Gift Guide 2019: Gifts That Give Back For Everyone On Your List 🎁 Gift Guide 2019: Gifts That Give Back For Everyone On Your List 🎁

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Unexpected Ways Reflection Can Make Your 2019 Better

Unexpected Ways Reflection Can Make Your 2019 Better

Reflection requires slowing down, and I much prefer to keep charging forward than hit the brakes and take a look back. The new year knocks and I have plans to make, travel to do, people to see and things to accomplish. But if you don't make it a priority to stop, look back and process, you really are missing something. Failing to reflect – consciously consider what you did, what happened, and what you can learn from it – will cost you in unexpected ways.

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21 Reasons to Live Like It Matters

21 Reasons to Live Like It Matters

The blog wasn't a focus for us at the beginning, but it has quickly become one of our favorite things about SALT effect. We both enjoy writing, and we've discovered how much we love writing for YOU! You give us a reason to explore topics we're struggling with because we realize we're not alone. We're building a community that we love and we can't wait to see how it grows! If you missed any of our blogs this year, you'll find them here. We've organized them into categories to help you live like it matters, because it does! We often think about what we want our kids to say: Serving and Volunteering, Family and Parenting, Personal Growth, Gift Ideas and Our Story. 

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How to Simplify Christmas – Traditions to Stop Doing

How to Simplify Christmas – Traditions to Stop Doing

We love traditions. But traditions do come at a cost: your time and effort. Add too many cherished family traditions and the scales can tip in an unhealthy direction. So we’ve compiled a list of traditions to stop doing to simplify Christmas. For some of these, you may just opt to scale back rather than stop. You may choose a few traditions to skip just for one year. And others might come to a permanent halt.

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35 Affordable and Meaningful Gifts That Give Back

35 Affordable and Meaningful Gifts That Give Back

As a brand that gives back to partner nonprofits, we love to shine a spotlight on companies who make a difference in the world. So we created the ultimate list of meaningful gifts that give back for everyone on your list. And the best part is that everything on the list is $50 or less!

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The Secret to Contentment in a Season of Selfishness

The Secret to Contentment in a Season of Selfishness

I find it slightly ironic that the season of thanksgiving and gratitude is directly followed by the season of “I want” and “Can I have.” I find it more ironic still that the key to a less selfish holiday season is right in front of us if we’re intentional about taking hold. I’ll tell you what it is, and just in case you aren’t wowed right out of the box, I’ll build a strong defense for why it carries so much more weight than you realize. Then I’ll dig into four ways you can put it into action for a more content holiday season in your home.

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