Living with less, at its best, provides a lasting framework through which to continually re-examine your lifestyle, possessions, relationships, and choices. And, while some have tried to reduce this concept to a social media topic du jour, it should never be about competitiveness, judgement, trendiness, or restrictiveness. Instead, it is about intentional living. It’s about […]

Interruptions This Weekend

Apologies in advance… sort of? There may be intermittent interruptions at some point this weekend — while I update the menu bar and tinker with stuff in general. Everything will still be viewable (as in: I’m not removing content), but you may get a temporary error message. If that happens, just try again a few minutes […]

Went Home for a Visit

Tah-dah! In one title, the sum total of why there were no posts last weekend: I was up north! Because my family (and home town for that matter) are so far north, it doesn’t make for great driving conditions throughout the winter season. There are several “extra” worries beyond just icy road conditions. White-outs along the […]

Tidying Drafts Folder

Like the title says, I’ve been busy tonight tidying up my drafts folder. The Say Goodbye to Coffee post has been sitting in there for a really long time, as has the “waiting to be re-published” version of the Does This Contain Caffeine? article I wrote back in 2015. (If memory serves, it was my […]

Tip #7: Say Goodbye to Coffee

This is a touchy subject — and I totally get that. People (worldwide!) are really attached to their morning cup of joe. But, as with any of the Health Hacks, I won’t post something unless: It’s something I personally practice and/or have struggled with I’ve experienced significant, tangible, verifiable success with it I’ve done the research […]

What is Meaningful to You

Simple advice, true. But it is all too easy to lose track of those small, meaningful things that make our inner lives rich. Things we may not necessarily share with others or even think to mention in regular conversation. And because we tend to keep them to ourselves, they can quickly slide down our list of priorities. […]

Made a Huge List

I’m an ideas kind of gal. Unfortunately, this means I often spend more time thinking, dreaming, and scheming than I do actually manifesting any of it into being. As a result, my life is full of many stops and starts. I have spurts of energy. I get flashes of inspiration. And I feel very motivated… some days. On others? Not […]

Why You Started

Each Spring, our department (at work) is made extra busy by lots of annual housekeeping tasks and records maintenance meetings. By the time I get home each night, all I want to do is watch a few hours of Netflix, eat a bowl of cereal, and fall asleep on the couch. Instead of giving in though, I try […]

13 Bean Beef Chili

Simple, but delicious. The combination of beans, peas, and lentils helps to make this a hearty and satisfying meal! 13 Bean Beef Chili INGREDIENTS: 1 and 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill 13-Bean Soup Mix* 1 lb of extra lean ground beef (organic is best) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced (suggest adding a […]