Creating a simple home budget can help you manage your finances effectively. Here are five steps to guide you through the process: Determine Your Income: Use the budget worksheet below. List all sources of income, including any wages, freelance work, support income, or any other sources. Make sure to use your net income (after deductions (more…)
Buying food on a budget can be challenging, but with some strategic planning and smart choices, you can make delicious and inexpensive meals. Here are five tips to help you buy food on a budget: Plan Your Meals and Create a Shopping List: Before heading to the store, plan your meals for the week. Consider (more…)
Cherry blossoms are a favorite this time of year. Filled with color and fresh fragrance they lift our spirits after a cold, often bleak, winter. Bird songs rise this time of year, too. Enjoy our Spring haiku titled, Spring Song.
You’re sitting around the table with several friends and one begins to speak, “It’s dusk and the road is dusty and rutted. The town is another half day’s walk. Your pack is getting heavy and it begins to rain. As the rain continues you feel cold as the dampness of your rain-soaked clothes settles into (more…)
The way we eat determines how healthy we are in the long run. When we’re young greasy, fast food stops several times a week may not have much impact, but the impact you don’t see in the moment will manifest itself later in life. There are many foods that support brain health, but I wanted (more…)
Spring is here. Open the windows. Let the stale winter air out and the fresh air in. You can begin with these 10 easy self-care tips: Take a few deep breaths: This simple act can help you to feel calmer and more centered, especially during stressful moments. Go for a walk: Taking a break from (more…)