Let's face it.
Personal growth is hard. At least, the type of personal growth you want to last is hard (which is the only kind that matters).
If you've been on the self-improvement journey for any amount of time, you know how much reflection, self-discovery, and learning there is to be done.
Photo by Shannon
Guest Story By Ally Palmer
“When we’re in the grip of inspiration,
an idea has taken hold of us from the invisible reality of Spirit.
Something that seems to come from afar,
where we allow ourselves to be moved by a force
that’s more powerful than our ego and all of it’s illusions,
~Dr. Wayne W.
Jennifer writes in:
My parents have been giving me $1,000 a month since I graduated from college three years ago. When my career first started, I really needed that money as I was an unpaid intern for several months at first while I built up my resume, then my first job paid less than minimum wage. Now, I’m making pretty good money.
Unitasker Wednesday: Cupcake CorerThis week’s selection sincerely leaves me asking a lot of questions. What horrible event could have possibly happened to someone to make him want to punish cupcakes and those who love to eat them?
It happens to a lot of people – myself included.
One day, something triggers a change inside of you. You get really sick of paying money to the credit card companies and finally you reach the tipping point where the drawbacks of living a debt-filled life outweigh the benefits.
You’re sick of it.
You cut up the credit cards.
This reader story is from Kelly Crawford. Kelly is a “mompreneur” and contributing author for five blogs, including her own, Generation Cedar. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want to submit your own reader story?
The Coming Man of the World By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox c. 1891 Oh, not for the great departed Who formed our country’s laws, And not for the bravest-hearted Who died in freedom’s cause; And not for some living hero, To whom all bend the knee, My muse shall raise her song of praise, But for the Man to be.
Materials: Lack table, drawing pins, a thick thread, hammer, pencil, ruler, and lot of sunglasses
Description: What will you do with all of your sunglasses when summer is coming? If you have an extra Lack, you can use it as a cute way to store and display them! I just used the base, legs off, working on the back, just in case I need my table back..
Description: Play kitchen is created from one Expedit. We lowered the sides and cut off the top and then put the top plate back on. The sink is an old water bowl.
The door to the "stove" is made of plywood.
Materials: Lack side table, Ekby Stodis, screws, drill, screw driver, raw plugs
Description: Start by cutting a Lack side table top into quarters.
Next screw on the brackets as seen in the photo.
Mark up the bracket placement on the wall, drill the holes and put in the raw plugs in.
Finally screw the shelf in.
~ Lewis, essexMore hacks on IKEAHackers.net
“I can recall in my childhood the continuous excitement of long days in which nothing happened; and an indescribable sense of fullness in large and empty rooms. And with whatever I retain of childishness…I still feel a very strong and positive pleasure in being stranded in queer quiet places, in neglected corners where nothing happens and anything may happen; in unfashionable hotels, i