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How Do You Find The Time?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

By Vee Pope “How do you find the time?” I’m trying to break up with how that question makes me feel. It has simultaneously irked me and made me feel productive. My over...

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Motivation

5 Ways to Give Yourself Permission

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

We find ways to justify all kinds of detrimental behavior. We can find excuses for all our bad habits, half of which are unconscious. But why is it so hard for some of us to allow...

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Health & Well-Being

How To Entertain Kids When You’re Sick

Posted by on May 6, 2015

Spring brings lots of beautiful flowers, green grass, and ALLERGIES! When the little ones are sick, late nights and early mornings make life tough. But what happens when Mom or Dad...

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Family & Relationships

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

Spring is in the air! Time to clean, purge, and organize. Every year, this season fills me with the desire to start a keepsake project for my kids that will–one...

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How To Entertain Kids When You’re Sick

How To Entertain Kids When You’re Sick

May 6, 2015

Spring brings lots of beautiful flowers, green grass, and ALLERGIES! When the little ones are sick, late nights and early mornings make life tough. But what happens when Mom or Dad is down for the count? We’ve already had a round of couching and sore throats at our house, which reminded me to share this article I wrote for BuzzFeed, about 20 ways you can...

The Middle What-Now?

The Middle What-Now?

Apr 30, 2015

Sometimes it seems like every article I write becomes about opposite extremes, and finding balance. I’m beginning to realize that might be because this pattern shows up a lot for me in life… plus this website is about work, and life, and balance. Today, I’m going to talk about how finding balance between opposite extremes relates to the Darwinian concept of the...

Inspiration

Inspiration

Apr 28, 2015

I had a column ready to go today and I accidentally deleted it. It now sits in that dimension where missing socks from the dryer go and I don’t think it is coming back. I have decided to share a previously published column that I enjoyed. After this I will be taking a month off of my writing duties for personal reasons and I will be back full force in...

Musing #44: Growing Up Beside Scientology (#Clearwater)

Musing #44: Growing Up Beside Scientology (#Clearwater)

Apr 24, 2015

Let’s be clear. I’ve naught of any import to add to the ever-escalating public Scientology discussion. I’m not here to chasten the Church. That’s been done, repeatedly and brilliantly. (#TampaBayTimes #LawrenceWright #TonyOrtega) But participating passionately, as I do, in this particular public palaver (from my perch in New York City), I’ve discovered...

The Wonderful World of YouTube

The Wonderful World of YouTube

Apr 21, 2015

We are putting the bad girls aside this week. Why you ask? I’ll tell you. While I was in the car today I had the radio tuned to “Drew Garabo Live!” on 102.5. During the show he played the audio from a video and I found myself so moved by the clip that I was crying while trying to navigate through a rain storm. The clip involved a 19 year old...

A Preview of Coming Attractions

A Preview of Coming Attractions

Apr 20, 2015

I had a different column in mind for today, however I have changed my mind. This week people everywhere have been very excited by the premier of the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. I am not one of those people. It did get me thinking about trips to the movies and the trailers for upcoming films being one of the most exciting parts of...

How to Not Buy Time

How to Not Buy Time

Apr 17, 2015

I realized yesterday that I have been trying to buy time. Not against impending death or doom, but every minute of every day I am thinking of how I will be ‘spending’ my time, ‘filling’ my time, or working against it. This noticing came to me in the context of thinking about money, and how it has often seemed, to me, like a trade off between the two: if I want...

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Apr 15, 2015

Spring is in the air! Time to clean, purge, and organize. Every year, this season fills me with the desire to start a keepsake project for my kids that will–one day–leave them speechless and teary-eyed with joy. I just don’t have time. Projects like scrapbooking take a lot of energy and dedication to complete (not to mention a ton of...

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