Avery Phillips

Avery Phillips is a freelance human based out of the beautiful Treasure Valley. She loves all things in nature, especially humans.

Healthy Ways to Handle the Stress of Being an Entrepreneur

Anti-Stress-Chispa Magazine

Starting your own business can be an exciting time but also a stressful time. Creating healthy habits from the first moment that you take on this new endeavor will ensure that you practice self-care to avoid burnout. There are many different factors that influence your body’s ability to handle stress that, if out of balance,…

Self-Care for Buying Your First Home

Home Ownership-Chispa Magazine

According to the 2017 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 34 percent of home buyers were first-time buyers and the median household income for first time buyers was $75,000. It also found, 53 percent of all home buyers undertook a home improvement project within three months of purchasing their home and…

Promotional Tips for Aspiring Executives

Professionalism_Chispa Magazine

Gaining the experience and opportunities necessary to earn and effectively perform in a leadership position takes considerable time and focused effort. You’ll likely need to employ a variety of tactics in order to get ahead in your career and prove yourself as an executive. Understanding your strengths and how you fit in the current market…

How You + Your Loved One Can Enjoy Every Season in NYC

NYC-Chispa Magazine

Traveling is not only good for your overall health and well-being (really!) but it can also create lifelong memories and build stronger bonds with your spouse or partner. New York City offers a wide range of unique dining experiences, parks, bakeries, bars, and picture-worthy sights, especially if you take the time to veer off the…

How to Make Your Side Hustle Pay Off

Side Hustle-Chispa Magazine

If you’re feeling the money crunch in your personal finances, you’re not alone. Millions of people turn to alternative sources of income, called side hustles, to help them with everything from their monthly Starbucks budget to creating multiple streams of passive income on the way to financial freedom. According to CNN Money more than 44…

Creating a Fitness Plan for Your Company’s Culture

Fitness-Chispa Magazine

Entrepreneurs invest a lot in the health and well-being of their companies. From employee benefits and healthcare options to countless hours spent attending to the wellness of the bottom line, a thousand different things clamor for the attention of savvy owners and managers. Top leaders at companies including Adobe, REI, and Twitter understand the benefits…

Untethering From Your Mobile: Escaping Work to Live Life

Untethering From Your Mobile-Chispa Magazine

Whether you’re an entry-level employee trying to climb the ladder as fast as possible or a manager catering to a slew of employees, the workforce is under increasing pressure to be continually available. The office may not collapse without you, there are other ramifications of taking time for yourself to consider. If you don’t answer…

How to Have Some Chill

Chill Time-Chispa Magazine

Some people just can’t help overthinking, wasting nervous energy, or habitually zoning out on life—they have no chill. What if you could just enjoy your life and not freak over every little good or bad thing that unfolds in front of you? What if you were the person everyone looked to as a shining example…

Summer Vacation: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Eight Travel Destinations Perfect for Rest and Relaxation_Chispa Magazine

Summertime is often recognized as the unofficial season for vacations. We make use of the longer, warmer days to enjoy doing things we aren’t able to do the rest of the year. But sometimes, it’s not a simple choice, because the reality that what a healthy work/life balance means for us as individuals is not…