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Wellness Wednesday: Thankfulness Journal

Considering our current political climate and the current crowds returning holiday gifts at retailers this time of year, nay-sayers and negativity are everywhere. It can be overwhelming just to watch the news for a few minutes or to  have simple conversation while in the checkout line  without hearing negativity spouting from the other person. A great stress reliever and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Thankfulness Journal

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Sometimes spending more can cost you less.

Learn how to spending money can cost you lessRight now we are in the heart of shopping season and the more we buy the more we may begin to question the price-point of some of the purchases. I by no means am a brand junkie. I will admit however I prefer some brands over others. I like to make my purchases based on quality. I will admit however there are some brands that are synonymous with quality. I remember a few years ago there was a basketball player named Stephon Marbary, who like many basketball players had his own line of tennis shoes. He however took a different approach than most athletes, his tennis shoes were sold for roughly $20 instead $100, I clearly remember watching a news story on TV that compared his tennis shoes to the leading $100 brand. It was found that his tennis shoes, called the Starburys, were of equal quality to that of the more than $100 tennis shoes. Stephon Marbary line of tennis shoes are one of the few cases in which a quality brand that could have otherwise easily charged five times more, purposely choose to charge a lower affordable price.

You may think that it is unjustifiable for some companies to charge what may seem to be 50 to 75% more for their particular products.

However sometimes spending more can cost you less money over time. A friend of mine and his father both purchased dress shoes for church roughly about the same time some years back. His father just wanted to get shoes that fit at a good price. On the other hand, my friend meticulously examined each shoe and ultimately purchased a pair of shoes that were about four times the price of his fathers shoes. Continue reading “Sometimes spending more can cost you less.”

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Wellness Wednesday: Mental Catharsis Clearing out your Mind

The Holiday season is upon us and it can be stressful. Plenty of family gatherings will be smiles laced with disappoints and hurt. Although your can’t for someone else to resolve their issue, you can however working resolving your own. Mental catharsis is the process of purging your mind of emotions that you may find stressful. There are often times in which we are in situations in which we may not have gotten the opportunity to truly vent our feelings, whether its out of shyness or just remaining silent to keep the peace for the sake of everyone else. However bottling our feelings can result in physical manifestations like loss of sleeps, stomach ulcers, sore muscles, headaches and so much more. Part of maintaining our physical well-being is maintaining our mental wellness. Writing down a list of the hurts that you have chronicled at the forefront of your mind onto a sheet a paper can be a very cathartic way to release yourself from them. Another step that is also beneficial is to take that same list and to trash it.  The symbolic process is a way of purging your mind of that hurt, and hence benefiting your body. This is not a replacement for seeking professional help, however you may find it to be very beneficial. Stop re-living the same frustrations and hurts. Try it out today. Happy health and happy savings!! 🙂

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Learn Which Device Can Save You Time & Money on Laundry

Whether it is a linen shirt or a sheer blouse, we all have an item that is a pain to iron. This struggle is not limited to clothes, the same pain applies to tablecloths and curtains. We have all gone through the process of washing those items only for them to come out of the… Continue reading Learn Which Device Can Save You Time & Money on Laundry