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How Will You Spend Your 12 Weekends?

We're in the midst of summer here in New England, and it feels like it's been a long time coming. As I sit outside of a downtown cafe writing this post, people pass me by in their shorts and sandals, talking about what a beautiful day it is (it sure ...

Are You a Speed Bump or a Green Light?

I'm at the nail salon getting a pedicure. The customer in the seat next to me has been on her phone for a while, clearly being a sympathetic ear for the person on the other end. "You need to eat," I hear her say. "Do you want me to stop by with some ...

Let Yourself Off the Hook

I once had a boss who drove me bat-shit crazy. She was clueless about what went into the work we did, and looked foolish when she'd try to instruct us on how to do our jobs. She was the walking example of the often-used business approach of continuously promoting those ...

Settle into the New

As I head over to my desk to write, I call to one of my cats, Kaya, to tell her it's time for work. When I do this, she'll often follow me over and jump up on a small ottoman (aka her office chair) and settle in next to me. Last week ...

A New Approach to Deal with Change

We did it! We sold the house and are settling into our downsized space. Phase 1 on the journey to the new American dream is in the books, but it hasn't come without its challenges. Change often isn't easy. That which feels unfamiliar can sometimes be terrifying. While packing, Little Kerri would take ...

Eliminate Clutter Responsibly

If you've hung out with me long enough, you know I'm a bit clutter-clearing obsessed. Hey, there are worse things, right? With the big moving day coming up on Sunday, we are getting rid of shit like crazy! Because we are downsizing considerably -- from a house to an apartment, then ...

It’s OK To Be Needy… Right?

In just over a week, we will no longer be homeowners. It's surreal, exciting, terrifying, relieving, and sad. We'll become apartment dwellers again, at least temporarily, before embarking on our cross-country, RV adventure. It can sometimes feel like we're going backwards, that is until I remember that my dream is ...

5 Steps To Get Unstuck

Have a lot going on and can't seem to get out of your own way? When you're feeling pulled in a million directions, it can be impossible to make any progress at all. You either flit from one task to the next, doing a little on a lot and a ...

#1 Skill to Get Anything Done

As we'd been prepping our house for sale, we were selling items through a virtual yard sale Facebook group. Periodically, I'd scan the site for the ISO posts (in search of) to get an idea of what people were looking for in relation to what we had to sell. One ...

Subtract To Add

As we get ready to sell our house, we're getting rid of lots of stuff. What fits into a 2,000-square-foot home surely won't fit in a 200-square-foot RV! Even though we'll be renting an apartment as we prepare for the RV journey, we still intend on purging as much as ...

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