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
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
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?
I have always been a self-proclaimed "city girl." I love to walk, and I love to be able to walk to do errands, to go to coffee shops, or to meet up with friends. Considering myself an "urban hiker," I was one of the few people I knew who actually walked in Los Angeles, and … Continue reading GET SIMPLE. SLOW DOWN. GET OUT IN NATURE.
... the price for our adventure ... a few assets and a stable income stream - in exchange for a dream ... into the "blind optimism of my youth" ... a time when life was simply opportunity unburdened by doubt. ~~~ We certainly love our "stuff", the material and sentimental possessions that ebb and flow … Continue reading THE 1% OF WHAT
I can honestly say that this trip, this way of living that can only be imagined at this point, has been part of my consciousness for just about as long as I can remember. Even as a teenager I had feelings of wanderlust, when a summer chock full of sailing gave way to fantasies of … Continue reading STARTING MY TRAVEL LIGHT LIFE