We Need a Slow Revolution

Remember when you asked a person “how’s it going?” and the standard response would be “it’s going alright” or “fine” or “good good”, but more often than not today the response is “BUSY!” and then you sympathize and say “I know, so busy”. Being busy has become a cultural norm. I long for the days […]

Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I […]

Day 19 – Summer 2018 Mins Game 

I almost didn’t post this today as I am dead beat from the heat wave which has infected Nova Scotia.  The humidity is sucking the life force out of me, and thank God for air conditioning which I have at home, sadly not in the archaic building I work in.   Today’s purge is another […]

Why I am Pursuing a Life of Less 

I began my minimalist lifestyle journey in August 2015 as I had moved into a smaller space; I no longer had the storage space for all of my stuff. I played the #minsgame before moving out to help with reducing the amount of stuff I would need to move, but it became very apparent to […]

Decluttering is Liberating 

Letting go is becoming easier, but today is day 21 of the #minsgame and let me tell you it is becoming tough. The struggle to find objects to either discard or donate is real. Yet, this last round (third time doing The Minimalist’s Minimalism Challenge & not sure if I will make it to day […]

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:   […]

Day 5 – Minimalism Challenge 2016

This blog will be brief as I am heading to bed early and I am distracted with the possibility that my cast on my left leg may be removed tomorrow. Way more excited than any Christmas Eve in the history of my existence.  Day 5:   One cream colored fitted sheet, one lilac fitted sheet, top […]

Day Three – Minimalism Challenge

I am going to keep it short and sweet today.  I am giving away a pair of earrings I have worn recently, but I do not like the way they look, a satin pillow case from Thailand with a broken zipper and a pillow without a case which in addition is an odd shape which has been sitting in […]

Day Two – Minimalism Challenge

Today is Day Two of the Minimalism Challenge, and I have selected a Barbie doll to give away and a purse holder. When I was a little girl I was obsessed with Barbie dolls!  I had a mini suitcase which carried all of my Barbie dolls with a variety of clothing bursting through the plastic […]

Minimalism Challenge

Something is going on globally, as I have never seen so many blogs and posts about living a more minimalistic lifestyle. Perhaps too many episodes of “Hoarders – Buried Alive” has inspired this new trend, but this is a fad I am really excited about and I am completely onboard with the theory of “less is more” […]