What I Learned in January

What I Learned in January

I’m linking up today with Emily Freeman at Chatting at the Sky to share 4 little things I learned this month. Here’s what I learned in January: 1) Well written magical realism never gets old.  Although I almost always read nonfiction, I read Garden Spells  by Sarah Addison Allen a few days ago. Modern Mrs. Darcy recommended it… Continue Reading

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Planning the Next Ten Years of My Life

Planning the Next Ten Years of My Life

Last week I wrote about essentialism, long term planning, and my desire to keep whimsy and curiosity in the mix by not setting rigid and focused long term goals. So how do I see the next ten years of my life? How do I make decisions about my days without a single guiding energy focus?… Continue Reading

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Tiny Goals Are about the Process

Tiny Goals Are about the Process

Last Wednesday I introduced the idea of #onetinything, making one itty bitty, almost too small to be worth mentioning change in your life for just a short amount of time. The purpose isn’t to set a huge, mind shaking goal or to drastically change your life, just to step in any small way in a… Continue Reading

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A Critique of Essentialism and Extreme Focus OR Be Curious

A Critique of Essentialism and Extreme Focus OR Be Curious

I’m reading a lot these days about the idea of simplicity and extremely focused goal setting. From The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to Michael Hyatt’s $500 Best Life Ever goal setting course, focus and reduction seem to be having a moment. The basic ideas are to pare down and focus your life and… Continue Reading

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Saying Yes to What Matters

Saying Yes to What Matters

How do we grow time? We say yes only to the things that matter: our family, our hearts, our loves. We close our eyes and sit in stillness sometimes instead of filling every moment. We practice being still. We find in the stillness that time grows, and our spirits can travel while our minds are… Continue Reading

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What’s #onetinything You Can do To Change Your Life?

What’s #onetinything You Can do To Change Your Life?

The holidays seriously did a number on on my usually healthy eating habits. I am eating all KINDS of crap. I reached a new low as I stood over my sink eating the last brownie in the tin yesterday. I couldn’t even be bothered to get a plastic children’s plate out of the cabinet first.… Continue Reading

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15 Things I Learned in 2015

15 Things I Learned in 2015

Now that 2015 is over I’ve been looking through some of the photos from last year and thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are 15 things I learned in 2015: 1. That I read a LOT and I need to keep a book list I go through phases when I read more than others, but… Continue Reading

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The Gifts of 2016

The Gifts of 2016

    There is no point in life at which Life says, “My dear, you have suffered enough.” No matter how much pain and grief and terrible loss and misery you go through, it is never truly the bottom. There is always more that can come for you. That’s the bad news; no matter how… Continue Reading

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Some Days I Want to Run Away

Some Days I Want to Run Away

Some days I want to run away. I feel like I can’t cope with life, with mom-ing, with touching, with being any more. I wonder if we might feel this way together, because this is one of the stories I swore I’d never tell. Then I had lunch with a friend, and she looked at me… Continue Reading

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The Advent Season and the Gathering of Light

The Advent Season and the Gathering of Light

    I love the Advent season, because I am in love with holy darkness and the wild path that leads into the deepest night. That is what Advent is all about-a world falling into the longest days winter, toward solstice, and then in the distance, the flicker of a candle. It is the beginning of the… Continue Reading

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