thrift store

The thrift store can be your (nearly free) storage unit

The other day, my friend said something unassuming and uneventful, but it stuck with me for weeks and has changed the way I think about some stuff. She and her family live in an incredibly small-but-functional space, so Kyle (my husband) asked her if she also has a storage unit somewhere in town. She doesn’t. (read more…)

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crepemyrtles

Be present in the present

As you start this week, may you experience rest and contentment in finding yourself exactly where you are, both literally and figuratively. There is a time for being a mover and a shaker, a person who makes it happen. But there is also a time for being still, in the moment, listening, waiting, and resting. (read more…)

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Healthy Living Collective

Healthy Living Collective

I had an idea this morning, and I wondered if you might brainstorm with me. See, I have stacks of cookbooks, shelves of health and fitness books, piles of fitness DVDs, and bags full of fitness equipment. And most of it is sitting unused at the moment. Sure, I read the books and use the (read more…)

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Episode 66 of The Art of Simple Podcast with Tsh Oxenreider: Leigh Kramer on the Enneagram

#066: Confront Your Junk

Leigh Kramer knows a thing or three about the Enneagram, a powerful tool used to help identify personal strengths and weaknesses. More than a personality test, the Enneagram helps explain why you act the way you do when you’re stressed, and why you develop certain strengths when you’re growing. It can get confusing, so Leigh (read more…)

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kidscanoe

Living the life you dream for yourself

Tim Ferriss may be known as one of the first to write about lifestyle design but I think Ralph Waldo Emerson already had the corner on that market. As the story is told, Emerson was determined to build a life around the things he loved: creativity, community, nature, and friendship. He built his home with (read more…)

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