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Zero Waste

I’ve been thinking a lot about how much trash our family generates.

It’s a TON! At least one 13 gallon back per day… it might not be crammed full, but it’s full enough to warrant setting it out to be picked up by the guy that collects trash in our RV park every morning. It’s less trash than when we were a family of twelve for sure… but once we’re on our boat in the middle of the ocean where will we store that trash?

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Join the Circus!

I've been reading a book by Martha Beck titled Finding Your Own North Star. The subtitle is "claiming the life you were meant to live". In it she talks about the essential self and the social self... each of these serve an important purpose in creating a life you don't need a vacation from.  

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Redefining Self Care

Self Care... it's a word that conjures up visions of spa days and pampering. Something that's outside of my normal routine as a wife, mom, and business woman. Who has time, opportunity, or spare cash for these things... all at the same time?

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When Life Slows Down

"I'm so busy... I'll get around to that when things slow down."

I've heard AND said this phrase many times over the years.

As my kids have grown life just keeps getting faster - when does that elusive time come when I can get to those things I want to do when "things slow down?"

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Somedays Are Hard

Somedays are harder than others. And you know what? That’s ok.

It’s ok that life isn’t all roses and rainbows because if it was we wouldn’t appreciate how wonderful it can be. I know that we all get that on a logical level, but sometimes I think emotionally we forget.

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Rediscovering Joy

As I stared up into the lemon tree hunting for fruit that hadn't been plucked, seven voices begged to be the first to use the basket on a stick I was holding in my left hand. In that moment the life I've been chasing found me.

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The Right Thing

The media is full of people being called out for getting it wrong - and I'm not talking about the criminals - they're ordinary people making decisions that someone else disagrees with.. This happens everywhere we turn, social media, news networks, sports commentary and entertainment shows... they all have something to say about a decision someone made.

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Living an Epic Life

The other day my kids were talking about a trip some other kids were planning... an epic trip. It lead to an interesting discussion about what epic means and whether or not we are doing epic things.

This is where my mind was wandering during this discussion with my children... what have we done that's epic? what do we want to do that's epic? what does epic even mean?

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The DONE List

Goals, Dreams, Bucket lists… This time of year we’re often reviewing our life for what goals we didn’t reach, and looking forward toward what we still need or want to do… I’ve made several of these lists in the past few days and I admit to feeling a little overwhelmed... Thoughts of inadequacy and doubt have crept into my heart as I'm trying to make grand plans for the new year. What is a worthy goal?

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