Author Archives: Julie T

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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Being Calm-Assertive

Many years ago, Chuck and I fell in love with Cesar Millan. And while we don’t exactly have the best behaving dog on the planet, we have tried really hard to incorporate The Dog Whisperer’s tips and philosophy into the … Continue reading

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The One Minute Rule

I’m always trying to get organized.  Checking boxes on my ever growing to do list is one of my great joys.  It’s tough to know how much time to dedicate to getting things in order, especially when there are so … Continue reading

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The Joy of Mason Jars – 25 Uses for Glass Jars

I think it is fair to say that we are glass jar fans, that we are glass jar enthusiasts, that we are glass jar lovers.  In fact, we have a whole counter cabinet dedicated to glass jars and their oh-so-precious … Continue reading

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Our Messed-Up Food System: Antibiotic in Meats

When I recently attended a panel related to healthy school lunches (which you may or may not care about), I heard some alarming information about antibiotics in meat production (which I think you definitely will care about).  What I learned … Continue reading

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