Category Archives: Simplicity

Birds of a Feather

In March, I had a mama dove nesting in a hanging planter on my porch in full view of my large picture window. In the past few years, birds have frequently used the coconut husks from the planter to line their nests, … Continue reading

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Essentialism

I mentioned a few posts back that I first learned about Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism from one of Joel’s Value of Simple podcasts. I have since finished the book, and I loved it. So much so, that I plan to … Continue reading

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Less Cluttered is More Relaxed

I love this time of year. The air is crisp but not yet cold (I live in SoCal), the dawn light is available to me in the morning when I walk the dog, and although I hate that it gets dark … Continue reading

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Difficulty in Decision Making

“I know what my decision is, Which is not to decide.” —On the Steps of the Palace, Stephen Sondheim I read an article in this month’s Real Simple Magazine about Making Decisions that has gotten me thinking about how our … Continue reading

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Shadow and Light

I was thinking this morning as I was listening to Joel talk about SimpleREV 2015 and walking Buttercup in the crisp clean November air, that I want my posts to focus more on the spiritual aspects of what I get out … Continue reading

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But Now I Need It!

When I was growing up, my parents saved everything. Because you never know! My mother said it was because she was a depression-era baby, and as she and my dad were both born in 1936, I’m sure growing up in Depression era/WWII austerity had … Continue reading

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The Value of Simple

In the mornings when I walk my dog, Buttercup, I like to listen to podcasts. For the past 25 years, I have been a Books on Tape enthusiast, so I’ve long been listening as I walk, drive, clean my house, … Continue reading

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The Curse of White Walls

 I am actually a very organized person. I’m also a very cluttered person. Or at this point, a moderately cluttered person. I’m not sure if I have always been organized or if I have learned from all the organization … Continue reading

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The People I am Thankful For, Part 2: The Last Few Years

In addition to all the people and websites that I noted in How I Got to Now (which is what this Part 2 post morphed into), for the past 9 months or so, my attention has gone in a different direction, and that is toward simplifying … Continue reading

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How I Got To Now

This is the story I tell myself: Until my kids were in middle school, I pretty much lived most of my values. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom who worked part-time around my kids’ school hours, and I was focused … Continue reading

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