He who would travel happily must travel light. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry How to travel with less to experience more. Wanderlust. That lure, when you see a photo on Instagram of a friend, or even of someone we don’t know that we follow, who’s traveling the world. We feel that pull to roam. We’re not … Continue reading TRAVEL LIKE A MINIMALIST
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 you … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading WHAT IS MINIMALISM ANYWAY?