Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Mother’s Day is around the corner and that means thinking up a great gift for your own mom or perhaps your better half — or even coming up with a gift idea for yourself. The latter recently dawned on me as perhaps the only way to get something you want — ask for it! This PixieTip came to me when scheduling a photo session with my friend, Brook, at Clear Brook Photography. For those of you in the tri-state area, Brook is running a great Mother’s Day special and for everyone else, we have some tips on picking the right photographer for you or your mom. 

Moving Aaah$*)&@#$!

I moved apartments on Monday. Wow. I forgot just how awful it is to move. It had been 3 years since I last moved and I am quite amazed at my brain’s capacity to forget how precisely painful something is. Like childbirth or running marathons. The silver lining is that I got a PixieTip idea out of it because Katie recently moved as well. Moving creates a host of issues, logistical and emotional, and pushes different personality’s hot buttons in different ways. Katie and I have gleaned a few pieces of advice for various types as well as some universal tips to make moving easier. First up, always expect the unexpected on moving day.

Routine Versus Ritual

Some personality types have an easier time with routines than others — oh say me, a Classic Freedom (SFJ) who works out on the same days almost every week versus my sister, Katie, an Organic Freedom (NFP) who every once in a while starts a new routine only to break it within a few weeks. Recently, I had an epiphany about why some routines stick and others fall to the wayside even IF you’re a routine lover like myself. Routines that stick are not simply routines but rituals. Light bulb. The trick to getting a routine to stick, regardless of whether you’re more like me or Katie, is to find something that can become a ritual.