Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wow. This book. Wow. As summarized from Goodreads, "Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers [...]

Mindful Habits | How to be Mindful

Mindful Habits | How to be Mindful

So, you've read "An Introduction to Mindfulness" or have discovered this popular ideology on your own and are intent to embrace this lifestyle. That's wonderful - We're on the same page here. Adopting mindfulness doesn't have to be (and isn't) a difficult thing to do though it may often seem like a daunting task. I've [...]

An Introduction to Mindfulness | What it is and Where it Came From

An Introduction to Mindfulness | What it is and Where it Came From

What is it? Where did it come from? Why is it so popular?

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

It is now 2019. Welcome! Maybe it's 12:01am or 8:30 in the morning or 1:00 in the afternoon. Whatever the time is when you wake up, you know it's a new year and a new start. If you're like me, you've likely developed resolutions, just as you have many years before. And you, if you're [...]

Our Mission

Our Mission

Welcome to Smarts and Sparkles, a blog dedicated to YOU. Our - my - mission is to develop a site dedicated to the improvement of the lives of people like me: young adults. Through extensive planning, research, and late-night conversations, I've discovered what I believe should be the most important and rather stressful aspects in [...]