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The Art of Giving

It’s the season of giving and receiving. We’ve all lived long enough to know that some of us are better at giving and receiving than others. And you’ve all been reading this blog long enough to know you’re a captive audience of what’s basically a collection of my opinions. Buckle…

Premeditated.

“Expectations are premeditated resentments.” Wow. I mean… I’ve never heard this before. Maybe you have. Maybe I’m just late to the party. It wouldn’t be the first time. But let’s unpack this. How many times have you been let down in your life? How many times were those let downs…

Gratitude Your Attitude

It’s coming. The train is about to be full steam ahead. It’s about to be hustle and bustle, family gatherings and all those bring, decorating and all that brings, buying gifts and all that brings, holiday baking, traditions and obligations, time crunches, money crunches…Oh. My. Goodness. Not all of these…

Simple Guide to Simplifying Your Home

On October 1, 2018, Posted by , In anxiety,self improvement,simplifying, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Simple Guide to Simplifying Your Home

Buckle up. This is a long one. But it’s good. And there are a lot of pictures, so maybe that’s why it’s long. I’m sure that’s it. First, some stats. The average American owns 300,000 things. Even though home size has tripled in the past 50 years, 1 in 10…

Beating Procrastination: Just Eat a Frog

“Eat a live frog first thing every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” This quote from Mark Twain has changed my life. Seriously. Now that I have your attention, let’s back up here a bit. Psychologically speaking, procrastination is more than just “putting…

Breaking Bad (Habits)

What’s your worst habit? Besides making really bad puns (you should hear the ones I don’t say out loud), I have this really bad habit of hitting snooze. A lot. I have to set my alarm 45-60 minutes earlier so I can sleep in 10 minute intervals for upwards of…

Conversation: How to Talk to People

I hear this a lot: “I’m just so awkward. I really don’t like talking to people. I don’t even know what to say most of the time.”   I hear ya, and with everyone’s faces stuck in their cell phones (*guilty*), the situation’s not about to get any better. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t…