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Letting go means…letting go!

Today, I am …well, Rebecca calls it "shedding" while a physician friend calls it "giving the house a 'crapectomy.' " I will just call it "unloading stuff into the universe." But I always get stuck on the part "where shall I send these things?" And I get stuck on the sentimental symbolism of many items, wanting to keep them - long after they have served their purpose.  

And so, I took a look at the story of one woman from the Pacific Northwest (her name is Beautiful Existence, really!) who just may receive some of my erstwhile treasures.  I wonder if I could meet such a challenge of no-new-stuff (except for food and medicine). Could you?

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.