The Apartment Composter

I've long been interested in composting at home, even before I read Garbol ...more

Thrilling Thursday - Thinking Like Anything is Possible

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to be able to think like anything is possible.Throughout the month of August the Thrilling Thursday posts have been about thinking differently. This Thrilling Thursday the post is about thinking as if anything was possible. Imagine a world where anything is possible. Living a life where if your mind thinks of it and your heart believes it, you accomplish it. There are no limits on what you can do. Isn't that a wonderful world?...more

Meditation - Getting to Know Yourself

I've been practicing meditation for five years now and I am a firm believer in its benefits. I don't believe you have to identify with a particular religious or spiritual sect in order to meditate and appreciate what meditation can do for you, but I do think it's important to understand what meditation means. To do this it's a good idea to seek out different teachings an teachers to gain a stronger understanding. ...more

German Pancakes


Blogging Away Debt Blogging Buddies

There have been a number of readers that have commented that the blogging buddies links were well out of date. This was certainly true. Most were still the original buddies of Tricia when she was still writing this blog. Obviously, a lot has happened in the blogosphere during that time, and many of the blogs had stopped blogging and some had even disappeared. It’s long overdue that we update the list ....more

August Numbers NOT looking good…

I started to put together our numbers for this month and YUCK.  I don’t like what I am seeing!  We WILL do a better job next year of budgeting for Back to School.  Wow.  That really took a toll.  Then we had the emergency fund take a hit with catching up on the mortgage.  That stinks and can be a real motivation killer.  And…don’t yell too loud…but I used the Discover card.  Gulp.  For my resale shopping BUT I have the ...more

Free Tele-Seminar for Women in Business Thursday Aug. 30 @ 12:30 EST / 5:30 GMT

We’re going to spend an hour getting comfortable with self-promotion, languaging and embracing opportunities to raise your rank in business. This is what garners visibility kicking your leadership rank up a notch. I will kick it off and open the floor to answer any questions or commentary you have about what it’s like to be “in your shoes”.  You can  be anonymous if you wish, this is about creating an open forum for you to share what it is that’s holding you back.Meeting ID: 511-455-080# ...more

Life Is Unsafe, So Why Not Take Risks?

I recently met with a group of doctors who gather at Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s house monthly to discuss a variety of topics and seek meaning in medicine and in the human experience. The topic of the month was “Safety,” our quest for it, our desire for it and, as we discovered, our complete inability to attain it, given the certainty of uncertainty. ...more
Gorgeous piece, Lissa. I'm sorry for that triple-whammy -- what a horrible time in your life. ...more