A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Minimalism is my Diet

I read three interesting posts this week that had me thinking about my motivation for minimalism. Jenny’s post on Minimalism and the Need for Control, Rachel’s post about two four little words: Debt and Diet, and Joshua’s post on the continued pursuit of becoming minimalist. As I reflected on both these posts, I thought about minimalism and what it means to me. This post is not about eating or how to have a healthy minimalist diet. (In fact, I had fun with the irony of the pizza at the top of a “diet” post). If you’d like help with that, Jurino has some really neat posts about it. This post is about the correlation between healthy eating habits and the healthy life choices that minimalism has shown me.

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 […]

6 Simple Steps to Wake Up Your Life

Our hectic schedules have a numbing effect on our lives. We wander around from one obligation to the next with barely a moment to pause and consider where we are headed. Whenever I feel like I’m sleepwalking through life, I know it’s time to step back and get a wake up call. As I wrote […]

5 Simple Steps to Being Thankful for the Yucky Stuff

It’s not always easy to be thankful. Life isn’t always pleasant and there’s far too much yucky stuff to deal with in our lives. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be thankful in spite of it. Our family has been dealing with some “yucky stuff” lately and it’s been hard not to give up and […]

Confessions from a Gift-Buying Minimalist

Initially, I thought a minimalist Christmas would be a cinch. Less shopping, more time. Awesome! Surprisingly, I found it has taken so much more thought, reflection, and planning to have a minimalist Christmas. Picking up a basket of candles or a cheap plastic toy on sale was so much easier! My version of a minimalist […]