Bright Spots, Life Savers & Tools That Work

I have been thinking about the life savers and tools I use daily that make a real difference and thought might want to know what helps make things easier in my life/work, too.

Ooo! That Pen: I have always loved Le Pen by Marvy. They are an ultra thin pen and I use them every single day in my Bullet Journal (That Flexi Sketch is my new favorite). They don’t bleed like Sharpie’s can (although I love Sharpie’s, too.) which is important if your planner paper is thin. Mine isn’t in the Flexi Sketch, but I have used plenty of other planners that have thinner paper.

Dreamy Doctor Drive Home the Points: I’m reading The Brain Fog Fix by the dreamy Dr. Mike Dow and he has some really solid points. He takes a whole body approach and I appreciate that so much. I’m breaking down the first section over on Facebook with the 7 Pitfalls of Thinking – the mind traps we get ourselves in and can’t seem to get out of easily. You probably don’t do them all, but I bet there is one that makes you a little crazy… or maybe that’s just me. Ha!

Flow magazine is just such a treat:  I would love to write for them because their idea of simplicity meets creativity is the life I lead in so many ways. I forget that folks are just jumping on the minimalist, tiny house, slow down your life trend when my family did that 16 years ago and rarely (I can’t say never because I’m human) looked back. Each issue is a visual delight and I highly recommend losing yourself within the pages on a sleepy Sunday.

Moisturize Ladies (Men, too!): I found Derma E Vitamin E Oil a few years ago and I use it at night 3 times a week. I don’t wear foundation or powder during the day, but I knew that as I was getting older I needed more moisture in my skin. I was looking for something very simple because I have the Southern California beach culture for make up driving hard in my bones – sun, sunscreen, moisturizer and a natural skin tone are the things that beauty are made of and  I just can’t shake it. I swoon at the smell of Hawaiian Tropic, but that’s for another day. My skin changed when I turned 45 and now at 47 I really am trying to listen to what my body needs. More water and a light moisturizer seem to be doing the trick. I have watched and read countless excerpts of older women who say that they wish they had started moisturizing sooner… so get on that ladies.

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