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Jen Zeman art

Art for a Life of Unrushed Serenity

Stressed out

Unrushed serenity is about slowing down, taking your time with each activity. I have problems with rushing – with anything. It stresses me out. Big time. For the longest time I felt like the oddball because it seemed like everyone around me was rushing, and simply accepting it as a part of life. Rushing to […]

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Definition of success

What is success? Merriam-Webster defines it as: a :  degree or measure of succeeding b :  favorable or desired outcome; also :  the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. The portion I like to go with is, “favorable or desired outcome”. I find it sad our society views it more as the second part, the attainment of […]

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Don’t bother with new year resolutions

  Want to do something drastic this new year? Something you may have never tried? Try this: Refuse to follow the crowd and forgo the new year’s resolutions. Why? Mainly because you’re setting yourself up for failure. How? Because the change(s) you want to institute are too broadly defined, you have a list of ten […]

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A Break From The Online World

Digital detoxes, unplugging, going radio silent are phrases tossed around about the need from us to detach ourselves from the internet and email from time to time. After reading a post yesterday from George Taylor on whether we’ve become slaves to the internet (Is Our Reliance on Technology Sustainable?), I knew I had to make some serious […]

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Aggravation & Mindfulness

I am easily aggravated – there’s no sense in sugar-coating it. It has improved since I’ve started my journey towards mastering mindfulness, but I have much work to do. I have been able to recognize times it happens the most: when I’ve allowed outside events control the flow of my day(s) or when I haven’t […]

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With Love

With love, there is compassion. With love, there is hope. With love, there is patience. With love, there is laughter. With love, there are good times – and bad. With love, in the bad times, we reach out to one another. With love, in the bad times, we strive to ease the pain. With love, […]

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Making A Positive Impact

As I get older I find myself wanting to really make some sort of positive impact on the world. I currently do through little things like recycling, being kind, and donating to worthy causes, but it’s time for more. This morning, after reading yet another idiotic rambling from our president-elect, I was annoyed. Annoyed that […]

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Hurtful words

  I consider myself a resilient person, and someone who does not take offense to the majority of thoughts, words, and actions that pass me by each day. Words are just that – words. Letters strewn together, definition provided only by the recipient. The words, the feelings of others are their own personal property. If […]

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The World Inside My Mind

The world inside my my mind is a wonderful place to be. There is no special place to be each day, no agenda set forth that demands me to spend time on things that matter little to me. Each day the sun shines. The day unravels slowly, zero rush to be anywhere at any particular […]

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Which direction from here?

I started reading “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins and was struck by how much this passage resonated with me: “All those plans I had – photography courses and cookery classes – when it comes down to it, they feel a bit pointless, as if I’m playing at real life instead of actually […]

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