Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunny Time Inspiration

Since were moving back to the land of blaring sunshine I thought some inspiration is in order!

BTW the whole wannabe minimalist lifestyle falls right in line with our move!
We've downsized to the point were only taking a 5x8 size trailer being pulled behind the Scion XB!
We've purged till it hurts! But there's no looking back and we can only take so much!






Feel warm breezes!






Luv the bright sunny vibe!






Coral luv






Wow bright!






Rainbow yum!






OJ infusion






Ohhhh punch kool-aid






This is just funalicious!

-Shanti
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Friday, February 11, 2011

My Minimalism Life & the Balancing Act




There I said it!
I'm flawed, impurrfect, human...

I desire the minimalist lifestyle & sometimes fall into consumer addiction.

Addiction & Stuff..
What I mean by that is I occasionally purchase something for the "feel good" factor, period. No I don't require the item, don't need it, I desire it.
My emotion rules my intellect, my rational mind.
I may need a emotional pick me up, just a little somethin somethin to thrill me, divert me, escape from what I don't want to feel.

I know sounds like a addict? Bingo... Transparency is my truth.
I am one so it's not surprising I would transfer addictions, I do it often. Only now a days with legal stuff, food, spending, etc..
I've gotten mucho better at it, but as most things, I have vast room for improvement!

Spending this week:
-Black & silvery shoelaces
-Converse One Star Graymetal Glitter Tennis Shoes I got this week from EBay (I luv them!)
(I own five pairs of shoes & 2 flip flops)
-Betsey Johnson Clearance kickin reading glasses (other ones broke, could gotta cheaper pair!),
-Siddartha Ebook (for LB Reading Book Club)
-A Course in Miracles for Weightloss Ebook
-A Course in Miracles Ebook
-Praying Peace Ebook
-The Power of Less Ebook
-Less is More Ebook
-Irresistible Revolution Ebook
(I scored a bunch of $10 for $20 Groupon B & N Gift Vouchers)

Summary...
I'm doin way better then in the past and happy bout that.. But come on I can only read one book @ time & didn't need a second pair of sparkly style converse!

Family...
My hubby is the true minimalist in our home! He buys nothing, nada for himself!! He calls me the wannabe minimalist! He's right sometimes!

Respecting family members take on Minimalism..
But he's the hoarder, I'm the one who's always been spring cleaning every few months & doing donations.. Thatz been my life always, I never knew it was called de-cluttering! I'd like to simplify even more, but respect where my hubby is with it. We have a very streamlined home & lots of empty space in our 700 sq ft apartment. No extra storage & not all the cabinets are used. We even have a empty small bookcase the Large Flat screen sits on. I would be ok w getting rid of the bookcase & TV, we use it so rarely but Hubby's not ready, not yet!!

Bring in/Take Out Drill..
We hardly ever have to spring clean anymore cause were on the downside of consuming. I'm usually real careful as to donate/giveaway something if we bring something new into our fold. I guess I'm seeing stuff as a relationship & making sure I want that relationship in my life!

Stuff & My relationship to it..
Do I luv it? Does it make me smile? Am I happy to see it? If not why own it? Is it me? Represent my beliefs, style, vibe?

Most stuff I choose to own now does! And if I can't make it fit that criteria (crafting) then it stays where it belongs w someone else!

If I don't buy it..
I can usually visit the item or take a picture for the memory! And chances are I would just get bored with it and move on anyway!


- Shanti

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Hundredth Monkey Effect & Me!




The "average American" see's over 2000 ADS A DAY! Whether TV, Radio, Billboards, Magazines, etc. that is cr8zy!!

What I personally do to limit ads in my life?

TV
I watch Hulu Plus & Netflix on my TV. Hulu ads are usually for non-profits, but they sneak one ad in during the show (my popcorn, bathroom, texting break) Its usually a short ad though.
Netflix on the other hand has no ads!
We now watch old 70's TV shows only @ nite. Usually one maybe two. Our Large flat screen in living room doesn't get used anymore but for Netflix movies!

Magazines
As far as magazines go I choose to do digital magazines on my NookColor so I can just swipe past ads & go right to articles!

Web & Ads
I have Yahoo email & set up my home page to go right to my email page. Small amount of ads.

Malll & Ads
I rarely go to mall. 3 months of living in Long Beach I have no idea where the mall is.
With that said I do go recently when in LA.
We visited The Grove & Beverly center for specific items.
I didn't get sidetracked! Huge for me!
Got a Nook flat oilcloth canvas large over shoulder passport bag (use it as purse too!). Had $20 groupon so ended up paying $20 plus w tax. That I will use daily & can now take my NC w me if I choose!
And went to Macy's to get 12 year charms & bracelet for my AA 12 year anniversary.

