Seven Habits to Break During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Image by ituzaingo from Pixabay Wastefulness We have access to so much excess living in America. Sometimes the prevailing attitude is, well, if it breaks, I'll just get a new one. Usually it's cheaper to get a new one. We grab disposable out of convenience, even if we do choose to recycle. I decided when … Continue reading Seven Habits to Break During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Three things I learned about the slow-paced life from my toddler

Image by Pezibear from Pixabay Boundaries are immutable People always call it the terrible twos, but I think that's wrong. Age two is the year of realizing that the child is an individual and has separate needs, wants and desires. It is the year of "I come first." It is the year of "no." Two-year-olds … Continue reading Three things I learned about the slow-paced life from my toddler

Winter Purge/Spring Cleaning 2020: How to reduce the number of appliances and gadgets in your kitchen

For every new health food craze on Pinterest, there is a kitchen appliance or gadget to go with it.  When I was doing a cleanse in 2016, it was making noodles out of veggies with a spiralizer. Last year it was the instant pot. And these days the Air Fryer is the star of home kitchens. If you bought … Continue reading Winter Purge/Spring Cleaning 2020: How to reduce the number of appliances and gadgets in your kitchen

How to deal with too many open browser tabs

Image by 200 Degrees from Pixabay I always have 10 or more tabs open. I know I've gone overboard when I can no longer see the favicon... or any of the words that tell me which WordPress window I'm blogging in. Add to that another 30 to 60 tabs on my phone. Each tab represents … Continue reading How to deal with too many open browser tabs

Why you shouldn’t stress out about everyday hassles

I used to get extremely frustrated over small things. Particularly things that required me to call some 1-800 number and speak to a stranger in India--to get something corrected that never should have happened. Or required me to call a government agency and experience an endless cascade of transfers. I am never rude to customer … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t stress out about everyday hassles

10 ways to break free from the clock

Image by David Mark from Pixabay A slow-paced life is about not being tethered to this society's rules and standards. It's about operating on your own time and moving at your own pace. Most of us aren't going to go live alone in a cabin in the woods, free from our responsibilities requiring adherence to … Continue reading 10 ways to break free from the clock

I lived without time/clocks for a week. Here’s what happened.

Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay I am a strong type A person and it has caused me a ton of stress throughout my life. Even though I'm a work-at-home mom--now--clocks and calendars have always been oppressive. If I know I have something coming up, be it 3 hours or 1 hour, I become anxiety-ridden, … Continue reading I lived without time/clocks for a week. Here’s what happened.

Artificial Time

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What is artificial time? Artificial time is adherence to the construct of timekeeping that does not align with natural frequencies and our natural biological rhythms. The 12-month calendar and 60-minute "hour" have no basis in any natural phenomena and force humans to operate in an unnatural way. According to … Continue reading Artificial Time

The American Dream may be a fallacy, but our Entitlement to it isn’t wrong.

Entitlement has been one of the greatest sources of unhappiness in my life. I did everything right. Got good grades in school, went to college, got good grades in college, and I was a morally upstanding citizen. I studied English in college (which at one point in time was the go-to-degree because every employer wanted … Continue reading The American Dream may be a fallacy, but our Entitlement to it isn’t wrong.