Chasing Wonderment Journal — PERSONAL

How to have Date Night on a Budget.

LIVE WELL PERSONAL

How to have Date Night on a Budget.

When our kids were little, we decided to institute a weekly date night for ourselves. There are just ONE problem: We didn't always have the option of a sitter! Grandparents are either not local, or they go to bed early, so we didn't always have the option of a free sitter! And honestly, there were definitely times that paying for a date night AND a sitter just wasn't an option. Heck, some weeks even eating dinner out was tight on the budget! I'm not trying to make it sound like we're incredibly poor (although there have definitely been times when money was...

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How we do Christmas in a Tiny House - Episode 42

PERSONAL PODCAST

How we do Christmas in a Tiny House - Episode 42

Important timestamps: 0:33 - We keep Christmas Minimal for a Reason... 1:10 - I know what it feels like to be stressed by this season. 2:41 - Living small really makes you live more intentionally 3:13 - Christmas brings STUFF. 3:27 - K.I.S.S. Method 3:50 - We keep our stuff to a Minimum. 5:00 - How we handle TOYS during Christmas 10:12 - I will still be minimal, even if we get a bigger house! 11:39 - What we do with Presents 13:41 - How we handle Decor 16:34 - There is so much Beauty in Simplicity 19:53 - What...

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5 Lessons I've Learned from Letting go of Body Perfection.

MINDSET PERSONAL

5 Lessons I've Learned from Letting go of Body Perfection.

I walked past the mirror, and thought "UGH. I wish my arms weren't so fluffy. And my butt. And my…"  You get the idea. We've all done it, right? We've all wasted precious time on this earth worrying about what isn't right with our bodies. And it's causing SO MUCH GRIEF. We are stressed out about which diet to try. How and when to exercise. Do these pants make me look fat (or too skinny)?   It's an endless cycle of self-hate and frustration.  Do you think God made a mistake when he made you? I don't. I think when he created you, He...

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Intuitive Eating and the Holidays with Char-lee Cassel - Episode 38

MINDSET PERSONAL PODCAST

Intuitive Eating and the Holidays with Char-lee Cassel - Episode 38

  4:46 —Diet Culture is often abusive to our bodies. 5:02 — What Intuitive Eating IS, and how it differs from the Diet Culture. 7:27 — Dieting often turns off your signals. 9:35 — Ten Guiding Principles to Intuitive Eating 9:53 — 1st Principle: Rejecting the Diet Mentality 10:34 — Principles 2 & 3: Honoring your Hunger + Honoring Fullness 10:40 — Principles 4 & 5: Making Peace with Food + Fighting the Food Police 10:54 — The Habituation Effect 14:21 — Principles 6 & 7: Satisfaction + Coping with Emotions 15: 30 — Principle 8: Exercising + Joyful Body Movement Principle 9:  Respecting...

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10 Ways We Make Storage Work for us - in a Tiny House.

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10 Ways We Make Storage Work for us - in a Tiny House.

So, a few weeks ago, my Mom brought me up a REALLY special piece of furniture. It's the hope chest my Pop-pop made my Mom when she was 16. She didn't have a good spot for it in her house, and (if I'm being honest), we need ALL the storage we can get in this tiny little house. 😆 (If you haven't heard the story of our home, click here!) It has been SO nice to have an extra place to store things! With four people in a little house, storage has always been interesting. I won't say it's been an...

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