readingpoetry

Less internet – but more of what?

Apparently we’re all pretty distracted, heads bent over flashing rectangles, our brains turning to mush.  Even those who are aiming at a simple life with discipline and determination are finding it challenging to shift away from the compulsive habit of checking their phone. I’m not pointing fingers. I’m guilty too. It seems like everywhere people (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 71 with Nish Weiseth

#71: Your (little) story matters

New podcast time! In this episode, I talk with my friend Nish Weiseth, founder and editor-in-chief of Deeper Story, a faith-based community blog about the power of story. We talk about why story matters, and that it’s not always the big, monumental epic adventures that change lives—our little, everyday stories matter. We also talk about (read more…)

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hony

Weekend links

I don’t normally have one link to share for our routine weekend links post, but with all the crazy going on worldwide lately, I felt like there’s one that deserves a bit of showcasing. If you follow one Facebook page, let it be Humans of New York. Or, HONY. (There’s also a website, too. And (read more…)

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rollingpin

How to live an exceptional life, even when life doesn’t feel exceptional

What were you doing when you were 16 years old? If you were anything like me, the answer is…not very much. At least, not compared to Jessica Watson who, at the age of 16, completed a solo, nonstop, unassisted circumnavigation of the globe…in a little sailboat. What? Can you even imagine this? At 16 years (read more…)

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movingday

Packing up and moving on

I am sitting at my kitchen table as I write, surrounded on all sides by boxes and boxes full of the stuff that fills my house. We have been in full-blown packing mode for at least two weeks now, and yet there still appears to be no end in sight. But moving day is next (read more…)

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