5 Fun Instagram #Hashtags // vol. 3

Instagram is my preferred method of social media. It’s fun; it’s visual; it’s a digital scrapbook; it’s a great source for inspiration.

Instagram recently allowed users to follow #hashtags, too! (It’s about time!) Here are a few fun #hashtags to follow if you’re looking for some added flair in your feed. And, if you’d like, you can follow me @emilypainesmith.

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New Year, New You: 4 Self Improvement Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolution

What do you think of self-help or self-improvement books? I used to think they were balderdash, but I’ve read a few good self-improvement / behavioral psychology books in the past few years. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the better ones, especially as the new year approaches with the inevitable new year’s resolutions.

These books have helped me understand and know myself better, and they offer practical advice for making a change. I believe that once we know ourselves better, we are able to identify areas that we are ready to improve and then make the appropriate steps to take action and implement the changes.

Take a look, and see if there’s a book or two you’d like to try.

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