Let's be honest, for a "minimalist" family our home is still often a little bit messy (keeping your kitchen perfect as you homeschool kids who need snacks every hour is utterly impossible. Believe me, I've tried). Our kids still have more clothes than I'd like, my closet still isn't paired down as much as I'd like, and my husband's office, … Continue reading What Makes You Happy? Do That.
When we hear the term "minimalism" we instantly apply it to our physical world – less belongings, less consumerism, less clutter. We rarely apply this term to our mental space. But I think (no wait, feel) clearing our brains of unwanted, unnecessary thoughts is a huge component of pursuing a minimal, simple lifestyle. One day, as a young … Continue reading Mental Minimalism
You've probably noticed it takes time to update software on your new computer, to wash your (or your child's) massive laundry pile, to organize your cluttered closets, to read about how to use, clean, upgrade and store your newest insert latest gadget here. Simply put: it already takes an awful lot of time to maintain what we own – so … Continue reading The Freedom of Maintaining Less Stuff
When did everything become so complicated? I love visualizing humanity's timeline on earth – from whenever it began whether it be 1,000,000 or 6,000 years ago and a line graph heading straight to today. The line proceeds low on the graph until say, we created civilizations and governments and weapons and farm tools where it rises just a bit. But in … Continue reading A Simpler Life