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Kim: A Dab Won't Do Ya

Early fall arrives in Maine sooner than it arrives on the calendar, and we've already had some frosty mornings, so today's warm sun and moderate temperatures were welcome for my walk.  Down by the river, I stood on a flat rock with my ...

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Kim: Not Tarrying With Yesterday

I just returned from my Sunday morning nature walk.  The river and its early autumn foliage is a great setting to invite Gratitude Flow, which is one of my Poster Girl Habits (Habit #4:  EVERYDAY RITUALS). In the deep state of bliss ...

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Ryan: Like Riding a Bike

People always say “it’s like riding a bike” to mean that something should be easy when it isn’t. At the beginning of every school year, I struggle to set up my electronic grade book even though I use it every day for 10 months. ...

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Kim: Poster Girl for Contentment

Somewhere over the past couple of years, I declared myself the Poster Girl for Contentment. People in my life have witnessed my transformation, but the words came from me. My poster girlhood is entirely "self-proclaimed." I used my grandmother as a ...

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Ryan: How Did We Not See This?

Today I had a closeup encounter with a heron during my morning walk. Herons are notoriously shy birds, so I’m usually disappointed when they fly away before I can get close enough to really look at them. For whatever reason this heron gave me ...

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Kim: Happy 101, Gram!

Today, August 21, 2019, my Gram would have turned 101. She lived to be 95, and she's the inspiration for the Enjoy-Your-Life journey that brought me to fasting (and motivated me to write Unmired). That has her on my mind, but she is never far ...

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Kim: Almost Got It

I spent this past weekend at the family camp. It was a damp, overcast weekend, far from ideal weather for August in Maine, but it was lovely. The camp is full of knotty yellow pine and the nostalgia that comes with any place that has changed little ...

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Kim: Adaptation

This morning I was at the river, surrounded by wildflowers, basking in warm sun and thinking about.....winter. It's inevitable. Late summer arrives and a bit of urgency rises up, pressure to soak up every last bit of heat, an irrational attempt ...

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Ryan: Flip the Script

Today is a glorious summer day in Maine. Brisk temperatures overnight provided a little taste of approaching autumn for our morning coffee on the porch, but quickly gave way to high seventies with bright sunny skies. Perfection. It’s too nice a ...

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Kim: Easy Delights

I've written lately about easy delights. Shauna Niequist encouraged being "easily delightable" and it aptly describes the way my grandmother lived. Simple pleasures, everyday joys: the concept is not new. But the combination of words struck me - ...

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