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
What could be cooler than Mother Nature’s own black and white… in the form of a birch tree. This tree had the “paper” peeling off naturally and made for an interesting snapshot. I hope you enjoy it.
You can purchase this photo as a downloadable image on my Etsy shop.
Do you have a special piece of china or an ornament (or something) that your granny (or someone) gave you when you were younger? Where is it? Did you pack it away so it won’t get broken? If you don’t use it or have it where you can’t enjoy it, ask yourself why? Continue reading
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu
I’ve really been falling in love with minimalist art. This is a photo I took last year on a summer’s walk near my home.
You can purchase this 8 x 10 photo as a downloadable image on my Etsy shop.