Ainsley Lawrence is a writer who loves to talk about good health, balanced life, and better living through technology. She is frequently lost in a good book.
Prepping Your Apartment for This Holiday Season
The holidays are finally upon us! While this year may look a bit different than most, it’s a perfect excuse to turn your apartment into your holiday homestead by clearing the clutter and bringing in the right decorations.
If you can’t spend time with your family this holiday season, you can still get your home ready for the holidays and feel more cheerful with a few simple tips.
Focus On t...
Often the greatest thing standing in the way of finding a truly fulfilling career isn’t our circumstances — it’s ourselves.
Through my own personal journey, I’ve learned that finding a happy, rewarding career doesn’t necessarily just come from performance-based things like networking or academic achievement.
There’s nothing like an interview to throw an otherwise calm and collected individual off their game. Being interrogated by someone who holds the power to either give you a job or send you home empty-handed can be intimidating. And, of course, when a person is intimidated, they typically underperform.
Weather can be unpredictable, and depending on where you live in the country, it can often be dangerous. Everything from flooding to tornadoes and hurricanes can cause damage to homes. Unfortunately, when you’re trying to sell your home and it gets damaged by some type of natural disaster, it can be incredibly discouraging.
It’s easy for people to focus on their physical health because you can see progress being made quickly. Have you ever wanted to lose a few pounds, gain some muscle, or run a marathon? It’s easier to stay motivated when reaching those goals because you can see changes happening.
You can identify a professional dancer from their physique — their limbs are lean and strong, and they walk with excellent posture. Dancing has an obvious impact on our bodies. But how can it impact our minds?
Becoming a new mom is an adventure that is exciting and emotional. Motherhood comes with its fair share of challenges, and these may often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Don’t worry — this is completely normal. In fact, Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D, in an article on Parents, states that about 80% of new mothers experience severe mood swings, commonly known as the “baby blues”.
Reduce Chronic Pain – Improve the Quality of Your Life
By Contributing Author, Ainsley Lawrence
As we age, we get a lot of use out of our bodies. Depending on your lifestyle, you may start to experience constant aches and pains early on — especially if you’ve lived a very physically active life.
However, you may be able to postpone chronic pain by taking care of your body. This can involve taking steps to keep your spine healthy and exercising regularly to keep your body strong. When ...
Eating peanut butter straight from the container, watching whatever you want on TV, staying up until sunrise without bugging anyone — living on your own is great. That freedom comes with a price tag, though. Several, actually.
You’re not alone in living on your own, which means that it is doable. In 2016, over 28 percent of people in the U.S. lived alone, more than a 17 percent increase from 1970.
Yes, being able to afford to live on your own is possible, but that doesn’t make it easy. Even t...
Today’s guest post comes from Ainsley Lawrence, a writer who is passionate about topics like life, work, finance, and all the things that impact us on a day-to-day basis. As someone who is always striving for optimization (as I’m sure many of you are), I thought that a declutter post would resonate with you all as well. Enjoy!
Three days into vacation, you realize that you could stay on that island, mountain top, or exciting city street forever and never miss a thing you left back home.
Speechless. That’s what everyone is when you tell them about your clever business idea. “Why didn’t I think of that?!” they all exclaim. You know you have a winner. You’re so excited that you can barely sleep at night.
Fast forward six months and the business you put your heart and soul into has only made a handful of sales, and they’ve all been to your friends and family. There’s something you’re missing. Sure, you didn’t put too much thought into your online strategy, but could that really ...
There’s something about the fresh air, the crunch of the earth beneath your feet, and the smell of the outdoors that helps many of us to feel happier and more grounded. A lot of people seek the outdoors to find peace, exercise, and to gain more experiences that don’t live inside four walls.
Some like to hike and camp in the mountains, while others just enjoy a simple walk around the neighborhood. It can feel good to get out of the house and spend time outside, but does getting out in ...
Body and mind are often talked about individually, leading to the common misconception that physical health and spirituality are disconnected. All of the components that make you work alongside one another. Your health, diet, and exercise are not isolated from your relationships, hobbies, or spirituality. When everything works together, you’ll benefit from a balanced life.
How to Use Spirituality to Create a Well-Balanced Life
Spirituality isn’t well-defined, at least in the broad sense. Ever...
Life can feel constantly busy. With jobs to maintain, children to take care of, pets to cuddle, romantic dinner dates to plan, and everything in between, it can be hard to find any time for yourself to breathe, let alone accomplish any personal goals that have been on the back burner. It may never seem like there is enough time, but working to make it happen can actually pay off dividends when it comes to succeeding at everything else.
3 Self Love Lessons to Learn From Children
There are plen...
Millennials have had some pretty intense experiences over the years. They’ve seen life with and without the internet, have lived through economic crises on a global scale, and have watched the traditional ways to create a career and invest their hard-won cash erode beneath their feet.
With such a track record of challenges, how are smart millennials choosing to invest their time and money? Let’s break it down.
The College Game
Heading off to college has become a right of passage in American c...