Early retirement Jitters-dealing with my ego.

Early retirement has been my goal (and my dream) for a very long time now. I was “welcomed to the machine” as pink floyd say when I was 20, (during my university years) -that is if you don’t count temp jobs as a teenager.  That is a frightening number -30 years of labor. *Working from […]

Why (and how) I stopped wearing any makeup-and a frugal tip!

I celebrated my 50th birthday at a vipassana course. read here why and how: The birthday presents I gave myself-part 1. Quite naturally , so to speak, I wore no make up during the 10 day course, and this was a big deal for me, I must admit. Up untill then, I wore make up every […]

The second birthday present I gave myself. (part 2)

I gave myself a second grand present- for the first time (after leaving home at 20 to go to university) , I  now have my own room. to read, to search the web, to think, whatever-this is my little corner. One of my grown up kids has left to travel abroad, and I am a […]

Why I want to retire early-and my plan to achieve it

I know many people like their jobs (so I’ve heard),  and that  many feel they cannot afford to retire , and some –like me-were brought up to believe that the only way to justify your existence on this planet is by being a productive human being=going to work every day rain or sun and “being […]

5 reasons why being an introvert is actually beneficial -and a useful tip

First of all-what is an introvert? my definition: a person who prefers spending time at home, quietly doing what he/she likes to do-than going out and meeting people. I can tell you i never get bored being by myself, but i get bored easily around people, I avoid parties,  eating out, going to office meetings, […]

Being frugal : Learning to do my own nails

Being frugal, I try my best to minimize my outsourcing. This means: I clean the house (IRobot-love u!), do my own facials, tend to my garden, cook and bake, and do my mani-pedi, and more. For years I  only put clear nail polish, telling myself “I  look european” but actually trying to avoid the extra […]

go salads

 baked chickpeas-  Click the link above. because the picture below is the lovely result of following yet another great recipe from the ” minimalist baker” food blog i follow-and i love. great simple vegan recipes. try them out! If you remember my fondness for constant indulgence specially when it concerns food- then you won’t be […]