The Power of Choice

As someone who seeks joy from simplicity and is no stranger to the rewards of owning less, I often find purchase decisions overwhelming. Take the grocery store for example: it’s not uncommon to spot me agonizing over ice cream flavors, chocolate chip varieties, or tea blends. Do I want pistachio or salted caramel? Mini or…

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Lessons in Living and Losing

This past month I lost a cherished member of my fur family. While the first of its kind, it wasn’t my first encounter with grief and certainly won’t be my last. In some ways, I wish I could shield myself from the pain that accompanies the loss of those we love. Whether sudden or long-anticipated,…

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Meaningful Moments

As the first month of the new year nears its end, I find myself thinking about its passage and how I’ve spent it. I think about whom I’ve seen or reached out to and where I’ve been. In some ways, I’ve fallen short of my self-expectations, and in others, I’ve surprised myself with what I’ve…

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A Minimalist’s Guide to Goal-Setting

Have you ever tried to form a new habit or set a goal for yourself only to lose motivation and give up midway through? Or you might even try to implement several new habits at once and after a successful first few weeks, gradually begin to wane in your progress. New habits are hard to…

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Fresh-Baked Bread & Hand-Picked Flowers

Where do you derive your value from? Is it from the things that fill your living space? Furniture, photos, books, toys. Your job title? Teacher, accountant, freelancer, dog-walker. Maybe it’s from your relationships: Parent, brother, godmother, aunt. Or perhaps you arrive at your value simply from how you feel when you wake up in the…

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Second Chance Minimalism: Relearning to Live with Less

I never imagined my journey with minimalism would lead me here: To living off the bare essentials, to wrestling with a deep craving to share not only my material belongings, but the intricate moments that make up each of my days, to learning that saying no in the short-run can lead to a lot more…

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Dream a Little Dream

Whose dream are you living? It’s a question that’s been tossing around my mind recently, and an important one to ask. Our dreams can take different shape throughout our lives.  When we’re young, our minds are filled with the impossible: flying, invisibility, time travel. We soon reel in our active imaginations and set our sights…

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