Clutter Clearing, Part 2

Did you pick one drawer to clean out, neaten, and get rid of anything in there you haven’t used in a year, that’s broken, you don’t know what it is or what it’s for, or that doesn’t make you smile? One gal came to me this week and said that her husband is like me (“OMG, get rid of something I might need someday?”).… Read More

Clutter Clearing, Part 1

Ok, this is going to be a series, because  I really can’t begin to discuss “Clutter Clearing and The Five Rs” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose  Re-gift  in less than 1000 words! I hear there are some people out there who do not “gather and save”….I am NOT one of them. … Read More

Don’t Worry What Others Think

This week, for once, I’m going really try to be brief, because one of you readers suggested I can’t do it.  I took that as a personal challenge! Those of you who know me know I AM a talker.  I’ve been accused by more than one friend and by my son of going “on and on……..and on” when I leave a voice message. … Read More

Don’t Should On Yourself.

Well here we go, into the New Year.  I don’t know about you, but I’m still wondering where June and July went???? I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but one thing I’m going to make a real effort to do this year is examine my “shoulds.”  Where do they come from and whose are they, anyway?… Read More

Count Your Blessings

We’re just coming out of Thanksgiving and are into Advent.  I want to suggest that in this season we take a few moments to count our blessings. What is a blessing?   It seems like an obvious question—“what is a blessing?” Certainly my two (grown) children are blessings to me.… Read More

The Holidays

The holidays can be stressful in the best of times, when we are experiencing challenging economic times, hardship or loss they can be even more difficult.  In these times we need the spiritual boost that the holidays can give us even more. … Read More

I Choose Where I Focus My Attention

The news on TV, radio and in print is often full of stories that leave us feeling anxious, upset, sad or frustrated about the world in which we live.  The headlines and the lead stories seem to be mostly bad news.… Read More

Spiritual Being Having A Physical Experience

I’m not here to tinker with your thinking.  Well, OK maybe I am.  But I can only do that if you allow it. So I’m going to ask you to just hear me out for a few minutes. I want to share with you a thought that I believe.… Read More

The Law of Attraction

I’ve got Bad news, and I’ve got Good news……                                                 Have you heard of the law of attraction? ….or have you been living under a rock for the last decade?  Whether you believe in this Law that basically states “your thoughts and your feelings create your reality,” I believe, it is affecting you. … Read More

Food For Thought

Food For Thought FOOD FOR THOUGHT                       from 10-6-2011 Mariner Newspapers By way of brief introduction, I am Ann Finnie, a Scituate “townie.”  Those of you who know of the Finnies of Scituate, know that I come from a line of old “Yankees,” if not by birthright (grandpa Finnie was born in Scotland; and grandma’s lineage traces back to the Mayflower), certainly by way of character traits. … Read More

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