24 Days of Merriment!

‘Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.’ ~ William Shakespeare I haven’t really been into Christmas for the last few years. The over commercialization of material goods and ever growing ‘I want’ lists have really tainted the holidays for me.  Last year I begrudgingly sent Christmas cards … More 24 Days of Merriment!

I AM…Happy :)

I often get asked what ultimately motivated my gravitation towards a simpler existence. While I can give a host of reasons (Facebook being near the top of the list) and refer to numerous books and documentaries, there were two specific movies that truly inspired me to rethink how I approach my day to day life. If … More I AM…Happy 🙂

When Life Gets Complicated…

…just watch this video of Violet, the baby goat, learning to climb a rock. Guaranteed smile. Violet climbs a rock while sporting her super awesome baby-goat sized sweater Life really can be this simple AND joy-filled. Unless you’re completely heartless, at which point, you’re on your own. Erica 🙂

Money Fun

I will be the first to admit that I SUCK at saving money. Actually, scratch that. My parents would be the first to admit that I am terrible with money.  However, in an age where financial status has moved from a whisper to a roar, I realize the importance of finally suiting up and climbing … More Money Fun

Butterfly Smile

Today was one of those days where I longed for a more simple existence. To be blunt, today turned out to be an “I f*cking hate people” kind of day. While it’s easy to place blame on the full moon, I have decided to succumb to the fact that, sadly, there is an overabundance of … More Butterfly Smile

Lasting Words

Last summer I had one of those conversations that leaves you both intellectually drained and energized at the same time. The kind of conversation that challenges your steadfast beliefs and, at its close, leaves you feeling vulnerable and utterly exposed – and questioning everything you thought to be true.  This all-encompassing discussion took place with … More Lasting Words