Conscious TV watching
TV mindless watching consciousness is what needs to shift in our society. be very mindful of what u see & watch & freakin turn off your TV sometimes & enjoy life!

What can we do personally?
Do a TV detox! Turn off your TV for one week. Only watch Netflix Movies or shows on Netflix. Read, write or better yet go outside for a walk! Count stars! Get a blanket & do cloud shifting! Go to your locale Botanical gardens!

As each one of us makes these strides in letting go off this lifestyle we've cre8ted it will eventually change us as a society! The Hundredth Monkey Effect will happen!

Be the Change not the obstacle!

- Shanti

Ram Dass Quotes

One of my fav spiritual teachers. A friend sent me the following quotes. Simpatico energy is awesome!

This book changed my perception of life! Be Here Now By Ram Dass



"We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them." — Ram Dass

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear." — Ram Dass

"We're all just walking each other home." — Ram Dass

"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is." — Ram Dass

"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed." — Ram Dass

"In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight."
— Ram Dass

"Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together." — Ram Dass

"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back." — Ram Dass

"Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness."
— Ram Dass

"The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible." — Ram Dass

"Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise."
— Ram Dass

"I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies." — Ram Dass

"I'm not interested in being a "lover." I'm interested in only being love." — Ram Dass

"If you think you're free, there's no escape possible." — Ram Dass

"Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it." — Ram Dass

"Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God." — Ram Dass

"Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying." — Ram Dass

"Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery." — Ram Dass

"The next message you need is always right where you are."
— Ram Dass

"It's very different because the Indians live as if they are their souls and Americans live as if they are their egos." — Ram Dass

"In our relationships, how much can we allow them to become new, and how much do we cling to what they used to be yesterday?" — Ram Dass

"It's all real and it's all illusory:
that's Awareness!" — Ram Dass

"Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us."
— Ram Dass

"Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it!" — Ram Dass

"A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done." — Ram Dass

"Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them." — Ram Dass

"The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it's in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I'm caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me." — Ram Dass

"We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness"
— Ram Dass (How Can I Help? Stories and Reflection on Service)

"Treat everyone you meet like God in drag." — Ram Dass

"Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama." — Ram Dass

"The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering."
— Ram Dass

"The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody."
— Ram Dass

"What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution." — Ram Dass

"All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion."
— Ram Dass

"When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us." — Ram Dass

"I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn't create more suffering. I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people." — Ram Dass

"We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another." — Ram Dass

"Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally."
— Ram Dass

"The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth." — Ram Dass

"There's much more in any given moment than we usually perceive, and that we ourselves are much more than we usually perceive. When you know that, part of you can stand outside the drama of your life." — Ram Dass

"Be here now." — Ram Dass

"Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough." — Ram Dass

"The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is any place we can stand in ourselves where we can look at all that's happening around us without freaking out, where we can be quiet enough to hear our predicament, and where we can begin to find ways of acting that are at least not contributing to further destabilization." — Ram Dass

"When the heart is open, it's easier for the mind to be turned toward God."
— Ram Dass

"You and I are the force for transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into."
— Ram Dass

"Psychedelics helped me to escape.. albeit momentarily.. from the prison of my mind. It over-rode the habit patterns of thought and I was able to taste innocence again. Looking at sensations freshly without the conceptual overly was very profound. — Ram Dass

"It's only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control."
— Ram Dass

"Inspiration is God making contact with itself." — Ram Dass

"The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it--just don't get lost in it."
— Ram Dass

"Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true." — Ram Dass

"In mystical traditions, it is one's own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric.
The secret isn't that you're not being told.
The secret is that you're not able to hear." — Ram Dass

"Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is a supreme creative act."
— Ram Dass

"Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts.. if we can keep them open to God, will find their own intuitive way."
— Ram Dass

"Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings." — Ram Dass

"By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we are acknowledging that we are all part of one another."
— Ram Dass

"A moment comes when "other" is no longer other." — Ram Dass

"When we're identified with Awareness, we're no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time." — Ram Dass

"If you want to be surrounded by Souls, become identified with your Soul.
It takes one to know one!" — Ram Dass

"I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken." — Ram Dass

"We're being trained through our incarnations--trained to seek love, trained to seek light, trained to see the grace in suffering." — Ram Dass

"When you are already in Detroit, you don't have to take a bus to get there."
— Ram Dass

"Do what you can on this plane to relieve suffering by constantly working on yourself to be an instrument for the cessation of suffering. To me, that's what the emerging game is all about." — Ram Dass

