“The greatest gift you can ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree, it is found in the hearts of your loving family and your true friends” – Unknown Since embracing minimalism several years ago, I see . . .
Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment. ~Author Unknown It’s Labor Day weekend and we’re home, choosing not to travel or be on the road. The neighborhood is blissfully quiet as several neighbors have . . .
“Have the courage to build your life around what is really most important to you.” ― Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life Three days ago, I received an email from my editor: “Karen, . . .
“Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out” – Unknown Yesterday morning I texted my younger brother, “3 years today” with a sad emoji. It was 5:16 AM and I knew he would be up. Sure enough, he texted back: “Sad day. I miss . . .
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet My niece is getting married this month and the excitement of wedding plans, bridal showers, and . . .
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust I am sitting out on the deck at the lodge where we vacation each summer. I never get tired of the view of the . . .
To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini Last Tuesday as I sat around the dinner table with my husband and boys, I couldn’t help but smile, I had had a productive day. I finished my . . .
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls This year marked the third Mother’s Day without my Mom, and the first Mother’s Day I’ve been away from my children as I venture through London with a bestie and make my way over to Wales . . .
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin Over the weekend I searched Next Door under “In Search Of” (ISO), it is like a game, looking for people who are looking for things that I am trying to get rid or/pass along in my journey toward . . .
Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham My younger son was upset with me last week as we drove off for a “Mom and Me” outing to Santa Cruz. He was out of school for Ski Week and we had made plans to do something each day leading . . .