Post #9 – 18 Weeks to Heist Bad Habits and Hone Your Health

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 This is “H” week – 18 weeks to year-end for SimpleSizeMe Marathon.   Home – Home is where your heart is – or where you hang your hat, we’ve heard.   I love space – but I don’t want spacious any more. From Boomers to Millenials, the word is Enough!: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/your-money/moving-to-a-smaller-home-and-decluttering-a-lifetime-of-belongings.html Heart’s Desire –  If we simply let go of attachments, …

Post #8 – Develop a crap-o-meter to detect clutter & lighten up at summer’s end

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Hello G-orgeous!  19 weeks to go as  “G” words keep us rolling through the SimpleSize Marathon. Enjoy a refreshing chocolate espresso over ice as you read… Goal & Garments – I was Back Home Again in Indiana this week speaking at the Marion Indiana Library with a group of 40 who seemed very eager to learn how to let go and SimpleSize.  Susie’s quick …

Post #7: The “F” Word – Food, Frugalista, Fat Cats, Fit, Focus.

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20 Weeks to go in the SimpleSizeMe Marathon. Hop in!  Food – We need fine fresh food. However, it was fast food from the 1950s that took much of the fine and fresh away and gave us fast.  Fine is a matter of preference; fine to you might mean costly steak – but to us veg eaters it means better health and simple deep flavor – like beans …

Post #4 – 23 weeks to go! Contain yourself? Cast-off instead.

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THIS IS ‘C’ WEEK: What’s in your way this week?  Is STUFF in your way – or is your OUTLOOK in your way? Loads of ‘C’ words can prompt you to assess and act to continue your Declaration of Independence from what encumbers you.   Lucky 13  ‘C’s – and then some:   Consumption: Our dog Ziggy’s 14th birthday reminds me …

Post #3 – ‘B’ Week. Busted! “Busyness” frighteningly close to “Business”

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Hello Marathoners  declaring independence to SimpleSize in the 26-week run to year end. (see posts starting July 4) The ‘B’s are generous guides this week, so we’ll start with… Brevity Everyone is busy, so brevity is a watch word this week.  If you can keep something brief, without sacrificing anything, do it.  When in doubt, leave it out. Busy-ness too close to Business? …

Post #2: 26-Week Marathon to Clear the Decks and Find Space to Breathe

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I hope you declared your independence from clutter and complication at work, home, and in health  last week on July 4 when this blog launched a 26-week marathon to help you question what encumbers you. The late and wonderful Wendy Wasserstein wrote, “Life is too glorious and too sadly random for any self-improvement to-do list to conquer.”  What wisdom from a …

This is a TWOG

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“TWOG” is something I introduced last year ago as a cross between a tweet and a blog. http://packabagsimplicity.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/blog-2-pack-a-bag-with-ee-edit-and-eliminate/ If anyone else claims the word, we can share the coinage. Keep it simple. So on this Memorial Day, I hope many will observe the remembrance of those who died in military service . Edit today. Spend simple time with wonderful people. …

Pack a bag and lighten up

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GROWING UP on an Indiana farm gave me space and time. But growing up meant consumption quickly took over. I became stuffed as those marketers intended, acquiring and buying as my budget allowed – and often when it didn’t allow! OUR CRISS-CROSS ANNIVERSARY TRIP  7 years ago for 12 days in 6 hotels meant 1 rolling bag each.  At first …