Little Ways to Find More Peace Everyday

I’ve been captivated by the concept of peace lately. I keep trying to make all these big changes in my life, but I’m coming to realize that small adjustments that take minimal effort are more important than anything. So today, I’m sharing a few super simple things I’ve been doing lately to help me live with a little more peace every day. Now, my goal for The Gem is not just to have a space where I can share what helps me, but also a place for you to share your insight, too! So, be sure to leave a comment below and give us one way you bring a bit more everyday peace to your life. How cool would it be if we could fill the comments section up with tips and tricks as a resource to scroll through for anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed and uneasy? Let’s make it happen!

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VLOG 10: How Do You Plan for the Unexpected?

So, I had no f*cks to give by the time we filmed this video. Not in a debbie downer kind of way, but in an embarrassing, full of imperfections kind of way that I’m sure will give you a giggle. It doesn’t get more “Instagram vs Real Life” than this week’s vlog, haha! One little thing after another, my day was turned upside down and went nothing like I had planned. I’m not talking anything terrible, just random occurrences that chipped away at my tolerance levels one by one – like waking up with a bright red, irritated eyeball that I couldn’t put my contact into until hours later, spilling coffee all over my brand new sweater (it makes me feel so cozy and is only $27!), disorderly construction blocking the post office I needed to get to on a road where there was no where to turn around on,

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Please Don’t Neglect The Brain

Do you ever feel like your brain decides to get up and walk right out the door, leaving you to fend lifelessly for yourself?  Yeah, me too. The worst part?  It’s my fault. Well, not for your brain throwing in the towel, but for mine. Shame on you for allowing yours to reach that point!  We run our brains into the ground with the work we put them through and the pressure we put on them on a daily basis. Can we stop that?  Probably not. However, there is something else we can do for them. Our brains need a vacation. And not the same one(s) we take with our bodies. Like, they need their own private getaway on a private island they probably own somewhere.. because brains work so hard that they have to make a lot of money, so surely they’ve purchased one somewhere at some point. The

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He Said, She Said: Joggers for a Lazy Day

In this post: We’re so excited to share our first “He Said, She Said” fashion post! Here you’ll find how both of us (Shaun & Allyn) are styling joggers for fall and why you need at least a few pairs of them. This post contains shoppable affiliate links which means we may make a small commission if you click on or purchase from them, but we really do love these clothes! He Said… His Look: American Eagle jogger ($50) // American Eagle color block hoodie ($40) // Ugg Colin Sneaker (ON SALE RIGHT NOW – $84) and there’s a navy option, too! Let me start by saying that I absolutely, 100% despise winter.  Autumn… meh.  It can be kinda cool at times, but I can typically never truly enjoy it for reasons I’m about to mention. Every single year I get major winter depression, and it totally cramps my style.  I

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VLOG 9: I Pick My Mental Health over My Inbox

Gems, I’m sorry about all the emails I don’t respond to when I’m depressed. I’m definitely not a big deal – so it’s not that I have this inpouring of emails and just can’t get to everyone. I don’t have a “real” excuse other than it’s essential to my mental health that sometimes I keep my head down and keep conversations to a minimum (I still communicate with paying and potential clients during these periods of course). Actually, taking care of my mental health is more than enough to validate this. Maybe it’s not the best course of action from a business development standpoint, but in order to develop my business, I’ve got to be able to keep myself somewhat same to accomplish anything. So, when my depression kicks in, occasionally I have to cut the world out and save my words for my creative writing. In order to create

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Little Ways to Find More Peace Everyday

I've been captivated by the concept of peace lately. I keep trying to make all these big changes in my life, but I'm coming to…

Continue reading...

VLOG 10: How Do You Plan for the Unexpected?

So, I had no f*cks to give by the time we filmed this video. Not in a debbie downer kind of way, but in an…

Continue reading...

Please Don’t Neglect The Brain

Do you ever feel like your brain decides to get up and walk right out the door, leaving you to fend lifelessly for yourself?  Yeah,…

Continue reading...