Archives for August 2013

How To Begin To Let Things Go

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” ~ Ekhart Tolle

Along my journey to figure out the problems with my heart, I have received a ton of advice (both good and not-so-good).  Recently, an “alternative” medicine specialist I …

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Although my wife has meditated regularly, I have only dabbled with meditation a few times.  But considering my heart issues lately, I have become more aware of mind/body connections and how important meditation can be as I get older (sigh).  I am …

The Problem with Desire

It took me several years to begin coming to my senses about how I was spending my life energy.

For years, I have worked myself to a pulp with the goal of “having it all” and retiring young.  But devoting my time and energy to satisfy myself with …

When Paying Down Debt, Downsizing, Decluttering and Simplifying Allows Your Universe to Open Up

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” ~H.D. Thoreau, 1817-1862 

My, oh my, how my life has changed in the past two years.

Anyone who has read this blog long enough knows about my transformation with …

A Beginner’s Guide to Menu Planning

After two years of our journey to get out of debt and pare down my expenses, my wife and I have found that we have mastered our budget.


We have cut our grocery bill down significantly over the past year for our family of four, …