Monday Self Care Challenge: Catch up with an Old Friend



We all get busy and caught up in the grind of our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, this means that we often lose touch with people that we didn’t intend to — college roommates, old best friends, neighbors who moved away, family members who live in different states. When we realize how long it has been since we’ve actually contacted these people, there is a tendency to feel guilt and therefore not want to contact them at all, fearing it would be awkward or weird. Today’s self care challenge is to overcome that embarrassment or fear associated with contacting an old … Read More

To Shop, Or Not To Shop? : Shopping Tips For a Simpler Life


Here on Down to Earth Dreamer, I encourage you to constantly edit your life, removing things that no longer serve you, and inviting the things that bring you pleasure and joy. Often, the things that make you happy are not material — hanging out with your significant other, reading a great book, talking to a friend, drinking a hot cup of coffee. However, there are also certain things that bring us joy that do cost money. A new purse, clothing, furniture, books, make-up, you name it. But when we are constantly spending, spending, spending, and suddenly end up with … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge: Yoga

I hope everyone had a fun Valentine’s Day weekend and treated yourself to something a little indulgent. This week I want to do a self care challenge that is near to my heart and that I believe in very much — Yoga! Yoga is something that has been consistent in my life for about five years now. It’s something that I return to when I need to feel grounded, or when I feel out of sorts and need to bring attention to my body and mind. The health benefits, both mental and physical, are incredible, and with a consistent yoga … Read More

Simple Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Most people seem to have a love/hate relationship with Valentines Day. I agree that it can be a bit cheesy, and that you shouldn’t need a specific day to show your significant other that you love them, but it can also be a nice reason to do something a little out of the ordinary and we might as well make it fun. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a great excuse to get out of your usual rut and get creative with a date or fun activity together, which keeps your relationship exciting and inspired. I think the key to … Read More