Back in the “old days” of travel, when every one had a camera with film, my husband and I made scrapbooks for each trip we took. We would fill a binder with photos, notes, ticket stubs, hotel information, boarding passes, etc. We love flipping through these books and looking back at the wonderful memories and experiences we’ve accumulated.
However, now that we don’t even take a camera with us when we travel (we use our smartphone), we’ve let our practice of making scrapbooks fall by the wayside, and I do miss them. Lucky for me, I found the perfect books to help me keep a tidy record of our travel memories: Wander in Colour trip planners and journals by Claudia Chan (aka “Wander Piggy“). I chose Wander in Colour with Cats for our last trip. Continue reading “Travel in Color with Wander Piggy + Giveaway!”
Many of us are so consumed with our own hectic lives that we simply forget to be grateful. And sometimes we become so complacent that we take for granted what we have in our lives. However, becoming more aware and mindful of the good things and people in our lives is an important part of self-care. In fact, scientific studies about being grateful and expressing gratitude show how beneficial these can be, and that having gratitude can be essential for helping us cope with tough times.
Continue reading “Tiny Buddha Gratitude Journal: Review & Giveaway”
One of the things that held me back from achieving more early in my career in corporate finance was my fear of failure – a result of my lack of self-confidence and self-esteem.
Psychologists say that you can start to build your self-confidence by simply telling yourself “I can.” The more you believe you can do something, the more you will be able to do it. That certainly helped me and I eventually worked my way to executive finance positions in the electricity and health care industries.
“They succeed because they think they can.” – Virgil
Another way to build your self-confidence is journaling. Continue reading “How To Build Your Confidence With a Coloring Journal”