simplify

Is Less More?

A couple nights ago I watched a TED Talk by Graham Hill. The title immediately caught my attention – Less stuff, more happiness. The video is short, barely more than five minutes, but Graham had me hooked in the first 15 seconds and those five minutes made me think. I’ve…

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Simplifying Life

In February I made Proclamations. I proclaimed myself a writer. I finished my manuscript. I proclaimed myself a Floridian. I booked a truck and planned my route. I proclaimed myself a widow. I made peace with the word and even embraced it. I proclaimed myself an artist. I got my…

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Making Room for Joy

December is a great time of year to purge. Out with the old, as they say! I’m a huge fan of simplifying, decluttering, and downsizing. As we prepped to move from Florida to Colorado, I was able to donate a lot of what had become “junk” to me. That’s not…

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Broken Computers & Brake Lights

While not a rose, a magnolia is worth stopping for too! Today I was kind of smacked (gently) in the face with the word “rush.” Nope, not the band and not the feeling of euphoria. It was the feeling of hurrying, dashing about, getting a move on. You know the…

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Pen and Ink

This evening I sat down with a cup of Tranquil Dream tea, a clean sheet of paper, and my quill. Before I left Florida I promised a dear friend that we would be pen pals and share hand-written letters. I’m quick to embrace technology and love instant connections via email…

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