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My simple living led to new directions, and I neglected my blog. I still declutter and live a slow, simple life which has allowed some traveling and changes in what I want to do every day. When all the drama flows away and your mind clears, you can hear your inner desires and feel its pull. You can’t ignore it so you explore, little by little. Writing Stories When I was a small child visiting family in Brooklyn, New York, my grandfather took me for walks and told me stories he made up using the people around us as the […]
Is It Time For Simple Eating In your simple living journey, I hope you take time to look at simple eating. I didn’t enjoy cooking until I learned to simplify my meals. Disclaimer: I’m doing keto but I make meals for my non-keto partner. Hopefully, I can convince you of the benefits of skipping processed foods and go for simple menus. Instead of eating a microwaved meal in a plastic tray aka TV dinner, you can fix a chicken breast in the oven (or use a Instant Pot – my favorite kitchen appliance), steam some veggies in the microwave, and […]
Where Are You Now? Would a simple living journey help you? Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted by everyday life? Are you getting through the day with nothing left? Wondering why your life is like this? I have been there. The first time, I did nothing about it and nothing got better; it got worse. I didn’t design my simple living journey. One of my biggest regrets. The second time, I stopped to listen to figure out the source of my discomfort. I wanted to stop running in the hamster wheel. We were running a business in one state and […]
What Doesn’t Work for My Fibromyalgia Pain I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia several years ago. I tried prescription medications and the side effects made me worse. Yeah, Gabapentin made me dopey and stupid. My skin itched like crazy. I stopped the medication but I still have fibromyalgia pain. Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this article. I make just a small amount when you purchase from these links. It helps me pay for my server so I can keep blogging. I only present items I use personally and love. So I did research on how to manage the fibromyalgia pain […]
October is Financial Planning Month Do you find financial planning scary? Forty-seven percent of Americans do. And 82 percent wish they were in better control of their money. I have 5 ways you can improve your finances that you can do yourself without a financial planner. So let’s go through them. Get Out of Credit Card Debt Get out some paper and list your balances, fees, rates, and payment terms. Add all the balances up. That hurt didn’t it. Make it a BIG priority to pay off all your credit cards and keep them paid off. If you need some […]
Paper Clutter Queen I’m not an organized person with paper. I add it to a pile to file later. Then another paper is added to the pile and this goes on until I need another pile. When I moved from Texas to Washington, I moved several bankers boxes of paper piles and children’s school papers. I am the queen of paper clutter. I set out this week to take care of my current paper clutter mess in my sewing room since I would like to get back to sewing and quilting. So I went through my current file box and […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Jump off the debt train and get out of debt Society sold us a bill of goods that is just plain wrong. The American Dream is based on being up to our eyeballs in debt. This keeps us trapped in jobs we don’t like and not pursuing what we want in life. It drives stress levels up and harms our health. We don’t spend enough time on healthy relationships because we are too busy working. The debt piles up so high we see no retirement down the road or we are too old and unhealthy […]