A Simple Approach to Living With Less

The Magnetic Appeal of Minimalism

What is it that draws you towards minimalism? Is it a desire for more time in your life? Is it a yearning to be free of clutter? Is it just a sense of knowing there must be more in this life than you’re experiencing right now? It could be some or a combination of these […]

Clean It Up…or…Clean It Out

One of my major motivations for choosing minimalism was the realization that I spend a lot of my time cleaning up the same messes over and over again. I see the same toys on the floor, the same catalogs no one is looking at, the same drink coasters that no one uses, and the same […]

All You Need Is Love

I just learned that the father of a dear friend of mine is entering hospice care. He has been fighting cancer for awhile now but he will soon be free from his pain. It’s at a time like this that reality slaps me in the face that so much of life is spent on things […]

Baby Steps to Minimalism

I am a frustrated minimalist. I have goals of how I want my life to be. I picture my life void of clutter and busyness. Realistically though, I’m not there yet. It is so easy for me to simply run out of time in any given day to take care of my family, stay on […]

How to Soar Over Hurdles That Stand in Your Way

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. ~ Abraham Lincoln

It’s easy to get discouraged when you are building a new life for yourself and for your family. It’s hard work to live differently than you have before and to be different from those around you.

I get discouraged by messes all the time. My brother and nephew are home for the summer, so our typical household of 10 is now a full dozen family members under one roof. To say that messes pop up quickly would be a major understatement!