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