How to Spring-Clean Your Mind

Springtime is a good time for cleaning not only our houses, but also our minds. A clean mind is a better mind. 1 Tidy up your plans and hopes for this year. Label them on paper if you have to. Set goals. Turning them into reality will then become easier. 2 Empty your mind of … Continue reading How to Spring-Clean Your Mind

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Young and Thrifty

In the world we live in there's always the temptation to buy sham happiness. I try to resist it. The yogurt we buy doesn't put on our face the happy smile of the model advertising it. The sports shoes on the billboard don't make us better runners. And even the latest bestseller from a familiar … Continue reading Young and Thrifty

The Perfectionist In Me

When I shop for fruits or vegetables, I pick them with excessive care. The perfectionist in me searches for those without blemish, perfect in shape, firm to the touch. I know, however, that this is a fundamentally wrong way to shop for food in a world where food waste is a problem. When I have … Continue reading The Perfectionist In Me