Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us. The world we live in is not… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-02-23
    6 hours ago
  • Soulful Simplicity Challenge: Put Your Hands on Your Heart
    Spoiler alert: This simplicity journey you are on is not about your countertops. That’s spring cleaning. Certainly decluttering is part of it. When we hear about the benefits of simplicity, we immediately think of organized sock drawers and tidy bookshelves, but it’s much more than that if you want it… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-02-21
    2 days ago
  • Device Advice
    Technology changes fast. And new advancements are announced with great fanfare. The promise of changing how we interact with the world is just as standard on new technological devices as a power-on button. This promise sounds good to us. And so we buy and buy these devices in incredible… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-02-12
    2 weeks ago
  • Make the Choice to Show Up for Your Life
    This weekend, I did a talk called, How to Show up for Your Life at the Think Better, Live Better Conference hosted by my friends Marc & Angel Chernoff. I’m also on a book tour. As I mentioned here, I’m having the time of my life. What I didn’t mention… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-02-12
    2 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need. Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise. Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-02-10
    2 weeks ago
  • A Gentle Warrior’s Guide to Healthy Travel
    I’ve been in eight airports, even more hotel rooms, on two trains, in countless Lyft vehicles and visited lots of places in between over the last 30 days. I’ve done several interviews, spent time with friends, hosted nine Soulful Simplicity Book Tour events and hugged and shaken the hands of… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-02-08
    2 weeks ago
  • Surrendering the Golden Fortress
    I’ve often asked myself why we buy more than we need. I mean, when you really think about it, what would cause us to buy unnecessary things in the first place? I think there are a number of reasons this is the case—some internally motived and some externally motivated.… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-02-05
    3 weeks ago
  • The Morning Routine Effect (what to expect and how to get started)
    In 2006, I started private yoga classes with this guy. At 5:00 a.m. Neither of us were excited about the start time, but it was the only time I could make it work with my crazy-busy schedule. My yoga practice started before I simplified my life. I wasn’t taking private… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-01-30
    3 weeks ago
  • 12 People—Just Like You—Who Have Used Minimalism To Pay Off Debt
    It’s really quite unbelievable to me all the benefits of owning less: more time, more focus, more energy, less stress, less comparison (just to name a few). There are also overwhelming financial benefits to minimalism. Owning less is a lifestyle that costs less than the constant pursuit of more.… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-01-29
    4 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-01-27
    4 weeks ago
  • Photographs and Sentimental Items: Letting Go with Less Heartache
    Some things are easier to let go of than others. The extra measuring cups, worn out sweaters and old sports equipment might not hurt your heart when it goes out the door. But then there are the things that pull on your heart strings. Things like old photographs, the kid’s… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-01-24
    1 month ago
  • Embracing and Enjoying Each Season of Life
    This past weekend was 78 degrees and sunny in Phoenix (apologies to friends and family and readers living elsewhere during the winter months). It was also a holiday weekend with schools closed on Monday. But more important to me, this past Saturday, I drove my 15-year old son to… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-01-18
    1 month ago
  • 10 Simple Ways to be the Real You and Take Back Your New Year 
    If you’ve already cheated on your resolutions, given up hope for a different kind of year, or are just mad at the new year already, you are not alone. There is so much pressure to become better versions of ourselves with all of the new year new you hype. Change… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-01-17
    1 month ago
  • What Do You Need Right Now?
    Recently, a mentor was asking me some questions about life: What is going well for you? What areas seem to be a struggle for you? What is something you have learned lately? Eventually, he asked me a question I wasn’t expecting: What do you need right now? The question… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-01-12
    1 month ago
  • For Your Best Health: 8 Things to Consider if You are Sick and Tired
    I didn’t simplify my life for clean countertops or to be better organized. I simplified my life because I got sick. Really sick. I was sick, tired, and overwhelmed for a long time, but when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I knew things had to change. The stress and… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-01-10
    1 month ago

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