Avery Phillips

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

How to Organize a Small Storage Space

Organize-Chispa Magazine

No matter how much we may try to pare down to the bare essentials, storage seems to remain a problem. Finding ways to store your items to allow for easy access, storing important items in a safe and secure manner, as well as use the space to the best of your ability requires some ingenuity—but…

Hiking to Cope and Reset

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There is never a shortage of events around the world to make you both grateful and cynical about life. Whether it’s natural disasters such as Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong, or Hurricane Florence on the east coast of the U.S. or suffering the personal loss of a family member or friend, loss is constant and…

The Importance of Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly

Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly-Chispa Magazine

Our relationships with other people can be one of the most wonderful, joyous aspects of life. Connecting with and sharing our lives with others is one of the most human experiences we can have. As we get older, we have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of relationships in different contexts, from romantic partnerships…

The Importance of Staying Informed About Natural Health Options

Staying Informed About Natural Health Options-Chispa Magazine

For as long as recorded history has allowed us to look back, natural health remedies have played a major role in the course of human development. While many of these remedies often had no alternative (modern medicine didn’t see its beginnings until the 19th century),they often proved effective. From managing life-threatening chronic conditions to smaller…

Healthy Ways to Handle the Stress of Being an Entrepreneur

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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

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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

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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…