Minimalism

Minimalism in Silicon Valley

The Bay Area in California became our home post my husband receiving an employment offer from a reputable company. What a career-defining opportunity! In preparation for the move, I did some intensive research and browsed Pinterest to learn more about what I should expect from living in the most expensive area in the nation. I… Continue reading Minimalism in Silicon Valley

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The Sad Truth About Maternity Leave in America

For a nation as powerful as the United States, it is absurd that there is no federal law that guarantees paid maternity leave. The United States leaves the option to offer parental leave in the hands of employers. The Family Medical Leave Act provides some assistance but it is a rather ungenerous law. The FMLA… Continue reading The Sad Truth About Maternity Leave in America

Mind. Body. Spirit, Minimalism

Five Ways to Tap into Your Toolbox

I often wonder how interesting it is to see animals breed, co-exist, and die as they were created to experience. It is also inspiring to see how, from their genetic makeup, they are completely equipped to survive in their natural habitat and withstand certain weather conditions. It is intriguing how even their coat protects them… Continue reading Five Ways to Tap into Your Toolbox

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Highlights of My Academic Journey

I completed my undergraduate studies online at Ashford University. I thank God for guiding me through that rewarding journey. I majored in English and also majored in Political Science and Government. The most memorable aspect of my asynchronous learning experience was being able to make the world my classroom. During those four years, I completed… Continue reading Highlights of My Academic Journey

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The Art of Feng Shui and Minimalism

Feng shui, a minimalistic decorating technique, is a Chinese geomancy. Essentially, it exercises architecture as it relates to harmonious ties between humanity, the earth, and the firmament. Feng shui is also known as qi, pronounced chi. Implementing Feng shui in any space involves being intentional of item placement, their symbolism, and associated color patterns. Feng means… Continue reading The Art of Feng Shui and Minimalism

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Ten Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

There are plenty of ways to make extra money these days. This social-media-centric world presents ample opportunity for people to boost their income with minimal physical labor. Whether you want to make extra money to pay off debt, save for future purchases, or just to beef up your bank account, there are opportunities galore. Traditional… Continue reading Ten Creative Ways to Make Extra Money

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Ten Benefits of Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

Indulging in products from various parts of the globe is what I enjoy most about shopping at the farmer's market. My go-to items include plantains, whole pineapples, fresh buffalo wings, whole red snapper, and mangoes. In metro-Atlanta, the Dekalb Farmer's Market doubles as a tourist attraction and one of the largest indoor farmer's markets in Georgia.… Continue reading Ten Benefits of Shopping at a Farmer’s Market

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Decluttering Your Space, Declutters Your Soul

Decluttering Your Space, Declutters Your Soul - Love The adage, '"Less is more" is a declaration that the minimalistic approach is effective. There are numerous manners to exercise minimalism and other techniques of living through the principles of harmony and energy flow. I find when my environment is free of jumble, I am able to… Continue reading Decluttering Your Space, Declutters Your Soul