Category Archives: Simplified

Forcing a Friendship Isn’t Natural

When I was a little girl, my mom said I liked playing all by myself. She said I could play for hours just creating a whole new world. I find this true even today. Sometimes I think I am my … Continue reading

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Fast Drivers Everywhere

This morning, I drove up to Ogden to go to the dentist. I had a quarter tank of gas and even though the estimator in my car told me I didn’t have enough gas to get up there and back…I … Continue reading

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Having a Relaxing Vacation Means Not Planning too Much

Wayne and I recently went to San Diego. We drove there, took the bikes and the dog. We took long bike rides near the water on most days. It was warm, relaxing and fun. We didn’t plan anything while we … Continue reading

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Take One Step Forward and Three Steps Back

One step forward, three steps back. I never quite understood this quote until our kitchen remodel. We get the cabinets done, then we find a water leak that destroys paint and walls in the basement. Now everything is on hold … Continue reading

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Enrolled in A Simple Year Class for 2018

I just signed up to take a year-long online course called, A Simple Year . A friend sent me the info late last year, but knowing how much work I had to do on my doctorate classes, I knew it … Continue reading

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One Weekend of Focusing on Relaxation Makes All the Difference

All day on Friday, I felt terrible. Tired, my muscles hurt, and I felt exhausted. On Friday night, I got a steam, hot rocks and massage and was extremely relaxed afterwards. In fact, the most relaxed I’ve been in over … Continue reading

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Would We Purposelessly Create Our Own Chaos in a Home Remodeling Project?

A few months ago, Wayne and I looked at a house that I absolutely loved. It was smaller than our current house, but had more (or maybe odd is then better word here) storage options in the basement. We currently … Continue reading

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