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 […]

Permission to thrive

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When I first arrived in Maui, the two big aloe vera plants beside my outdoor lanai had seen better days. I’ve frequented this condo many times over the years and honestly, their current state shocked me.  They were both orange and dry. I honestly thought they were on their way out.  So I decided to […]

On the art of living a real simple life

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I’ve adapted a new habit lately. With coffee in hand, I start each day in front of this big picture window, overlooking the mountain view. No lights need to be turned on. I just walk down the stairs, and allow nature to take its course. I wouldn’t regard this room as ‘cozy’. I’d describe it […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]

A finished story through a photo studio reshuffle

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Right before Christmas I went on a rampage to make my son a gift. Who builds 1 week before Christmas?! Apparently I do. While you were wrapping and baking and shopping, I was tripping over power tools late into the evening in this very room, building, painting, then finally staging said gift. Coming soon. After […]

Lessons from the fall rain

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I’m beginning to appreciate the many layers of fall. It seems like yesterday that I was moping about the heat of summer leaving us. It packed its shades and sunscreen and just flat out left our country seemingly overnight, leaving leaves all over the place in complete haste. The nerve! I guess that meant while I moped about being home […]

The modern vanity that amazingly became so much more

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Do you make lots of mistakes? Get ready to laugh AND feel good about it! Because the blogging world’s greatest storyteller just wrote a feel good story book that celebrates the blunders in life! I’m referring to KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and her new book, So Close To Amazing.   Click to Shop on Amazon (affiliate link) HERE Visit the original […]