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

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

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

Turn the Other Cheek or Fight Back?

NOTE: I started writing this post back in May. I was too frustrated to think clearly or come up with a solution. Now that the problem has been resolved, I can provide the insight of hindsight.   I'd like to start a discussion: When someone wrongs you, how do you resolve the situation peacefully without poisoning … Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek or Fight Back?

Finding Peace in a Hectic Life

  Just as at the eye of the hurricane there is stillness, so in the midst of confusion or distress there is an inner place of stillness, the secret place of the Most High. - Martha Smock The last year of my life was very hectic.  I went from being unemployed to serving as an … Continue reading Finding Peace in a Hectic Life

Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?

As a writer, words are very important. As you find out when learning a new language, certain words have nuances and connotations that you can only learn with time, practice and exposure to the new language. But we don't always pay attention to the words we use in our own language. Taking a slight detour … Continue reading Changing Your Relationship with Stuff, through Language?

New Beginnings: How to follow through on resolutions 12 days into the New Year

It's been a long time since I've written. I experienced a number of extremely difficult challenges in the early to mid-part of last year. And while none of those challenges actually precluded me from writing, by way of time consumption, I didn't write here. I didn't focus on creating the deliberate slow-paced, self-designed lifestyle that … Continue reading New Beginnings: How to follow through on resolutions 12 days into the New Year