Learning to Accept a Compliment

Accepting a compliment can be just plain awkward. Should you tell them that you they are really pretty too? Should you blush humbly and wave away their compliment? Should you smile and say, “Thanks, but I haven’t washed my hair in three days!”

Learning to accept a compliment is a life skill that is important in conveying self confidence and necessary for daily interactions. I am currently reading “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes (writer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal), in which, in one chapter, she tackles the idea of what it means to be able to accept a compliment. … Read More

Monday Self Care Challenge: Catch up with an Old Friend

 

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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

Simplify Your Beauty Routine

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My philosophy when it comes to happiness and life in general is to keep things simple — this means clearing out clutter and making room for the things you love and that serve a purpose in your life. Today, I want to bring this idea to your beauty routine. Waking up in the morning and having to dig through bottle after half-empty bottle of lotions and serums and perfumes in order to find the one you’re looking for creates stress and clutters your mind. By simplifying our beauty routine, we can cultivate a pleasant experience when it comes to our … Read More