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Patricia Sund

Coloring: The New Meditation

Coloring books for adults have become all the rage in the last year or so. As it turns out, there are some benefits to it. According to some mental health experts, coloring gives us the ability  and the freedom to switch... Continue Reading →

A New Look. A Fresh Appearance.

  During my time away from the blog, I learned a lot about uploading, working within a production machine of over 1200 writers, about web writing and a host of other details. I also learned what pleases those running the... Continue Reading →

“Birdie Biscotti?” Why Not?

I've written quite a bit about Chop of course. "The Chop Concept" took off like a kite and flocks all over the world are eating better. And that's very cool. It makes me feel good to have helped put this... Continue Reading →

Hell. And Back.

Parker and Bill. He lounges a while before getting up. I hit a snag and had to delete the original posting of this piece. Here it is in its entirety.    I've had a tough year. And the last 4... Continue Reading →

A Pause for a Cause

This is Terri Holt with her sister. Teri lost her sister to breast cancer. "After losing her sister to breast cancer in 1999, a routine mammogram screening revealed a small tumor in the milk duct of the breast. Without thinking... Continue Reading →

Life…Interrupted

Life occasionally has a way of suddenly grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and shaking you like a puppy shakes a toy. Everything is going along just swimmingly and then stuff happens that makes you aware once again... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles” #14: Nobody Said it Was Going to be Easy

It's true. And doing this has not been easy for me. It's strenuous, it's emotionally taxing and it is a complete reversal of what I was taught: being thrifty, not wasting anything. Reusing, saving, repurposing, hanging onto things in case... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #13” Why Bother?

This is why. It's simple: It's about time. It's about space. It's about peace of mind. It's about getting it clean and orderly and getting more elbow room. It's about creating space for not only you but creating time for... Continue Reading →

“The Cleaning Chronicles #12” 1000 Pounds of Stuff

1000 pounds. That's a lot of stuff. At least it sounds that way. But I think it's easily achieved if I include the heavy items like furniture, pots, pans, tools, cast iron cookware, bags and bags of clothing, paper, glassware,... Continue Reading →

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