5 Ways to Connect with the Simplicity of Cozy by Melissa Alvarez

Living a cozy life means different things to different people. Around the world, there are many different ways people embrace cozy living. The Danish practice Hygge, which is finding pleasure in the simple things and making the ordinary extraordinary by being present in the moment. In Sweden, they practice Fika, which is the Swedish coffee break, when they relax with friends, and have snacks and drinks and good conversation; Mys, which happens on Friday nights with lots of junk food and a movie; and Lagom, which means, “not too little, not too much, just right” and is a way to apply moderation in everything they do. The Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku,… Read More

5 Ways Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck by Tisha Morris

stack of cozy knitted sweaters on wooden background. Autumn-winter concept

When most people think about clutter, they think about a large quantity of unused items in their home, perhaps even bordering on hoarder status. But clutter can also apply to a few items we hold on to that keep us stuck in the past. And, by stuck, I mean preventing you from living the life you want to be living. How do we know what items are tethering us to people, places, and things from our past? How do we know when we’re stuck and just reliving the past instead of creating our future? To answer these questions, we need to understand why we hold on to things to begin… Read More