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February Resolutions & March Goals

It’s exceptionally hard to believe that it’s already the first week of March…

This year has been racing by. Killer workouts, fun outings, great food… Not to shabby, I must say.

In my year-end post – 2016 Goals & Resolutions: Simplify – I mentioned that my attitude and approach to life are my real goal for the year. Yes, I have things that I want to accomplish, but the real measure of a good year will be whether I’m able to do it would with positivity and an open mind.


This month’s simplify project was joining my local library – Borrowing books & audiotapes is a great way to help the environment and cut down on unnecessary waste.

I’ve also been much more cognizant of my recycling and composting – Trying to be as diligent as I possibly can!

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{2016 Wanderlust Adventures}

Be Grateful:

This month included an amazing long weekend with my family. 4 days in Taos, New Mexico skiing, drinking great wine, eating delicious food, and spending time with the family was an absolute dream. Plus it was fun to explore another corner of New Mexico!

Give Back:

I was thrilled to team up with Ways of Change to help spread the gospel of their an ethically sourced accessories. They work closely with skilled artisans and in addition to being a socially conscious company, they’re also giving back to the community – A portion of all proceeds go to support community projects, helping to improve the daily life of refugees all over the world.

 {Giving Back: Ways of Change}

So stay tuned as I share more of my favorite local, national, and international non-profits and charitable organizations!

How are YOUR 2016 goals coming?

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January Goals & Resolutions

In my 2016 Goals & Resolutions: Simplify post I talked about my approach to living in the moment and set out some plans for the year. Rather than focus on projects and my To Do List – This year is going to be about how I’m feeling as I approach life. It’s about improving my attitude, and as a result, hopefully improving my outlook and what I get out of each day.


While I had Simplify on the brain this month, my execution wasn’t 100%. There was a little bit of shopping but I was proud of my compliance on the book-buying side of things. I love books and have had trouble switching over to a tablet full-time, but did a good job of ordering for my Kindle instead of physical books this month. That means no new trees being cut down and no transportation costs/pollution. I’ll take the win!

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{2016 Wanderlust Adventures}

Be Grateful:

One of the highlights for January was planning vacations for the first half of 2016 – Two very different trips that both have me quite excited. The whole process not only reminded me of how grateful I am to live in a location that’s easy to travel from, but that I live a life that affords me these opportunities.

I don’t know who I would be if I couldn’t indulge my wanderlust and I’m grateful that I can get away and explore the world!

Give Back:

I shared one of my favorite non-profits this month in the new Giving Back series. If you’re an animal lover please head over and read about Farm Sanctuary.

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{Giving Back: Farm Sanctuary}

So stay tuned as I share more of my favorite local, national, and international non-profits and charitable organizations!

Have YOU thought about your resolutions lately? How’re they coming?

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2016 Goals & Resolutions: Simplify

Tis the season for ambitious New Years Resolutions. And hangovers. But let’s focus on the former, shall we?

While I’m a huge fan of list-writing, I’ve never been quite sure how I feel about the tradition of jotting down a list of goals on January 1st and then forgetting them by the 3rd.

I really loved how I started last year though, so I’m going to use that as a guide while I get ready into the groove of 2016. In my Happy New Year post on December 31st 2014 I talked about living in the moment.

“Years of striving and planning and focusing on the future, and for the first time I can remember, I’m living my life for now. I’m present. I’m here in the moment and loving every second of it.”

And whatever else I had in mind for last year, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be starting 2016 with this same mentality. I am content in the moment, filled with excitement and anticipation for the future, and wake up filled with gratitude for the life I’ve built for myself.

It’s so easy to get sucked into the grind. Going from day-to-day just getting through and never stopping to look around. If you do nothing else this New Year, take a moment to take stock and be grateful for everything that you have.

Here are a few of the other things that I’ll be keeping in mind going into this fresh new year, and what I’ll be checking back in on each month!

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My top goal for 2016 is to simplify my life.

That means not spreading myself too thin, it means giving myself downtime, and it means more literal things like not wasting money on disposable fashion or buying unnecessary products.

Be Grateful:

One of my favorite practices, one that was handed down to me by my mother, is writing affirmations. Over the years my daily affirmations have evolved into a gratitude journal of sorts.

Each morning I jot down what I’m happy about, why I’m grateful, or what I’m excited about that day. It starts the day with the right mentality and is an instant mood booster {especially when you’re sleepy!}

Give Back:

I’m a big supporter of a few California non-profits that I’ve found over the years. Donating, volunteering, and sharing their causes have always been important to me so this year I want to give some more attention to how we can all step up and do more!

Do YOU have a resolution this year?

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