Introducing the 2020 Ultimate Cleanse!

Dear Friends,

Going through a recent move got me thinking about what an ultimate cleanse might look like. In general, participating in cleanses or fasting is not my thing, unless forced into it by a colonoscopy appointment 🙀 and then I go into a mini meltdown because I can’t stand the idea of not eating all day. Somehow I survive and live to see another day!

Life is good – enjoying Cape Cod’s Fish Stew, June 2018. No fasting here!

I also prefer to not substitute a meal with a smoothie because for some reason chewing food (aka masticating) is personally satisfying. Sure I’ll make a healthy vitamin packed smoothie after a morning workout, but I follow it up with eggs and toast!

I do practice intermittent fasting though, and I am aware there is good science backing the benefits of fasting (See here). The best way for me to fast is to eat dinner by 6:00pm and wait 16 hours until my next meal at 10:00am the following day – not too difficult!

I also practice an easy-peasy version of cleansing because I make it a habit of imbibing a morning cleansing tonic*; yet, the ultimate cleanse is still not that.  It is not a three day all juice fast; it’s not a colonoscopy and it’s not an enema.

I thought I would be telling you that moving is the ultimate cleanse. It certainly comes close especially since moving involves acute discomfort and changing things up.

I parted ways with books, objects and files I’ve hung onto for years.  Did I really need to keep the file on a window blind purchase back in the 80s, or a remodel file from the 90s?   How about my resume from 1977? Well I did hang onto one copy!

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I love my file cabinet! But it too went through a purge.

My husband lovingly calls me a pack rat and can’t believe the things that I accumulated in a 550 sq ft apartment. I try to live a simple and organized life but admit I have a hard time parting with sentimental things. I won’t part with photos, and giving away a book is like giving away a piece of myself.   I thought I could never say goodbye to an assortment of eclectic history books I owned, but I won’t have room for them in my future life.   I leave it in Higher Power’s hands to get the books to the perfect new owner.

It pains me to see an empty book case but hard decisions had to be made and there’s no looking back:

A move is certainly a sure-fire way to cleanse one’s life! It forced me to declutter and discard things that I felt stood in the way of living a simpler life.  It also became a perfect opportunity to do an internal decluttering – taking a personal inventory, examining what I’m holding onto, WHY, and making a decision as to what I can let go of, physically and mentally.  (Suffice to say, the move brought out my more cranky self!)  A move requires infinite patience and forbearance and reminds me that as I clear away piles of “stuff”, I can also take a look at cobwebs taking up space in the corners of my being.  Time to grab the duster and attack those cobwebs!

This is not easy work. The internal examination is the hardest although every time I go through a move, it feels excruciating, grueling and I swear it will be my last!  But more than anything else, a move can represent a chance for a fresh start!

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Sorting through old recipes. I discarded more than a few but kept a recipe for a morning tonic.

I got easily sidetracked when examining what to keep and what to discard. I stopped in my tracks to read a typewritten note to self stuffed in a folder. It was an excerpt from my favorite daily reader, “Courage to Change” (July 8th, page 190). I didn’t even remember it but it struck me like a lightening bolt because it was just what I needed to hear:

“Nature surrounds us with wonderful role models”

“Trees don’t sit around and worry about forest fires”

“The water in the pond doesn’t fret over turbulence it encountered a few miles upstream”

“We don’t see butterflies pry into the affairs of its fellows”

“All creation is going about the business of living…a great deal can be learned as a result of painful circumstances, but they are not my only teachers. I live in a world full of wonders. Today I will pay attention to their gentle wisdom.”

So now that I’ve moved in with my daughter to help her out for a spell,  I contemplate what kind of roommate I want to be and remind myself that:

1) I’m not the boss of the house

2) Let it begin with me

3) Easy does it

We’ll see how it goes ha ha. 😂.

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An old art project of mine. This is what I aim for, heart and spirit all aglow. After I took a photo of this piece, it was recycled. I can’t keep everything!

Found: valuable treasures from 1992. My 3 kids created “Don’t Waste Water” posters for a local water department contest. These are not going into the recycling bin!

If I stumble and start to log regrets or need to make amends, I am reminded that at any time I can choose to re-boot my day and adjust my attitudes.

