A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Digital Dependence

I’ve been without Internet for the past five days. I would love to be able to say that I decided to take a digital sabbatical as a way to refresh myself. Unfortunately, due to storms and the joys of finicky technology, I was forced to unplug this week. (The picture above is the inside of […]

Update on Tiny Retirement House for My Grandmother

I get lots of requests for updates on the Tiny House project for my grandmother on our family property. So here it is…finally! I was very torn about sharing the follow-up for one main reason: I am not comfortable recommending the company we bought it from. I still consider it a great deal in terms […]

Too Many Choices Stress Us Out

Do you ever feel torn between two choices? Sometimes we’re worried that we might make a bad choice instead of a good one. Other times we struggle to choose between a good choice a better choice.

The process of choosing is often more stressful that dealing with the outcome.

Simply Love

There are few things as basic and simple in design as love. It doesn’t need explanation and it doesn’t need much fanfare. Love has some awesome qualities all by itself.

* Love is a foundation to build our lives on.
* Love is committed even when our feelings fail us.
* Love is flexible and forgiving when we mess up.
* Love is motivational and encourages us to be better.
* Love is unexplainable and cannot be contained.

Progress Does Not Equal Perfection

I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at changing. Next week I’ll turn 34 and while I have many things I want to change about my life, I’m not making the kind of progress I had hoped for.

One of the things I have learned in my almost 34 years of life is:

If nothing changes . . . Nothing changes.

Yep, my life won’t change if I don’t. That kind of truth sort of slaps me in the face.