A drawer is a manageable thing

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simplesizeme.net If you can clean out a simple drawer, you can clean out your life. Writer Anna Quindlen once said, “A sentence is a manageable thing” as she spoke of the craft of writing. Simplicity is a craft. You can uncomplicate your life learning the craft of simplicity using best practices.  SimpleSizeMe will teach you those practices. You can become a simplesizer and create …

Let it snow…let it go

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Hello Cocooners! As you hear the quiet of snowfall or the drone of snow plows, grab the chance to simplesize. This blog found its legs when I read how the medical world had decided a yearly GYN exam was unnecessary (July 4 post). Hooray! I decided if that’s unnecessary, we’d better examine other silly practices that we do out of …

Finish Line Post: “Z” – Zap What’s Crap (thanks to this Seinfeld bit!) Zoom to Your Zenith.

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We end with “Z”, Blog Followers, in this finish line of the 26-week – 26-letter SimpleSizeMe Marathon.  CONGRATULATIONS…You’re becoming a SimpleSizer! NOTE: Scroll down to July 4 for the start. This series will be repeated digest-style coming soon. I’ll let you know! Thanks to Jerry Seinfeld for this hilarious 5 minute stand-up on Jimmy Fallon about trashification and how our homes are in a continuous state of becoming …

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 …