Life can get pretty complicated, can’t it? So why add a messy house to the mix? That’s what I tell friends when they comment on how clean and tidy they always usually find my house. “But how do you do it?” they wonder.
We no longer travel a lot by train, as we once did. But it always takes me back to our early car-less years here. When my husband rode an old moped 12 miles (20 km) to work – rain, snow, or sunshine. Our public transport enables car-free living in some areas. But no buses passedContinue reading “The Much of Little”
Our First World obsessions. How did we get them? Picture-perfect homes. With fine decor, and all artistically arranged. I can’t help but wonder: How did we get this way?
Before leaving for the mission field, we (obviously) had to pare our belongings down a great deal. But I brought along three things which I considered absolutely essential. A medical book and what I call my hard-times cook books.
The more I talk with people, the more I discover that many are dissatisfied with life. Either they don’t like the direction their life is going, or feel their life is directionless. And I think it’s because we sometimes lose track of what’s really important.
I’m fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog on credit!
When I explain how our years here in Italy have taught us to slow down, enjoy life, and have even more time for all that we love, I find many who want to escape the stress and frazzled nerves (or the sometimes meaningless treadmill) of the fast lane. We want a meaningful life that countsContinue reading “The Benefits of Italian Slow Living”
Have you ever had any epiphany moments in your life? Those aha! moments, that make you sit up and take notice? I have, and one came to me recently. Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence orContinue reading “5 Steps to Reclaim Your Life From the Internet”