9 ways to be a badass and live your best life - what I learned after reading "You Are a Badass" by Jen Sincero. This book is a must read for anyone and everyone!

As I started diving into the personal development world, I kept seeing this bright yellow book everywhere I looked. It had quite a memorable title: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. I’d find it on Instagram, Pinterest, in Target, Barnes and Noble…literally everywhere! One day I was feeling rather down and defeated about where I was in life. I was still in my full-time corporate job but knew I needed to start moving forward towards something else. Nothing was panning out – none of the jobs in my area sounded right, andRead More →

Stay ahead of the competition during the job search by using these suggestions to create your ultimate job search survival kit!

Thank you Samsill for sending me complimentary supplies! All opinions and suggestions are entirely my own. This post may contain affiliate links. It’s your second hour sitting at your laptop and your coffee’s turned cold. Your wrist aches as you sift through your sea of resumes, cover letters, and references. Your Linkedin profile (which has a noble 55 connections) is on standby just in case the old fashion paper resume ends up in the trash. After the 45th question on yet another application, you’re about to lose hope, but the lingering rent notice keeps your eyes on the prize. Job hunting is a daunting process.Read More →

How to conquer your nerves from interviewing and feel even more prepared to ace your job interview!

Today’s the day. In a few short hours, you’ll interview for a job. Not just any job, but a job you desperately need. A few thoughts circle your head as you wait for the interviewer to call you inside their office as you wait in the hallway. Your skin is crawling and your stomach is in knots as you sift through your notes one more time. What if they don’t like me? What if I mess up? What if I make a fool of myself? What if I’m not qualified? Suddenly, you hear your name. You blink a few times, snapping back to reality andRead More →

What I would have told myself as a recent college grad by guest author, Kristen. - Sara Katherine

Guest Post by Kristen from Sophisticated Gal It feels like not long ago I was going to one of my Advertising courses in college, spending countless hours on our final project that determined my grade in the class and if I would graduate. Fast forward three years and here I am settling into my career, looking back on the lessons I’ve learned since starting my “big girl” job in the real world. Since I started my career, I have learned so much about what it means to have a job in the “real world”. When you’re in college, they don’t really teach you what itRead More →

Why surrounding yourself with positive people can change your life - Sara Katherine

“Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people – people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories.” – Jack Canfield Once you graduate college, you have a higher flexibility to pick your friends as an adult. Instead of going to class every day and seeing the same people, you have the opportunity to seek out certain types of friends or cut off those who you don’t want in your life. While it’s sometimes challenging to find friends as an adult, this is a fantastic chance to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people.Read More →

My top 5 most recommended guided meditations for both beginners and veterans to help improve mental health, mindfulness, and contribute to your overall self-care - Sara Katherine

Meditation is growing in popularity as the self-care and mental health awareness movement grows among society, and for good reasons! I used to only dabble in the occasional meditation when I was dealing with high stress levels, but I soon learned how important it is to include meditation in your life on a regular basis. Meditating regularly can benefit your life in numerous ways. For example, not only can it reduce stress, but it can help increase your attention span, strengthen your immunity levels, improve your metabolism, sleep better, and so much more!  I definitely noticed an immediate improvement in my overall life when IRead More →

10 easy ways to start adding single tasking to your life, and how it can help improve your overall productivity and mindfulness

I don’t know about you, but I have terrible habit of multi-tasking. You’re probably thinking, “Multi-tasking is a bad thing? You’re getting more done at once, right?” Unless you’re fantastic about following through with EVERYTHING you’re doing while multi-tasking, odds are it’s taking you longer to actually finish any projects or tasks you start. Your focus and energy is spread too thin when you’re working on simultaneous activities. Imagine the overall amount of progress you make when you’re focusing on three or four tasks at a time. You aren’t actually moving forward on those projects compared to focusing on one at a time. For example,Read More →

Self-Care needs to be a top priority in your life. Here's why! (Plus a FREE simple guide to daily self-care!)

A little over a year ago, self-care was not on my radar. I was tackling life head-first, exploring full-time career options, enjoying a newer relationship, and experiencing post-college life. It was an interesting phase for me; I had just finished an internship and didn’t have any specific goals for my next step. Overall I was enjoying the freedom, but my inner overachiever was screaming for more. Throughout the summer, I spent countless hours applying for jobs, prepping for interviews, investing time in friendships and my relationship, and working nearly full-time hours every week at my current job. Also, can’t forget the regular day-to-day errands andRead More →

How you can help redefine mental health

“It’s so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.” – Ruby Wax. So let’s talk about it. Let’s end the stigma. I’m working on a project with my wonderful friend Cojo and we need YOUR help! If you struggle with any type of mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, etc. we want to hear from you. We want to turn your story into a photo. We’re hoping the power of photography will help make an impact towards normalizing the stigma that comes with mental health. Why? Well, both of us battle with ourRead More →

Adulting is hard. Anxiety makes it harder. It almost feels like no matter how many obstacles you conquer, another mountain immediately arrives. Your to-do list feels endless. However, you know you can’t back down if you want to accomplish your goals. Completing this never-ending list of adult tasks isn’t easy.  When I was first experiencing adulting anxiety in full swing after college, the strategy I was using to completing my goals wasn’t working. I needed to find a solution to conquering the anxiety and stress. I developed a few habits that were extremely effective. Of course, these tactics don’t completely alleviate stress and anxiety forever, but they certainly help keep my emotionsRead More →