Taking the full measure of life

Entries Tagged as 'on the soapbox'

Patterns Matter

May 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · Uncategorized

How much of me is for me?

March 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments

It’s a common problem among people, and it’s an especially common problem among women: in the hustle and bustle of meeting everyone’s needs, how much of me is for me? How much is there for me? How much should be for me? And what does that mean I should be doing when it is about […]

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Tags: gratitude · on the soapbox

One of the reasons I don’t have tv anymore

March 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Great comic–check it out and see if you don’t recognize your own experiences.

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Don’t Give Up On Taking Good Care of Yourself

February 19th, 2008 · 18 Comments

We struggle when an element of our lives doesn’t go the way we have wanted or planned for it to go. Often, when the way seems too tough, we give up. We quit trying to swim against what seems a permanent current or undertow; we take the path of least resistance and let life float […]

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Tags: non-scale victories · on the soapbox

Why I Quit Wearing Heels (Or, Seeing & Changing What Isn’t Working in Your Life)

February 5th, 2008 · 29 Comments

You know how you look back at styles from previous decades–or, even better, from previous centuries—and wonder what they could have possibly been thinking? Powdered wigs, for example. Or those puffy Elizabeth shorts, or knee britches. Or, for a couple of example from women’s fashions, extreme corsets or tiny lotus shoes, worn in China after […]

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Tags: on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized

Food & Money

January 2nd, 2008 · 16 Comments

There’s a wonderful smell of sauteeing garlic emanating from my kitchen, but I’m not in there. My husband is making dinner for us tonight, which is a previously unusual affair that will become more common. It’s part of a new plan we are trying. As many people do, Dan and I spent some time over […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · on the soapbox

Review of the Year

December 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Well, the bad news is that I’m still sick. This was Day of Near Silence #2 while I tried to rest my throat. Thank God for writing. But the weekend was certainly not a total wash. The good news is that I have hit a thirty pound loss this year. Early this weekend, I first […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · winter

Financial Wisdom & Weight Loss

November 1st, 2007 · 9 Comments

As I’ve mentioned on here and elsewhere, several years ago, I started taking steps toward a better financial future. When I decide to do things and learn how to do them, I tend to be very gung-ho (at least at first), and getting my finances in order was no exception to that. With my husband […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox