Easy Mindful Morning Routines | How to be Mindful

Easy Mindful Morning Routines | How to be Mindful

Just a week or two ago, I began a blog series on mindfulness called How to be Mindful (read Mindful Habits, or What is Mindfulness? if you're new here) and it was well received. So, I'm continuing this series with a collection of mindful habits you can perform in the morning! I find the way we wake up in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]