Every Friday, I post a Simple Living News Update that includes links to some of my favorite articles of the week; along with an inspiring quote from each piece.
In addition to the news update, I’m answering a reader question every week. In the following one minute video I talk about navigating work-life balance.
For those of you who can’t watch the video, read this article: 11 Creative Ways to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic.
Please note: I forgot to address this in the video, but I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking about my posting schedule. Don’t worry, it’s not going to change! Remember: be happy, do what you love, and don’t worry about what other people say and do. It’s a waste of energy.
As Dr. Brown says, “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
So I’ll still be writing about simplicity, while being as authentic as possible. Have a great weekend!
Now onto the news . . .
“Feeling broken lets pieces of your best self fall apart. You might even feel a little lost in life, going through the motions . . .
If I want to be a great writer, step mom and wife, I need to live a great life. Subconsciously, that’s what I’ve been doing, ever since deciding to get out of debt and work for myself. Living a great life is my true amazing work in progress. Since that first year as a step mom, I’ve changed.”
“We are real people writing for real people, and real people reading what real people write.
We are not cyborgs or zombies or zomborgs.
We are girls and boys, men and woman, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. Real people.”
“Faith and hope make up the foundation of the soul. Sadness is simply a little heaving of that foundation when the chilly winds of self doubt or uncertainty waft in.”
“The Free-Range Social Media movement is about standing up and saying, ‘I will do my best to make my online space cruelty, cage, and copying free.'”
“One of the greatest benefits of choosing to live a simple, minimalist life is that many of the pursuits above become replaced. And while choosing to intentionally live with less doesn’t automatically shift the focus of our lives… it can certainly provide the space that makes it possible.”
- Micropatronage has been on my mind lately and I decided to start a subscription based newsletter, through letter.ly, as an experiment. Check it out!
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