Simplicity

Thoughts and stories about living more deliberately and getting out of the rat-race of consumption - and finding ourselves in the process.
A Curated Closet

A Curated Closet – is it too much pressure?

Is a curated closet a worthy goal? It may depend on what curated means to you, but I have observed that it can create quite a bit of anxiety to actually create this according to some standards. When did we start setting such high standards for ourselves? William...
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...
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...
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...

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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