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Can you live a creative life without clutter?

This is the question I’ve been forced to ask as I drastically scale back my possessions. My most recent project has been decluttering the room that has been, in the two and a half years we’ve lived in our townhouse, a study, a library, and now, a guest room. 555 more words

Denise D. Young

Seeking Magic and Whimsy in 2018

By now the glitz and glitter of the holiday season are behind us, a time of brightly colored packages tied up with ribbons—but also a time of harried running around for many of us. 613 more words

Denise D. Young

Bright Holiday Blessings!

It was a simple Christmas in the Young household. We opened gifts—simple things, like t-shirts, books, chocolates, and tea. We drank tea and coffee and ate a simple meal of chicken and quinoa chili with cornbread for dinner. 372 more words

Denise D. Young

The Problem with Perfectionism

Confession time: I am a recovering perfectionist. I am striving to embrace my human imperfection because I have come to realize that is the only path to meaningful fulfillment in life. 677 more words

Denise D. Young

Autumn—With a Dash of Chill

Late autumn is here in earnest this week, with some chilly temps and soggy days. It’s been a week for sipping tea and curling up under a blanket with a good book. 383 more words

Denise D. Young

Autumn Whirlwind

Wow. My life has been a whirlwind these past few weeks. Some of it amazing. I started teaching English as a Second Language, which is promising to be a life-changing journey for me. 454 more words

Denise D. Young

Round 4: Intentions

Since my return from my trip to Germany in August, I’ve entered a period of quiet introspection. What direction do I want to go in my life? 719 more words

Denise D. Young