4 Steps To A Decluttered Home And A Deepened Relationship: Guest Post At Minimalist Packrat

Hello and happy Friday! Guest post #6-in-a-row (yes, this ends the streak...I think!) comes to you via Minimalist Packrat, the site that celebrates writer Tanja Hoagland's journey from (you guessed it) packrat to minimalist. Which leads me to ponder:  if I'd employed a similar "is living into now + used to be" fusion title for this site, it might read, "Peaceful Control-Freak," or "Brave Scared" or "Bold Writer Shy Girl." That last one kind of has a ring to it... 😉 Moving on. As you know, A Wish Come Clear's mission is to help you find meaning in your most ...
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Trapped By A Problem? How Active Receptivity Can Set You Free

When you want to solve an intractable problem, you probably do what I do:  dwell, ruminate and obsess. Yet I've noticed that when I'm frantically seeking a solution to a difficulty, I rarely receive one. Yet this does not translate to:  "Since I don't know what to do about my [job search/medical condition/insane schedule], I'm going to do nothing." Giving up gets you nowhere. But if madly scrambling for a solution isn't helpful....and giving up won't do...what's left? There's a middle way between striving and passivity. It's called active receptivity. It means that you work toward a solution while opening ...
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