Achieving balance in one's life isn't easy. Can one blogger change the world? Perhaps not. But if I can inspire one person, change one situation, improve someone's quality of life, then so be it. I believe that balance can be achieved by taking care of one's body, mind and spirit. And that's what you'll find here; some down to earth fitness and nutrition tips for the body and some thought provoking ideas for the mind and spirit.
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As I sit inside writing on a summer day in Maine, I am looking around at the things
that we have accumulated in our lifetime. My youngest just got married this summer; I realize that it's just the 2 of us now. After 29 years of marriage, raising 2
children, and moving only twice since tying the “knot” we have managed to fill
our 4 bedroom house with lots of memories….and things….and stuff…and junk…
How did that happen? When the boys were young, we would get
to the point that outgrown outfits, toys that weren’t being played with, and
old school papers needed to be purged. Usually it would happen when we started
going through last year’s school clothes and realized that most of them didn’t
fit anymore. Why they grow more in the summer, is beyond me!
The purging took place with a resignation on my children’s
part, that they wouldn’t be allowed to go outside and play until it was done.
I’m not sure whether they felt a sense of accomplishment or not, but I sure
But as good as I was at keeping their rooms updated and
cleaned out, I can’t say that all areas in the house received the same kind of
attention. Over the years I have redecorated, (which means I have things that
don’t go with the new décor); have been given unwanted gifts I don’t dare throw
away, gained weight, lost weight, (hence, a closet full of clothes) collected
books, craft projects, well, you get the picture.
Finally, it is time to start simplifying. It is a daunting
task. Then I am reminded of what a friend told me when we were selling our first
house and moving across the country… ”how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a
time..” I didn’t understand what she meant until later. How do you begin a huge
task? Break it into small pieces. Sometimes beginning is the hardest part.
So if you’re feeling the need to de-clutter, purge,
organize, simplify and don’t know where to begin; or if you are hanging on to
things “just in case” I might need that “someday”…..here’s a good place to
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