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I Kon Mari-ed My Clothes

I Kon Mari-ed My Clothes

Yes, I “kon mar-ied” my clothes! I know that’s not a word, but it just seemed appropriate as I completed the first step in the Kon-Mari process. Note the “deer in the headlights” look

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What the Heck is Kon-Mari?

What the Heck is Kon-Mari?

Does the term “spark joy” mean anything to you? It does if you know about Marie Kondo, the tidying queen. Marie has published two wildly popular books, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and Spark Joy. She also has a Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Of course, I’ve read the books and watched the Netflix series in a couple of sittings!

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Whatever Happened to Thanksgiving?

Whatever Happened to Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is the holiday that’s just too good for its own good. This unassuming holiday is sandwiched between holidays that are the two biggest bullies of the year. Okay, perhaps that is a little harsh, but think about it. Halloween has become the little giant of commercialism. Whole...

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WHIF Your Way to Happiness

WHIF Your Way to Happiness

While the dictionary defines happiness as “the state of being happy”, that gives you very little information about what the state of happiness feels like. I used to think happiness was about having things, but then I got older and hopefully wiser. Happiness is more about being. And it is a choice.
I taught Child Care Services several years to high school students. One of the discussion strategies I used was WHIFs. A WHIF is

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5 Lessons From a Jigsaw Puzzle

5 Lessons From a Jigsaw Puzzle

  I know - sounds crazy, right? What can a jigsaw puzzle teach anybody? But it did, so stay with me and I'll share everything. I love puzzles, but haven't put one together in quite a while. That's because I know myself, and I know that once I open the box and start spreading out the...

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Eating Right is a Habit

Eating Right is a Habit

We all know that eating right is sometimes impossible. Our busy lifestyles don’t lend themselves to cooking our own healthy meals. Easy becomes our go-to choice, whether it is a conscious or unconscious decision. That drive-thru is so much easier at times. And everyone indulges now and...

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Homemade Chicken Salad

Homemade Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Recipe Cooked chicken – chopped Celery – chopped Sweet pickles – chopped Mayonnaise Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate.   Yep – that’s it. The entire recipe for Chicken Salad - which is why you might want to watch the video. When I was growing up, it would take several...

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