Relinquishing from the heart.

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Over the last couple of days, I was striving to ‘feel’ productive, but didn’t really know what to dig into. I just felt a general loss of direction, and knowing cleaning always triggers me into a really good zone, I ran with it. So I allowed my mind to wander and muse over what else […]

7 ways to motivate yourself into action

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Measuring for pilot holes, part of building a DIY reclaimed wood rustic crate with Apple Farm and Flower from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Dear me…  So… you booked a vacation, and now you can’t settle down and do anything else but mindfully pack! Can you relate? For most that book a future vacation, my guess is it brings them something to look forward to. For me, it has a different effect. My mind plays tricks on me and […]

How to figure out a selfish desire vs a true calling.

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As most of you know by now, I frequent the nearby trails via bike rides nearly on a daily basis. For the most part, it’s a way to get close to nature. I mean… it’s pretty! And then there’s the exercise bonus of course. While I’m not one of those trainer types, I do work […]

Make big things happen with this Dream BIG Journal list

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If you’ve followed my story over the past while, you’ll already know I took a couple of writing courses through Kim Klassen. These writing courses weren’t to become a novelist though… they were built to teach one how to journal in a way that would help us find our NEW, IMPROVED way. I’ve never been […]

Why the million little steps of a journey matter most

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Over the weekend, I got the hankering to wash the front of my house. The house was a mess. I let it go all year which I don’t normally do. The algae could be seen from the road of all things! However I also knew the effort it entailed. I’d have to climb a ladder […]

An epic Christmas bike ride thanks to changing traditions

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I think for the most part, most of us make Christmas plans, then we simply follow through. Then there are those that may tweak ‘the rules’ a little here or there…  maybe either to change things up to introduce some new traditions or because changing circumstances require it. Changing up Christmas traditions can be a […]

A 5-day journaling dream challenge that works

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Kim Klassen Write Now Journaling Challenge

As many of you know, I recently came back from a lovely hiatus in Maui. It was a long spell to heal up from some life changes. Once I got home, I was surprised to find myself in a state of what I referred to as Builder Grade Beige. I was neither happy nor sad. […]

Building life beyond builder-grade beige

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Kamaole Beach 2 in Kihei, Hawaii

When I ventured to Maui this last round, it was out of more need than desire. My goal was to recuperate from life for a spell, then to feel out ‘what’s next.’ The length of my stay helped to pave all the steps I knew I had to go through. It’s my hope that I […]