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Monthly Mantra: February, 2021

  "I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY THOUGHTS AND MY ACTIONS. BY DOING SO, I EMPOWER MYSELF TO CHOOSE AND BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY."   I am responsible for me. I am responsible to me. Everything I do and say, that's on me. And everything I think; that's me, too. I might like to pretend that my thoughts and behaviors are someone else's fault, or caused by some force outside myself, sometimes. "Your mom is crazy! You can't ...
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Happy 2021 & Introducing The Live Simply Monthly Mantra Calendar!

  Welcome to 2021, and the Live Simply 2021 calendar! Each month of this year, in addition to a delightfully on-brand illustration (created for us by the illustrious Ariel Markowitz), we're giving you an intention word and a mantra to accompany it. Read it every morning. Read it multiple times per day if it resonates with you. Take a sharpie and write your own above mine. The point is to purposefully direct our minds through ...
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Monthly Mantra: December 2020

    This year there were times when you felt like every person and every situation was an attempt to enrage you and make you take to your bed in perpetuity. But love the life you’re lucky enough to live anyway. This year, people let you down so hard. They acted carelessly. They were senselessly apathetic and grossly narcissistic. But love them anyway, not for them but for you. Because holding hot anger burns your ...
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Monthly Mantra: November 2020

Not because you helped that lady pick up the coins she spilled on the ground that time. Not because you're in better shape than you used to be. Not because you earn a competitive salary. And not because you're hurting for a job. Not because of how well you can banter via text (that skill won't hurt, but still). Not because of how proud you've made your dad. Or your third grade teacher. Or your ...
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Monthly Mantra: October 2020

Living in balance with stuff is my forte. I am what some might term "obnoxiously selective verging on compulsive" about the items that come into my world (no time for an ugly calculator around here). And so, I love what I own. Each individual thing is my favorite version of that thing. But if they were to disappear tomorrow, I know I would be fine. Things are just things. They come and go. They get ...
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