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Happiness Practice: August & September

For the past few months, I’ve been putting into practice a happiness project of sorts. At the end of each month, I reflect on the things I’m thankful for, from large to small, in order to refocus attention away from stressors and anxious things and instead celebrate the moments of happiness. This is, in a sense, my way to stop and smell the roses.

August slipped away from me and I forgot to take the time to reflect at the end of the month, so I’m bundling August and September together.

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll already know that I lost my 12-year-old dog Brownie last month. August 19th to be exact. While this is one of the saddest days of my life, I am thankful and grateful for the 11 months she was a part of my life. I rescued Brownie as a foster dog through City of Elderly Love and she never left. This beautiful, silly, and loving dog will always be missed and loved. I still think about her daily and miss her all the time.

I’m thankful to have been able to spend a week at the beach with my mother’s side of the family. We haven’t gathered together as a group in over 10 years and it was so heartwarming to spend time with this side of the family.

As I plan to move to Denver next month, I’ve been saving moments in my mind of things I love about Philadelphia. I’ll miss walking down beautiful streets lined with rowhomes and trees. I’m so thankful for my time here in Philadelphia.

I’m thankful for spontaneous day trips to the beach and for friends who make time for road trips and time in the sunshine.

Camping is probably one of my favorite things to do. I’m so thankful I have friends that enjoy it just as much as I do! I’m also thankful that my friend Danielle is a master fire starter because I’d be out here sitting in the cold without her talent for starting fires in the wild!

I’d love to know, what brought you happiness this past month?

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  • Being brave and growing your business does not come from staying safe and never sharing your work.

I work with a lot of service-based business owners and one common mistake I see across all of their websites is they are not presenting their services and business with confidence.

It can be scary to act confidently. I get it. I face this fear every week!

However, if you want to reach more people because you *know* that you can help them in a real way, then start by showing up and putting your work out there.

So where do you begin? Head over to my blog where I’m sharing how I push past the fear of putting myself out there (link in profile). #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurship #smallbiztips #goldencolorado #denverco #webdesigner #mondaymotivation
  • So much for autumn 🍂 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • Seeing as today is #MentalHealthDay I thought I'd share a little bit about my ESA dog Jax, what being an ESA dog means, and the difference between an ESA, therapy, and service animal.

Over the years Jax has traveled with me all across the country and even did his first international trip last year!

So to start, here’s the difference between the three…

A THERAPY dog is a dog that is trained to offer comfort and to interact with people to help them feel better. They often have the training to be calm around medical equipment (things like IV lines, wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks). These dogs can be certified at different levels and could potentially work at a children’s hospital or nursing home.

A SERVICE dog is specially trained to perform a function or job for an owner who has a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability. This can be anything from seeing-eye dogs to medical alert dogs trained to sniff out seizures, heart defects, and other medical issues.

An ESA dog is an emotional support dog that offers comfort to people who are diagnosed with an emotional or mental health disorder. In order to qualify for an ESA dog, you must be certified as emotionally disabled by a psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist or other duly-licensed mental health professional. Unlike service or therapy dogs, ESA dogs do not have to go through a specific training but MUST qualify by not causing a disturbance or hardship while out in public spaces and for a property manager/landlord.

I won’t go into the details of why my doctor, therapist and I decided that certifying Jax as an ESA dog would be a great option for me, but ever since Jax has been by my side I haven’t had one major panic attack since. I mean…look how cute he is! He has no travel anxiety whatsoever - in a plane, in a car, on a train, nada. He’s very calm in public and has excellent leash manners and the temperament to go with being an ESA dog.

Even though traveling with Jax definitely brings more stares and all the extra attention from fellow travelers can be uncomfortable, having him by my side is 100% worth it.

Swipe to see photos of Jax at werk and a puppy pic!
  • The first snow ❄️ always makes me happy.

#logcabinliving #mountainmornings #coalcreekcanyon #goldencolorado #snowday #firstsnow
  • When I started working with Caroline of Linden Co. Floristry, she wanted a new website design that would represent her business in a sophisticated way, but still capture the elements of her brand that are unique and unusual.

She needed a website that would not only attract the attention of future clients, but also inspire them and cast the vision of what it would be like to work with Linden Co on floral design for their event.

In this website visual guide I put forth two options of what the vibe and feel of the new website could look like. I do this so that before any coding beings, we are on the same page. Same page = streamlined project + less stress!

Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!

#webdesign #webdesigner  #webdeveloper #webdevelopment #wordpress #wordpressdesigner #womenintech #learntocode #girlswhocode #remotework #workfromhome #denverco #boulderco #goldenco #coloradodesigner #coloradowebdesign #workfromwherever #womenwhohustle
  • Saturday morning chores. 🍁 
#saturdaymorning #chores #logcabin #mountainliving #autumn #mountainworkout
  • The minute I sit down to take an online course a pile of pups arrive 😂it's getting colder each day up here in the mountains so I don't mind the cuddles.

Every Friday I've begun taking some time out of my work day to continue learning and polishing up my skills as a strategic web designer.

Here I'm finishing up a course on conversion copywriting that has COMPLETELY changed the way I write sales pages, client websites, and even my own website! So glad I decided to take it.

Do you take any online courses? If you could take a course on anything in the world, what would it be? 
#webdesign #webdesigner  #webdeveloper #webdevelopment #wordpress #wordpressdesigner #womenintech #learntocode #girlswhocode #remotework #workfromhome #denverco #boulderco #goldenco #coloradodesigner #coloradowebdesign #workfromwherever #womenwhohustle #conversioncopywriting #copywriting #logcabinliving #cabinlife #udemy
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