Balancing Act

Isn’t that what life feels like sometimes?  We have pressure from work, from family, sometimes from friends or community.  And all the things we need to do, should do, and the things we want to do. Today we decided to go out for our Thanksgiving dinner.  No cooking.  No cleaning. No shopping and planning.  Sure,…

Hearing and Seeing with God

This morning I chose to explore a nearby hiking area rather than my normal neighborhood walk.  I also left the headphones at  home.  So often I walk to the beat of the music tuning out the noises around me. I need to come here more often.  This is a beautiful secluded area open to the…

Scarcity Syndrome: Yes, it’s a thing

Have you ever purchased large quantities of an item, for fear that it may not be available next time you need it?  Do you always fill cupboards or closets with supplies, to be stocked up “just in case”?  Or perhaps holding on to items because you may need them “someday”?  Turns out there’s a syndrome…

Does retirement bring happiness?

Retirement (Wikipedia): …the withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from one’s active working life. Why do we retire? Because we hate our job? Because we have buckets of money and we don’t need to work any more? Because our health or physical abilities will no longer allow? Because our place of employment closed, or…