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 . . .
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 . . .
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh I’ve been working with several clients and to help get them moving along on their own journey toward minimalism. I always start off by telling them that the process takes patience and time and as long as they . . .
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough Last month, my younger son begged me to let him hang out after school with friends before attending the school’s talent show. He wanted to meet his friends at 4:30 pm, a good 90 minutes . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
“Owning less is better than organizing more.” – Joshua Becker, Clutterfree Kids Minimalism piqued my interest in 2011: I was at the library and discovered a little red book called Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer. I devoured the book in a few short hours and then read it several times before . . .
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown Three weeks ago, I received an email invitation from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford: YCHU Lecture: How the Other Half Eats: Sensitive, Fearful and Low Appetite Problems in Youths. I scanned over . . .
The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread. ~Chinese Proverb I’ve had a cold for the past few days, and while it’s a bit uncomfortable, I am glad it’s just a cold. I never seemed to get a cold, instead, I suffered from chronic sinus infections. It . . .
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 . . .