A few weeks ago the Facebook craze of the moment was posting a photo from 2009 alongside a current photo from 2019. I bought in and did some digging through 2009.
Awaiting me were lots of pictures of me in a cross country uniform. A photo of me competing in a local road race, chasing down a stranger at the finish. And lots of photos of me with my community of runners, my team.
2009 is sort of a blur for me. I don’t think I realized how depressed and anxious I was until I finally moved away fr...
New year, new goals! Below, contributor and freelance writer Mallory Lehenbauer shares her tips for setting goals that you can actually keep.
I am all about dreaming big. I love seeking after the next project or adventure, sometimes abandoning my current one and changing all my priorities. And after two years of freelance writing, starting a small business and working with several small businesses, I now know better.
Here’s how I set goals in 2019 and actually keep them.
Falling in love is a process, if you’ve been in love you know it happens before you even know it. You wake up one day with butterflies and next thing you know you’re smiling while texting at work.
This process is actually a common topic of interest in relationship psychology. This phenomenon may seem hard to nail down to a complete science, but so it in fact has been. Psychologist break the process of being in love down to three stages.
The definition of what constitutes the three stages is a...
At Writing Home Society, we may have a slight obsession with some feminist lit, but who’s complaining? We rounded up a list of some of our favorite reads when you need a little knowledge on the state of women in society. These reads educate, inspire, motivate and challenge you.
Heart Berries: A Memoir- Terese Marie Mailhot writes through her trauma and in it finds her true voice. A heartbreaking read with a sting of reality and passion.
Bad Feminist - A book club staple that sparks conversati...
With a name like Writing Home Society, the word “home” takes on different meanings for our team.
We admit it. We are nomads. Home is all over.
When someone asks me where I am from, I stutter. “Well, it’s sort of complicated. I went to high school in Orlando, lived in Mississippi, claim Memphis even though I never lived there for more than three months at a time. Oh, and I currently live in Austin.”
Loaded question. My answer explodes in your face and makes you wish you never asked. Home is ha...
Happiest of Valentine's Day! Snuggle up tonight and enjoy an at home day of love. Create a pillow and blanket fort, pour a couple glasses of wine and make a pizza!
Dina and Stephen snuggled up together and made the best of their quality time together on a special day!
From now until Valentine's Day, if you post about you taking the #howwelove challenge (don't forget to tag bae) on social media, you will be entered to win:
1. $100 Southwest Airlines gift card
2. A three month Atla...
Today we have a guest post from Mallory Lehenbauer. She’s sharing a behind the scenes look at how she’s made the leap to freelancing.
Call me crazy, but I quit my full time job in October 2017 to pursue a magazine start-up and freelance writing career.
My transition to freelance life was a long time coming. I’ve always been an entrepreneurial spirit. After moving to Austin in summer 2016 with a fresh a Master’s degree in marketing, I took my first “real” job as a marketing coordinator at a Te...
Get a deeper understanding of how we love, through Love Intently.
Being in love is the best feeling in the world. People search for it, find it and then commit to that one person through kind words and affection, but what happens next? The reality is love is simple, but relationships are hard.
Life comes at us fast, and sometimes it’s all too easy to snap at the person you once only had goo-goo eyes for. Wouldn’t it be great if everyday couples could say, “Hey, you rock and I love you”?
Working as a freelancer is equal parts rewarding and challenging. Between finding clients, making your own schedule, and being your own boss, the day to day of a freelancer is a balancing act, to say the least. But for those of us who wish to pursue a career with more freedom and independence, freelancing is the place to be.
Blogger and freelance writer, Mallory Lehenbauer shared with us why she decided to take the leap into freelancing full-time.
I procrastinated writing thi...
We could all use some rest. Not only for the sake of our personal lives and self care, but also because it allows more room for creativity. Below, writer and entrepreneur, Mallory Lehenbauer shares her best tips for creating space for more creativity.
Recently I picked up the book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang and I bring it up in almost all social situations. My husband is over me talking about it and I am in love with it.
As a freelan...
I dream of a world where clean and safe beauty is the gold standard. But, for that day to actually arrive, we need to vote with our dollars and support businesses that are pushing the cosmetic industry forward. Skin is our largest organ and our protective barrier from illnesses and disease, so what you put on it matters, just like the food you eat matters. Is beauty really worth the cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting toxic ingredients? Nope. It really isn’t. And I betcha, you’ll find that ...
Hi, babes! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my favorite apps, so I thought I’d pop in and share. I love staying up-to-date with the latest and greatest tech to increase productivity, mindfulness, and spark creativity. These are always changing, but here are 5 of my current favorite iPhone apps that will bring some magic to your life, and your Insta feed.
1. Get your inbox to zero.
If you suffer from inbox overload like me, then you’ll love Astro. It uses AI to intelligently organize...
When I started the process of quitting my job and taking my blog full-time about two years ago, I worked crazy crazy hours. I focused on my day job, but on nights and weekends, I spent almost all my free time on my blog. I said buh-bye to my social life for a couple months in an effort to pursue something I loved and believed in. Because I was so focused, I kept telling myself I needed to find ‘balance.’ I was convinced I needed to maintain every moving piece of my life in a perfect structure...
Moving is a perfect opportunity to reevaluate what you keep in your space and whether it serves a purpose or just adds clutter. As someone who used to save every little souvenir or memento, I've realized there are better ways to preserve these memories without hoarding them.
When I consciously started transitioning into a more simple and minimal lifestyle, I started practicing non-material attachment, which is easier said than done. However, overtime I’m quite proud of what I’ve been able to ...
Loving your body can be a challenge. I've come a long way in my self-love journey from my eating disorder days, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t ever feel insecure in a bikini. It’s human nature to analyze, dissect, and pick apart things we want to change. However, feeling confident has nothing to do with your exterior and EVERYTHING to do with your mindset.
I’ve hit a point in my life where there are far more exciting things to spend my time on than worrying about how *I think* others perc...