Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
Growing up I had to, almost for survival, practice being perfect in every way. If I scored less than an A, I got grounded. If I missed a little dust spot, I got grounded. If I behaved anything less than perfect, I got grounded. Saying yes to every request or demand was applauded. Doing it … Continue reading An Honest Letter Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
There was a run on toilet paper. Why? Anyone else still wondering how that all started and why that became a thing? Maybe I wasn’t too concerned because I always keep a brand new package as back up. I’m never without that full brand new package. Maybe I handle toilet paper like I handle my … Continue reading What A Year It Has Been!!!
Is it just me or have we grown accustomed to thinking that “should” means that we must do something or act a certain way? You must wear pants on a Zoom call. You should brush your teeth for a Zoom call. The must and should are not interchangeable in this example. Way too often are … Continue reading Please Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself
I think the hardest part is over. I don’t find myself looking for the sweetness of sugar at this point. Sure I craved a little bit a chocolate but I was completely satisfied with some carrots. Crazy! Yes I know! But I have not had any intense, give it to me now or else, moments. … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 3 of No Sugar
Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?
Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing If you have read books like Digital Minimalism, Spark Joy, and the likes, then you may already know that your brain needs some space to simply DO NOTHING. Olga did not introduce anything new to me. She did, however, remind me that I need some white space … Continue reading Book Review: Niksen by Olga Mecking
Personally, I’m feeling great during my second week of no sugar. My mornings are starting off with fresh water not honey infused water. I’m consuming more water and my body is feeling better due to the increase in hydration. My skin feels less dry and I don’t seem to be having any of those mild … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 2 of No Sugar
It all started one day after a yoga class. I felt relaxed, calm, stretched, and overall pretty darn awesome. My legs and hips were relaxed and I wasn’t in any pain from too much running and not enough stretching. I said to myself that I wanted to have that feeling every day. Not the once … Continue reading How I Started a Daily Yoga Practice