If I Could Put Time in a Bottle……

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” — Michael Altshuler Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot (obsessing) about time & how fast it flies. These thoughts have led me to realize that I have a very unhealthy relationship with Father Time. The older I get, the more dysfunctional it […]

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Meditation for Beginners

“The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” –The Age of Enlightenment The average person has more than 50,000 thoughts per day! Stop & think(!) about that for just a moment. Is it any wonder I’m walking around in a continuous state of anxiety & brain […]

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Create a Vision Board to Get More Clarity

“The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” –Billy Cox I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I get into a funk that I just can’t seem to shake. Most of the time I’m able to ride it out by being mindfully aware […]

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Packing for 3 Weeks in England Using 1 Carry-On Suitcase

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” –Antoine de St. Exupery Last year when I was entertaining the idea of becoming more minimalistic, I already had a 2 week trip planned to Turkey & Spain. After reading about how many people were only packing a carry-on suitcase when traveling, I decided I would challenge […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 4

“The more you have, the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”  –Mother Teresa                                                    It’s the end of the month & I’m very happy […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 3

“Discard everything that does not spark joy.” –Marie Kondo Last week while the decluttering project continued, I had a bit of an emotional crisis. It wasn’t because of all the clothes I’m getting rid of, it was because of the mounting evidence that I do indeed have a problem. Case in point – this coat: […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 2

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk”. –Louise Smith As if I didn’t need any more motivation to declutter my wardrobe, my husband and son’s reaction to last weeks blog was more than enough. Between Jerome’s silent head shaking & Chris’ loud disapproval (what does a 22 […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 1

“You don’t need all the stuff to have it all” –Courtney Carver (from bemorewithless.com) At the beginning of last year, I briefly entertained the idea of creating a “capsule” wardrobe. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it basically means that you have only 33-35 pieces of clothing in your closet/dresser at any given time […]

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Friday’s Favorites – Ethical Beauty from Marshall’s: ANDALOU Naturals, BIO KERATIN, Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care

Because I love vegan, cruelty-free, ethical beauty products AND a great deal(!), I’m always on the lookout when I’m shopping in my favorite store, Marshall’s. Some of these products are old favorites & some are new to me. All opinions are strictly mine. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them […]

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

“Gratitude has the power to fill your heart with love and your life with abundance.” –-Debasish Mridha Like most families on Thanksgiving, we went around the table to express what we were thankful for this past year. I had a long list of reasons to be extremely grateful. At the top of the list was getting this […]

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