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Ideas for a less stressful holiday season

This is an older post from last year that is relevant.  I have added a few new ideas.  Laptop or paper and pen, coffee (or something stronger) and time.  Okay, I’m thinking the time one might be hard to achieve with the busiest time of year soon upon us.  So I think we should strategy… Read More Ideas for a less stressful holiday season

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My week in black and white

A friend challenged me on Facebook to take a black and white picture of my day for 7 days.  It was interesting and a bit of a challenge as I soon realized not every picture I took translated well to black and white.  That challenge lead me to this post.  So I decided to take… Read More My week in black and white

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Change of seasons and energy level

Is it just me that a change of seasons seems to affect my energy level?  Come September (Autumn) I am more energized to start projects, take courses, purge and move furniture!  Maybe it is because I have always thought of September as the start of the year, with school starting and people back into routines… Read More Change of seasons and energy level

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Look up and put the phone down

It was an overcast day – you know when you can feel rain in the air – so I didn’t want to venture far at lunch hour.  I ended up at McDonald as I like their coffee. I sat in the corner, got my pen and paper out, and started my September or Fall to… Read More Look up and put the phone down

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Is the universe pushing your buttons? Deal with it.

Here is a question for you. Do you think the universe puts obstacles in your path for you to work on? The obstacles can range from new technology to individuals. Has someone shown up in your life that is pushing your buttons? Maybe trying your patience, boundaries, or different opinions.  If we are finding our… Read More Is the universe pushing your buttons? Deal with it.

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Diversity – sharing and writing about hard topics

I read a blog post over at The Blossom Edit,  where Nicole talked about diversity within the Blogosphere.  Where posts on mental health, disabilities or other topics people might find uncomfortable are not shared, as much as, say beauty tips, mindfulness or recipes. It resonated with me as I think we want to escape our daily… Read More Diversity – sharing and writing about hard topics

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A question you shouldn’t be asking at a special times

A friend and I were having lunch and catching up.  Her daughter, last month, had graduated from university.  Parents and grandparents attended the ceremony and everyone was happy and proud.  Pictures were lovely. It was then that the conversation took a different turn. My friend said she was trying to not ask her daughter if… Read More A question you shouldn’t be asking at a special times

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Idea for moving forward with…….

I listened to a podcast over at me and Orla with Xanthe Berkeley.  They discussed creativity and how we often set ourselves up to fail and how to combat that. We often compare ourselves to someone already established. Not taking into account that they might have spent years as a beginner practicing their art.  The only person… Read More Idea for moving forward with…….

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Should we be using the word “just”?

There are some professions that are celebrated and acknowledged as they should be.  There are other professions that are not celebrated – they don’t have a day or week that acknowledges them and what they do.  Any profession/job that is done well should be acknowledged period. Not just on a certain day or week on… Read More Should we be using the word “just”?

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5 actions to start creating the life you want

The quote “life is a journey not a destination” has always felt right to me.  We know the final destination, so it is how we go about getting there that counts.  The following is my take on what we can do to create the life we want and make our journey count. Try new things.… Read More 5 actions to start creating the life you want