Stop! Slow Down. Simplify.

Stop slow down

When I was doing a course on microeconomics (actually a very fascinating subject) I learned about the concept of scarcity.

Scarcity is a problem that arises when people have many wants, but limited resources.

When this happens we must make choices between our wants because the resources necessary to fulfill them are limited. We make these decisions by giving up (trading off) one want to satisfy another.

At times I experience scarcity in our garden. We have a limited amount of space and I have to choose what I want to plant. Sometimes I will give up my desire to grow one plant in order to plant another.

One of our most valuable resources is our time. However, I have noticed that there is a tendency in our society to treat time as an unlimited resource. As a result we are all frantically busy. Household tasks, social commitments, extra curricula activities, sports commitments, volunteering, school stuff pile on top of each other endlessly. [Read more...]

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15 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Fall

15 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Fall This morning we woke up to the first hard frost. The weather is getting cooler, the geese are flying south, and the leaves are turning. Fall has definitely arrived. The hot days of summer may be behind us (although I’m still holding out for a last minute burst of warm weather), but there’s still lots of fun to be had. Why not dig out your sweaters and head outdoors to enjoy those crisp fall days? I’ve gathered 15 simple ways to enjoy the season and have fun together! [Read more...]

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The Precious Gift of Time and Presence

THe Precious Gift of Time and presence

This summer it has been my joy to watch deep family connections being forged in our library. [Read more...]

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The Fine Art of Delegating

The fine art of delegatingA couple of weeks ago I was ready to publish a new post. I had written the post the day before and wanted to do a final check before hitting publish. When I logged onto my blog that morning I was greeted with the dreaded screen of doom! My blog was down and I had no idea why! YEEK!!! [Read more...]

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