Minimalism

Thoughts and stories about living more deliberately and getting out of the rat-race of consumption - and finding ourselves in the process.
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Minimalism and Emotional Clutter

When it comes to living a more minimal life, it is not about always about the physical 'stuff'. Often the 'weight' of buying and owning is emotional, and that can live entirely unseen. Here is what I mean. You probably have an inner voice that is all about...
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Minimalism Ageless and Well

How I Became a Minimalist Traveler

The last few times I traveled (both week long trips) I took only a small backpack with me in addition to my purse. The big question my friends asked when I arrived was, "how do you travel so light?" I have two secrets for packing light but the backpack isn't one of...
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Minimalist Shoes

Minimalist Shoes

Also called Barefoot Shoes, minimalist shoes are a special category of minimalism because they have a different meaning than what we usually mean by minimalism. With minimalism the goal is to have fewer material things. Minimalist footwear could mean owning fewer...
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Minimalism

Editing and Organizing your Stuff for Peace of Mind

Well into our second year of living in a much smaller space, we've decided that our 'this will do for now' approach needed to be reviewed. Even though we have scaled back several times, the furniture we kept was re-purposed,  too big for the space and encouraged our...
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Ageless and Well Creating a Welcoming Entrance

Creating a Welcoming Entrance

When you live in a small space, what you see when you come home is important.  We are doing a long overdue apartment overhaul (more on that next week) and I've been working on sorting and organizing for a couple of weeks. I started at the front door with this set of...
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If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.

~ The Dalai Lama.

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