What It Means to Need Less & Give More

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I had a conversation with a business coach who could not “get” my approach.  “Why would people want to know how to be poor?”  “Who would want to hear you talk about making less money?”  “What kind of person wants to have less?” We were not a “fit.”  But he … Continue reading

Why Need Less, Give More?

Need Less, Give More….Why? It’s not about money.  It’s not making less.  It is about consuming less, using less, needing less.  And, sharing, giving, more money… to organizations and individuals and causes, without agenda and, sometimes,  “just because.” And it is about giving more than money.  It is about being available to … Continue reading

21-Second Decision

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Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right?  Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible.  And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading

Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid

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From a sermon recently, two statements rung true. The first: Don’t get stuck on stupid. The topic was the Prodigal son….or, actually, the older son who couldn’t budge from his perspective of his brother not deserving a feast.  It made me think about what stupid things I might get stuck … Continue reading

Every Moment Counts

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Dave and I have had 17 different addresses in our 41 years of marriage.  Granted, 41 years is a long time, but 17 moves is a lot of moves, too.  5 states, much criss-crossing, many miles driven, boxes loaded, possessions weeded out, change of address cards mailed. My favorite place? … Continue reading

From Clarity Comes Peace and Confidence

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A workshop I wrote and have presented a number of times is on writing a personal mission statement.  I refer to it often. I have had an affirmation partner since 2007.  We are less consistent now than we were when we started and we have edited, added/changed, our affirmations slightly … Continue reading

Health and Energy

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Listening to Orion Samuelson this morning, I gained a bit of insight into the grocery marketing world. He revealed that the large grocery store chains have been challenged (hurt) by specialty stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.  The large chains rent shelf space to companies.  That’s why there are … Continue reading