Kerry feeds the birds. Yeah, they make a mess around her deck and lawn, but those quiet moments when she just sits and watches as they flit around, cracking seeds sending shells across the lawn, and fluttering back and forth between the feeder and the maple tree, are what makes her life wonderful.
It’s almost meditational. She quietly appreciates Continue reading
Are you a multitasker, even when you eat? Are you shoveling in your fast food while you check email, Twitter, and Facebook?
I want to suggest that when you eat, Continue reading
Are you thinking about minimizing your life? Do you finally want to simplify your home and remove all the junk you no longer need. Are you ready to attack your cluttered life today?
Don’t start yet. Wait until you’ve read this post. Continue reading
Many of us think that when we get the great job, we’ll be happy. When we get married to Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful and have kids, we’ll be happy. When we get the beautiful blue SUV with leather seats, we’ll be happy. When we can build our four-bedroom dream home on the ocean, we’ll be happy. When we travel to some exotic locale, we’ll be happy. Happiness is always an elusive something that will happen one day, if we keep going straight ahead.
The trouble is, Continue reading
It’s not having what you want. It’s wanting what you’ve got.
—Sheryl Crow (Soak up the Sun)
Now that I’ve retired and my lifestyle is changing and becoming simpler while other are still running the daily race, I often find myself asking how much money does a person need? Young people, especially, are under constant, often severe stress, to achieve, to have “stuff,” to feed the consumerism beast that pervades every aspect of our lives both online and off. No longer does it seem “the norm” to want to keep up with the Jones’, Continue reading
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” —Hippocrates
Simplifying your life and practicing mindfulness is great for the soul and mind, but what about your body?
For me, simplifying my life also means Continue reading
Wow, what a winter it’s been. I can’t believe it has been more than a month since I’ve posted. Winter colds, family visits, and nursing a minor back injury, all topped of by a Caribbean trip have kept me hopping (or not hopping as the case may have been).
Anyway, It’s the beginning of March and spring is just around the corner. Yay!
Cherish your special moments.
While I was practicing Tai Chi this morning, something sparked a memory from my childhood. While I’m learning that simplifying my life means not dwelling on the past because I can’t change it, Continue reading