How To Live With A Sense Of Wonder

How To Live With A Sense Of Wonder

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~Albert Einstein Have you lost your sense of wonder?  As adults, it can prove challenging to marvel at our day-to-day lives.  The awe and amazement we once felt for the world around us has been replaced with busy schedules, deadlines, work and other responsibilities.  But it is possible to...

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How To Be Happy

How To Be Happy

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy Do you know someone who’s happy?  Not just someone who smiles when you greet them.  I’m talking about someone who’s genuinely happy, someone who savors life.  I’m one of those people. Guess what?  Happy people have shitty lives too.  Bad things happen to us.  People piss us off.  We get into accidents.  Our partners are...

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Guest Post at Miss Minimalist

Guest Post at Miss Minimalist

I’m thrilled to have a guest post at Miss Minimalist.  Please check it out. Francine Jay, the creator of Miss Minimalist, is one of the foremost authorities on minimalist living.  I have learned so much from her blog and would encourage you to check it out. Francine is also the author of The Joy of Less, a minimalist living guide that shows you how to declutter, organize and simplify your...

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The Art of Mindful Eating

The Art of Mindful Eating

“He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.” ~Henry David Thoreau What is your relationship with food?  It may sound like an odd question, but consider it for a moment. Unfortunately, many people have negative associations with food that result in unhealthy food choices, guilt, overeating, poor body image and low...

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A Practical Guide to a Car-Free (or Car-Lite) Lifestyle.

A Practical Guide to a Car-Free (or Car-Lite) Lifestyle.

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Three years ago I began a new chapter in my life and embraced a simpler approach to living.  Part of that change included living car-free.  I have reaped the benefits ever since. After I moved from my big suburban home to my much more practical downtown apartment, I began looking for other ways to...

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