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SOULFUL KITCHEN! Living simply is not about rejecting the material comforts in life. However, it does involve unburdening our lives, living more lightly with fewer distractions – whether they are material things, activities or relationships. It means letting go of anything that interferes with a high quality life. Choosing Simplicity by Linda Breen Pierce This [...]
The following story, passed on to me by a dear friend, Curielle, who lives in western Colorado, where the mountains meet the canyons and buttes, reminded me of this poem by Sophia de mello Breyner, a well-loved Portuguese poet. I’m Listening I’m listening yet I don’t know if what I hear is silence or God [...]
From the second post in this series, about why-ever in the world I could be so afraid of silence is the quote I’m living with: “I abandon all that I think I am, all that I hope to be, all that I believe I possess. I let go of the past, withdraw my grasping hand [...]
Boy is it hot here in Central Oregon. I don’t remember it being this hot, this early, this long, in my limited experience of 4 summers living here! We got almost no snow in Bend, Oregon this past winter, so the ground is dry and the plants are needing a lot of water to survive. [...]
Any other Cat in the Hat fans out there? As mentioned in a former blog post, I’m on a year-long focused discussion with myself and others about what I (and probably others?!) might be afraid of when it comes to the silence of slowing down, stopping the chatter and the need for busy-ness, and the [...]
…I’d like to thank…Tim Ferriss…my mother…the fire circle community…my many friends, etc etc etc. Awhile back I posted a blog about ‘What might you do with 36 more hours in a week?’ The idea came from entering a contest on Tim Ferriss’s website: Experiments in Lifestyle Designs. Tim is an entrepreneur and iconoclast who says [...]
“Well, so, when I was a kid, my mother used to quote somebody to me that said, ‘I am human, therefore nothing is foreign to me.’ And then she’d say stuff like, ‘Beth, your job is to become ever-more eccentric. That’s your only work in life.’ Didn’t get it then. Not sure I get it [...]