Your stuff does not make you enough. There is not one more piece of clothing, one more knick knack, or one more new lipstick color that will make you a better person than you are right now. You, right now, exactly as you are today, are enough. Now, you may be instantly feeling resistance to […]Read More YOUR STUFF DOES NOT MAKE YOU ENOUGH
In one of my former lives, I was a Professional Ballerina. Yes, really. I worked six days a week, 10 hours (or more) a day, striving for the kind of perfection that can only be achieved by perseverance, tenacity, and sheer-willed stamina. When I just couldn’t seem to “get it right,” I would try, over […]Read More TAKE TEN AND MAKE SPACE
Are you as productive as you’d like to be? On job applications, I used to pride myself as an avid multitasker. The ability to juggle many balls in the air whilst keeping my cool was a skill set that left my ego feeling elevated but left my adrenals feeling overworked. I was stressed out, often […]Read More DO LESS AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
Buzz. Ding. Ping. Ring. These are the noises of our modern-day life. We are bombarded with sound everywhere we go. We can blame our circumstances for making us busy, but it is really we who are choosing to be overcommitted. I remember a conversation when I was still living in Los Angeles where someone was […]Read More DWELL IN THE SPACES IN BETWEEN
As you approach your adventure toward living more simply and minimally, you’ll start to realize how much all of that clutter is costing you. You may think that if something is out of sight, it’s out of mind, but if you’re paying to store it, having to rent a bigger house, or it’s preventing […]Read More WHAT’S YOUR CLUTTER COSTING YOU?
Owning 100 items … TOTAL? Living in a tiny house? Having a “capsule wardrobe” with only 33 items? Minimalism CAN be based on those guidelines above, but it doesn’t only have to be about those. Rules like that are somewhat extreme examples, and are fun games on the road to living with less for some, but […]Read More WHAT IS MINIMALISM ANYWAY?
So we did it. We jettisoned most of our personal possessions to start an open-ended adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest in a travel trailer. Part sightseeing tour and part existential journey, purposely shaking up our lives to see what falls out. We would pursue our passions while diving deeper into a minimalist lifestyle, looking for […]Read More MOVING INTO A TRAVEL TRAILER DOES NOT MAKE YOU A MINIMALIST