Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • Get Uncluttered This Spring
    I have significantly less stress in my life and more self-control. Most importantly, I’m becoming more like the mom and wife I want to be. — Caryn Seney Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed intentionally to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. We… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-04-20
    2 days ago
  • Annual Community Survey: tell me what you really want
    Below is the first Be More with Less, Annual Community Survey with a few questions for you. I’ve mentioned before that this blog is the heart of my work, and you are the heart of this blog. If you’ve been reading for 8 years or 8 days, I want to… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-04-17
    5 days ago
  • A Word to the Skeptics
    Minimalists come in all sizes, ages, genders, races, nationalities, social classes, and religions. It is a growing movement that continues to invite others to live with less and define their lives in greater ways than by the things they own. Yet despite its recent growth, it continues to be misunderstood… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-04-17
    5 days ago
  • Minimalism: A Few Quips and Quotes to Inspire Your Next Step
    While longer articles, compelling podcast interviews and entire books can inspire your next step, sometimes all you need are a few words that connect with your heart. Here are a few of the minimalism quotes I posted (image + caption) on Instagram recently. If anything resonates, makes you smile, or helps you take action, feel free… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-04-11
    2 weeks ago
  • The Power of a Kind Word
    I’m sitting down to write these words on a Monday morning after a great workout at my local Planet Fitness. A great workout that I will credit almost fully to a conversation from yesterday. More on that in a moment. I’ve just completed the manuscript for a new book,… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-04-11
    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 2018-04-07
    2 weeks ago
  • Minimalist Fashion Challenge Project 333: excuses, fears, questions & answers
    Minimalist fashion challenge Project 333 is often met with strong reactions. It’s usually one of the following … Yes! I’m in. I would but because of (insert one of the popular excuses listed below), I can’t. I could never do that. Wait, what’s Project 333? You can find everything… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-04-04
    3 weeks ago
  • 20 Places to Donate Used Books
    For some, the hardest item to declutter is books. But one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Where can I donate my used books?” It’s an interesting paradox when you think about it. But the struggle and the question are probably related. Books are an important… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-04-03
    3 weeks ago
  • Want to Know What Matters Most? Stop Filling All the Spaces.
    If you want room to breathe, to create, to pause, to dream, to spend time with people you love, or to know who you are and what matters to you, stop filling all the spaces. As we declutter and let go of stuff, busyness, mind spinning and heartache, things may… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-03-28
    3 weeks ago
  • Jump While You Can
    Recently, I spent a week with my family in Costa Rica. There is much to see and do in that beautiful country. And both my kids (11 and 15) thoroughly enjoyed it. One afternoon, we went on a boat ride to watch dolphins, witness the sunset, and enjoy dinner… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-03-26
    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 2018-03-24
    4 weeks ago
  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know about Me or my Work
    I write about simplicity, health, and capsule wardrobes, and once in a while, I write about my work. I’m really grateful I enjoy what I do because that wasn’t always the case. Here are 4 things you probably didn’t know about me and my work. 1. I started bemorewithless.com… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-03-22
    1 month ago
  • Still the Most Important Piece of Financial Advice You’ll Ever Receive
    I majored both in Banking and Finance from the University of Nebraska. (I don’t talk much about it as my career took a different route shortly after graduation.) And yet, despite having a college degree in money, I lived most of my life with financial discontent, always surviving paycheck-to-paycheck,… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-03-19
    1 month ago
  • How to Land Your Plane: 8 ways to help you feel more grounded
    You know that feeling just before the wheels of a plane touch down on the runway, when you are hovering unsteadily above the ground? That’s how I felt for weeks after returning home from two months of traveling. I’ve felt good, and things have been going well, but my wheels… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-03-13
    1 month ago
  • The Value of Fasting (from Anything). And How to Get Started.
    In my mind growing up, the idea of fasting was always tied to food. My Catholic friends would fast during Lent—the 40 days leading up to Easter—by not eating meat on Fridays. While my family never observed Lent in the traditional sense, I was still encouraged to consider fasting… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-03-12
    1 month ago

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