A Month of Decluttering

In September, I attempted The Minimalist’s 30 Day Minimalist Game.  Here’s how it works:  on day 1, you select 1 item to get rid of.  On day 2, you select two items, and so on until day 30 when you declutter 30 items.  When you do the math, the challenge works out to a total […]

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Pulling Up Weeds

I live in California where water is at a premium so when I decided to landscape our front yard a few years ago, I designed it with about forty percent rock, and sixty percent grass.  I was really happy with how it turned out.  I’ve since learned that the landscaper I hired did not put […]

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Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Happy Saturday Morning! Its raining outside so this is a perfect morning to start a new book. I try to read at least one nonfiction book each month. Would you like to join me on this one? Have you read it already? Let’s bring in some friends and start a book club in the comments. […]

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Fresh Season, Fresh Habits

Did you know that 40% of our daily activities are simply habits? We’re on autopilot almost half of our time! So the obvious question is, “Do I have good habits or bad habits?” Now honestly most of us have a combination of both so don’t start beating yourself up over your bad habits so quickly. […]

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Information Overload!

I wholeheartedly believe in the Law of Attraction.  What you focus on increases.  Also, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  But holy cannoli, I think my Lenten promise to get out of my comfort zone and break free of my limiting beliefs has opened a floodgate!  Teachers that I’ve admired and observed […]

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Celebrating Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  Traditionally, Catholics “give up something for Lent.”  The practice is meant to bring one closer to God in two ways: first to separate oneself from worldly pleasures or crutches and second to experience some of the suffering Jesus endured for our sins.  The most common things […]

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Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?

Have you seen the commercial about atopic dermatitis?  In it, a lady is constantly covering her skin, even when it’s warm out, and cancelling plans, while saying, “Yeah it’s my eczema again, but It’s fine.”  I think just about anyone with a chronic illness can relate to this commercial.  And we all know she’s not […]

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My Crappy Situation

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell….and it’s making me crazy. I am all about wellness and self-care.  Herbal teas and supplements, acupuncture, meditation, rituals and routines, candles,  you name it.  However, all the “wellness” in the world is not helping me become well.  Which obviously has left me frustrated (and exhausted).  In this […]

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Lemon Garlic Rainbow Chard

Hello All! So you already know I’m obsessed with my Farm Fresh to You CSA deliveries.  However, I did notice that despite the crazy variety of items that are offered, I was kind of sticking with the same basics.  So, I made a rule for myself.  Every other week, I was going to try something […]

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