As I’ve mentioned before, I live in the high desert. We average about 7 inches of rain a year. But most people don’t realize that this wasn’t always the case. Nevada’s Great Basin area was once a giant lake, Lake Lahontan. Lake Lahontan still exists today, but it a mere fraction of its original state. … Continue reading The Hidden Beauty of Adaptations
A few months back my Hubby, Greg was looking in the clearance aisle at one of our local WalMart stores. Greg likes to meander through that area, because you just never what kind of a deal you're are going find. He scored some amazing deals on wild bird food. We are talking really good deals, … Continue reading For the Birds
My dog Avalanche wakes me up bright and early each morning even on the darkest days. He looks at me with expectant eyes. And every morning, I sigh. “Okay,” I say. “I’m coming.” We have a routine. We go for a walk. If he thinks it’s anywhere remotely close to dawn, Avy will remind me … Continue reading The Zen of Dog Walking
This is probably the primary cause of Decision Fatigue, so I saved it for last. Differed decision making is basically just procrastination. There are times when holding off on a decision can make sense. Maybe we need a little more information to make a knowledgeable choice. Or perhaps it is one of those fun decisions, … Continue reading Decision Fatigue Pt. 4: Differed or Postponed Decisions
We are on the 2nd reason (3rd in the series) for Decision Fatigue Too many choices. In my first post on this topic, I mentioned an incident with my sister, Betty. We were meeting up for dinner and a visit. When I got there, she handed me a stack of 2-fer coupons for a bunch … Continue reading Decision Fatigue pt.3 Too Many Choices!
Decision fatigue is exhausting. It also prevents you from doing day to day tasks, having good experiences and relationships, accomplishing goals, and just feeling like you have a handle on your life. It also can seem like an impossible thing to fix. I mean, who has the time? We do. Our joy requires it. Our … Continue reading Decision Fatigue pt. 2 What’s Really Going On Here?
Note: As I was planning this post, I was just going to write one on the subject. As I was writing this post, I realized that there was no way to do that. I don’t mean to leave you all hanging, as there is so much more to say. It’s just that this writing turned … Continue reading Decision Fatigue, pt. 1
I know it’s been a while since I posted. Truth is, I haven’t been able to get motivated to write much of anything until just recently. As I look back, I can understand why. 2019 had such major health issues for me. When I started 2020, I was really looking forward to getting back to … Continue reading A Life Reset
It’s funny, as soon as I mentioned that I wanted to do a multi-part series on thriving, I ran into a bit of a downer month. It was like the world was telling me "Hey lady, you don’t know as much as you think you do.” I ran into some big issues with a new … Continue reading Thriving: Be Like The Weed
It’s been awhile since I posted. It’s been hard to write a post about joy because for a short time, I lost track of mine. In January I was diagnosed with a ovarian cyst with a malignant tumor inside. It was a very large cyst, the size of a basketball. They removed it on Valentine’s … Continue reading Finding My Joy Again