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Friday Wrap-up – 1st Week of Feb Edition

5 Feb

Good Morning!

It’s a dreary Friday morning here in Los Angeles, the perfect weather to snuggle up on the couch (or in front of your computer monitor at work!) and read some interesting blog posts or sites I stumbled upon this last week.

Go Red & Give Campaign – Join the American Heart Association in their fight against heart disease. Wear red today to support the cause and be sure to look into donating your time or money if you can. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America so it’s definitely a worthy cause

Thankful For – thankfulfor.com is a personal gratitude journal. Just sign up and type in what you’re grateful for today. You can keep it private or share it via Twitter or Facebook.

Vegan Wonton Recipe – I love wontons but had never found a good recipe for them until now. Here it is!

19 Tips to Cheering Yourself Up – Gretchen Rubin shares a list of Happiness tips from 200 years ago! If you haven’t check out The Happiness Project yet, go. Now!

6 Steps to Better Pay – A lot of women are still having a difficult time asking for what they are worth. Whether you are self-employed or work for the man, these are great tips for making sure you’re compensated properly.

Top 10 Tax Time Tips – Tax time is here again – ugh. Outright offers some tips getting the most out of your filing, particularly if you sell anything online.

Have a great Superbowl weekend! Go Saints!!

Until Next Time,




26 Nov

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

I woke up this morning and made a mental list of everything that I’m thankful for in my life. Of course topping the list were my family and friends, my ability to provide for myself, and the abundance of nice things in my life. But I also thought about the things that annoy me or cause me distress. Should I be thankful for those as well? Should I be thankful for my day job, which while mind-numbingly irritating, allows me the cashflow to follow my true passions? Should I thank the ridiculous bosses and managers I’ve had in the past for teaching me patience and how to deal with difficult people? Or how about the toxic friends I’ve had who have my pushed the limits of my friendship to its boundaries? Well I say:

‘YES’ I should definitely be thankful for those things and you should too.

The crappy things we go through in our lives help us learn important characteristics about ourselves. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they deal with difficult situations. And thinking about how the crappy situation benefits you can actually make it much more bearable. So this Thanksgiving, give thanks to everything in your life – both the good and the not-so-good. It may help put things in perspective.

Have a Beautiful Thanksgiving! (or for my non-American readers Have a Beautiful Thursday!)


Recommended Homework – Want to keep the gratitude flowing throughout the whole year? Begin keeping a Gratitude Journal which can keep track of everything in your life that you are thankful for. Not into journaling? Make a mental list each morning when you wake up. Either way it will help frame your day in a more positive light and might help keep the ‘Why Me’s’ in check!