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Simple Ways to Improve Your Fitness for Free

Me and free exercise go way back. At the age of 14, I found my sport of choice: rowing. Rowing is all lungs and legs and I was soon made aware of my weak cardiovascular capabilities. The easiest most accessible way for me to improve …

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Understanding Older Kids and Their Clutter – Minimalist at Home

I have two boys that are nine and eleven. They are not minimalists. They aren’t even a little bit minimalist. I’ve tried my best. I really have. But it’s just not happening. I’ve dejunked their room while they’ve been gone. I’ve even spent entire days …

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Simplicity is Relative

As I pack for our family vacation today, I am once again overwhelmed. I have faint memories of what it was once like to pack for a trip and only be concerned about what I needed for myself. Now I must consider the needs of …

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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 letter words: Debt and Diet, and Joshua’s post on the continued pursuit of becoming minimalist. …

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Go Slow: Part 2

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 …

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Help! My Daughter Became a Minimalist

When Faith first started talking about minimalism, I remember thinking, “Okay, so what’s the big deal? I’ve been dejunking and throwing stuff away most all my life.” You see, I grew up in the military and when I married my husband, he went through medical …

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Minimalist Traveling with Young Children

The #1 complaint we, “minimalist bloggers” get has to be: “Minimalism only works for 20-something, single guys – it would never work when you’ve got a family (especially with young children).” Well . . . I’m sorry to burst a bubble now, but many of …

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