The 21-Day Project – Transitions, Day 9: Unplugged

The 21-Day Project – Transitions, Day 9: Unplugged

Preparing ourselves to someday live a more simple, sustainable life of the land in Lyman means evaluating all the “things” and “stuff” that take up space in our lives and require a lot of time and energy without giving anything back in return. As much as Sean and I...

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The 21-Day Project: Transitions, Day 4:  Miss Independent

The 21-Day Project: Transitions, Day 4: Miss Independent

I stood there with my eyes half closed, arms by my sides, fingers spread out to feel the energy of Times Square as the orchestra of sound and light pierced every fiber of my being. People passed me, bumped me, ignored me, as they hurried to their next destination, a...

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The 21-Day Project: Transitions, Day 3: The Land of the Free

The 21-Day Project: Transitions, Day 3: The Land of the Free

“Hayden,” I called out as Zoe and I began to trudge back up the hill to my car, leaving the land where we had just spent the last two hours running and romping on the melting snow. “Hayden . . . . Mommy has cookies,” I say as I reach for the plastic bag of snacks I...

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The 21-Day Project – Transitions, Day 2: Sweet Dreams

The 21-Day Project – Transitions, Day 2: Sweet Dreams

As I awoke this morning to the dull light beginning to stream through the window above our headboard, I could still hear the voices from the world I had just left. “We can always move the kitchen over here to mimic the layout you preferred in the first model,” the...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 21: In My Life

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 21: In My Life

I must say, when I made the commitment to myself, and then announced it publicly, that I would begin this 21-Day Project I was a bit concerned. First of all the idea of putting my thoughts into writing and then sharing those words brought such a strong fear and doubt....

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 20: My Better Half

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 20: My Better Half

When I first met my husband, I didn’t particularly like him. Having taken a hiatus from campus life to attend community college and work full time in Manhattan after blowing off his first year at Franklin Pierce College, he was finishing out his college years at my...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 19: 100 Simple Things

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 19: 100 Simple Things

Every morning before I begin writing, I sit in meditation and ask “what am I grateful for today.” It usually only takes a moment for a grand idea to come to mind and begin to take form: my parents, my best friend, Mother Earth, the AT and so on. As I sit quietly...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 17: The Next Generation

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 17: The Next Generation

I often get the question, “do you have kids,” to which my normal response is, “yes, two furry ones,” referring to the Girls, my attempt of making a light joke out of a conversation that can often feel awkward to me. Sometimes an acknowledgement that we only have dogs...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 16: Home Sweet Home

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 16: Home Sweet Home

When Sean and I first moved to Northern New Hampshire and decided to call it home, we debated on where to establish our roots. We had moved to the rural, mountainous region attracted to the wild landscapes and the opportunity to explore a myriad of outdoor pursuits so...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 15: Me, Myself, and I

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 15: Me, Myself, and I

I grew up as an only child in a middle class suburb of Washington DC in southeast Maryland. My whole life I’ve heard “oh, an only child . . . . you must have been spoiled.” Well, sorta and sometimes but mostly, being an only child meant getting comfortable with being...

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The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 13: The Writers

The 21-Day Project – Gratitude, Day 13: The Writers

The basement of our home has just the right balance of natural light which pours into the south and southwest facing windows with the hunkering into the earth, incubation, that is provided by the cool north facing wall. The basement has an eclectic vibe as it serves...

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