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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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15 Days ’til 40: Pretentious Perfume

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I ran out of perfume a few days ago and needed to find something new.  The perfume I have worn for years (okay, the last decade) can only be purchased in certain places that are not close to my home, so I set out to find something new – I figure it was about time.  The last time I changed perfumes was before I became a parent… my oldest is now 11.  Finding a perfume was harder than I thought it would be – there were so many choices, many of which made me gag.  I like a perfume that will not hang out in an elevator after I get out of it – something that can be smelled slightly, but is not overpowering and nauseating.  Being that I am not the type of person that is normally drawn to name brand items, I must admit that I was a bit surprised with where my perfume procuring journey landed me.  Yes, the perfume I liked the most (or tolerated the best) was made by Prada.  I definitely do NOT consider myself a Prada girl.  As if to add insult to the injury my ego had been caused by my pull towards Prada, the perfume itself was called “Candy”.  What sensible professional sprays themselves every morning before work with something called “Candy”???  Apparently, now I do. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in attitude, Rants, Self-esteem, World Impact

 

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24 Days ’til 40: Occupational HAZARDS

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This post is dedicated to and inspired by my partner, who claims that I write too many, “go take a bath and feel good about yourself” posts and do not write enough about real life and the predicaments I sometimes manage to get myself into.  So, here is that blog – the entry that shows how utterly human I am…. don’t laugh too hard, okay? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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38 Days ’til 40: Education to Nowhere?

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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.  But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. ~ Timothy Leary

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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in attitude, Children, Education, Inspiration, Rants

 

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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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83 Days ’til 40: Trashing Our Cities

 

It appears that today’s post is going to be another short rant…. sorry!  I was driving home from work tonight and was inspired by the scene pictured above.  This was what I saw in the grass next to a stop light.  It made me sad, it made me embarrassed, it made me angry. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in attitude, Children, Inspiration, mental health, Rants

 

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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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