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Aspergers And Independence

My daughter is 21 and still lives with me. It’s not a problem for me, but sometimes it is for…

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Digital Decluttering​

When I moved into my tiny house, I had to digitally scan every document and photo. I don’t have the…

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It’s Possible

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Making Walking Fun

This year, as we take inventory of our New Year’s resolutions, many of us have vowed to get more exercise. Of course, you can invest in a gym membership or join a work out group. But some of us are opting just to get out more and walk. If that is your goal, here are a few ideas to make your next stroll a little more enjoyable.

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Magic and Madness

Michael Barnes is more than a sculptor, he is part magician, part mad scientist. He prods, pinches and pokes his creations until movement and matter merge into something worth pondering. Sometimes, when you expect it the least, you find art worth circling back for.

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Low Impact Bathroom

Many of us are making an effort to make a smaller footprint, waste less and save money As you’re making your way journey through the low impact lifestyle,  switching from plastic and disposable items to sustainable alternatives can be a challenge. Here are some changes to consider.

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Acts of Kindness

Let’s figure out how we can be kinder in the New Year. Here are 50 Random Acts of Kindness that you can implement immediately.

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Hugging

We hug others when we’re excited to see each other, happy, or sad. Hugging is generally, universally comforting. But beyond comfort, hugging makes us healthier and happier. Here’s how.

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Less is More

Whether you are hoping to minimize your wardrobe or just pare down the excess, here are 4 benefits of owning fewer clothes. You just might be surprised at how liberating it is.

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Veteran’s Day Specials

Here’s a little shout out to my favorite veterans, my dad, brothers and currently deployed nephews… and all of the others who have sacrificed for our families and country. Here are 11 places veterans can enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.

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Aspergers- What You Don’t See

Being a mom of a daughter with Asperger’s is hard– really hard. Every day presents new challenges. I discover new speed bumps and potholes in daily living. Sometimes I spend an abundance of time racking my brain to come up with new creative coping skills…

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Invest in Yourself

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The Art Of The Edge

While this isn’t my usual genre, I was asked to write an article for Whidbey Life Magazine about Whidbey Island’s…

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Make 2019 Your Debt Free Year!

If you have set a goal to take control of your finances, get out of debt and start saving, 2019…

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Haiku Sunday (92-95)

Oktoberfest My Oktoberfest Began with a mug of beer, Ice cold and frothy. My Oktoberfest, Packed with singing and swilling,…

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Bronwyn

Sometimes you just want to write a story. Bronwyn leaned back after hours of slumping over her papers. She was displeased…

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Cultivating a Slow Life

Over the past year, I’ve been making a real effort to slow down and appreciate the little things in life….

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Speak No Evil

In a world where bullying is so pervasive, we could all stand to be a little kinder, to be a…

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Meaningful Gifts

Most American homes have so much more than they need or will ever use. As the holiday season encroaches, consider low impact…

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Tips on Simplifying Your Life

If you are ready to take the plunge and simplify your life but aren’t exactly sure where to begin, here…

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Detoxing with Epsom Salt

Epsom salts are amazing! They can be used for dozens of things including exfoliating your skin, gardening, and household cleaning…

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11 Minimalist Apps

I admit I am an app girl. I love apps that make my life easier. I heavily rely on my…

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On Minimalism

It’s been more than two and a half years since I decluttered my home. My daughter and I had heard…

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Horses Helping Humans

When I first met Frankie Parker, I was struck by her shy unassuming demeanor. She looked at me over dark-rimmed…

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Practice What You Know

I have a sign on my wall that says, ‘Practice what you know.” It sounds simple. Over the years I have…