Just finished a 7.2 mile hike along beautiful water falls and fairly challenging terrain with my amazing and beautiful friend. We met up at 7am ready to take on the challenge. Once we arrived, I privately decided not to see nature through a screen today. She wanted to capture many photos. No judgement here. In … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Getting Away from the Screens
Been thinking a lot about stress lately, its impact on my body, and how often I say no in an effort to take care of myself. Sometimes no just rolls off my tongue like "oh fudge" rolled off Ralphie's tongue in The Christmas Story. It shocks me at times too! I grew up in a … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Did I Really Just Say No?
The Minimalists' Birthday Gifts episode. Let's be honest gift giving and receiving is a challenge for some. Show Notes: Joshua and Ryan talk about birthday gifts, gifting experiences, their favorite consumables to give as gifts, and when it’s appropriate to give physical gifts, and they answer the following questions: How do I set the appropriate … Continue reading Best Podcast of the Week (6/24/2019)… the other winner
Plastic Free July? Trash going to the landfill? Best Podcast of the Week goes to The Sustainable Minimalist Podcast. Show Notes: It’s 2019 + Americans are crazy about recycling. We separate our trash in airports. In office buildings. Inside schools. We assume our garbage is properly disposed of; we expect that our plastics, papers + … Continue reading Best Podcast of the Week (6/24/2019)
"Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?" Jeb Berrier, BagIt movie Been thinking for a while on how to reduce my recycling and … Continue reading Plastic Free July
Your attitude is either in the way, on the way, or creating a way. - Sam Glenn
Our oldest niece turned 15 in May and so the birthday planning began. Years ago, we started a tradition that we do things with her rather than buy presents. This year she is going to NYC. Yes, one of the most expensive cities in the world for a day trip during my year of no … Continue reading Minimalism with a Teenager (Birthdays) UPDATED
You got invited to a party. Great! What do you bring? Hmmmm. This summer I found my signature dessert while searching for British inspired desserts for my May book club (AKA the anniversary of Meghan and Harry!). The recipe I selected is beyond easy and is a hit at every party. I no longer ask … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Have a Signature Dessert
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi
I am an older millennial born towards the beginning of the generation. I remember telling time by the church bells and street lights. I can still feel the pains of hand writing reports and using encyclopedia books for research. I remember when modern, colorful video games came out, my first computer in elementary school, and … Continue reading Who am I?