Often when I use the word “simple” I am referring to a pure, honest and uncomplicated action. Easy to understand and to grasp the concept of. But that does not make it “simple” to do. Many of us struggle with the action of letting go in our lives. We can’t seem to let go of … Continue reading Let. Go.
For a number of years I have been practicing the discipline of One Word. One Word is the simple act of selecting a single word (not a phrase, not even two words - One. Word.) on which to focus throughout your entire year. This has never failed to both dramatically challenge me as well as … Continue reading The Immense Power of One Simple Word
One week has passed since I completed my 5 Day Purge. Many things are still awaiting our attention, and will be. Nothing is final. But there is definite movement to keep things going in a positive direction. I made a list of some smaller, or ongoing projects that I can jump in and complete when … Continue reading The Joy of A Simple Saturday
Having arrived home after a long talk with a distraught friend, I was feeling very blessed by my own humble home and surroundings. I sat down on the front stoop and the sight of my perennial gardens gave me the sense of relaxed peace that my friend was so desiring. I truly wanted to share with her … Continue reading The Unforced Rhythms of Grace
Oh my. Since before the holidays my life has been a blur. A whirlwind of to-do's, obligations, anything but living the simple life I so desire to accomplish. To be honest, January was the first month since I started this little blogging endeavor that I didn't write a thing. Oh, often I've felt inspired but … Continue reading Simple Lessons
These last remaining days of summer have been bitter-sweet. School has started, the visiting relatives from across the country have gone, our daughter fractured her arm on the playground, and I am busy harvesting Red Potatoes and Yukon Golds from the garden with the last of my green onions. The pears are ripe and sweet, … Continue reading A Time to Reset
I've worked in the same small town outside of Pittsburgh for 15 years. Many lunch breaks I've spent strolling the sidewalks for some exercise and stress relief, a welcome break from my computer. Three-story Victorians line the streets, with their brightly-colored trim and decorative screen doors. American flags hang patriotically, displayed from front porches, and seasonal … Continue reading A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet
Hello all! Hoping you'll choose to join me on this journey to simplicity of living. Getting back to nature, doing things you love, spending time with family, friends and neighbors and just plain slowing down the pace of life when you can. We all know there are crazy, hectic times when you feel like the … Continue reading A Neighborly Shout Across the Fence