Question: I love my family, but when they come to visit or when I stay with them, it honestly can get really frustrating. What can I do to enjoy family time despite a clash in lifestyle, personality, etc?
Well, it’s officially Fall. For those who prefer summer sun and the beach, that’s bad news. But for those who love the changing of the leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the general coziness of Fall, it’s great news!
Each season has its own interesting backstory when it comes to how they got their name. Fall, however, has a few more layers than the other three seasons.
Question: Do you have any travel tips you’d recommend for making my last trip of the summer go as smoothly as possible?
Isn’t it crazy that summer is already winding down?! Now is certainly the time to get that trip in before summer is over. That being said, here are my top 5 travel tips for making sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest!
Question: I want to start prioritizing exercise, but I am so busy! I know that is a cliche, but it’s true. Do you have any advice or suggestions on quick-but-effective workouts?
Although it’s summer aka beach body season, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle all year round. That includes eating healthy foods (with treats in moderation of course) and getting regular exercise.
Since I can remember, I've always been told how important it is to network. Whether it's just meeting people at a party, or going to an actual networking event, it's something that everyone can do, and it really can connect great people and lead to opportunities. But before you get out there, make yourself aware of the types of networkers you may encounter, and make sure to be yourself, rather than one of the networking archetypes that we will outline in this blog.
This week is the 4th of July, which of course means it’s time to celebrate! Cookouts, fireworks, and American flags proudly raised signal our appreciation for the United States of America becoming an independent nation on July 4th, 1776.
Good news, everybody! On Friday, June 21 st , it’s summer solstice time! This marks the first day of summer on the Earth’s North Hemisphere. It’s an especially awesome day, because it’s the longest day of the year in terms of sunlight hours.
Question: What should I get my dad for Father’s Day?! I always just get him a gift card, but he’s awesome and hardworking so I want to step it up this year.
Great to hear that you want to get your dad something awesome to show him how much you appreciate him! It can be really tricky to figure out what your dad wants, or what is realistic to get him. Fear not, there are many fantastic options!
When you go to a party, do you ever dream of being the life of that party? Just picture it. A dance circle forms on the dance floor, everyone gathers arounds and claps, and you jump in the middle to impress the whole crowd with your polished, incredible moves.
But, if you’re like most people, that scenario merely exists in the form of a daydream. The reality is, you’re not that coordinated, you have never taken a professional dance class, or you’re just a bad dancer.
Question: I kinda just woke up one day and realized that I have a handful of old friends I haven’t talked to in forever! I wanted to get back in touch, but don’t really know how or what to say. Any thoughts?
Question: I am on my phone wayyy too much. Any tips you recommend for unplugging every now and then?
Feeling like you are glued to your smartphone is a very common thing. I mean, it has any app you could dream of, social media, the internet, an instant connection to friends and family…so there’s a lot you can do on that little thing!
Question: I have a ton of stuff that I want to get rid of. It seems daunting, I don’t even know where to begin! Any advice?
It can be intimidating to try and get rid of clutter, but think beyond the work of sorting through everything, and imagine your house at the end of your big organizational day. Doesn’t it sound nice when you envision a clutter-free home?
Ah, yes, the classic Easter egg hunt. It was just recently Easter, which means families across the country painted eggs and hid them for their kids (and/or fun-loving adults friends) to find, likely with a reward of chocolate as motivation.
While this tradition may leave you wondering, “What does this have to do with Easter?” - it actually dates back thousands of years!
Honest feedback is often times necessary in life, even if the feedback is hard to hear. It could be getting someone’s opinion on your writing, singing, cooking, or really anything. Honest feedback helps people grow and improve, and as long as it’s given in an inoffensive way, it is something that should be seen as positive.
Question: So it was just April Fools’ Day and I got pranked! I never think to do any pranks myself, so I get annoyed when other people prank me, but someone always does. How can I stop this or deal with it better?
I’m sorry to hear that you keep getting pranked! While pranks, especially on April Fools’ Day, are meant to be lighthearted and fun, it can get really old if you are constantly the victim. There are two ways you can handle this.
Question: My question is simple; I love cats and dogs, but have never had one of my own. Should I get a pet?!
Ha, if only the answer were that simple.
Pets offer an incredible joy that everyone should experience in their life. Whether it’s to provide you with company and a new BFF, a family pet, a service animal, as practice for or in lieu of children, or whatever other reason, pets are fantastic!