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A Whole Life

Slowly and carefully I am taking small steps towards going from a Whole 30 diet to a Whole 30 Lifestyle. I suppose you can say I am trying to create a Whole Lifestyle. With new born excitement about not just … Continue reading

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Three Whole Years – Smoke Free – Happy Easter

It is Easter Sunday, the day us Christians celebrate the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ, but today is also a very personal celebration day for me as well. It was just three years ago that I made the decision … Continue reading

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Career Survival – Constant Act of Recreating One’s Self

As I move into a new year and continue to take the silent vow of simplicity I once again find myself filled with staying busy. My career choice leads me in directions where the act of “recreating oneself”, is a … Continue reading

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More Change

It is the morning after a historical Presidential election and based on the numbers it appears that more people favored Donald Trump over Hilary Clinton. Does this really mean anything? Americans have lost faith in its Federal Government a long … Continue reading

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The Morning Person

It’s 5:00 AM this Saturday morning and while most folks are still sleeping here I am sitting ┬áin my kitchen waiting for the world to awaken. This is my time to experience the silence of the world in my little … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #29 – A Worried Mind and Retirement Responsibilities

Why am I up at 3:00 AM? I only slept 6 1/2 hours and I am wide awake. It’s Mom. That wonderful women who raised me in ways that certainly can be questionable as far as parenting is concerned. After … Continue reading

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Good Health is Simple Living

I have been writing a lot of posts lately about my own health and my challenges with Type II Diabetes. I tag these posts with “minimalism and simple living” tags. The reason I do this is that I feel one … Continue reading

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It’s all About Image

When we think about self it really all comes down to image. There is not one of us who doesn’t look at ourselves in the mirror and make judgements about what we see. Those judgements we make correlate to what … Continue reading

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I Will Break These Chains That Bind Me

It has been two years since I started this mission to get back in good health. I quit smoking, started working out and changed my diet to eating from nature. In the last several months I have made some changes … Continue reading

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Finances of a 50 Something

As I am working diligently to pay down my mortgage with all of the savings I have found through minimalism I am given several choices each month on how to do it. I can take the whole amount and send … Continue reading

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