Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing If you have read books like Digital Minimalism, Spark Joy, and the likes, then you may already know that your brain needs some space to simply DO NOTHING. Olga did not introduce anything new to me. She did, however, remind me that I need some white space … Continue reading Book Review: Niksen by Olga Mecking
After reading Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub, I was inspired to fully eliminate sugar out of my life. I questioned if that little bit of daily honey was enough sugar to push my blood pressure up enough that my dear cardiologist felt that it was necessary to put me on medicine. I … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 1 of No Sugar
Sugar. That single little word may cause more contention amongst humans that many other words used today. Does eating sugar actually hurt you? Could you live your life without sugar? Is it necessary for survival? Does it actually cause you to get fat or does fat make you fat? Is sugar the new heroin? Could … Continue reading April 2021 Experiment Inspired by Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
Earlier this month I announced that I would go the entire month of March without Instagram all thanks to reading Give It Up! by Mary Carlomagno. Overall it was nice to step away from Instagram and reevaluate my interactions with the platform. I found that I used Instagram when I was bored. I would mindlessly … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Instagram for March Challenge
Before I started my first no spend year in 2019, I swore that borrowing books from my local library wouldn’t work for me. I had this weird narrative in my mind that the library book had to stay home, couldn’t be read during breakfast, I could only check out old, dusty and dated books, and … Continue reading I Have a Book Problem But My Librarian Disagrees with Me
Recently I have been coming home from work, getting the little tasks done around the house, and feeling this overwhelming sense of calm around me. All of those little tasks haven’t felt like a mountain to climb over. I don’t feel that I’m spread too thin. I’m sleeping amazingly well. My body is feeling great. … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Calm?
Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier & Healthier for Less 5 star book Who this book is perfect for: New homeowner, recent college graduate, or someone starting off their debt busting journey. If you have been on your debt busting journey for a couple years, this book might not offer any new suggestions for you. … Continue reading Book Review: Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness 5 star review! The author did a fabulous job explaining the psychology behind how people arrive at making their own money decisions. I enjoyed reading a recently released book that focused on facts but did not over do the facts and references. Wonderful balance. … Continue reading Book Review: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
Could you imagine going a whole month without alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cellphones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, or multitasking? That's what Mary Carlomagno, author of Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better did. She lived January without alcohol, February without shopping, March without elevators, and so on. Inspired by … Continue reading March 2021 Experiment Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno
It’s the BMM 2nd Blog-A-Versary Happy Blog-A-Versary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial! After reflecting on the past year, let’s all agree it’s been a crazy year! Nobody ever would have guessed that the world would have shut down, lives turned upside down and sideways, and we are all living a new normal. I know that … Continue reading Guess what day it is!?!?!?!