It’s time for coffee-maker eggs.

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LOOK! Packing happened! I move tomorrow.  Pots, pans, dishes—everything kitchen is packed.  This necessitates returning to my TRAVEL APPROACH for procuring protein. For hard boiling eggs.  A tip which may also work for those you not moving but *traveling* this holiday season. I love to travel. Given my focus on active play it’s pretty easy […]

#1 reason I love Oakland, California: The PEOPLE.

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my fave Oakland street sign. I’m moving in TWO days (!).  As a result I wanted to share the Top Five Reasons I Love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life as I ready to depart. I almost closed comments as all I ask is you spend […]

The #2 way living in Oakland changed my life.

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These five posts are quintessential Old School Blogging.  They are crammed with the minutia of my life.  Stuffed with thoughts which only matter to me. I almost closed comments as all I really ask is you spend time—no matter how long—sharing & carrying these feelings alongside me. Readying for some Travels with Charming. I will […]

#3 reason MOST people love Oakland.

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These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life.  Crammed with thoughts which only matter to me. As I ready to move to Austin from Oakland Ive dedicated 5 posts to recounting the Top 5 Reasons I’ve LOVED My Time in Oakland. I almost closed comments as all I really ask […]

#4 reason I’ll always love Oakland.

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I’m moving in EIGHT days (!).  As a result I wanted to spent time sharing the 5 Reasons I Love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life.  Crammed with thoughts which only matter to me. I almost closed comments as all I really ask is you spend […]

#5 reason I love me some Oakland, California.

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I’m moving in ten days (!). As a result, I wanted to spend time sharing the Top 5 Reasons I’ve grown to love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life.  Crammed with thoughts which only matter to me. For that reason, I almost closed comments as all […]

Happiness is the path (guest post)

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Not only am I super honored Krysten has written us a guest post—she’s spending her *birthday* with us on top of it all.  Join me in thanking her for her musings and wishing her a happy and HEALTHY year to come. A little while ago Carla wrote a post titled “the way you do one […]

What are we giving ourselves this year?

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  Ahhhh. If you live in the USA you may still be feeling the, uh, repercussions of the Great Thanksgiving Stress-Out. Family, travel,  food, schedules thrown off, routine replaced by mayhem. No matter where you reside or what you celebrate we’re all thisclose to being knee-deep in holiday frenzy. I’ve shared my grown-up tips for […]

Are you improving on the silence?

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It will come as no surprise to anyone I do not rock the silence. I can (my masters degree in counseling taught me the skill of “sitting with the silence“). I try (I vow 1829 times a day to just *listen* when it comes to having difficult conversations). Silence is not my natural state. I […]

Venus and I are decluttering.

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Click the OWL! Click the OWL! People, the time has come. I vacate this domicile in a grand total of TWENTY MORE DAYS (!). It was lovely to ponder JOY and finite space—but it’s time to get down & dirty. It’s time for hardcore, no nonsense de-cluttering. Ive dragged Venus in. Come join us.   […]