Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • When Grace and Gratitude Come First
    It’s interesting how we have to be intentional about practicing grace and gratitude, but stress, busyness and frustration are second nature. We are pros at reacting to all the things life throws at us, drilling through our never-ending to-do lists, skipping lunch, sacrificing sleep and taking care of ourselves in… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-11-22
    1 day ago
  • Choose Holiday Traditions That Serve You
    Holidays are holidays and traditions are traditions. But traditions are not the holiday. And this is an important distinction. Traditions help us celebrate and honor recurring events in our lives. Whether we are setting aside a day for gratitude or setting aside an entire season to celebrate faith, family,… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-11-19
    5 days ago
  • 31 Days of Gifts: for a more peaceful, loving, intentional holiday season
    Twinkle lights are starting to appear on trees outside, coffee shops are sharing new festive concoctions and holiday music is playing on the radio. The holidays seem to be in full swing, but I wait until today … until I announce 31 Days of Gifts You So Deserve to kick off… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-11-14
    1 week ago
  • Don’t Trade Your Passion Just to Gain the World
    Very few people, if you were to sit across from them over coffee, would proclaim that owning everything in the world is their greatest goal in life. Most people would answer quite differently. When you engage in heartfelt conversations and ask people what they want to accomplish in life,… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-11-13
    2 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 2017-11-11
    2 weeks ago
  • A Gentle Warrior’s Guide to Embracing the Holidays
    Years ago, I celebrated the holidays by spending money I didn’t have, by eating and drinking everything and by over-committing and over-extending. All the overs, all the more, all the burnout. I always got sick and I always felt badly about how I treated myself, especially in January when I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-11-08
    2 weeks ago
  • Let Go of What Was to Make Space for What Will Be
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life in Progress. We are afraid to let go for different reasons. For one daughter of mine, her eclectic collection of books helps inform her identity. My husband, on the other hand, grew up in poverty and fear… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-11-06
    3 weeks ago
  • How to Show Up for Your Life
    How was your day yesterday or the day before that? Do you remember what happened; how you felt, who you spent time with, what you saw, heard, tasted, or experienced? Do you remembered what moved you to tears or laughter? It wasn’t long ago that I didn’t remember any of… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-10-31
    3 weeks ago
  • All The Reasons You Keep Hearing About Minimalism
    The term, Baader-Meinhof, refers to the phenomenon when you are introduced to a new idea and suddenly start seeing it everywhere you look. Frequency Illusion is another phrase used to explain the cognitive bias. For example, you have no idea so many people are playing Settlers of Catan until… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-10-30
    3 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-10-28
    4 weeks ago
  • Holiday Budgets: for your money, time and attention
    Every year, right about now, we start to feel the pull of more. The holidays are coming and we are called to spend more money, time and attention on things that aren’t always meaningful to us. In our efforts to demonstrate holiday cheer and to make everyone around us happy,… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-10-24
    1 month ago
  • Why Families Need Minimalism
    Note: This is a guest post from Zoë Kim of The Minimalist Plate. Seven years ago, my husband was in the military. During one deployment to Africa, despite our careful planning, the kids and I were left alone to pack up and move everything while he was gone. “You never… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-10-20
    1 month ago
  • Be Clutter Free: Clear out the clutter inside and out
    I remember going through my kitchen drawers and cabinets, pulling out appliances and thinking, “but what if I need that (rice cooker/dehydrator/coffee grinder) someday?” even though I had only used it once or twice years ago. I felt a little silly when I remembered how much I thought I really… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-10-17
    1 month ago
  • A Body In Motion…
    …stays in motion,” Isaac Newton explains in his first law of motion. This is true of objects. It is also true of us. Recently, I received an email from a reader with this question: Did you know what your passion was when you started downsizing? What advice would you… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-10-16
    1 month ago
  • 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 2017-10-14
    1 month ago

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