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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!

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Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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10 Days ’til 40: Planned Obsolescence = ROBBING CONSUMERS

About two years ago I bought a car adapter for my iPhone, enabling me to play my phone through my stereo.  This car adapter is the inspiration for today’s post.  Here is a photo:

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Recently I have become more aware of planned obsolescence as I have been taking a Coursera course on entrepreneurship.  While I had understood planned obsolescence to some degree prior to enrolling in the course (I mean, don’t we all say, “They don’t make things like they used to.”)?  I really did not understand how purposeful and deliberate this is.  In a day and age when items should be lasting longer, they are being designed to break at record speeds in the name of profits and capitalism – and at the expense of our environment and consumer pocketbooks. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Addiction, attitude, Old, Uncategorized

 

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44 Days ’til 40: “Oops!” (Words You Don’t Want to Hear)

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My daughter killed her Nook last week.  This did not come as a surprise, as my daughter has single-handedly brought many of her personal belongings to an early demise.  I used to cringe every time I saw her walking down the hall saying, “Oops!”  Over time, I learned to reduce my reactions to the multitude of “oops” moments that exist with my daughter in our home.  She has broken many things – and too numerous to count, and has cost of thousands in replacement items.  I am hoping that as she gets older she will outgrow this tendency to treat her belongings in ways that are not nurturing the long-term sustainability of the items. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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72 Days ’til 40: STOP WASTING THIS MOMENT!!!

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.  If you are attentive, you will see it. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Each of us is the best we can be when we are fully present, focused yet relaxed, curious yet non-judgmental, committed yet flexible. ~ John Kuypers

The point of power is always in the present moment. ~ Louise L. Hay Read the rest of this entry »

 

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85 Days ’til 40: Unisex Bathroom Prude

Yes, today I am breaking from my self-help norm to go into more of a rant mode (albeit, a very small rant).  I must confess, as evolved as I would like to think I am, I have not yet arrived.  I am a unisex bathroom prude.  “What,” might you ask, “is a unisex bathroom prude?”  I am so very glad that you asked!  A unisex bathroom prude is someone who just cannot wrap their heads around the idea of a unisex bathroom.  (As a side note, I am referring to a unisex bathroom with multiple stalls and men and women using private stalls, side by side). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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138 Days ’til 40: Unexpected Blessings and Surprises

 

Often the best surprises, the ones that can touch us the most, are the ones that come in completely unexpected places or unexpected ways. Today, we had one of those surprises at home – GRAPES!

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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Addiction, attitude, Family, Health

 

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140 Days ’til 40: Negating Negativity

 

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. ~ Michael Jordan

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ~ W. Clement Stone Read the rest of this entry »

 

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