To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~Henri Bergson September 7th marked the two-year anniversary of my first climb to the top of Half Dome; 382 days later, I had . . .
“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 . . .
Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst Yesterday, I lounged around the house, feeling the impact of jet lag. I didn’t leave the house, nor did I exercise. I was feeling a bit blue: I was home after a 10-day adventure to London and Wales . . .
“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 . . .
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~Will Rogers Last week, on the way to a doctor’s appointment, I glanced at my younger son sitting in the front seat, head tilted down, eyes glued to his iPhone. He was wearing his favorite faded black . . .
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing some stories about the Lyme diagnosis my sons and I received a year ago. My writing reflects my personal experience and my honest feeling about our treatment since our diagnosis: . . .
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth This piece is dedicated to my friend Roxanne, who always provides support, love, and encouragement and who's not afraid to call it as she sees it. I love connecting with others and find it very rewarding to communicate . . .
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice Over the past few days, the early morning temperature has been hovering in the mid-‘30s; I don’t like these low temperatures and the feeling of being cold from head to toe. I’ve always . . .