"The dance goes from realizing that you're separate (which is the awakening) to then trying to find your way back into the totality of which you are not only a part, but which you are." — Ram Dass

"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act." — Ram Dass

"As one individual changes, the system changes."
— Ram Dass

"Prolong not the past
Invite not the future
Do not alter your innate wakefulness
Fear not appearances
There in nothing more than this" — Ram Dass

"Religions are founded by what mystics say when they come back;
but what the mystics say is not the same as what happened to them."
— Ram Dass

"You give up not meditating. It's called meditation action. There's no way out of it. Meditation means to be constantly extricating yourself from the clinging of mind." — Ram Dass

"I am embarrassed to admit what drew me to psychology. I didn't want to go to medical school. I was getting good grades in psychology and I was charismatic and people in the psychology department liked me. It was as low a level as that." — Ram Dass

"What we're seeing "out there" is the projection of where we're at--the projection of the clingings of our minds." — Ram Dass

"Death has such great importance in this society that it affects everything. I learned from my guru that death is not the enemy, I see it as another moment. Yet it's the end of an incarnation and means going on to other incarnations." — Ram Dass

"What the word God means is the mystery really. It's the mystery that we face as humans the mystery of existence, of suffering and of death."
— Ram Dass

"My life is a creative act--like a painting, or a concerto." — Ram Dass


- Shanti

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Long Beach VDay Artsy Fun




Come to Lyons Art Supply on Saturday February 12th from 4pm to 10pm to experience Lyons at Night – a showing of the best entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drink that Long Beach has to offer!

Over 20 of the best artists and artisans will be exhibition works and handcrafts for sale in our enclosed parking lot.

Korean Tacos by Sura Korean BBQ, raw food by Elevated Edibles and drinks provided by Cafe Ambrosia.

Nathan Hudson will be bringing BA Moto for a showing of motorcycles to be pinstriped by their own pinstriper, Scooter.

Live painting by Steven Kleindorfer, Pete Buchan, Anna Wooten and Alex Rios.

TWO very special performance by Sirena Serpentina. Watch them wiggle their hips with some hula hoop at 730pm and a very special performance not to be missed at 930pm.

DJ Travis keeps the night rolling with his tunes and much much more!

Lyons at Night!

441 E. 4th St

Long Beach, Ca

562 435 5383



- Shanti

Monday, February 7, 2011

Decluttering your life with a Ereader!




Cute Protective Cover! Stylin Kobo!



Wild Wild Life Protective Case
(no you don't need these, just cute & fun accessories!)

I know we minimalist aren't suppose to consume.

But what if you could buy a item that took boxes of your stuff out of your life?

Namely books, PDFs, magazines, comics! Dead Tree Reading Material can take up walls of bookcases, that not only take up room, but require upkeep & care.

Not only do DTB's add clutter they are also unhealthy for our world. The number of trees it takes to mass produce DTB's are astonishing & horrifying! I for one don't want to be part of that negative impact on our Earth movement! Say you care by purchasing a Ereader!

You'll be able to carry a huge library on your 13 0unce device, so you can let go off your DTB versions & create space in your life! Your Ereader can go anywhere & be your compadre when your waiting at the doctors, DMV, etc! You can feel good about helping the environment & enjoy reading anywhere including outside!

Anyhoo Kobo by Borders is now only $99! Run don't walk to get one, and some moving boxes for all the books that are waiting to be packed up!


- Shanti




Friday, February 4, 2011

A beautiful Friday Sentiment

From ancient Chinese cookie?



- Shanti

Groupon for Barnes & Noble 1/2 off $20 Gift Card




Do this asap! Says limited number of coupons! I'm gonna get a few Ebooks!

Here's the Deal!
$10 for $20 Worth of Toys and Games, Books and More at Barnes & Noble
Get Groupon Now!

- Shanti

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Why I Blog








For so many reasons but mostly....

To touch other peoples life & share my online self..

I hope you enjoy my journey & will share your comments here or on Twitter!
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I also blog to enrich my life and those around me & it's my dream & desire that it includes U!

I named this blog Sunshine Bliss after my hubby said this line in reference to a Beautiful Day in Florida where I consider home, even though we currently live in Downtown Long Beach, California.

- Shanti

Cyber Self Minimalism!

Like most folx I find myself caught up in cyber living, *my online life* as well as of the world living life... I like to be balanced in both and really be more in the world living life..
So I wanted to give some tips on what makes my life as minimalist as possible in the Cyber world. I keep it fun but simple!

