Crunchy Hippie Life


Dress for your Day

Thanks for sharing! 8 Return to the coffee shop T-Shirt by CrunchyHippieLife Ya’ll, I’m sorry. I’m really bad at this whole posting-every-day-for-the-challenge thing. Especially when big projects at work happen and I come home exhausted and barely able to get through my (almost habit!) evening routine. The good news is that I’ve been doing the dishes consistently before going to bed! I do love waking up to a clean kitchen. I’ve also been able to read to Tristan  ...

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Holistic Health

How to be Happy in a Negative World

Thanks for sharing! 8   “Every day you have a choice: a choice to focus on the negative or the positive.” Crystal Paine Total transparency here: This week has been tough. Yes, I realize it’s Monday. I’m talking about this whole last week, starting with last Monday. I’ve been so tightly wound that I am having trouble relaxing, so I’m getting back into the habit of using my wonderful essential oil blends to help me unwind. This morning, Peter told me I  ...

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Family Life

Free to be Me: My Personal Manifesto

Thanks for sharing! 8 I’ve been reading Jen Hatmaker’s newest book, For the Love, and I recently reached the chapter where she reflects on how she learned to “just tell the truth.” In this chapter, she encourages her readers to be honest with our thoughts, and to free ourselves from the idea that people should avoid speaking anything less than rainbows and constant sunshine. This particular chapter was encouraging and empowering, as I have heard recently that my  ...

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Just Say Yes: The Secret To Parenting A Toddler!

Thanks for sharing! 8 Being a mother has made me realize just how selfish I truly am. It is so easy for me to get swept up in my to-do lists that I rush through, and in my rushing to accomplish my tasks, I miss important moments in my son’s life. Last year we attended a wedding and happened to be seated next to a family therapist at the reception. I asked her for her number one piece of advice for parenting a toddler, and she simply responded, “say yes as much as  ...

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