Slowing Down for a Much-needed Rest

Sammie-girl - always by my side. Sometimes what a person really needs is a good long rest. When life is always coming at you in one or another, well, a nap may be just what you need. I hear people say all the time, and I'm guilty of it too, I don't have time for …

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When Food Dictates Your Life

When I said I'd be taking a few days off after my "Countdown to 60" Stories and 60th Birthday Post on Instagram, I had no idea I'd literally be off of social media for a few days. Thanks to my food allergies for that! Of course, hubs likes to think it's due to food poisoning, …

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When Comfort Food Causes Distress

I wish I could say I made it through Siblings Day unscathed. However, that would be far from the truth. Being with family just happens to bring with it the desire to eat foods we used to share together as kids. And even talking about how good of a cook our momma used to be, …

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When What You Eat Impacts Your Life

My life is certainly super busy these days. And for the next four weekends, I am committed to being away from home for the greater part of two to three days. This makes me nervous, and I wonder what my food options will be. Here is a perfect example of why: this past weekend we …

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Keeping Up Despite Setbacks

This week has been an interesting week. Probably only because I always have high hopes for getting things done in my work life and my home life. Within the last few weeks, I have made the decision to retire again from full-time office work in two years instead of ten years. This is so I …

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When Good Strategies Lose Their Shine

On Saturday, the first day of October, I pulled the rest of my monthly to-dos from my pretty little box. I had three left. And I knew what two of them were for sure. Find a professional photographer for my next book's headshot. And finish my second book. And, well, you and I both know …

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Small Changes Make for Big Progress

Last week, I blogged about reducing my time on social media. And guess what? I did. I was able to do just what I needed to do and focus some of my time on studying my lesson for the class I'm teaching and also take some down time to just chill. I even took time …

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At A Crossroads: Decision Time

As I struggle to promote my first book, complete my second book, work a full-time job, take time for all the things I need to do and want to do, as well as have time for selfcare, I'm considering giving up social media. It's not exactly what I want to do, but more like what …

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The Challenge of Keeping Life Simple

Didn't I just say in my last blog that I'd be posting at least once each week? And here it is two weeks later? My, how time flies, and how we can let our days fill up. What's Been Happening Purple night skies - Sept 4, 2022 Last weekend, we went to visit with my …

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