“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 . . .
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. ~Andrea Boydston Tomorrow marks the sixth anniversary of my Pulmonary embolism, six years! Six years ago my life changed dramatically, my view and vision of who I am . . .
Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson Today, my older son turned 17 and this year, as he has for the past several years, has chosen a minimalistic birthday: a gift of cash, dinner with our family, and his favorite chocolate cake from Kathy’s Creative . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown Last week after Pilates class I asked my friend Snigdha if she had read my recent blog post “Company Eggs”. She usually sends me a text with a kind comment or general feedback, . . .
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 . . .
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. ~Max Beerbohm I’ve learned a lot in my journey toward minimalism: It takes time (I’ve been working on it for over five years), patience (not everyone in . . .