Health & Wellbeing


How you feel about your finances and your career has a significant impact on your overall health, often in a negative way. Taking care of your health – mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially – is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your health and wellbeing matters!

8 Ways to Save Money on Self-Care

8 Ways to Save Money on Self-Care

Many of us suffer from something called imposter syndrome. What does that mean? Basically, we feel like a fraud because we appear to have it all together. However, the reality is that in our heads we feel like we fall way short of that. How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What kind of process will help? I have good news! …

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Why You Should Support Eco-Friendly Restaurants

Why You Should Support Eco-Friendly Restaurants

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about whether restaurants, cafés and other places that serve food should be doing more to reduce their carbon footprint. The plastic waste crisis is very much real, and restaurants are starting to feel the pressure to switch to eco-friendly packaging. Single-use plastics such as disposable straws, grocery bags, take-out cups or containers, and …

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My 19 Favorite Posts of 2019

My 19 Favorite Posts of 2019

At the end of each year, I’ve gotten into the habit of recapping how my year went by sharing posts that stood out or were significant to me in some way. You can check those out here: My Favorite Posts of 2018 10 Posts That I Loved This Year (2017) 10 Posts That Changed My Life This Year (2015) My …

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How I Got a Brand New FitBit for $15 - My Life, I Guess

How I Got a Brand New FitBit for $15

When I re-joined the gym back in January, I thought that spending money on the membership would help motivate me to get back into shape. And it did. Sort of. One month I’d get to the gym 3 times a week, then something would happen and I’d fall off track again. Sometimes it was for legitimate reasons (like getting the …

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Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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Having a Cold Is Expensive - My Life, I Guess

Having a Cold is Expensive

I spent the first 2 weeks in June with the worst cold I’ve ever had. Worse then when I was working at the drop-in daycare and was basically sick the whole time. At least that cold was manageable with over the counter medication. Medication, however, did nothing to tame this latest cold. I was lucky to get maybe 20 minutes …

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My Health Is More Important Than $40

My Health is More Important Than $40

I did something this week that I didn’t have the nerve to do before, because I always felt so guilty. I called in sick. While this may not seem like a big deal to most people, it’s huge for me. It means that I’ve learned that some things (ie: my health) are more important than money. And that was not …

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Our $5 Trip to the ER

[Caution: this post may not be for the faint of heart – like me.]   It all started Sunday night, just before 8pm. I was in the other room when R came rushing in with blood all over his hand. He had sliced his index finger open on a glass. Now, I do not do well with all things medical. …

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