NOT SURE WHERE OR HOW TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO? TRY A TURNAROUND

2019-03-25T12:09:17-04:00

Photo by Jim Wilson on Unsplash By Bridget Baker TURNAROUND  APRIL 2019 ISSUE OF THE BRICK MAGAZINE SUBMISSION: NOT SURE WHERE/HOW TO GET TO YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO? TRY A TURNAROUND! By Bridget Baker Do you have a dream — big or small — but you don’t know where to start? Are you inspired to create something that makes a lasting impact in the world, but you can’t imagine how you’d get there from where you stand now? When you plan a trip, you think of where you want to go first. You don’t concern yourself with how you’ll get there, you [...]

NOT SURE WHERE OR HOW TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO? TRY A TURNAROUND2019-03-25T12:09:17-04:00

HAVE LESS, KNOW MORE ABOUT YOURSELF: HOW MINIMALISM CAN UNCOVER YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES

2019-03-18T18:41:04-04:00

Photo by Stephanie Renee Cluff on Unsplash By Bridget Baker When I was young, I wanted to be a ballerina…and a biologist, a window dresser, a fashion stylist, a newspaper columnist, a movie star, and a world traveler. Anything and everything seemed possible. I had no fears or concerns about how any of these dreams would come true. I was in the place of pure, unadulterated desire for more. I had passion, and I wanted to have it all. As I got older, it became clear that if I chose one dream, I may not be able to choose another. The focus and commitment [...]

HAVE LESS, KNOW MORE ABOUT YOURSELF: HOW MINIMALISM CAN UNCOVER YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES2019-03-18T18:41:04-04:00

The Secret to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle – (Hint: It’s Not Just About the “Stuff”!)

2019-01-28T11:32:00-04:00

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash By Bridget Baker In the past few years, we’ve become much more aware of our stuff — or, more specifically, the need to get rid of our stuff by decluttering and letting things go. Concepts like only keeping items that “spark joy,” or the notion that all of your physical possessions should “bring value” in your life, may have you in a frenzy of sorting, purging, and donating. You may think that if you could just pare down your belongings enough, then you’d BE enough. Well, what if it were never about the stuff? What if I told [...]

The Secret to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle – (Hint: It’s Not Just About the “Stuff”!)2019-01-28T11:32:00-04:00

MAKE A BIG LEAP: SHAKE THINGS UP AND FIND OUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS

2018-12-19T18:55:07-04:00

Photo by Bridget Baker of the 24-foot travel trailer that she, her husband, and her little dog Little live in. by Bridget Baker The shiny promise of a new year brings with it the commitments to take action, hopes for a more prosperous year, and fantasies of breaking all of your habits and changing “all of the things.” We get a burst of energy, motivated by how-to and resolution articles, showing us that we can wipe the slate clean of the previous year and start fresh. Two days in, however, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed already. We take on too much [...]

MAKE A BIG LEAP: SHAKE THINGS UP AND FIND OUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS2018-12-19T18:55:07-04:00

THIS HOLIDAY, GIFT EXPERIENCES, NOT THINGS

2018-11-29T20:03:02-04:00

The true gift lies in what’s behind the “stuff” By Bridget Baker Across much of the world, we view the holiday season as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and a time full of “comfort and joy.” This focus on being “jolly” and “merry and bright” can go from a positive emotion to a feeling of pressure to give more, to celebrate more, and can hit on pains you never knew you had. How could a holiday time that’s supposed to be so “happy” start bringing up feelings of stress, lacking, and frustration? In the true spirit of giving, what [...]

THIS HOLIDAY, GIFT EXPERIENCES, NOT THINGS2018-11-29T20:03:02-04:00

HARVESTING A SIMPLE LIFE: THE BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL

2018-10-26T01:03:06-04:00

by Bridget Baker November is a time of harvest, of abundance, and a time to gather with friends and family to talk about what we’re grateful for. It’s a time to enjoy the fruits of our labors and celebrate what we have. In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to embrace what is, and be fully present in the moment. However, the very next morning — or even the same night —we suddenly become a culture of greed and spending as Black Friday sales advertising asks us to wait in line for “door-buster deals.” How did we stray [...]

HARVESTING A SIMPLE LIFE: THE BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL2018-10-26T01:03:06-04:00
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