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Stunning early morning view, California coast

Breathtaking early evening view California coast

*So, about that dietary cleanse. The morning tonic recipe I found in my old files is made by mixing warm water, lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and sea salt. The lemon is a natural diuretic and detoxifier. The pepper contains a compound called capsaicin, which is a digestive aid and pain reducer. The sea salt helps combat dehydration. The maple syrup adds sweetness but also contains manganese and zinc.

However, I’ve been drinking another version of a morning tonic that energizes my brain, gets my blood pumping and feet moving. I think the ginger and turmeric make all the  difference. This recipe is a good guide:  Water, lemon Juice, freshly grated ginger, turmeric, pepper (black or cayenne). Whisk together in pan and simmer on stove 5 minutes (I also let it sit and cool for 5 minutes). Strain and sip to heart’s content! Note: After straining, I add a teaspoon of raw local honey to the drink (honey has valuable minerals and amino acids, and relieves allergies).

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Feeling good from the inside out

I came to the conclusion that the ultimate cleanse is a triad covering three different environments:

1. the external

2. the physiological

3. the spiritual

So there we have it – everything we need to do to cleanse our lives! Start with a  clean-up/decluttering project (big or small, it does not matter); set aside some time with a favorite daily reader or book of wisdom and engage in detached and loving self examination; wash it all down with a healthy lemon ginger drink!

Do you have a favorite cleanse or ritual that represents a new beginning for you?

Photo credit: S.Standring http://www.readsuzette.com

Wishing you, my dear faithful readers, a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.

Love,

S.G.

 

 

 

 

 

46 thoughts on “Introducing the 2020 Ultimate Cleanse!

    • Thanks Donna. I spent the last two weeks writing this blog in between packing and Christmas 😅…
      revising, perfecting, adding, subtracting all with the intention to create a verbal painting…and to have it ready to go on New Year’s Day! I don’t always do it that way, but it helped keep my focus on something therapeutic (the writing) during the painful purging process. All is well!

      Of course I look forward to your return. Happy
      New Year’s to you and your family!

      Love
      S.G.

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    • Hi, no permanent desert relocation yet. Living with Meg right now in Pacifica to help her out during a transitional period. I am pretty close to you and will look you up real soon! “Dan in the Desert” will see me now and then, so nothing really has changed in 8.5 years 😂 where my life has revolved around going back-and-forth between Pacifica and the desert! Can’t wait to catch up with you and thank you dear heart for reading! I will reach out ASAP.

      Love
      S.G.
      ❤️🎆❤️

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  1. I admire you for the sacrifices you make for your loved ones, and I know that giving up the apartment was not easy. Moving is high on the “life-stressors” list, but you got through it! Yay! 👏🏽

    I love fresh starts! Happy New Year, my Friend!

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    • Dear Virginia

      Thank you so much friend for reading and commenting!

      Although I went back-and-forth for two years about what to do with the apartment, it now feels so right to give it up.
      And it does feel so good to have the move behind me. Phew!

      Life continues to deliver surprises and changes and I’m just trying to ride the wave with some serenity, patience and humor.

      Hope that golf game is good!

      Thinking of you.

      Love
      S.G.

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    • Dear Virginia,

      As always I so appreciate you reading and leaving a comment! I love hearing from you. You are always a supportive friend cheering me on.

      I try to be there for family and juggle the self care component at the same time! It felt so good to get the move over with and it does feel like a fresh start!

      I’ll see you soon.

      Love
      S.G.

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting Kathy!

      I like your intentions – all good stuff. Exercise and kombucha! Can’t beat it! Let me know how it goes. Regular exercise has changed my life, given me more energy and made me feel younger😄.

      I also have a sensitive stomach so I do try to drink some kombucha when I can afford it. My daughter-in-law Krysti now makes her own batches of kombucha. I suppose I should try to learn to make it. My next goal 😎

      Good luck – I know you’ll do great!

      Love
      S.G.

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  2. Thank you for another thought provoking, uplifting blog, Susan!
    Very inspiring.
    Congratulations on tackling such a
    big project!
    Here’s to a simpler, more decluttered,
    2020!
    Much love,
    Gail

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    • Dear Gail,

      Thank you for your friendship and continuing support of this blog. It means the world to me.

