We just said goodbye to the first furry member of our family, our sweet girl Chessa.My wife and I adopted her from our local SPCA in 2007, just a week after our 3rd wedding anniversary. We had a fight about getting a dog, and it was a case where we were both trying to say … Continue reading Pain & Healing
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Much like everyone else, my life has changed quite a bit due to the coronavirus and our limitations. In an odd way, the restrictions of public interaction and the closing of stores has greatly affected my own mental health and habits- but in a positive way! Around mid-March, when schools began to close, and all … Continue reading My Change in Habits 2020: Shopping
The past couple months, I’ve found myself re-evaluating my views and practice of minimalism. I started about 8 years with a desire to take some control back in my life by clearing out clutter and getting things organized. It didn’t fix everything, but it was a start and helped me. I learned that being a … Continue reading A Reminder on Minimalism
While money should never be the main focus of your life, a little extra doesn't hurt. One of the greatest benefits of thinking and living in a minimalist way is that you'll save money. When you decide not to purchase the latest gadgets, or update your furniture every few years, you shop less and spend … Continue reading Benefits of being Minimalist: Saving Money
Years ago, I was having trouble getting to sleep and having quality restful sleep. And I couldn't figure out why. After searching the internet, I began to read the same thing again and again: Take the TV out of the bedroom and make it space for sleeping. That seems simple enough, doesn't it? Up until … Continue reading Minimalist sleeping
One of the hardest parts of living a cluttered life is that we carry that with us wherever we go. Not physically with us, of course. But the nagging feeling while we're at work that we "should really clean the garage or a closet". Then when we get home, it's the last thing we want … Continue reading Minimalism helps you take control
We all have attachments to things; it's just a normal part of life. Its the level of attachment that affects us the most. Whether we are trying to downsize our clothing, change some furniture, or clean out an attic, the thought process will be different for each "thing" in our life. As an example: if … Continue reading Non-attachment & Letting go
It's been quite a while since I wrote anything here, nearly two years. As I moved on in my life and my new job, I just wasn't as interested in blogging and had so much to do that casual journaling wasn't top priority. Lately, I've come to realize that my life is not in balance. … Continue reading Beginning a New Year
A few months ago, I lost my job of 14 years. It was devastating not because of the financial loss, as I did receive a severance that helped me get by, but because suddenly I was free... and I had absolutely no idea what to do. The first week I wandered around. I had nothing … Continue reading The Value of Your Free Time
You know, I really didn't I could get rid of anymore clothes in big chunk. I know that every so often I would get rid of a shirt or two and maybe a few pairs of pants. But not several bags of clothes! But a couple of months ago I took an afternoon and decided … Continue reading Decluttering More Clothes!