Category Archives: Living Skillfully

Ideas, thoughts, musings, ramblings related to quality of life. (Ever-so-slightly less random than Random Thoughts!)

Boundaries

I actually wanted to avoid writing about boundaries today, but the topic wouldn’t go away, so here I am. So, by boundaries I don’t mean anything like Trump’s absurd and over-hyped wall. Yes, boundaries are about drawing lines and keeping … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

So, it arrived earlier than expected and now comes the part where I need to start using it. How will that go? What will I write? I am intimidated by the bullet journal, wanting it to be somehow perfect, rather … Continue reading

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My Fitbit Stopped Syncing (And I Couldn’t Find Peace)

Sadly, this title is true. It’s how I am about certain things. I notice a problem and I just can’t let it go until I have figured it out and fixed it. This, unfortunately, isn’t true of all things. For … Continue reading

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Small, Simple Steps

There was a time when I found lots of ‘stuff’ somehow comforting. But no more. At this stage of my life, I find myself very drawn to culling, tidying, and divesting. Unfortunately, I am still drawn to gadgets. More often … Continue reading

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The Writing Habit

I’ve never (until fairly recently) bought into the idea that practice is important. My life just didn’t lend itself to sustained effort. There were too many interruptions in a volatile household. And the things that spelled success in school came … Continue reading

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Birdsong

Several mornings lately I’ve heard a familiar birdsong as I’ve walked to my car. Not yesterday, mind you, since it was well below zero and no wildlife was making even a peep. But other than yesterday, my avian friend greeted … Continue reading

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Good Grief

I’m coming up on the 44th anniversary of my mother’s death on January 19. When she died I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college the spring before. And looking at those numbers, it strikes me that, … Continue reading

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Signs and Portents

I never thought of myself as especially superstitious, but I’m considering revising that view. Long and careful observation has worn down my denial and the self-critical eye that drives it. I’m ready to own my idiosyncratic thinking – maybe even … Continue reading

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Learning to Relax, and New Habits

So, it’s nearly time to head back to work after a long span of time off. Delicious. And I also feel very lucky to have a job that I like – and that affords me a living wage as well … Continue reading

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Lots and Lots of Moving

So, after we moved to Park Road I didn’t do much moving (except within the house) ’til it was time for college.  And there began a period of portability that continued pretty far into my adulthood. Yup, bricks, boards, and … Continue reading

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