Author Archives: Kim Smith

The Power of One Little Flower

Well, I did it! I’ve been in my new house for 9 days now. I’m still trying to find places for some of my stuff in this smaller space, but overall the place feels like home now. I’ve got my … Continue reading

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This Moment is My Life

Today I’m in my new home, two days before my move-in day, waiting for various installers and service people to show up. In the quiet times between appointments, I sit in a lawn chair in my empty kitchen, working my … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward?

I’ve had the most amazing experience this week, and I want to share it with you. My home has always been my sanctuary from an overly-stimulating world. My goal whenever I’ve looked for a place to live has been to … Continue reading

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There She Goes Again…

This will come as no surprise to anyone, I suppose. I’ve been very open about my ambivalence toward living in a small town smack in the middle of farm country. I relocated here because my new job was located in … Continue reading

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A Fresh New Year: Why Is That So Important?

Originally posted on Nature Is My Therapy:
If you’re like many people, you place at least some significance on January 1st. Whether you make resolutions or set goals, you feel that something important is supposed to happen because the page…

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Clarity

Do you find that you go through phases in life where your interests change suddenly? I  do, and I’m moving into another one of those now. I think my recent trip to Costa Rica helped clarify things for me — … Continue reading

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Lunatic in the Woods

Yeah, that would be me. Standing alone on a trail with a HUGE smile on my face. If you happened to come upon me just then it would be understandable if you gave me a wide berth and glanced over … Continue reading

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Something To Look Forward To

Have you ever been in a rut? You know what I mean, those times when you realize that all you’ve been doing is living life on autopilot, just going through the motions of everyday life. You wake up, go to … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

I said goodbye to a friend today and am feeling a deep sense of loss. I spent the afternoon helping him load his moving truck, along with another close friend. For the most part, the three of us tried to … Continue reading

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Cannibal Encounter at Creek Bend Farm

Here in northwest Ohio we’re enjoying some very comfortable fall-like weather lately. After spending most of the summer with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, I’m very grateful for this change that makes me want to be outside all the … Continue reading

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