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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I recently received Marie Kondo’s novel on the Japanese art of tidying up and it has encouraged me to look more closely at the things I own and question the motives behind each new purchase. 286 more words

Consumerism

10 reasons everyone should live abroad at least once

Part of our new feature here on Sundays, blogging about The Definitive Guide to Moving Abroad. It has never been easier to move abroad, with globalisation, cheap airfares and the era of Skype and Facetime, it really makes travel and living abroad a breeze. 229 more words

Travel

Going, going, gone!

So I’m back in Mayotte. Arrived a few days ago actually, but whereas I thought I’d be getting back to routine after the summer, things have in fact been hectic. 232 more words

Mayotte

II. SETTLED & PROSPERING - 1890s & EARLY 1900s

contents ©2016 by Harold Pfohl

Section II touches on the incredible changes that occurred during the half century after the immigration and then looks at the socioeconomic spectrum of life experienced by two families, Nieman and Lueder, farming outside of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. 1,684 more words

All You Need Is Less

There comes a point in anyone’s life that we begin to question our future, our decisions, and basically what we’re doing with our lives. If this is you, here’s what you need to know in order to obtain a piece of mind. 343 more words

OODS OF LOVE

Sending oods
and oods
of love
to anyone
who needs it. . .

For,
what real good
are goods,
coming from below,
above,
to fishes, 27 more words

Poetry

Freedom is Being Unencumbered by Non-Essentials

After my first full day in Sámara, it is clear to me that Ticos do not have a lot of material things. By itself, that may not be surprising, since it is, after all, a third world country. 458 more words

Costa Rica