Category Archives: Well-Being

Beautify Your Block

We enjoy taking the kids for strolls around our neighborhood now and then after dinner.  It is a time to talk, discover nature, and bond as a family.  Each season brings new delights for the senses.  Spring brings the colors … Continue reading

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Blog Hibernation?

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Not unlike a tree when it loses its leaves, I fall into a sort of hibernation each winter.  Observing nature over the years has given me a welcome perspective on how I react to the changing seasons.  I’ve learned to … Continue reading

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Give The Gift of Your Time

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The Holidays can be a crazy time dominated by shopping, traveling, parties, post office runs, and more shopping.  Why do we do this to ourselves?  The better question might be “For whom do we do this?”  Surely, our children aren’t … Continue reading

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Less stuff, more happiness: Graham Hill on TED.com

Less stuff, more happiness: Graham Hill on TED.com. I’ve written before about the joy of finding more happiness with less stuff.  Letting go of the unnecessary things in life allows the meaningful to stand out.  Do you walk in your front … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Groceries On A Budget

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Nothing is terribly revolutionary about my shopping habits, but the fact that plastic is often neglected from my grocery list means my habits have departed from the mainstream.  While trying to go plastic-free, we adjusted our weekly spending to $110, … Continue reading

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Live Authentically, Not Perfectly

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It is easy to be too hard on yourself now and then, so I say “take a break from yourself!”  Breaking your own rules once in a while can actually be healthy.  When you aim for perfection, chances are you’ll … Continue reading

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The Art of Less is More

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Reducing our consumption of plastics takes a reevaluation of our drive for material consumption in general.  How did we come to play into the powerful marketing message of more is better?  Who gave us the right to squander valuable resources … Continue reading

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