The holiday season is beginning and I’m seeing the gift idea blog posts popping up in my news feed. You know exactly the ones I’m talking about-what to give someone that has everything, best gifts for Dad, what Mom really wants, what experiences to gift…and of course the top 20 must have toys. But IRead more about The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime: A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?[…]
I felt so much noise buzzing in my head and body lately and couldn’t really HEAR myself.
My yoga instructor invited us to take 10 minutes a day to fill up this week.
I decided to take her up on that and go a tad further:
Slow Down and Tune In.
These are the words that flowed out of me on the third day…
LIFE is already complicated. Births, deaths, illnesses, relationships, school, work…so why do we complicate life more by acquiring STUFF? STUFF that brings a temporary hit of “feeling good”. Then the “feel goods” dissipate. And the STUFF remains, cluttering our spaces and our minds and our hearts. And then LIFE happens.Read more about LIFE is already complicated. Why are we allowing STUFF to complicate it more?[…]
We are packing for London and Paris. Twelve nights away with our teen and tween. This is not our first international trip. This will be international trip number 4. Countries number 5 and 6 as a family. Six countries in 5 years. This is HUGE for me. I never traveled as a kid exceptRead more about Simplifying Made My Dreams a Reality[…]
When I was little we had a black lab named Stu. Cute, huh? Except it was short for Stupid. And, that was sometimes my nickname that my Dad used for me. When I was in school, I was in the same class as all the GATE kids. However, I did not test high enough toRead more about Why Books Were Hard For Me To Get Rid Of[…]
Someone in my Facebook group (keep it simple community) said that she has had people ask if she owned a daycare due to all the toys she has for her 3 kiddos under the age of 5. Boy do I remember those days!! I felt it was necessary for my boys to have “choices” andRead more about Lessons from Legoland: A kid clutter a-ha moment […]
“Our studies show that giving children too many toys or toys of the wrong types can actually be doing them harm. They get overwhelmed and cannot concentrate on any one thing long enough to learn from it,” ~Claire Lerner, L.C.S.W-C, Zero to Three ( http://rense.com/general8/yots.htm) Kid STUFF has been a pretty popular topic swirlingRead more about Kid Clutter!!! Parents aren’t alone in feeling overwhelmed and distracted.[…]
Clothes in the wash. Clothes in the dryer. Clean clothes waiting to be folded and put away. Dirty clothes waiting for their turn to go in the wash. *sigh* Dirty dishes in the sink overflowing to the counter. Dirty dishes in the dishwasher since it didn’t get turned on before leaving the house for theRead more about From Scattered to Simple[…]
Singularity: a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value* Flat out, I believe the first step to true empowerment is self-care. I don’t mean self-care like getting your hair and nails done. I mean self-care like “I need to NOT go to that party tonight because I’m drained and I need toRead more about Self-care: the Singularity of Girl Power.[…]
“When you don’t have what you want, want what you have.” Not only is that the secret to contentment, it’s the secret to prosperity as well. My Dear Mother in Law gave me this birthday card a few years back. I loved it so much, I framed it and hung it in the bathroom soRead more about Abundance or Scarcity…which do YOU choose to live in?[…]