Book Review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Thrive by Arianna huffington

I will admit that I was skeptical about what I would get from this book. I chose it because my book club selected it as our next topic of discussion. When I saw an opportunity to read it for free, I immediately signed up (hello savings!). However, upon reading the premise of the book, I thought to myself "Well, surely it easier to focus on this "third metric of success" when you have already mastered the first two (assumedly money and power)." Arianna Huffington can afford to spend most of her time meditating, disconnecting, and practicing mindfulness - literally. People like me who are still struggling to achieve even a modicum of her success can't. That was the frame of mind that I was in … [Read more...]

Parrot Island Waterpark (Fort Smith, Arkansas)


Do you live in or near Fort Smith, Arkansas? Planning a visit? Make sure you add a trip to Parrot Island Waterpark to your itinerary. Get ready to enjoy a fun-filled summer, lounging in the 500 ft. long lazy river "Crocodile Creek".Or you and you family can have some fun on one of the four fast and wild water slides. With a huge wave pool, a children's play area and an activity pool with basketball goals and a water walk, this water park is definitely the hot new attraction. Come and meet your old friends and make some new ones this summer at Parrot Island Waterpark! Save $5 with Coupon at Parrot Island Waterpark! (Click here to get your $5 off coupon) … [Read more...]

17 Free Micro-Adventures


  It's easy to think of adventure as something out of reach... too self-indulgent, too expensive, too time-consuming. But it doesn't have to be that way. This past year I've embraced the idea of "micro-adventures" as a way to add more excitement and inspiration to my daily life. A micro-adventure can be almost anything. As long as it's easy, exciting (whatever that means for you), and breaks up your routine. [Tweet "Mountain climbers need not apply. Unless it's their day off. ;) @sarahdshotts"]   I've put together a list of my favorite FREE micro-adventures to get you started. This is a great way to live your story instead of just letting the days … [Read more...]

Tell Me a Story (Guest Post by Alison Chino)


  Ten years ago I spent all my spare time curled up on my couch with a book, escaping into someone else’s story. These days I usually pass those precious minutes staring into the lit screen of my phone, but I still looking for a story to escape into. Since diving into the internet world head first as a blogger, I have read a lot of blogs. Thousands of websites have caught my attention for a minute. Or for an hour. But usually I click away never to return again. However, some blogs make me want to stick around. They leave me wanting more. Every once in a while, I land somewhere and willingly type my email address into the little box so that I can get every post delivered … [Read more...]

StoryLiving for StoryTelling

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Last year, I was given the great opportunity to attend a blogging conference with the lovely ladies of Arkansas Women Bloggers. I spent 3 days learning about the art of blogging, hanging out with some amazing women, and generally having my mind blown by the possibilities. Picking which of the many awesome sessions to attend was difficult, and I wish that I could have attended them all. However, I immensely enjoyed the ones that I did choose. There is one set of sessions that stuck out to me then and still resonates with me. It was called StoryLiving for StoryTelling and it was hosted by Alison Chino. The description of the session said that Alison would talk about "how living great … [Read more...]

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