Keeping it simple

It's been a busy couple of weeks - and so, in the spirit of keeping on - today I am keeping it simple. It started off with work deadlines, which went right into our annual "ski fest" and all the pandemonium that comes with 13 adults, one active toddler, and 2 dogs spending a weekend together. A quick trip to NYC to attend a workshop and then a little weekend babysitting. For my February photo challenge, I chose "motion" - knowing…

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Morning walks – Boston Public Garden

Whew - I am so thankful to have made it through last week. It was one of those crazy, busy put-your-head-down-and-get-it-done kind of weeks. This is the norm for this time of year - I always know it's coming - and yet... and yet.. One morning, as my commuter train pulled into Boston, I pondered - "hmmm, which subway line do I want to take to my office, this morning? orange or green?..." and then came to the conclusion - "NONE…

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Minimalism and the closet purge

Otherwise known as "Finding Balance - Part 3" which seems to have hijacked my life - are you tired of this topic, yet? As you have undoubtedly surmised, I'm not entirely happy at work. I need to remind myself, though, that I am not entirely unhappy, either. And while I am feeling - well - a little out of balance, I have taken a detour from my normal fiction reading into the world of non-fiction - looking for guidance - or…

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Finding my zen

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" Mary Oliver One thing leads to another, and another, and another - and my quest for balance continues. It all began with my Monday morning dread. Although, perhaps "dread" is too strong a word - "apprehension", "trepidation" - maybe. It all began with my Monday morning trepidation which led to thinking about balance, which led to TED talks, which led to the ten-item wardrobe, and on to reading about…

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Finding balance

The other night, I was perusing Pinterest and stumbled upon TED Talks. Have you ever done this? For just about any topic you can imagine, there are short talks available. Exhausted from work, I spent most of an evening surfing and watching. So, when I found "Five TED Talks for when you're ready to change your life", I'm thinking - Yes please! And then, "11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Like You're Burning Out" - hey, that's me. I continued clicking.…

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