The reminder of this Spanish proverb to travel light is just in time for the summer holidays! Travel light, because "on a long journey even a straw weighs heavy." Which anyone who has dragged too much luggage around can attest to! We are all on the long (yet brief) journey of life. So it's is … Continue reading Travel Light!
8 ways slow living can help you slow down, be still, and focus... When I explain how our years here in Italy have taught us to slow down, enjoy life, and have even more time for all that we love, I find many who want to escape the stress and frazzled nerves (or the sometimes … Continue reading The Benefits of Italian Slow Living
When we moved to our current area and into a house half the size of what we'd had up north, I started seeing the necessity of decluttering. Our house was bulging with stuff! Life here in our peaceful valley is slower too. Which really helps us focus on the value of slowing down to concentrate … Continue reading Spring Cleaning? Time to Declutter!
In Why I Don't Own a Smartphone I stated that my decision not to get one was a matter of ethics. Because I believe my faith should and ethics should extend to every area of my life. And not only those traditionally viewed as spiritual. So have I reversed my stance? No, and with God's help … Continue reading Why I Got a Smartphone: Finally
The more I talk with people, the more I discover that many are dissatisfied with life. Either they don't like the direction their life is going, or feel their life is directionless. And I think it's because we sometimes lose track of what's really important. We live to get more, and then wonder what to … Continue reading A Full and Happy Life [Video]
I'm fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog on credit! If prizes existed for financial stupidity we deserved first place! Yes that's right, we bought a dog. On credit! … Continue reading Dog Payments, Snowballs and Debt-Free Living!
If you could leave but one thing behind you what would it be? Wealth and property? Family heirlooms? For me those don't even enter the running. Not only because I have few such things to leave. But because I hope, above all, to leave a lasting legacy. I may not be remembered for any mighty … Continue reading The Wise Woman with a Stone