Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life. ~Author unknown My Mom used to end our phone conversations with two words: “Love you.” She would always say the same to my two sons, regardless of how rambunctious or loud they . . .
“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, . . .
One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French proverb Over the weekend, I attended my niece’s wedding. It was a beautiful, warm day and as I enjoyed the cocktail reception, a family member came up to me and asked me how I was feeling and how the kids . . .
The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. ~Chinese proverb Today is Independence Day, a day that involves celebrations and food - hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, apple pie, and watermelon. Last . . .
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 . . .
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying This week marks my older son’s sixth week of therapy for Avoidant/t/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) at LPCH at Stanford and a . . .
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha I felt like bursting into tears during Pilates class this morning as I struggled through lunges and planks on the reformer. The joints in my knees, wrists, and hips were achy and . . .
“Paperwork would be so bad if it weren’t for all the paper. And the work” – Darynda Jones Last month while I was waiting for my younger son to finish his neurotherapy session, one of the office staff noticed me sitting in the reception area writing out insurance claim forms; I rolled my eyes and . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .
“Don't just declutter, de-own.” ― Joshua Becker, Clutterfree with Kids I have fully embraced my journey toward minimalism. There have been peaks and valleys along the way, some weeks I make great progress, some weeks not so much. The latter seems to be true right now. Spring in our home means . . .