Minimalism- Be More With Less

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So, there I was, at Olive Garden, on December 2nd talking to my sister, Paula, about wanting to redecorate my room. And here’s what she said: “Pia, you’re actually a hoarder, maybe you should write a blog post about minimalism and follow through with it.” So… here I am…writing a blog..about minimalism… Minimalism isn’t just about “stuff”. It’s also clearing

Seeking Joy Instead of Happiness

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Happiness. It comes and goes like waves. All our lives, we strive to achieve “happiness”. Happiness is something that is not truly defined, but somehow, it is something everyone strives for. We are in the “pursuit of happiness”. Some people have said that happiness cannot be measured on its own, but rather, must be weighed against other more measurable values, such

The Case Of Seasonal Blues- How To Beat It!

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The days become shorter, the temperature gets colder, and we’re stuck inside trying to stay warm. The winter season can take a huge toll in our everyday lives. We can get stuck in a routine of oversleeping, and sluggishness. I’ve always noticed that during this time of the year, I tend to be less motivated, tired, and just not as

Pausing Before Reacting-Impulse vs. Intuition

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I’ve recently stumbled upon the quote: “By practicing self-awareness and pausing before reacting, we can help create a world with less pain and more love.” ~Lori Deschene This quote really settled in with me and it had me thinking. We often find ourselves in stressful situations, reacting in ways we regret, or saying things we truly didn’t mean in the

The Ones That Got Away- Dealing With People Who Have Left

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There are people who walk in and out of our lives. Constantly. Life is like a revolving door. People are constantly entering and leaving. I know a lot of people who believe that their bestest friends were going to be by their sides forever, or lovers that swear they’d be together till’ death do them part. But then later on, they

Standing Out In A Crowded Room

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In a world full of people, what makes you any different? Don’t settle for mediocrity, when you know you’re more than just the average joe. If you’re feeling shadowed, here’s some advice to help you shine a little brighter. Be yourself. Wow, clever Sophia.  Okay, okay, listen. I know it’s super cliche but, you need to hear me out. There’s

I Wanna Be That Girl-Quit Comparing Yourself To Others

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Tan skin, pretty eyes, and that dazzling smile. Wow, I wanna be that girl.  I know we’ve all been there before. We idolize other girls on Instagram and Twitter, comparing ourselves and stalking them, hoping we’ll miraculously become them. Us girls seem to be a lot harder on ourselves than guys are. It happens. We all have our little plant of

Who Were You Before They Broke Your Heart?

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Remember when you would hope to find someone who will come along and sweep you off of your feet? And maybe someone did step into your life and you thought they were “the one”, but ended up being just like the rest of them. If you’re going through a break up, or maybe you’re missing someone you shouldn’t be missing,

Does Your Mindset Define You?

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Just recently, a reader reached out to me and wanted me to discuss two different mindsets. I was intrigued and decided to look into it, and after learning more, I felt as if it was something that was worth sharing with you all. Why is it that some people can shine brightly in anything they exert themselves to, and some

The Story Of My Butterfly

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It’s strange. With all of the chaos and commotion that happens in my life, something had recently caught my attention. A white butterfly. Some of you might think that this is me just overthinking mother nature’s way of life, or some of you may think it’s more than what meets the eye. I’m not sure if many of you believe