Category Archives: Unplugging

Slow Down

I just watched a TED talk by Carl Honore about slowing down. I recently read Brigid Schulte’s Overwhelmed: work, love and play when no one has the time. I’ve participated in the National Day of Unplugging. I reaffirmed the virtues … Continue reading

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Instructions for Writing a Letter

I just saw this quote and loved it: Instructions for living a life. Pay attention Be astonished. Tell about it. –Mary Oliver I think the same instructions apply for creating engaging, newsy letters.  Some of the best letters I receive–and … Continue reading

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Letters from Summer Camp

This article made me smile. It reports that many sleep-away summer camps for kids have a no-tech policy which allows kids to unplug. The kids stay busy with crafts and socializing and developing outdoors skills.  They are apparently also reflecting on their adventures and relaying … Continue reading

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Connect with Others

I’m addicted to TED videos.  I love watching brilliant people talk about something interesting for 15 minutes.  I feel smarter or happier or energized after they’re over. Usually.  But this video just left me concerned.  It makes the point that … Continue reading

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The Lure of Nostalgia and Physicality

An article by Alex Williams in the New York Times discussed the surge in sales and interest in wrist watches after a decade of significant decline.  Folks in their 20s and 30s who abandoned watches when they adopted cellphones (or who never … Continue reading

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Gratitude During Universal Letter Writing Week

It’s Universal Letter-Writing Week (January 8th-14th) according to the International Society of Friendship and Goodwill.  The ISFG’s first objective is: To encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, better human relations, friendship, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I took a little break from blogging and internet use in general over the last couple of weeks and focused more on spending time with friends and family.  I also spent some time resting and organizing and planning for the … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

I got back yesterday from a four-day trip to New Orleans. I’ll soon finish a fun post about my trip and the stationery shop I went to while down there, but not today. I’ve spent today listening to the roar of the 13-year … Continue reading

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Watering all of your plants…

Photo of Colmar, France.  Taken April 13, 2011. I love plants. They’re beautiful, strong, forgiving, and contribute to your physical and emotional health.  Even as a vagabond twenty-something, I had plants that moved with me from apartment to apartment.  Some … Continue reading

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Letter-inspired bedding

Oh how I swoon over this bedding from Anthropologie: The print is a pile of old love letters.  How romantic! Get a better look at the details, or buy it, here.

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