How We Handle Split Finances (Millennial Marriage #2)

My husband and I have split finances. We’ve been doing this since we started dating (despite having a joint bank account for 5 years). He watched his parents get divorced and have finances issues as a result of untangling their joint lives. I have strong ideals of being an independent woman who can make it on her own (cue Miss Independent).
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What is Mindfulness & How Can It Help Anxiety?

Mindfulness is the practice of being intentional, being reflective, and living in the moment. There are innumerable ways to be mindful and individuals with mental health disorders can benefit from mindfulness and positive ways to cope with their symptoms. Mindfulness is particularly helpful to people with Borderline Personality Disorder and anxiety disorders.
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My Top 3 Homemade Household Recipes

Last week I talked about my top 5 frugal rules, including knowing when to do it yourself. Today I want to go over a few of the recipes I use around the house that lower my overall costs: laundry detergent, moisturizer, and face wash.
All 3 of these recipes can be made using essential oils, so before I go into further detail I’m to talk about where I get my essential oils (non-affiliate pitch, I promise).
I buy all of my essential oils from Edens Garden. They have quality essential oils, very affordable prices, and have the option to create your own custom sets. I have used them from the beginning I cannot imagine changing. I have used doTerra and Young Living and see no difference in the quality but a significant difference in the price. I highly recommend checking them out!
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Becoming A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia

I’m finally about halfway through with my residency and about halfway to becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Virginia. When I’m mentioned this before, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about people being surprised at how much was involved in becoming a licensed therapist. Today I’m going to dive into the requirements for Virginia LMFTs and my journey.
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My Top 5 Frugal Rules

Living the frugal life is not always fun and games. Most of the time, the frugal life is irritating in one way or another. But frugal people overlook the irritants in the now for the benefits in the future.
Think of it like a diet. Most of the time, you don’t start a diet thinking, realistically, that you will achieve your goal weight/shape/size overnight. Instead, you put in the work to bring about the future you want.
Personal finance works the same way. You have to put in the work to have a better future. Read more

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (abbreviated DID) is a unique and intense psychological disorder. While this has previously been called Multiple Personality Disorder, DID is not a true personality disorder due to the nature of its dissociative symptoms.
Dissociation means separation or breaking. With DID, this is the separation is a separation of self or identity.
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Regional Yard Sale: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Most people are familiar with the concept of a yard sale: you go through your home and collect everything you no longer want or need, then you sell it on your front lawn.
This past weekend was a well known regional yard sale in my area. It’s basically 140 miles of yard sales from Virginia to North Carolina. This was both a good thing and a bad thing, as I’ve learned. There is a higher volume of traffic but also a lot of other sales, too.
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Blogging Break

Hello everyone!
I wanted to let you know I’m taking a short break from blogging this week and will be returning next week! I’ve been struggling a lot with motivation and finding the right topics for my blog so I’ll be taking the week to look at what I want and where I want Furry Finches to go.
 
Stay tuned to what gets rolled out next week!