November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month. This month, the work of psychologists, social workers, nurses, caregivers, and others who provide high quality care to patients coping with serious or life-threatening illness is recognized.
As a psychologist working with palliative care patients, I’m often asked what I do to prevent burnout at work. Here are some suggestions inspired by minimalism for preventing burnout. Most of these tips can apply to anyone, regardless of their occupation. Some of these I’ve been doing well, others I need to work on.
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Happy Halloween! If you want to be scared, here are 10 frightening financial facts.
Continue reading 10 Frightening Financial Facts
If you want to take a peak into my monthly spending, this is the post for you! 2018 Q3 expenses were more than I had anticipated. Hopefully you can learn from this glimpse into my finances.
Continue reading I’ll Show You Mine: 2018 Q3 expenses
Personal finance is one of my loves, minimalism is another. And I kind of like my kids, too. But I don’t express my love by buying things. In fact, fewer toys is associated with more creative play and longer play time. I focus more on healthful habits, family time, and skill development.
Continue reading 10 Things I Don’t Buy My Kids (and 10 Things I Do Buy Them)
The #1 question I received from readers is how to spend $100 per person per month on food. Many think it can’t be done. But you may recall that we average $400 a month for food for a family of five. Here is how my family keeps our expenses down (and without clipping coupons or shopping at a warehouse club).
Continue reading How to Spend $100 per Person per Month on Food
If you read my previous post on Budgeting or Cutting Expenses, you may have either scoffed and said “It can’t be done!” (especially my food budget). Or maybe you were intrigued and thought “Oh wise Shrink, tell me more.” Continue reading 2018 Q1 & Q2 Expenses