Grandma Bodin’s Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

I remember she always made buttery oatmeal shortbread cookies in the same week that she pulled the winter coats and heavy blankets out of the closet near the kitchen.  Within a few weeks, the spaces where the cold-weather gear had been stored would fill up with stacks of cookie tins full of a huge variety of Scandinavian treats for the holidays: Fattigmann, Krumkake, Sandbakelse, Rosettes and Spritz. 

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Bujo and Depression Tip #8: Time Block Items on Your List

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu famously wrote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Your to-do list may not be a thousand miles, but it sure can feel like it when you look at the entire list. The point Lao Tzu was making in his famous quote was that it’s much easier to accomplish huge tasks if you bite off little bits at a time.

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