Clear-out – Day 4

I love watching television. I especially like to watch an entire new season of a series, one episode right after the other. Right now I’m in season 2 of Ghost Whisperer. In the spring, while DH was away, I was watching Season 1 of House (don’t you love to hate him?). The TV went off, […]

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Clear-out – Day 3

The bathroom drawers got a turning out today. There are 7 drawers there, three large and four small. The oldest thing was some Bonine (anti-motion sickness) I bought in Costa Mesa California when I lived there. I moved away in 1994. The oddest thing was a complete plaster set of teeth moulds. I decided to […]

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Clear-Out – Day 2

Today I removed all the cleaning products tucked into various corners of the bathroom floor. I hadn’t used some of them in years. Not that I haven’t cleaned the bathroom in years – eeuuw – but I bought all these products guaranteed to fight soap-scum, mould and mildew, and never found anything that worked any […]

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Clear-Out – Day 1

Time to begin! I’ve made a list of every place in the house that needs my attention, and there are about 80 things there. I have 120 days or so, less a few when I’m away, so that’s probably doable. What do you think? The Lib Dem Bazaar is in December, and I plan to […]

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The Great Autumn Clear-Out

At our house, we’re about to set out on a 3 month clearing-out project. My theory: clearing out our physical spaces contributes to a clearer inner life. Best case: a new perspective. Worst case: a less encumbered house. I’ll give frequent updates here, and lessons learned. (Or as they say in UK, lessons learnt.) It […]

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How to Flourish in Your Life

Most psychological approaches ask us to look at our pain, weaknesses and short-comings, and then implement a plan to improve so that we’ll feel better or be more effective or have more self-esteem. If you take a close look at most models, there is nothing that offers a ‘cure’ for your woes, but only palliative […]

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Renewal

I spent last week on a Greek island, and learned that having the time to read a thoughtful book all the way through, think about something all the way to the outcome I’d like, or listen to mp3 lectures and then write my thoughts about it all, renews me. Now, to figure out how to […]

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My Bravery Journal

I’ve done something this week that I was frightened to do. I felt the fear and did it anyway. And nothing terrible happened. In fact, I ended up having some fun, and feeling pretty good about myself. Two weeks ago, I won two elections, each one to a seat on a council where I live. […]

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Doing My Best

Lately, I’ve been having a rough time. Life handed me a medical diagnosis to deal with. That’s fine. Life does that. But it’s my reaction to it that has me thinking. I’m not able to get as much done as I expect of myself. And at the end of each day, or week, I look […]

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Goals for Roles

The busier your life, the more important it is for you to keep on track toward what matters to you and maintain a balance among all your roles; ensure you pay consistent attention to the things you value most, and take small steps that get you closer to what you want. Roles My roles are […]

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