14 Simple Solutions to Common Beauty Problems – Right in your kitchen!

The beauty industry is a humongous business. Like a $445 billion dollar business. So it’s obvious that a lot of us want to look and feel our best. If you wander through the cosmetics section at Target or Marshall’s or through a store like Sephora or Ulta Beauty which are dedicated to cosmetics, you’ll be bombarded by a multitude of skin creams, serums, lotions, and potions all promising the…

Money 101 – 3 Steps to Starting a Savings Habit

It’s never too early (and it’s never too late!)  One of the things that helps me feel less stressed and more balanced is knowing that financially I’m in a good spot or at least heading in the right direction.   We all have different levels of “comfort” when we think about our finances.  One person might need to have a million dollars in the bank (or better yet…

15 Fun & Free things to do in Chicago – Sometimes the best things in life are free!

Mini shopping spree in your favorite online store or bunch with a dear friend? Fancy new car or the 3-week trip through China you’ve been dreaming of for years? Which would you choose? Which would make you happier? Did you know there have been a bunch of studies that have shown that the things that make us happiest in life aren’t really things we have, but rather the experiences we…

3 Steps to Figuring Out What You Really Want (and why that’s important!)

Life can get REALLY complicated and frustrating if you don’t know what you want. An important key to simplifying your life is figuring out what you want. When I am clear about what I want out of life and what my goals are it is much easier to go after them and life is much more manageable. But many of us go through life with only vague ideas of what we really want…

The One Tool You Need for Inner Simplicity

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Things are getting too chaotic, I just want to cut out all the craziness and overload and get back to the basics”?  I think we all have at one time or another. Life can get pretty overwhelming with everything that we have on our plates nowadays.  “Back to the basics” can mean very different things for different people. But we all have some sense of…