Post #26 – “Y” – YOLO! Take good care of YOU

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The finish line is nearly under your feet in the SimpleSizeMe Marathon!  This is the next-to-last post of the SimpleSizeMe Alphabet Marathon series; the final will be Thursday, January 1, 2015. (scroll back to July 4 for beginning)   Assignment this week: “Y” – YOU! YOU & YOLO  –  aka You Only Live Once. If you stop and think about what that …

Post #24 – “W” – Free Your Holidays with wabi sabi, “Cowspiracy”, and inventing your own wheel

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Mile 24 beckons in the SimpleSizeMe Marathon. Are you still running to the end? THIS WEEK’S assignment: “W” for wabi sabi. What?! Actions will SimpleSize your week. Wabi  is a Japanese aesthetic defined variously in English as: imperfect, tranquil simplicity, austere elegance, unpolished or irregular beauty; things in their simplest transcendental state of mind – definitions from the tiny book, Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life by …

Post #22 – “UN” things from your life – from underwear to worrying

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Less than 5 wks to 2015.   THIS WEEK’S assignment: “U” for UN. Uninstall. Undo. Stop. Quit. SimpleSize. There is so much more to life than so much more. “UN” – “express a reversal of action or state, or removal, release.” In the spirit of our 26 weeks Marathon and alphabet letters…Thank you, Readers, for these 26 “UN” ideas!   UN Wearing make-up on weekends – opting …

Post #21 – “T” – SimpleSize the Time of Your Life – and Make Thyme for Cooking New Recipe

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Just 6 weeks ’til 2015 – the 21st week of the 26 week Marathon.  The last few assignments were: P – practices. Q – quit. R – rooms. S – surfaces.  (Please scroll down to see all) THIS WEEK’S assignment: “T” for TIME.    GIVE thanks with TIME – Thank you my friend Lucy Chan for saying this, “The gift of time is a powerful expression of love.”  One …

BONUS Post: CONSIDER the TURKEY…and go for the side dishes

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I post this bonus blog in honor of my daughter, Suzannah, tonight on World Prematurity Day – for her brilliant fight when she was born 11 weeks early almost 23 years ago! Six years ago, at age 17, she invited me into vegan living, offering a new view of our precious planet and its inhabitants – and inspiring SimpleSizeMe. Her essay …

Post #20 – “S” – Keep Clear and Carry On – and Let Surfaces Surface

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We’re just under 7 weeks until 2015.  Jump on the final SimpleSizeMe Marathon assignments. Last few assignments: practices, quit, rooms.  (series began July 4…scroll down) THIS WEEK’s assignment: SURFACES.   One sign of a busy or messy person is piled-high surfaces. We have counter tops, table tops, desk tops, bureau tops. Still we pile things on chairs, couches, beds, floors, car seats. Tips …

Post #19 – “R” – Rock Your Room(s) and Be Richer by Craving Less

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8 weeks until 2015  Be there at the Marathon finish line in 8 weeks with SimpleSizing accomplishments. Scroll down to #1 – or just to the last 2 weeks’ assignment: practices and quit.    THIS WEEK’s assignment: ROOM(s) Even if you live in a cave, you have a room. REMOVE is the #1 thing to do for a room Remove something. Pick up your stuff.  Straighten up. …