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.
There’s a lot that’s attractive about the idea of starting your own small business. You get the chance to be your own boss and you can bring something new to the marketplace that is informed by your unique perspective. However, that’s not to say that actually getting your enterprise off the ground is necessarily a simple matter.
How you start can be vital to your success. A recent report found that 21.5% of startups in the U.S. fail within their first year and 50% within their first 5 years. ...
The practice of sustainability is getting a lot of attention lately. But, it’s more than just marketing buzz. While Gen Z often gets praised for its dedication to sustainability, Millennials are just as invested.
According to Forbes, 79% of Millennials are loyal to companies that care about their impact on society. Buying choices go well beyond what coffee to get in the morning or where to buy a new wardrobe. For Millennials interested in purchasing a home, social consciousness and sustainabi...
There comes a point in many of our lives when we decide to focus more on our health, happiness, and self-fulfillment. This is often when people take more vacations and begin to slash items off of their bucket lists. Some decide to take their love of non-work life even further by buying a vacation property that they can visit when the daily hustle and bustle of life becomes too much. Those who really want to make a change may decide to ditch their primary residence altogether and just live fro...
– by Ainsley Lawrence
Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.
Many businesses have let employees work remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — and they show no signs of turning back. A survey of over 1,000 hiring managers revealed nearly 42% of the American workforce was fully remote nine months into the pandemi...
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 ...