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LIVE SIMPLY, AND SIMPLY LIVE.

 

A PERSONAL EXPLORATION OF LIFE’S COMPLICATIONS. JOURNEY WITH ME TO SIMPLICITY.

Organization for practicality’s sake

In our house, organization is a priority, but that's not to be confused with cleanliness, so don't come over and expect to leave without any cat hair attached to your clothes. When I say we're organized, I mean I know where I want things, my husband doesn't know where...

How to create more time for yourself

During college, I spent a lot of time with friends "just hanging out." Even during our busiest semesters we made the time to enjoy ourselves and each other. Then many of us got married or moved away for jobs, or both. Getting together with old friends after college is...

7 ways to help a grieving person grieve

In one of the greatest movie scenes about grief, Sally Field plays a mother who just lost her only daughter. Following the funeral, she is accompanied by her closest friends who can only imagine her pain. They comfort her, listen to her, offer words of wisdom, and in...

Self-care 101: talk

In 2015, The Washington Post reported that "more than 25 million American adults—about 11.2 percent—reported having pain every day for the previous three months...based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey." That's a lot of chronic pain. I'm not a...

How to grieve

This will be the first of three posts in a series specifically about grief. Grief complicates everything by interrupting our daily lives and relationships, and it has the potential to last for years. I hope we can learn how to grieve effectively and how to simply live...

Get out of debt. And stay out!

Contrary to popular belief, debt does not have to be the norm. Not EVERYONE is in the hole. I'm certainly not, and you don't have to be either. When I got married almost four years ago, my husband and I owed roughly $50,000 on credit, a truck, and student loans. With...