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...

Maui Magic – Photo Journal

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."  ...

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...

4 Ways to Improve your Breast Health

You can improve your breast health. It requires three key things: Blood, electricity and lymph. (Optimal health in any area of your body requires the same three things to flow.) Blood delivers oxygen to the cells, electricity innervates them, and the lymph system...

Review of Soft Star’s New Hawthorne Chukka Boot

When I was a teenager I had a pair of sandy-suede Desert boots, a.k.a. Chukkas. I regretted for a long time not having those boots any longer, but now I have a new pair: *The Hawthorne Chukka by Soft Star Shoes. I consulted Wikipedia on the difference between a Desert...

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...

About Me

I was born at the peak of the baby boom and got to experience being a flower child only because my very small hometown caught up to the rest of the world so slowly. I have been a lifelong writer and reader, with aspirations of being a renaissance woman.

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