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Quick Fixes….don’t exist!

Quick Fixes….don’t exist!

Were you putting all your eggs in a quick fix basket? Maybe you’ve already discovered that they don’t exist. Or maybe you keep discovering it time and time again like myself. But let me shout it from the roof tops so maybe I have a better chance of remembering it in the future.

QUICK FIXES DON’T EXIST

We Are Here. Again.

We Are Here. Again.

We planned on starting this post with a big declarative statement saying “and we’re back” however we’ve done that before and look how that turned out. So instead we will say

We Are Here”.

We may not be sure of where here is but we’re committed to figuring it out, slowly, cautiously and optimistically – with hopes of not getting so wrapped up in where we want this to go that we forget to enjoy the journey along the way.

When we threw up our hands in exasperation at the end of last summer, we had both gotten to a point where we felt like the blog was taking over our lives. If we weren’t promoting it, coming up with new ways to make a few cents, or forcing ourselves to write about things we weren’t even sure we wanted to write about we felt like we were failing.

Failing to be good at blogging, failing to turn it into something viable, failing each other and failing ourselves.

What started out as a love of writing and a way to keep in touch over the Atlantic Ocean quickly turned into something so big and important that it felt suffocating. It seemed like a better idea to take a break rather than continue resenting our little project we had started together for fun. 

So now, almost nine months since our last post here and with a little more wisdom and patience (ha), we’re doing our best to start slow and carve out a space for ourselves to keep dreaming. Thank you for joining us again…

 

Simplify Your Life -Cleaning up your inbox

Simplify Your Life -Cleaning up your inbox

We are bombarded with emails constantly in this day and age, and expected to get back to work or personal emails at a moment’s notice (which is a whole other issue). Emails quickly build up and we become overwhelmed trying to sift through them. Inboxes get so crowded we can no longer find the important emails. Instead of pulling out your hair, it’s time to take action and clean up your inbox. 

Late at night and searching for inspiration…

Late at night and searching for inspiration…

July is quickly coming to a close. It’s late at night, on a long weekend. I’ve left my blog post to the end of the day again. You think I would have learned my lesson by now. After a whole month of writing everyday I should know better. I am tempted to slam my computer closed and call it a night. But this is my last blog post of our July Blogging Challenge.

Dear Time -A Love-Hate Relationship

Dear Time -A Love-Hate Relationship

Dear Time,

In short I would like to say; back up off me.

Explicit language withheld.

Thanks,
Me

Mind vs Shorts – Progress…

Mind vs Shorts – Progress…

I put on shorts for the first time in over a year.

Correction – I put on shorts for the first time in over a year and didn’t cry.

I even managed to successfully venture into a store to try on said shorts without getting too upset to buy them. This may seem like no big deal, but trust me – facing yourself in those awful dressing room mirrors is just about the scariest thing that can happen sometimes.

Wellness is a Journey -What Wellness Means to Me Right Now

Wellness is a Journey -What Wellness Means to Me Right Now

The topic of wellness has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. As most of us are finding ourselves overworked, over-stressed and overwhelmed with life. Down time seems a thing of the past and even if we do find some we aren’t quite sure what to do with it. Wellness means different things for different people, and what you need to do to look after yourself can change from day to day. If we take a moment to be still and listen to our body/mind we can begin to discover what we each need personally for more #wellth. Focus on adding little bits of what makes you feel good and happy to your days.

Worry Less -Consolidating Your Worries

Worry Less -Consolidating Your Worries

If I am not careful I can waste a great deal of my days worrying. Worrying about the past, present, future, imaginary scenarios and real life. Life is full of worry. If we thought about it too much we might never leave our houses (lets not go there today). Worrying can take up precious time, energy and derail your day if you let it. One strategy I was given to deal with worrying is what I like to call consolidating your worries.

Tracie and Joce

Two friends sharing a cup of tea, over skype, and blogging about life! With honesty, sarcasm and a dash of humour -sharing the good, the bad and the yummy!
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