SEO and my passive writing style

Who would have thunk that my blog’s SEO app would be giving me an eye opening life lesson? Consistently, the SEO assesses my blog writings and spits out the result that I have too many sentences with the passive voice. I keep writing, just as I normally do – yet this little app and its judgement sentences have wormed itself into my head. So at some point I resolve to look at this problem area…

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8 Life Lessons from the Road Less Traveled

It may seem disconcerting that I am more able to wake up early and go for a walk when I’m on vacation then when I’m home. But that’s what happens when I visit the small town of San Luis Obispo, CA. No getting in the car to drive to the closest redwood trail head. No getting extra bundled up to minimize the morning chill effects. Just get dressed, lace up the running shoes and walk…

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When fads don’t fit

I’d been looking for a chambray shirt for months. After seeing great fashion Pinterest pins mentioning the shirt, I wanted to add it to my wardrobe selection. It was blue, it was comfortable. It seemed perfect. Until it wasn’t. Against my skin color, the chambray shirt gives me a hue of illness (definitely not the look I was going for). Yet I’ve held on to it for months, wore it several times, kept hoping, somehow,…

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How Getting Lost Taught Me (or rather reinforced) 8 Life Lessons

The GPS app hadn’t offered this route as a suggestion. I had chosen, instead, to rely on memory and knowledge. Usually my memory of roads is pretty good. Yet I hadn’t used this skill in a while. And by that I mean that I have become a sheltered, habitual person. Being habitual can lead to efficiencies, but I notice that in the rare instance I am in a situation outside of my habits, my reflexes…

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