A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Experiments in Simplicity

You can only read so much about minimalism, simplicity, and living with less. At some point, you just have to jump in and try it. I'm guilty of being an over thinker sometimes. When I'm faced with something new I like to examine it from every angle. … [Continue reading]

The Art of Starting Your Morning Slowly

I am not a morning person. Never have been. Never will be. I'm convinced the person who invented the snooze button wasn't a morning person either. Unfortunately, when you have a family that depends on you, there's just no way to avoid dealing with … [Continue reading]

Simple Fantasies

Most of the time I enjoy living in a household of 10 people. It's warm and friendly and life carries this built in sense of cooperation with it. But there are some days when I dream of a different life. I have this fantasy about what life would be … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Contentment, Resentment, and Yearning for More

Minimalism hasn't saved me from being discontent. There are still things I want in life. However, the things that I want have drastically changed. There are very few possessions that I want anymore. In fact, there are still things that I own that I … [Continue reading]