Category Archives: Living Deliberately

Lift. Pull. Flop.

Have you ever read “The Missing Piece Meets the Big O” by Shel Silverstein? It’s basically about a triangle shaped piece that tries to fit into a Pac Man shaped piece so he could roll along with Pac Man. But … Continue reading

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Congratulations from Buddy the Elf!

Well, I did it. Every single day for a month. EVEN THOUGH during this month I hosted an artist open house, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and our car was stolen. It just proves (to myself anyway) that if you … Continue reading

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Five Dollar Christmas Challenge

I used to love Christmas when I was single. Decorating the tree, putting up the lights, wrapping and shopping for all the gifts. But that was before. Before kids and mortgages and the stress of being a responsible adult in … Continue reading

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Why? Why? WHY?

I’ve been really tempted the last few days to just give up on trying to post something every day for the NaBloPoMo 30-day challenge. What I’ve been thinking about today is how important it is to know why we do … Continue reading

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Journey of The Pizza Delivery Guy

Have you seen this guy? Kyle Thompson is a former pizza delivery guy turned photographer, and his work is amazing. This one is my favorite I’ve seen so far. The thing I love about his story is that he wanted … Continue reading

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Just Decide and Stop It!

Easier said than done, of course, but this was pretty funny! And actually quite helpful. I know it’s oversimplifying it, but isn’t this really all we need to do when we have a problem? Once we decide to stop doing … Continue reading

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Be Excellent To Each Other

I’ve come to the conclusion that many of our problems as a society might stem from the dehumanization of our fellow human beings. The TSA officers and everyone else at the LAX airport yesterday are human beings. Those runners and … Continue reading

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A Little Encouragement from Maya Angelou

I have to admit, the 15 minutes I spent pondering the questions I posed the other day about what we want out of our lives were the 15 minutes I spent lying in bed as I drifted off to sleep. … Continue reading

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We Belong To Each Other

This post is for all of you. For every fabulously ordinary mom who is reading this. You need to hear this story. You need to know this mom. She is one of us. She belongs to us. And she inspires … Continue reading

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Do We Have Great Expectations?

I had the good fortune of hearing Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore, speak yesterday at a benefit for Voices for Utah Children, and something he said has really stuck with me. He said we are not a … Continue reading

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