*Blogging
Blogpress app (requires a iPhone or iTouch)
The only app for Blogger... It also does Wordpress, Tumblr, etc! It is the best app out there and is only $2.99 I think I paid $4.99 for it a year or so ago! I do most all of my Blog posting from that app on my iPhone. I can upload pictures, links, and more. I really love it. You can add more than one blogger account if you need to and save your post for later, etc! It Rocks! Blogpress is that app for your blogger needs!!!

*Texting and Phoning
I do text alot, I talk on the phone not so much.. But there is a awesome app that rocks out called TextFree! IT is the most amazing phone and texting app! All texts are free (doesn't do photo but I'm fine with that) Gives you a free phone number, and the ability to buy minutes on the cheap cheap cheap! $1.99 for 100 minutes, $4.99 for 250 minutes, $9.99 for 500 minutes. And not only is that a good deal all incoming calls are free!! And you can earn free minutes by downloading free and paid apps! Win WIN WIN! It works with 3g or WIFI.. I block my texting from AT&T and save money there as well as cut down on my AT&T phone minutes and just use Textfree most of the time...

*RSS Reader
I read alot of blogs! They inspire me, cre8te a point of relaxation for me and just make me feel plugged into the world! I luv it! I use Google Reader on my iPhone. I just download the Google Reader App from Google Mobile Reader and sign in and you can read away at your hearts desire. You can also add notes, keep unread, share, like, email and add tags...

*Music
I use to own alot alot of cds! I decided to go thru them a few years ago & donate them. A year half ago I decided to put them online on musiclocker.com for $20.00 year. That way I didn't have to have all that music on my laptop! Well that worked out pretty good for awhile. At that time I also was a member of Emusic.com. When my renewal came up for Musiclocker.com I spaced & they cancelled my account & I lost all my music! Then around same time Emusic.com started doing this thing where you could only upload a song once! And I was using it as storage for all music I downloaded every month!! Opps! So I cancelled that subscription and lost all that music too..
And now what do I do since I luv luv luv music?
Pandora I just put in whatever song or artist I dig and then it gives me a channel and plays similar songs as well as you can thumbs up or down it and it fine tunes that channel! You can also bookmark a song in case you wanna buy it on iTunes.. I do that sometimes.. But really I just listen to Pandora in my car and on my Nookcolor, or thru my Roku Tv Web, and if you chose to you can pay $36 a year for no commercials. I mention that the app is free???

*TV
Hubby & I decided to do that no cable thing... I didn't throw out my tv's and I do have two flat screens.. One in the living room (we dont use anymore!) and one in our bedroom... We bought a Roku Box *internet TV* and are so happy! We only watch tv now to relax a bit and itz only thru Hulu or Netflix. Movies or old TV shows. We just finished watching all the Bob Newhart Shows *he had three seasons back in the day! We watch 60's and 70's shows and the TV goes off as soon as that show is over so if we fall asleep during the show no more TV on all nite and buggin out our subconscious mind! We see it as a appetizer not the main course! Its fun now and we don't watch commercials and such.. No consumerism slipping into our subconscious!

*Internet
We just have Verizon WIFI set up for our Roku TV, laptop and iPhone/Nookcolor. $35 month. We did try Clearwire *MIFI for a while but the signal was just to poor in our area..

*Reading
Ok I am huge Fanboy of Nook and NookColor by B&N ! Awesome products and has made a huge dent in our minimalist journey! I got a Nook last June and really dug it. I was able to get my library (most of it) on the Nook and donate a huge amount.. For us that was 20 books! Now we are down to just my 70's Craft books and some health books my hubby uses alot like for reference!
I then got for Christmas a Nookcolor! I gave the Nook to hubby and I now am more in Luv with the Nook products! I can surf the web and read a magazine and book in full color as well as tweet about what I am reading or a passage! SO much I can do with it.. A Andriod tablet Reader I highly recommend especially for $249.00.
I use to get a few magazines delivered & now I read them on my NookColor! I also spend less now since we would go to B & N every weekend and i'd buy a book, drinks, etc! Now its maybe $20 a month if that on ebooks or magazines. If you really luv to read and want to declutter and minimalize your life get a Nook!

*Twitter
Twitter for Iphone is the easiest no brainer way to follow tweets and whatz going on in tweetville! I have been on Twitter for a few years and really realy really like it. Better then FB. I find that I get news, I get updates from friends, and pertinent things going on in the world! I also like I can just put a simple line in and be done. Or link my blog post to it... It is a great app and simple to use. Downfall is if you have more then one account doesn't work. I don't so its ease of use for me!

