Simplicity

Thoughts and stories about living more deliberately and getting out of the rat-race of consumption - and finding ourselves in the process.
Capsule Wardrobes with Sticking Power

Capsule Wardrobes with Sticking Power

Has this happened to you? You've invested your time (and perhaps money) in putting together a capsule wardrobe, either for a vacation, to downsize your life, or simply to manage your closet and life with less, but found a few weeks in you are unhappy, or...
Retirement Wardrobe

Retirement: Building a Dynamic Wardrobe

I began retirement in January. I really thought I'd wear pretty much the same thing I wore to work, mostly dresses and jackets. After a few weeks I realized I needed to rethink my wardrobe. Making soup stock while wearing a silk dress sounds so sophisticated. It isn't...
Ageless and Well Downsizing your Wardrobe

Downsizing your Closet for Big Gains

For me 'downsizing' is a good thing. It can be an opportunity to get more clarity about what fits the time and place you are in life because, "the only thing that Is constant Is change" (Heraclitus). What suits you changes over time, and there is no need...
Tiny Wardrobe Magic

Tiny Wardrobe Magic: 40 Outfits From 10 Pieces

Making a tiny wardrobe is one of the healthiest things I've ever done for myself. I've been doing Project 333 for a couple of years now (read about my experience when I still had 50 items in my capsule, here). Project 333 is the minimalist fashion...
Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe with Project 333

I'm no stranger to doing a capsule wardrobe: it is how I've packed for trips for years. I've been a fairly light packer all my life and could pull out my 4 or 5 time-tested outfits and put them in my suitcase with no problem. The problem was the rest of my...

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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