money

Dig Yourself Out of Debt & Save Like Crazy With My 10 Laws of Frugal Living

I thought it would be fun to make an essential list of 10 frugal “laws” that could completely transform someone from Typical American Spender to debt-free saver. Since saving money longterm requires not only a change in habit, but a change in perspective, I tried to include all the different angles involved. So, here they are,… Continue reading Dig Yourself Out of Debt & Save Like Crazy With My 10 Laws of Frugal Living

Happiness

21 Beautiful Small Things & Why I Love Them

Many of my favorite things are small things, which is why I named my blog small things good! I know it’s cliche to say “the best things in life are free” or that you should “stop and smell the roses,” but I think the reason there are so many aphorisms about enjoying the little stuff in… Continue reading 21 Beautiful Small Things & Why I Love Them

Happiness

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper: Why Judging Others is Pointless

I genuinely believe that focusing on the positive, leaving the negative in the past, and cultivating gratitude will make anyone happier. I also genuinely believe that most of the stress and pain people feel during their lives is optional and avoidable. It’s hard for me to see suffering that I think could be ended with a… Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper: Why Judging Others is Pointless

Happiness

“You’re Burying Your Head in The Sand” And Other Things People Say to Optimists

If you’re an optimist, you’re naturally in opposition to most media and a lot of rhetoric. If you check out comments sections on positivity posts (not on my site, but on more mainstream publications), you’ll usually see lots of things like this, in fact, I’ve pulled these from actual comments sections and then added my… Continue reading “You’re Burying Your Head in The Sand” And Other Things People Say to Optimists

Happiness

10 Things I Love About Spring!

I used to be one of those people who only liked summer. I hated fall because it meant winer was coming, I hated winter because of the cold, and I hated spring because it was so inconsistent, and often still chilly. While going through my whole “life outlook transformation” several years ago, I realized that by… Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Spring!

Happiness

Stop Glamorizing Stress! Being Happy is Not a Crime!

Life is short, and as unique as we all like to think we are, we’re more the same than different. Most people want to be happy, have a social network of some kind (even if it’s a small one), and feel a sense of purpose. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are many trends that… Continue reading Stop Glamorizing Stress! Being Happy is Not a Crime!

New York City

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Site of The 1964-1965 World’s Fair)

The location of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair is just a short uber ride away from my apartment, and the fella and I went to check it out while we were in the area attending World Maker Faire last year. Take a look! This moment reminded me of Childhood’s End. The theme of the World’s Fair… Continue reading Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Site of The 1964-1965 World’s Fair)