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 […]

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.

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 […]