      When my husband and I were raising our kids he would often say, “you all are unaware of half of the things I throw out!” 😂. I learned to be a more organized person because of him. He was a good role model. I’m not a slob yet I’m not a neat-nik either!

      We take our decluttering projects one step at a time. No sense in tackling everything at once! The key is to avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed so we take it one small bite sized morsel at a time😄

      Love
      S.G.

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  3. Susan: First of all, we still need to get together for tea and catchup while you are still in Pacifica! Between your schedule and mine- it is crazy!! Your post was awesome as always and very uplifting for the new year. I also know what you mean by moving/decluttering as you know I went through all of that with 2 homes 3 years ago when I moved from the midwest to the Bay area! It feels wonderful but definitely a challenge! I am still “letting go” of things. Thank you also for the recipe for the morning tonic- I am going to add that to my morning routine! Here’s to a wonderful 2020 with wonderful friends and family!! Please keep in touch.

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    • Dear Bonny,

      Hello faithful reader and faithful friend! I so appreciate your support of my humble efforts here.

      I miss our conversations but hopefully we will have plenty of opportunities while I am in Pacifica.

      I did think of you while writing this blog and how you left a life behind in Missouri to come out and help family and start a new life in California! I’m sure you could share ample wisdom and experience with others.

      Regarding the tonic, you can have it anytime of the day. Sometimes if my morning is busy, I’ll have the tonic in the afternoon and it always refreshes me and feels like an internal cleansing! Not a bad thing!

      Love
      S,G.

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  4. Susan, this is a very encouraging beginning of the new year post. I take stock this time of year and try to weed out excess, both physical and emotional, but never on the level that you are describing. I might be able to handle the 6:00 pm to 10 am cleanse and a closet or two, but that’s it. Best wishes.

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    • Dear Suzanne,

      I love your comment. I love taking stock too and any time is a good time. I know some people who take a daily inventory each evening before retiring. I’m kind of hit and miss! However this recent change really supercharged me and got me thinking about so many things.

      I really do have to downsize. My next move will be a permanent one to Palm Desert to join hubby for good and there’s only so much stuff that can fit into our little house.

      Your intention to try intermittent fasting and tackle a closet or two is major! It’s not the size of the project that matters. I remember finally sewing a torn seam on a favorite sweater (after it sat around for months and months). When I finally did this one simple task, I felt a sensation of relief and satisfaction wash over me, and somehow sewing that small tear was like sewing a small tear in my soul. That’s another story.😁. How did doing something so small make me feel so good!

      Happy New Year to you!

      Love
      S.G.

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    • Hi Maria

      You live such a healthy life that it’s as if you are doing a daily cleanse. You have a healthy diet and engage in mindfulness, yoga and exercise. You are a fantastic role model to us all.

      I don’t like extreme approaches and practice moderation the best I can – that is why I drink a simple ginger based drink and only do intermittent fasting😂 it feels manageable to me as if I’m not depriving myself too much ha ha.

      I really appreciate you reading and commenting. We’ll get together for friendship soon!

      Happy New Year to you friend!

      Love,
      S.G.

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  5. I had to smile as I read your post, Susan. My husband and I have the opposite roles as your hubby and you. He is the packrat and I am the one who throws everything away in our relationship. We are talking about downsizing and I am not looking forward to the move!

    I am sure your daughter appreciates your support.

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    • Dear Laurie,

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I think that’s a hoot re your husband and yourself being an opposite mirror image of my husband and me.

      I actually love downsizing as I feel as the process unloads tons of weight physically and mentally. But I have to be forced into it as I get complacent and comfortable! Isn’t that the way for many of us!

      It is such an honor to help my daughter – I’ve got my own space in her downstairs family room and it fits a bed, two small end tables, loveseat, overstuffed chair, two filing cabinets and an entertainment center. So I’m doing okay!

      I hope you are off to a wonderful start to 2020. I look forward to reading about all your adventures running and otherwise 😄

      Love
      S.G.

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  6. Susan, you have done it again. You give me a great deal of food for thought.💕

    Yum, Fish Stew would have been my pick on the menu, too.

