With millions of people and brands on Instagram and everyone competing for your time, attention and loyalty it can be easy to get overwhelmed with comparison. Although most of the time this leads to negativity it can also serve as a source of inspiration. There are many times people look beautiful photos, feeds and experiences and think about what’s fake, fake, fake, but it’s amazing what can happen when that perspective is flipped.Read More
When I transitioned to life as a full-time adult and working professional I had a lot more time on my hands than I had during my years of college and grad school. Although I had heard about Netflix, I didn’t take advantage of the abundance of entertainment until then. In effort to get a good ROI on my $11 monthly investment in the streaming service, I incorporated Movie Mondays into my weekly routine. Because I am a big fan of romantic comedies, action, and suspense films that take me on an emotional rollercoaster and there isn’t a shortage of content, I often struggle to make a decision on movie night. To prevent you from doing the same the next time you sit down to “Netflix and Chill” here are eight titles I would recommend and watch again.Read More
Although I dreamed of starting my blog for several years during college it wasn’t until I was headed out the door of graduate school that I finally launched it. As I entered the “Real World” I didn’t keep up. I could have, but I let one missed week turn into many and before I knew it months had gone by that I had been neglecting my beloved blog. In February of 2018, I began to analyze my position at United Way and the thing I missed most was writing. I logged in and started to nurture it again and I’m excited to continue building content and sharing my journey in the “Real World.” More than ten months since I started writing again as I reflect on the year, I’m excited to share the top five posts my readers loved most. Click the links below to back track or catch up!Read More
The end of the year brings joy, reflection and charity. For nonprofits of all sizes it’s a critical time for organizations to bring in their final streams of donations. Having been a supporter of nonprofit organizations for many years prior to beginning my professional career, I can say firsthand that generous contributions, large and small, are appreciated and truly make a difference in lives and communities. Although Giving Tuesday of 2018 has come and gone, donations made through the end of the year are just as significant for such organizations and may provide tax benefits for donors. In the spirit of giving and gratitude here are charities I support and their missions toward creating a brighter future.
Although Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I love celebrating with my family and friends every year, I am mindful of the importance of Thanksgiving and the blessings that make it worth celebrating beyond history. Here are four ways to enhance methods of showing gratitude to those you love or appreciate.Read More