A Simple Approach to Living With Less

5 Simple Steps to Being Thankful for the Yucky Stuff

It's not always easy to be thankful. Life isn't always pleasant and there's far too much yucky stuff to deal with in our lives. But that doesn't mean we can't be thankful in spite of it. Our family has been dealing with some "yucky stuff" lately and … [Continue reading]

Confessions from a Gift-Buying Minimalist

Initially, I thought a minimalist Christmas would be a cinch. Less shopping, more time. Awesome! Surprisingly, I found it has taken so much more thought, reflection, and planning to have a minimalist Christmas. Picking up a basket of candles or a … [Continue reading]

Do Minimalists Go Commando?

Socks and underwear are typically missing from those popular lists that include the 50 or 100 things that radical minimalists live with. Maybe they’ve decided they are unnecessary in life. I suppose going commando everyday could bring a certain sense … [Continue reading]

How to Break Your Child’s Attachment to Stuff

Cluttered rooms. Stuffed closets. Overflowing toy boxes. Games. Gadgets...and more Does that describe your house? It certainly described my house not so long ago. Unfortunately I didn't discover minimalism until my three kids were firmly attached to … [Continue reading]

Lessons from the Balance Beam of Life

My little sister loves the balance beam. She spends much of her free time perched atop a 4-inch wide beam performing death defying leaps and bounds. I suppose she's not so little anymore, but at age 15 she seems totally at ease on the beam. I have … [Continue reading]