The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. ~Mad Magazine Several months ago, in my declutter group, I shared a list of subject lines from one day’s worth of email. I had made . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Get mad, then get over it. ~Colin Powell A few weeks ago, when took my younger son in for neurotherapy, I shared the positive strides we'd seen since he started treatment with Erica, one of the office staff. I had just written "Successful Communication" and was feeling good about the results . . .