Thoughts from Room 1507

Thoughts from Room 1507

I'm here in Seattle, making like Hemingway, holed up on the 15th floor, and I need a break from working on the book, so here are a few thoughts. 

1.  Seattle is my favorite city.  Has been since I first visited in 2010.  I don't even particularly like cities, or even large towns, they make me nervous and don't have enough nature, but this place. Oh this place.  Walking through it's streets feels like home. Calm, but exciting...

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Simplified 365: The Kitchen - Day 1: What's Your Why?

Simplified 365: The Kitchen - Day 1: What's Your Why?

Before You Start

Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your house.  Notice how no matter how many people you invite over for dinner, they all manage to cram in and around the kitchen while you’re cooking.  We’re drawn there by our need to be nourished.  

Now look around your kitchen.  Is it nourishing you or making you want to throw your cookbooks through your window?

Here are a few questions to answer.  Write them down in your journal or print this page.  This should take you about 10 minutes.  

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Create, Not Consume

Create, Not Consume

I have toyed with this idea before, but here goes. I'm gonna do it.  

January = Shopping Ban = 31 days of Creation

I need to break the twitch.  Happiness is not found in a new candle holder or dollar bin item from Target.  Even though JT and I have cleaned up the debt and pay cash for everything, I've noticed that there's still that impulse to buy.  Long day? Buy a book.  Feeling sick in bed? Buy more craft supplies.  Starving from not eating enough at work? Buy all the things from the deli department at Lunardi's.  

These puppies are budget busters and while we eventually aspire to not needing a budget because we are mindful consumers who only purchase things that will take care of us, while not expecting our happiness to come from things, I am just not there yet...

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