*Banking
Bank of America has iPhone App were I do all my banking thru. I can do transfers & find ATM locations!

*Email
Again fall back on the iPhone.. It has a built in app for emails and all my accounts are set up thru it and it notifies me if I have any emails... SO easy I rarely use my laptop anymore.... I really mainly use my iphone or Nookcolor thatz about it!

*Assorted Apps for iPhone
To to many to mention, but I don't have alot on my iphone, since I am into simplifying my life! I do have AA Big Book App, Starbucks App (where I meet Sponsees at), Groupon, Living Social Daily Discount Apps, Meetup App, Instagram photo app, Hipstamatic app, Camera Bag app, Tree Hugger App, and a few more.. I use my iPhone for photography since the apps are so great you can really doll them up even if the quality is lacking!

I think that covers it.. I hope this was helpful and you found it to be inspiring for you to also find the simplist way to manuever around your cyber self!

Join me on Twitter for fun conversations!
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Shanti
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My Journey w Zeitgeist Movement




Zeitgeist Movement fits right in line w my minimalist beliefs.

Pay off debt, live debt free, minimize stuff, downsize & small living.

Under the wire livin I call it.

I live apt so growing my own food is limited, but I do buy locale as well as drive little as possible.
If I want to purchase something I wait on it, or make it. If I still want it a few weeks later & need it I buy it.
Then I take a item out of my house & donate.
I don't do Cable or TV, so I don't get bombarded w ads to get me to buy.
I live a simple life to simply live. I don't do it perfectly as it's a work in progress...
Or as my friend Keith says:
love the concept. Live the high life by living low...

For now thatz how I see I can embody this movement & thru participation!


- Shanti

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lay down the Hatred & Anger

In response to World Political Issues


Hatred and anger can not be a vehicle for change. Nor can guns or any violent behaviour. Be the change you wish to see. Lay down the guns, turn the tv off, and hug your childern, be present and mindful and realize we all share this planet. The time to get along and work together is now, at this moment can be a turning pont for those who are caught up in such anger, on either side of the political fence. Peace is the only way, Gandhi was a prime example of that

- Shanti

Simplify, Minimize, Rectify




So much of what I do & what I think is a reflex from my past. I know this to be true!
I am a product of my upbringing & surroundings! Yet I think I'm open to change..

But am I really? Or am I just reworking what I already know to be true for myself.
Am I really I mean really going out on the limb to get the fruit?

Am I living life to the fullest in the face of my fears? Fearless living?
No I'm not.

Am I ok w that? For today I am. I'm ok w being comfortable, cozy, knowing a bit of a routine. It's not my norm to live chaos, drama free. Nor routine like behavior. But I feel the value in living simply.

Do I want to live a Life of maximum high octane fearlessness? I gotta say for today no.
I want to be in my groove & live simply, live well, and live peacefully...

And maybe minimalist living means just that for me... Peaceful, simple living w a twist of cre8tif bliss....

Are u living Fearlessly or simply living?

- Shanti

Martha Stewart DIY Sew Repair Kit







I luv luv this idea! I do this w my Embroidery supplies!! So freakin cute & organized!!

Thank u Martha!
DIY MS Sewing Kit
Where's an extra button when you need one? Find sewing supplies fast in this three-ring-binder repair kit. Add zipper pouches and a felt needle holder (use spray starch to make felt sturdier).

Mini three-ring binder, $16, russellandhazel.com. Zipper pouches, $3 each, containerstore.com (punch new holes as needed to fit binder).

From Martha Stewart Living, January 2011

Why I'm deleting my Facebook Account




I've been wanting to let this habit go for awhile now.. I kept putting it off felt guilty I rarely logged in & checked my wall, your wall, events, etc. I used it only to post my blog updates.

I finally pulled the plug on my 12 year Recovery bday, yesterday.

I feel free, as though I cleaned & organized a cluttered room. I'm no longer obligated to like u, or your comments. I'm not obligated to see the latest vides, photos or passages u share.
I'm free of thinking these 500 people luv me, and care for me. I'm free of little chit chat and useless conversation.

I will miss the uplifting positive vibes of my real friends! I am starting to have second, third & forth thoughts on deleting it.

Did I mention it takes two weeks to delete it & if u sign in within two weeks u have to start the process over again?

Ok this maybe a work in progress, maybe I am addicted to FB?


- Shanti

Nookbook of Week: Less is More




I'm reading Less is More
I luv it so far!

Passage from first Chapter I wanted to share luv it!

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like"

"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet smelling herbs - is more elastic, starry, and immortal - that is your success. - HENRY DAVID THOREAU

- Shanti