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The days are long, but the years are short. *This video had me tearing up. Loving this quote and this Becoming UnBusy site.
Mindfulness

This ‘Slow Down’ Video Will Have You Tearing Up

The days are long, but the years are short. I have an artistic print of this quote framed in our house. This short Facebook note and video from Singer Nichole Nordeman mades me think of it again today: I don’t know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of […]

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 […]