Carving out a simple new Thanksgiving tradition

Being an extravert and a lifelong fan of food, Thanksgiving ranks at the top of my favorite holidays. As a child I remember getting excited each time the door bell rang on...

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Treat yourself to a retreat

Somehow it’s November and only eight weeks from now we’ll be saying ‘Happy New Year’—some a little more cheerfully than others. Does this...

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Simple breakfast ideas that don't include canned pumpkin

“What the heck do you eat for breakfast?” I’m asked fairly often. Gone are the days of quickly pouring a bowl of cereal or grabbing a bagel on the go. Seven...

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Chasing joy and finding minimalism

I’ve been chasing joy for 2 years and 2 months. The decision to do so was easy. The follow through has been the hardest, most vulnerable, raw and rich experience of my...

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Easy back to school lunches your kids will love

There's an obtainable magic that happens in our Colorado kitchen on school mornings between 6:30 and 6:45am. Instead of waking up feeling like we’re already behind,...

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Be A Maker of You

I married a maker. Randy’s a learn-through-doing type of guy. He’s humble, he appreciates beauty and excellence and he’s a minimalist. He likes things simple....

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Growing into something used and smaller

“Wow, you must be really poor. You live in a tiny house.” And in case I didn’t hear his 7-year-old voice as he was walking through the front door and into our...

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Toxins—here, there, everywhere. Here's how to lessen their impact on your health.

Just before Christmas I broke my computer. I watched it fall out of my hands as if in slow motion. I had an RA flare in my right wrist that day and didn't think as I lifted up...

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