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LIVE SIMPLY, AND SIMPLY LIVE.

 

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

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!

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...

Say “no” to TV.

When I was in high school, I was given an assignment to enhance my experience of a book (I can't for the life of me remember which book!): give up electronics and as many "modern-day" conveniences as I could for two days. These were two great days. Instead of texting...

Self-acceptance—why is it so hard?

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."—Proverbs 27:17 There are times in life when someone has to point out our flaws so that we can fix them. Maybe it's a parent, a spouse, a boss, a teacher, a coach, a minister, or a friend. And hopefully these...

Packing light

When I started writing this post, the plan was to give a how-to on traveling with the basic necessities. I was going to find some tips online to share with you (and myself) in honor of the road trip I'm taking in the next few days. However, that has been done,...

Creating Your Masterpiece

Creating Your Masterpiece

What makes a masterpiece? While researching this question, I came across two common components in masterpieces of all genres: skill and creativity. Skill makes sense, because the artist must know what he or she is doing. After all, masterpieces rarely happen by...