When I started this journey of minimalism, I not only wanted to remove the excess physical stuff from my life, but also some of the extra “stuff” that is in my diet. Stuff like preservatives, fat, and sugar. I wanted to lose weight, feel better, and set better nutritional habits for my kids. I decided…… Continue reading Eliminating the Excess in your Diet
Getting started with minimalism can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s hard to know how, when, or where to start. There are many articles about the subject, but probably the most common suggestion from the minimalist community is to set a small goal, such as cleaning out a drawer or a cupboard, so that there is immediate…… Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress
Minimalism and Home Parties are pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum. Home parties generally entice people to buy things that they don’t need, and, of course, minimalism encourages purchases of only necessary things. How does someone striving to simplify participate in these parties, or is declining the only option? First, let me put…… Continue reading Minimalism and Home Parties
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is a day to celebrate women’s rights and the gains that have been made in gender equality. I am all for this celebration. There have been countless women who have made a difference in this world, enabling me to live the life I do. I am so grateful to…… Continue reading International Women’s Day – Celebration or Pity Party?
Before we get started on this conversation about Lent, let’s take a quick look at its history. Becoming a Christian back in the days of Roman emperors was a process that took years of preparations and study. To conclude these studies, the people went through a purification and enlightenment process before they were baptized on…… Continue reading What Does Lent Mean to You?
Mardi Gras. The very nature of the celebration is excessive. There are parades with beads and trinkets being thrown everywhere, lavish food and desserts, and of course alcohol! Today is Fat Tuesday, the last day of the weeks-long Mardi Gras celebration. Tonight at midnight, the party will shut down until next year. In case you’re…… Continue reading Minimalizing the Impact of Mardi Gras
My grandmother was our family’s photographer and photo keeper. She enjoyed photographing her family and friends, as well as flowers and wildlife. I always remember looking through her albums as a kid, fascinated by the pictures of my mom and grandparents when they were much younger. Grandma always had at least one album on her…… Continue reading The Clutter of Photos