“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 . . .
Angels can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~Author Unknown It’s Monday, and I am still basking in the afterglow of a girl’s weekend. My friend recently moved to Napa and invited me and another friend up for a girl’s weekend. We had the typical plans laid out: fun, laughter, and . . .
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying I’ve always had a love for books and a passion for reading. As a child, I enjoyed going to our local library, walking through the stacks, exploring . . .
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young Yesterday, I mailed out our last holiday card. Yes, the last card was mailed out on January 4th, after the holidays ended. There was a time when I was extremely organized, and our family ran like a well-oiled machine. . . .
Goals are dreams with deadlines. ~Diana Scharf Hunt Yesterday morning, I spent the day after Christmas sitting on the sofa with a book, my coffee, and the dog. There is something special about having an entire day devoted to doing nothing except relaxing and nourishing the soul. As I sat in . . .
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. ~Margaret Thatcher As a young girl, I loved our Christmas tradition of getting up early, opening gifts, and being with my brothers and my parents. My Mom would play Christmas music and we . . .