What Are You Hungry For?

I was born with a voracious appetite for all things. I was deeply hungry for action, friendship, laughter, competition, and of course food and more food. As a child when I...

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Living a Lighter Life in 2020

My goal for 2020 is to live a lighter life. What’s driving this desire? It all feels like it’s going too fast for me and I want to slow down and savor more...

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Sanding Floors and Finding Happiness

I did something really nice last week. Something simple, but out of the ordinary. My husband Randy is in the home renovation business. Whether it’s a bathroom, a kitchen,...

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Done with Stuff - Minimalism as a Manual for Living Intentionally

I feel so done with stuff. Stuff that’s been created without intention. Stuff that’s distracting me from what I really want to focus on. Stuff in my house that...

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How To Not Eat All The Candy This Halloween

We have a large box full of cheap decorations that my husband Randy pulls out of the attic a week or two each year before Halloween. When our two boys, Cole and Will Riley, were...

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On The Road to a Simple Truth

We were sitting around the largest conference room table, all 40 of us, when our CEO announced that she had been offered an opportunity at a different company in a different...

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A Minimalist In The Making

My husband Randy has always been a minimalist. He was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, an affluent suburb of Detroit full of 1920’s mansions. His teen years were spent...

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A Summer Full of Whole Moments

It’s easy to stand on top of a mountain and see beauty. But for many it’s much harder to see beauty in the everyday. Like a delicious and colorful dinner that...

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