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Katrina Simeck
a cali girl living in vermont
Interests: i scrapbook. i take photographs. i meditate. i listen to music. i cook well. i drink a lot of coffee, wine, and green smoothies. i read a few books.
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Hi friend! Thanks for the book suggestions - added them to my library list. Definitely looking forward to having some lazy Sundays to read post-move.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on hello february 2016. at figuring out 40
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February can be a brutal month. Bitterly cold, snowy, and dark. Today, we kicked off the month with temps in the 40s, and daylight as I left work. Grateful for both. Saying hello to so much this month... hello to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at figuring out 40
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While most of the world was kicking off their NY resolutions to eat healthier, Dan & I were in Mexico enjoying all the eating & drinking, courtesy of our all-inclusive resort. Now that we're back to "real" life, we're returning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at figuring out 40
AWESOME goals!!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2016 on 16 Goals for my 30th Year at Wide Eyed With Wonder
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Dan & I spent an amazing week in Cabo. We lounged by the pool; hung out on the beach; went on a whale-watching cruise (saw whales & also learned that Dan gets VERY seasick); ate chips, guacamole, & fresh shrimp... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at figuring out 40
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I turned forty-five yesterday (THANK YOU for all the kind birthday wishes!!). I'll admit that while not a typical milestone birthday, this number feels weighty. The past couple of months have been an absolute blur, but I've had the number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at figuring out 40
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With so much love - Dan, Katrina, Hope, Austin, McCartney, & Wilder... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Travel, the Landmark Forum, more travel, and general life seem to have kept me away from any reverb-ing for the past couple of weeks. So here's what feels relevant to catch up on... What was the low point of your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Kicking off this year's #reverb project in California (LA yesterday, SF today). I'll be following Yoga Freedom's prompts, and as always...will pick & choose those that resonate, bundle days when needed, and just generally do my own thing. (You can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at figuring out 40
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It's an annual tradition of sorts...at the beginning of November, I decide to send out Thanksgiving cards. Not a mass mailing, but a carefully curated lot that is both heartfelt & handmade. And then, moments before Thanksgiving, I sigh...accepting the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Confession - distance is not making the heart grow fonder when it comes to this blog. The longer that I'm away, the more difficult it is to come back. Is it relevant anymore - to my life, or anyone else's?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at figuring out 40
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"Wonder takes our breath away, and makes room for new breath. That's why they call it breathtaking." - Anne Lamott | Help, Thanks, Wow. As I drove from Vancouver to Squamish, British Columbia, I found myself saying "Wow!" over &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at figuring out 40
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That supermoon, though. (image via Unsplash) We walked down to the river last night & said hello to the supermoon last night - such a spectacular sight! We said "Wow" over & over again - reminding me of Anne Lamott's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I spent last Friday & Saturday walking the show floor at Natural Products Expo East. I focus on the cosmetics & personal care brands for business purposes...but I walk the food aisles for fun. A few of the products that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at figuring out 40
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What would happen if you met resistance with surrender? That's essentially the question that Michael Singer set out to answer in his real-life Surrender Experiment. As he explains, "This experiment would not be about dropping out of life; it would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at figuring out 40
So very true. Love you!! xoxo
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Yesterday was not my favorite. A combination of fatigue, general stress, & hormones conspired to make it a pretty rotten day. Conversations drifted down hard paths ("hard, like the table"...we say, nodding to my Aunt Betty's reminder that challenges don't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I had the best of intentions. For reals. I thought that I'd spend a lot of time this summer reading by river, reading on planes, reading at the gym....and I just, well, didn't. I finished a couple of the above... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at figuring out 40
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September started with a flurry of activity that left me a bit breathless. I'm still looking for Austin's car when I pull into the parking garage, and adjusting to the sometimes kid-free nest. Yesterday was really our first day without... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at figuring out 40
Hi friend!! So happy to see your name pop up. :) Austin chose Quest University in Squamish. Hope everything is wonderful in your world! Email me updates!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2015 on she & he | sept 2015 at figuring out 40
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She has been tree-planting in Ontario & Alberta this summer...& came home for a few days to shower, do laundry & visit. In that order. She returned with a dark suntan, sun-lightened streaks in her hair, and a dozen cuts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I'm a little late (10 days, to be exact) to the August Break party, but I brought wine and a fun picture of a pineapple (thanks Unsplash). We're living out the last days of summer, planning for big transitions, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at figuring out 40
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As the back-to-school ads start popping up, I'm thinking about my fall capsule wardrobe...and realizing that I never shared my summer capsule wardrobe. I'm still really loving the minimalist concept, and definitely plan to continue it. My summer capsule wardrobe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at figuring out 40
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The last couple of weeks have been a blur of airports, changes, catching up with friends, laughing, a tiny bit of crying, some worry followed by relief, texts with my brother, big kids who make me proud, little kids who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I’m going to cut to the chase on this one: if I had written a book nearly 3 years ago when I divorced, this book would be its twin. During the build-up and the aftermath, I had countless conversations with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at figuring out 40