A Simple Approach to Living With Less

The Nitty Gritty Details of the Minimize Yo Butt Challenge

The Minimize Yo’ Butt Challenge begins this Monday, July 18th. I am sure you are counting down the days just like me . . you are, aren’t you?

In case you’re wondering what to expect with the challenge, this post is here so you will wonder no more. In case you missed the first post on where Minimize Yo’ Butt came from, you might want to check it out now.

Getting Back on Track to Living With Less

– Where did all this mess come from?! Didn’t I just go through all this stuff? It happened again. The clutter in our house has reached the point where it cannot be ignored. I admit it. I’ve desperately been trying to ignore it. Well…actually I think it would be more accurate to say I’ve been […]

When Your Passion Fire Fades to a Flicker

Exhaustion. Discouragement. Frustration. Distraction. All these things and more can lead to the loss of the “on fire” feelings we once had. In my opinion, it’s just simply not possible to keep up a high intensity level for our passions, our daily pursuits, or even for our relationships. If your fire had faded somewhat, don’t […]

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

Go Slow: Part 2

Editor Note: This the second part of a guest post series on “Go Slow by Gena Smith from Hanuiloa. If you have just arrived at Part 2 I highly recommend you bookmark this page and head over to read Part 1 of this 3 part series.

My name is Gena, I live on an island and I want to teach you how to “Go Slow.”

If you are approaching an intersection and discover the signal isn’t working correctly and crossways traffic is still headed through in spite of you having a green light; are you going to take your chances because you were given the green light and barrel on through the intersection hoping not to get hit? Of course not. You understand the need to apply the brakes in that situation. You may even pump them to get the traffic behind you to notice the predicament, but you’re not going to ignore the situation. You’re going to deal with it. You don’t want to get crunched by an oncoming cement mixer, right? So you put on the brakes. Funny thing how we notice the obvious when a few tons of steel are headed our way, but not the equivalent of an invisible freight train. Hello dear reader, meet your life’s schedule, otherwise known as a ‘freight train.’ Something is going to give soon, and it won’t be the locomotive; you are going to have to decide to put the brakes on.