    You look very healthy, Susan, so you must be incorporating a healthy lifestyle and eating plan that works for you.

    Funny, how you mention a morning cleansing tonic, since I am back to reading lots about apple cider vinegar. I have tried it in the past mixed in water, and then stopped drinking it.

    I cannot imagine how difficult it was to discard things, especially items holding sentimental value.

    Huge goosebumps on the “internal decluttering.”

    This is another post I am bookmarking, Susan. Your family is very fortunate to have you in their lives. You do not take the responsibility of Mother, Grandmother, Friend lightly. Yet, I appreciate how you do not take yourself too seriously, either.

    Saving some items that make you feel good, is okay. ‘One man’s treasure.’

    I don’t have a favourite cleanse or ritual right now. It used to be my 4:30am walk/run before work (when I was working) We have had a hodge podge of recent challenges and ups and downs. I do need to get back on track and your post has given me some suggestions.

    Thank you again, for your wisdom and generosity of spirit, Susan. I know 2020 will feel good from the inside out.🙏💕

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  7. Hi again, Susan🙂 I cannot remember if you moderate your comments. I did comment about 2 days ago, and when I didn’t see the comment, I tried again at that time. I received a message saying it was going to be a duplicate comment. It could be something glitchy with my WordPress site. I keep a file of my comments since this occasionally happens on other sites. I will try again. I want you to know I am thinking about you, since I know you are going through this major move💕

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  8. Susan, you have done it again. You give me a great deal of food for thought.

    Yum, Fish Stew would have been my pick on the menu, too.

    You look very healthy, Susan, so you must be incorporating a healthy lifestyle and eating plan that works for you.

    Funny, how you mention a morning cleansing tonic, since I am back to reading lots about apple cider vinegar. I have tried it in the past mixed in water, and then stopped drinking it.

    I cannot imagine how difficult it was to discard things, especially items holding sentimental value.

    Huge goosebumps on the “internal decluttering.”

    This is another post I am bookmarking, Susan. Your family is very fortunate to have you in their lives. 💕 You do not take the responsibility of Mother, Grandmother, Friend lightly. Yet, I appreciate how you do not take yourself too seriously, either.

    Saving some items that make you feel good, is okay. ‘One man’s treasure.’

    I don’t have a favourite cleanse or ritual right now. It used to be my 4:30am walk/run before work (when I was working) We have had a hodge podge of recent challenges and ups and downs. I do need to get back on track and your post has given me some suggestions.

    Thank you again, for your wisdom and generosity of spirit, Susan. I know 2020 will feel good from the inside out.💕💖

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    • Dear E,

      I got this comment and what a comment! I always know by the nature of your comments that you have gone extra lengths to read a blog, absorb and ruminate about it and share a wonderful comment. I feel so honored to have your lovely comment because I know you speak from the heart! What a gift you have to read between the lines and look behind the scenery 😄

      I was just sharing lifestyle wisdom with a friend today with respect to what I have learned personally about eating and exercising. I said in my humble estimation, approach new step in bite sized morsels – don’t take on more than you can chew. If you start out with small changes and build from there, lifelong habits can be sustained.

      I would envy anyone who could get up at 4:30am to walk/run before work. Even though that has changed for you, our life and needs change so we adapt accordingly. What worked for us 5 years ago may not work for us today. So we experiment. I don’t believe in being hard on ourselves or depriving ourselves too much. I really believe in “an easy does it” approach. What works for you going forward will unfold organically. Treat yourself kindly which I know you will do.

      I am so honored that this post touched people or got them thinking about their own lives.

      You are a person I know I could share my faults and vulnerabilities with and not fear I would be judged harshly.

      By the way, that fish stew was simply a cioppino but they don’t call it that out there in Massachusetts 😂

      Sending you warmest wishes in this winter month.

      Love
      S.G.

