An Intentional Life

practicing the art of simplicity, choosing joy,breathing deep and great big love

7 Simple Ways To Say “No”

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Do you have difficulty saying no? Do you feel you must say yes to others at the expense of your own peace of mind? You are not alone. For many years I was not good at saying no. I didn’t  want to hurt anyone’s feelings. I would find myself saying yes to someone else and short […]

Tiny House Love & Holding to Life’s Treasures

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 I am in love with tiny houses. Adorable, efficient, beautiful and of course tiny, these little dwellings are part of a movement  in which people are making the intentional choice to live in a smaller space.

7 Keys to Keeping Romance Alive

Keeping romance alive in marriage takes commitment and intention if it is to remain healthy and vibrant. Neglect it and weeds will grow, take root and choke out the goodness of your life together.   My hubby and I have been married for 33 years. If votes were to be taken at the onset, we would […]

Can You Really Know Your Calling and Passion?

065/365: Show us your smile!

  Welcome Friends! I have been on a bit of a sabbatical spending time with family, soaking up fabulous Arizona and Florida  (please don’t hate me my northern friends! ) sunshine and relishing in a break from the coldest Michigan February on record. We have enjoyed 80+ degree days for the past week and we […]

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The Power of Touch Done With Great Love

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The power of touch is often lost in our technology infused society. Technology is touted as a way to simplify our life but often it simply gives us the excuse to do more and be in more places at the same time. We have all observed diners, couples and teens in a social setting looking […]