Recently I turned 20 and I took the time to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned up to this point. Of course there’s probably more than 20 lessons I could put on the list, but for the sake of time here’s 20 lessons I thought stood out: ONE: the importance of knowing my values. Knowing… Continue reading 20 Lessons I’ve Learned in 20 Years.
It’s that time of year we adore — holidays, loved-ones and gift giving. This season is supposed to be the most relaxed and easy-going for individuals, but for minimalists it’s the most stressful. I’m speaking from experience when I say I both look forward to and dread this part of the year. On the one… Continue reading What a Minimalist Really Wants: a guide to gift giving.
‘Tis the season to be spooky! You all know by now that fall (specifically “spooky” season”) is my all-time favorite. Everything from the cozy sweaters to pumpkin spice coffee every morning — I live for it all. I had so many obsessions this month, but I narrowed it down to my top six, so grab… Continue reading Monthly Obsessions: October
The hardest part about leaving a life of hyper consumerism to a “minimalist” lifestyle is maintaining it. It’s easy to fall back into old ways when it comes to filling your life with meaningless possessions when things get a little stressful — instead of coping with newly formed habits, we inherently run back to familiar… Continue reading 5 Systems to Maintain a Minimalist Space.
The meaning of life I think is to live fully. Not plastic pleasure, not tinseltown pleasure — to live and enjoy simply life" Lindsay Murray Last week I watched this video that struck a chord in me. It was a video on simple living and revolved around a New Zealand man named Lindsay Murray. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jA4FJtrLNE… Continue reading What I Love About Simple Living.
First you must realize how much money you truly need to survive, and then realize that everything beyond that is just a want, often a superfluous want. The Minimalists Growing up, I remember always being a “saver”. I was the kid who set aside money from birthdays, Christmases, and any other special occasions that warranted… Continue reading Living Within Our Means?
I never thought I’d make it to the end of September, but here we are… we did it! I was extremely excited to enter into this month because it brings me closer to my favorite season — Fall. Although I don’t feel it in the air quite yet, I know autumn is about to make… Continue reading Monthly Obsessions: September.
I love clothes. Many people think that when you become a minimalist, the appeal of a nice outfit goes away, but it doesn’t. The only difference between pre-minimalist me and post-minimalist me is that I just wear pieces I already own over and over again. Repeated outfits? Who would dare walk out the house with… Continue reading My Favorite Pieces From My Minimalist Wardrobe.
Throughout my years of being vegan, I seem to unfailingly run into someone who is fascinated by my commitment to the lifestyle. After many curious questions, they always follow up with, “I tried going vegan, but it only lasted for 2 weeks.” After having multiple instances like this, I began to think about how this… Continue reading Common Mistakes When Going Vegan.
When we intentionally create space in our lives, we can intentionally decide what to fill it with.Cait Flanders There’s this universal secret we hear all the time but never really apply. This secret just sits there, ready to be used, ready to elevate your life and transform your reality. Legendary leaders preach this and old… Continue reading The Power of Intentional Living.