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      • Really great point, Susan, on what worked for us 5 years ago may not work for us today. Ergo, the yoga. Often, modified poses. Definitely, no judging, Susan. Isn’t that what being supportive is all about? And, also kindred spirits. I sometimes think we have led parallel lives in different parts of the world. Thank you for sharing the genuine you, Susan. You make more of a difference than you may realize. I appreciate you sharing your wisdom. I hope your transition is going well. I look forward to our continued connection.💕💖💝

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  9. My husband and I have been working on de-cluttering for a few years now. We don’t have a move in the future (that we know of 🙂 ) so we can work on it slow and steady. The hardest parts are our offices… but we’ll get there. It always amazes me how hard it can be to give something up, and how little I miss it when it’s gone. My husband and I get over to Palm Desert now and then (we’ll be there at the end of January/first of February) so hopefully we can arrange a meet-up one of these days after you relocate.

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    • Dear Janis,

      I love slow and steady. My husband and I had 18 days to prepare for the move and we made sure we did something constructive every day. Sometimes it was simply work in one room or simply just one corner😄, or sit on the floor one afternoon with a pile of paper recipes (that were stored in a kitchen cabinet) and go through them!

      De-cluttering feels so good, yet I still wonder if I should have thrown out my art project. Perhaps it could have found a home on the garage wall. See, I’m already having regrets 😂

      My husband said he threw things away all the time (while we were raising our kids) that somehow we did not miss. It is hard to give up stuff – memories and feelings are attached.

      I recall doing a psychological exercise one to two years prior to retirement to prepare for the big change. I started purging my closet of work pants suits. Just that one effort, doing it slow and steady, was huge for me in preparing for a mammoth life change. I was extremely torn about retiring so I came up with a preparatory exercise to ease me into it. I think it worked!

      Yes one day the desert will be my permanent home – would love to meet up when you are in these neck of the woods.

      Love
      S.G.

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  10. Excellent post. I do like the cleansing of the body and therefore mind and the cleansing out of stuff, which also helps the mind. I too am trying to start my day with a type of detoxing: in my case I drink lemon water first and then a green juice of celery, cucumber, ginger, apple, parsley and spinach or kale. And that keeps me going for a few hours so that breakfast is later and thus the intermittent fasting from an early dinner the night before.

    I am also trying to incorporate as much and as many raw fruits and vegetables as I can, as this is the diet that makes me feel healthiest. Very hard to do, so much temptation, but I am not an extremist nor going to beat myself up for straying.. as long as I come right back.

    Moving while hard, as you say is positive in that it makes one assess why we are holding onto stuff and allows us to let go and move forward. Given that my life has been rather nomadic for the past ten years, I have had to do a lot of letting go of stuff in lieu of experiences. Am very happy with this substitution.

    Wishing you a wonderful healthy and joyous 2020.

    Peta

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    • Dear Peta,

      So nice to meet you and hear a bit of your fabulous story. There’s few people who could do what you are doing, so I say in the American way, “right on”. It’s better when we follow the call of our spirits – we are happier and better adjusted human beings. And it ripples outward and influences those around us.

      I’m not an extremist either and believe in taking small steps and not preaching to others. Everyone has to find their own way, but if I can model health and be an example, then I feel a sense of inner peace.

      You’ve modeled how one can give up things and have an exceptionally exciting life. More power to you!

      Love and Peace,
      S.G.

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  11. So much I connect with in this post. I’ve come to realize that, like you, I do intermittent fasting as a matter of course. So nailed that idea. I also appreciate your ginger turmeric tea recipe. I’ve been adding turmeric and black pepper to my food but this tea sounds perfect to me. Thanks.

    As for moving house, you are onto a good way to think about the need to do so. I love the reference to nature as a guide. I am slowly reducing the clutter around here, but have yet to find any resumes as old as yours. What a hoot that you still had it around.

    As for the spiritual aspect of my new year, I’ve gone with simplify as my word of the year. I think if I apply that concept consistently in my life my spirit will benefit and feel lighter. Which I believe would be a good thing. 😇

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    • Dear Ally,

      I love your 2020 word, simplify. Most of the time I feel the “inside” guides and reflects outward…as if our spirit is directing us. With the move, the external was the catalyst for me turning inward. I had gotten complacent (easy for me to do) and a bit lazy but I couldn’t escape it; it was going to nip persistently at my ankles until I confronted it. I was holding onto stuff I did not need to hold onto.

      When I was in the small apartment, often my coffee table would become the repository for everything. I mean everything! It was then my goal to just carve a bit of time on a weekend to clean it up. It was the last thing I wanted to do (I always wanted to be out running around) but after that coffee table was cleaned, I felt a great deal of satisfaction and accomplishment. Something so simple!

