Less Equals More

 After working our butts off to accrue a variety of “stuff” and listening to the media gods who tell us we need all of this “stuff” to feel fulfilled in life, more and more people are realizing what a load of poop it is.    Here is a list of benefits to inspire you:   …

2017’s Resolutions 

Here is my list of New Year’s resolutions. However, I could just skip the list and tell you my ultimate goal is to be mindful in everything I do, and to focus on today, not worrying so much about tomorrow and leaving the past where it belongs… Be mindful in everything I do. Focus on …

Farewell 2016! Welcome 2017! 

2016 was a bust for me and from what I understand it hasn’t been kind to many. I started last New Year’s Eve off in a foot/leg cast and was in bed before midnight.   I quickly gained weight from being in a sloth like state for over two months, and then graduated from a cast …

Start with Your Sock Drawer

If you are a self proclaimed pack rat, or you have simply decided you have too much stuff and want less clutter, you need to start somewhere.  If you have a bit of a hard time letting go of possessions, a great place to start is with your sock drawer. Below is a pic of …

Living in Excess 

Never has there been a time in Western civilization that over indulgement has become mainstream & admired; we have become slaves to our possessions & the almighty dollar.  With advertisements inundating our social media, our emails, magazines and tvs – the North American dream is to own in excess of what is acceptable or reasonable. …

Start 2017 on the Right Track

Today is December 1st and Christmas is right around the corner and so is the financial pressure to stay on budget.  As our waistlines increase and our bank accounts decrease starting the new year in the gloomiest of Canadian conditions with a proper daily dose of wet & cold cloudy days paired with slippery sidewalks …

All I Want for Christmas…

The dreaded question asked by family, loved ones and close friends has come again “What do you want for Christmas?”.  How is one supposed to answer this question when you are combing through your closet trying to find more stuff to give away.  When you look in drawers and cupboards and feel overwhelmed by the …

Here We Go Again…

Decluttering and minimalism are en route to becoming a mainstream way of living. Much of this is because we are exhausted from life and we are seeking ways to implement simplicity into our lives. I don’t know about you, but man oh man, I am beat most days. Besides averaging over 150 work emails a …

Getting Back On Track

Sometimes life can kick you in the “bleep”(or use whatever word comes to your mind).  Some of you may have noticed I have been MIA. It has been a stressful two months for me with multiple changes & scares happening in my personal life. Mostly around my beloved Father who has had a rough couple …

Traveling when the Canadian Dollar is Down

A lesson both Brian and I learnt on our trip to Florence, Italy, was to budget better. As we were only staying for a week, I thought that $1000 Canadian would be enough spending money for myself, and I think Brian had budgeted for $1500 Canadian. The problem is when you are staying at a …