As more time passes without gyms being able to reopen, I had to get creative. For some people it's following workout videos. I'm not that type of person. I really don't like watching TV much more than streaming my daily yoga class. I wanted a workout that could travel into the woods with me. So … Continue reading A Minimalist Workout for Maximal Results
If you told me 5 years ago that I would be writing a blog and writing about no shopping, I would have said you lost your mind. If you said I would have decluttered and own my very own capsule wardrobe, I would have suggested that you get your head examined. Here we are. It's … Continue reading Frugal is the New Cool Kid… oh Please Tell Me More
Axe throwing date night was a success! It was great to get out and have something new to try together. My husband and I got a little competitive, tied for the highest scoring game, and I lost by one game. But it was smiles all over the place! Since our schedules do not always match, … Continue reading Axe Throwing and Meditation
Self-care continues with puppy walks, reading, yoga, running, and lifting. While that might sound like a lot, it means peace and calm in my mind and body for me. I found that I am embracing a slower pace after a couple running injuries and digestive issues earlier this month. For a type A, it is … Continue reading Falling into Slowness
You open up your mailbox and it is stuffed full of junk mail! All of this junk just adds to the number of decisions you need to make. Do you keep this? Toss that? While I might be on a no spend shopping year, I splurged and spent $2 to stop the insanity of junk … Continue reading Minimize: Hold the Junk Mail!
After listening to the most recent Sustainable Minimalist Podcast about capsule wardrobes it got me thinking. I have a work uniform that I love and wrote about before. I have a standard running and lifting outfit that I love. I have a small but carefully curated shoe collection for my life that I love. I … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Capsule Wardrobe
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)
Me: After work I have to go pick up my Wal-Mart order. Coworker: You’re lazy. Me: Nope, I am smart. I have more time to do things I really enjoy. Coworker: (rolls eyes) How often does this happen to you? Please tell me I am not the only one. Ok, fine in my co-worker’s defense … Continue reading Are Millennials Lazy or Smart?