      Feeling lighter is a wonderful thing and thank you so much for all you shared here. I learn so much from others and love to exchange experience, strength and hope. You have a lot of wisdom to share and I appreciate all you wrote!

      Love
      S.G.

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  12. I need to do some sort of a cleanse….good lord, the amount of junk I ate and drank over the holidays was ridiculous! Right as I was reading this – my BF reminded me we had a good will box started! How timely – we are pretty good about purging stuff in the house….it’s important to him to not have too much stuff, so I try to abide by his wishes. In fact, going to go back through my drawers and closet to purge some things as soon as I finish this comment. Then head to the gym! Thanks for all the nudges this morning!

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    • Dear Pam,

      This all sounds wonderful to me— a Goodwill box, the gym, purging drawers and closets, good intentions! We don’t have to do anything perfectly and we don’t have to be perfect. Baby steps go a long way.

      The holidays can be brutal, I agree, but that’s okay! It’s when bad habits take over and are extended “beyond their shelf life” 😜 is when we get into trouble. Getting back on track even if it’s one small step in the right direction reinforces a positive neural pathway in the brain.

      I really appreciate you reading and commenting and wish you a most blessed New Year!

      Love
      S.G.

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  13. Happy New Year to you Sue.
    I love reading your blogs. I am going to try both of your morning drinks, think good thoughts and keep this body moving. Recipe for success!
    Sending love to you.
    Carol

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    • Dear Carol,

      What a treat to hear from you! I send you much love in return. I wrote a long comment in reply but it disappeared, boo hoo. Darn technology.

      What I wanted to say is that just as you share here, cleansing the body and mind and staying active are super powerful ways to keep ourselves in the best shape that we can, on all levels. No one said it was going to be easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is – but the payoff is huge. I want to feel good about myself, so that’s going to take some discipline. I’m not going to do it perfectly all the time, but baby steps go a long way. One good thing can come out of the aging process, if we stay teachable and flexible, and that is WISDOM. I’ll be happy to get a few doses of that.

      Enjoy those grandchildren and another one on the way!! Yay!

      Love,
      S.G.

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  14. Hello and happy New Year to you Susan! I hope your cleansing has been going well. I’ve been working on reducing my belongings mainly because I want to keep things simple for my family when I’m gone some day. Like you, I also take the small dose approach. I clear a bit every day and give myself a timeline as a goal to work towards even though I’m not moving. It’s a tedious and time-consuming process but it gets easier as my belongings shrink 🙂 I’m cheering you on.

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    • Dear Natalie,

      How kind of you to stop by, read and comment! I love hearing from folks from all over the place and it’s so heartwarming when my words resonate with another. I like your approach – clearing a little bit every day, giving yourself goals and timelines! How wonderful! This is all it takes. I used to be an impulsive, all or nothing gal, damn the torpedoes (in my younger days) but now I try to approach my tasks in a more measured and mindful way. Nothing the matter with that! No rushing or freneticism; no beating myself up if I’m not doing it perfectly.

      I’ve distilled my current lot of belongings down to what I can put in one big downstairs family room and closet at my daughter’s house. Now she is tasked with de-cluttering her life since a big out of state move is in her future. At that time, I will need to load up my current belongings (which my daughter thinks will NOT fit into the back of a SUV) and make a permanent move to the Coachella Valley. I’m sure I will need to downsize even further, but like you, I’m taking it a step at a time.

      I love your concept that as belongings shrink, the process (and life) gets easier. I love it; the less I have, the less I need to worry about. We don’t need half the stuff we think we do.

      Love,
      S.G.

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      • Thank you for coming back …. so nice to have a traveler from the East! A Bengali dish that takes a long time to prepare sounds wonderful.

        I’m doing great at my temporary place (my daughter’s home) as she prepares herself for a big move out of California! As soon as she and her family leave, I’m leaving too to finally grow roots in our little retirement home in the Coachella Valley. For everything there is a season, a time for every activity! Helping family during a huge change is most satisfying and I’m so glad I can help.

        Have a wonderful day and rejoice…for we are alive!

        Fond regards
        S.G.

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