Author Archives: Julie T

Recipe – Slow-Fast Cinnamon Rolls

Okay, so the way I make cinnamon rolls is actually much faster than the normal way.  In fact the original recipe for these delights is labeled Fast & Easy Cinnamon Rolls. However, I consider it a slow recipe, because it … Continue reading

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Peace the SLOW Way

In our house, we discuss a different virtue every week (more on this another time), and we recently talked about Peacemaking.  It was such a difficult topic that my daughter actually asked us to repeat it for a second week … Continue reading

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Start Where You Are

There is an old Buddhist expression “Start where you are.”  I cannot tell you how helpful this very simple phrase has been to me lately.  There are so many times where I overanalyze, overwork, and just feel overwhelmed.  What am … Continue reading

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Our Urban Garden Experiment

One of our greatest undertakings has been to grow an urban garden in our backyard.  We are equal partners in the challenge.  However, the vision was truly my husbands.  Back when we started looking for homes, he insisted on having … Continue reading

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The Power of the Pause Button

I don’t know what it is about the Kennedy’s.  They just seem to have this innate, timeless wisdom.  I mean, how could you not think about “ask not what your country could do for you, ask what you can do … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Three Surprisingly Yummy Ways

I am a late bloomer, when it comes to my discovery of Brussels sprouts.  How could I have gone so long without them? I attribute this gap in my vegetable repertoire to the inexplicable dislike in our society that has … Continue reading

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On and Off the Mat: Practicing Non-Reactiveness

My love for yoga is a source of great inspiration for me.  I am such a committed practitioner that even in my most busiest times, it was the one thing (besides sleep) that I refused to give up.  Yoga has … Continue reading

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And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!

It has taken us Templetons a very long time to aspire to be slow dwellers – living more deliberately and sustainably, with a mind toward fairness, connectedness and pleasure – but the idea is not new.  In fact, there are … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Give… Really!

In this world, in these times, and especially in our house, it can be difficult to find the time to give sufficiently to others.  And, I’m not even really talking about the metaphysical idea of “giving” (a much more involved … Continue reading

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Biking – Her Story

Have you ever watched a child ride a bike? It is pure joy. It’s pure freedom. It’s as if they are saying “Wow. Look at me go. I can take myself anywhere. What fun!” with every ounce of their beings. … Continue reading

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