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10 Benefits of Living with Less

Someone asked me recently to share some of the specific benefits of “living like this.” Her family was considering taking a similar trip and wanted to know what they might be in for. The thing is, there is no one … Continue reading

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Are Gratitude and Worthiness Conflicting Values?

Not all values are created equal. Or rather, not all values  have equal importance in our lives. But how can we tell which ones matter most to us – and what do we do if there’s a conflict? How do … Continue reading

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A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we came face to face with our society’s obsession with entertainment. It wasn’t Hollywood stars or pop icons hounding our dollars, but entertainment of the “tourist attraction” variety. Everywhere we turned we were promised family … Continue reading

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Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some … Continue reading

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Getting Perspective on Priorities in First Class

It’s not very often that I fly in First Class. There are dozens and dozens of things I’d rather spend my money on, and it seems a bit silly to me to pay what would amount to the cost of … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Help You Define Happiness

“Happy isn’t a place you arrive at and live there forever and ever.  Passion isn’t something you can find under a rock in your backyard.  They’re just words we use to describe a way of living and feeling and being … Continue reading

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And I would call it “Shut Up and Listen.”

If I were to write a book right now, I would talk about how important it is to be heard. I think some of our worst decisions are made when we feel like no one is listening.  I used to have … Continue reading

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Step 1: Stop Shopping

So, yes.  Jared and I are talking about traveling for an extended period of time as a family. Although talking is probably not the right word.  We’ve exchanged a few emails that contained mostly sentence fragments. (Which, by the way, … Continue reading

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