My Back Story

  I didn't always used to be organized. For years, I suffered under the weight of food addiction. In that time, the only thing that mattered was that I put whatever I wanted ahead of what I needed. What I wanted was food. What I needed was discipline and clarity. I went for the food. …

A Minimalist Snow Day

We are both home today. We could be doing some online shopping this morning, or watching TV, inundated with advertisements. Instead, we are indulging in our passions. My husband with his needle felting and me with my knitting. It's a beautiful day. What does your snow day look like? UPDATE: My completed knitting project for …

A Life of Esteemable Acts

It used to be that I would do one of two things to make myself feel better--either I would overeat or I would spend money. I overate to the tune of being morbidly obese with a BMI of 41 and I overspent in the thousands. With the addiction to compulsive eating and debt to income …

Busy Boycott: Eliminate the Non-Essential

I love to wake up in the morning.  Although, judging by externals, it might seem like the opposite were true.   I'm not one of those people who is all sunshine and bubbles as soon as my feet hit the floor. In fact, I don't even want to talk to you. I need silence. That's why …

What Do We Value?

  Would you pay a monthly access fee if it meant seeing no ads in your Facebook feed? This was the question I posed recently to a Facebook group. Not immune to sales pitches, my home page was inundated with ads for stuff I really want but do not need. Those shoes look really cute. …