People have good reasons for leaving their dead-end jobs

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? — Joni Mitchell

Nothing says “back to normal” like meeting up with your friends for dinner and drinks at your favorite crowded, poorly-ventilated restaurant or watering hole. …

While I don't believe "too much" is a problem for everyone, your acupuncturist friend is on to something. Excess consumption harms our environment, which is my primary problem with it.

And of course, the less we need, the less we need to earn. The less we need to earn, the more time we have to spend as we like. I personally enjoy being productive and don't see it as the antithesis to a high quality of life. I can't imagine the Chinese practice of lying flat would be very fulfilling for me but to each their own.

I could get behind buying less though, and needing less, in general. I'm trying to think of a way to celebrate Christmas without getting caught up in the shopping frenzy. Any ideas?

When will we become equals under the law and in our culture?

I’m facing a major repair in my kitchen, and one of the more unpleasant aspects of arranging for it is that it comes with reminders of my second-class citizenship as a woman. You see, my husband and I have developed a division of labor that’s not based on traditional gender…

K M Brown

Retired psychotherapist who loves a good story. Author of From Fear to There: Becoming a Confident Traveler

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