A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Minimalism for Moms

Note: This post originally appeared as a guest post at Becoming Minimalist. Some of you may have already read it but for those of you who didn’t, I thought I’d include it here as well. It’s about tapping into your power as a mom and making a difference in your family through the power of […]

Overcoming Paralysis by Analysis

Do you ever become so overwhelmed by all you need to do that you end up not doing anything at all? You make lists, consider what’s most important, think about what you should do first, and stress out that you aren’t getting anywhere. That’s called “Paralysis by Analysis” and it happens to me all the time.

Go Slow: Part 2

Editor Note: This the second part of a guest post series on “Go Slow by Gena Smith from Hanuiloa. If you have just arrived at Part 2 I highly recommend you bookmark this page and head over to read Part 1 of this 3 part series.

My name is Gena, I live on an island and I want to teach you how to “Go Slow.”

If you are approaching an intersection and discover the signal isn’t working correctly and crossways traffic is still headed through in spite of you having a green light; are you going to take your chances because you were given the green light and barrel on through the intersection hoping not to get hit? Of course not. You understand the need to apply the brakes in that situation. You may even pump them to get the traffic behind you to notice the predicament, but you’re not going to ignore the situation. You’re going to deal with it. You don’t want to get crunched by an oncoming cement mixer, right? So you put on the brakes. Funny thing how we notice the obvious when a few tons of steel are headed our way, but not the equivalent of an invisible freight train. Hello dear reader, meet your life’s schedule, otherwise known as a ‘freight train.’ Something is going to give soon, and it won’t be the locomotive; you are going to have to decide to put the brakes on.

Lessons from the Balance Beam of Life

My little sister loves the balance beam. She spends much of her free time perched atop a 4-inch wide beam performing death defying leaps and bounds. I suppose she’s not so little anymore, but at age 15 she seems totally at ease on the beam. I have learned from watching her, that in addition to […]

Simple Giving: Bloggers Without Borders

Tragedy pops up so unexpectedly. When it happens it’s hard to know how to help or how we can make a difference. It’s easy to feel like our efforts are insignificant or pointless. Sometimes we might even feel like our help is unwanted. But there’s no denying it . . . people are hurting and they need help.

Donate to Bloggers without Borders!Bloggers Without Borders is an awesome new charity. Basically it’s bloggers helping to raise money for other bloggers and their families in need.