps it’s because we live at such a fast pace…instant this, automatic that. Whatever the reason, practicing self-care is more than just the latest buzz word. It’s also good for your health. Self-care can be anything that you do for yourself that benefits your physical, mental and/or emotional health.  It doesn’t have to be anything excessive or out of the ordinary. In fact, you probably practice self-care on Read More

An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

Connecting the World One Postcard at a Time

A few months ago, I joined www.postcrossing.com. I heard about it through one of my favorite Facebook groups (Bullet Journal Junkies). In short, postcrossing is a way to connect with other people all around the world through good old-fashioned snail mail. Some people do it because they collect postcards or stamps. Some people do it because they like to get real mail. I signed up because I thought it would be a great way to see how small the world is, although getting real mail is nice too. What is Postcrossing? The basics of postcrossing are, first, you sign up Read More

An Autumn Getaway in Vancouver

Cleaning out the Closet: Learning to Let Things Go

Perhaps you’ve heard about the newest decluttering phenomenon, the KonMari Method. It seems to be the latest fad in home organization these days. I have some friends who have tried it and enjoyed it. I even picked up one of Marie Kondo’s books to look at for myself. But I just couldn’t get into it. Truthfully, going through everything in my house would be completely overwhelming and. And my husband and children would not appreciate it in the least to have me declutter their clutter, so I wouldn’t get very far even if I tried. I do think, however, that Read More