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Your Blue Print to an UnBusy Life

Real happiness requires less than you think. . . . We’re so glad you’re here. This website and the Becoming UnBusy™ Movement is about families coming together to inspire one another to reclaim life. In this community, no one and everyone is an expert. We look forward to sharing our story […]

Be Here Now, Mindfulness

The First Time I Started Collecting Hellos

Perhaps you’ve never known how happy someone could be simply to see you. — Rachel Macy Stafford . . . Over the last few weeks, I’ve been slowly reading Rachel Macy Stafford’s new book Only Love Today — Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love. I admit, I’m a huge […]

The UnBusy Family

Youth Sports Is The New Keeping Up With The Joneses

Saying No to Kids’ Sports Intensity . . . I know you’ve seen it becoming more and more prevalent on Facebook. The “martyr post,” where a parent glorifies how busy they are over the weekend with their kids’ sports schedule. Youth sports is the new keeping up with the Joneses. — Michael S. Rosenwald […]

Debt Reduction, Mindful Money

It was fine. Until it wasn’t.

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to begin. . . . The argument was the same week after week. He’d tell me, “We’re on Code Red. CODE RED.” I’d stare back blankly, which would elicit a “Do you hear me?” from him. Then I’d reply, “I’m not going to not […]

Daily Wisdoms, The UnBusy Life

Let’s Redefine “Laziness”

Stop enduring a non-ideal existence. . . . I have an amazing friend who shows up to our lunch dates lugging a big tote-bag full of highlighted-books to discuss with me. I love seeing the titles she stacks on the table. I admit (rather shallowly), that this close friend has one habit that […]

Start Here, The UnBusy Life

Up Until Now It’s All Been Research

Life really does begin at forty. . . . The truth is, I am not exactly sure what this project — this website BecomingUnbusy.com — is all about yet. I am waiting until I meet you to make that decision. I am waiting to I hear your story. I am waiting to hear […]