Loss of Freedom Brings Rewards: s-l-o-w is good!

What I learned by staying at home: I’ve been a spoiled brat most of my life, doing whatever I felt like doing whenever I felt like to doing it. My new habit is to ask myself, “Do I need that?” Do I need it, NOW?” Mostly the answer’s been “No!” and I like this trend!...

“Stay Home!”: Slowing Down Because of Free Time

Excuse me as I desperately search for an upside — any silver lining will do — to the collective fears swirling around the globe. As I look at my April calendar on the wall, it comes to me: a mandate to stay home means a mandatory slowdown for most of us. Without all...

Making Time for Unexpected Visitors: Pig Alert!

Picture this: Suddenly there’s a pig in your backyard. You don’t know where it came from. You don’t know where it’s going. Quick, grab the phone. Never mind that you’re still in your jammies. That was the scene from my couch yesterday at 7:00 AM. Mid-sip morning...

Good Days Start With Good Mornings

I didn’t learn the importance of “slow” until I moved to this island 10 years ago. I’d never put much thought into what I was doing, getting up every day and immediately launching into that day’s list of obligations. I didn’t have a choice… or so I...

Carol’s WeeBlog

“Grant yourself a moment of peace and you will understand how foolishly you have scurried about….”  first part of a Chinese proverb.  I’ve said this in many ways over the past nine years of blogging about slowing down, simplifying and doing...

N.Y. Challenge – Dec. ’05

I challenge you to change. I challenge you to improve your life in some way next year.  And since it takes time to assimilate a new habit, I challenge you to pick some little thing to work on every three months. Think of it as quarterly returns, but instead of...