Inspiring downloads for the new year

Inspiring downloads for the new year

My biggest struggle with new year resolutions/ intentions is remembering that I've set them! And honestly, it isn't just the goals I set for the new year... it is often the goals I set throughout the year. I easily let things slide into the routine of every day habits. To remind myself, especially if my [...]

Hand Made for the Holidays

Hand Made for the Holidays

It is full-on holiday shopping season. This morning at a coffee shop I saw a woman order her gifts from Amazon while waiting for her order. I was impressed and anxiety ridden. If you are like me, holiday shopping is hard. As a young professional it is sometimes difficult to find a thoughtful gift that [...]

June Audio Books

June Audio Books

If you read my post on a meaningful commute then you know I drive two hours round trip every weekday from home to work and back again. And, if you read Beloved Journal, you'll know about #actionsspeaklouder and how I took a break from my regular news podcasts (as well as Twitter and Facebook) during the month [...]

DIY Blanket Ladder

DIY Blanket Ladder

Making something with your hands is one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether it is gardening, building, painting or even writing. I was walking through one of my favorite antique stores, and saw a bundle of gorgeous reclaimed tobacco wood. I immediately thought of a blanket ladder. I bought four sticks about five feet long: [...]

How to have a meaningful commute

How to have a meaningful commute

I work about an hour away from our home. I commute every day. And, I like it. I've been driving this route for about six months now, ever since we moved from a condo 10 minutes from our work to a house one hour away. This move was an attempt to live more affordably and [...]

Travel – Newport County, RI

Travel – Newport County, RI

Every summer my mother’s three siblings, their spouses and my four cousins plus significant others, extended family and friends spend time on the north eastern coast. It is a time for us to come together and enjoy family time and revel in isolation from our respective realities. This year we spent our week in Newport [...]

Learn Something from This: Equifax Crisis Social Media

"On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Upon discovery, we acted immediately to stop the intrusion. The company promptly engaged a leading, independent cyber security firm which has been conducting a comprehensive forensic review to determine the scope of the intrusion, including [...]