How To: Have a Lighter Suitcase and Conscious.

In my attempt at being both minimalistic and environmentally friendly, I have come across the act of… *cue dramatic music*…traveling. And you know what? It’s a big adjustment. I’ve found that if you’re not prepared, than it’s certainly not convenient to be minimalistic or eco-friendly. You’ll want to use plastic straws, styrofoam, utensils, and other…

Let’s Build A World That We Actually Want To Live In.

How many times do you throw something in the trash can, everyday? Personally, I’ve already visited the trash can 5 times today, and it’s only 3pm. If you add up the daily or weekly amount, it’s alarming. For instance, if I visit the trash can 8 times a day, for one week, that’s 72 trash…

My Suitcase is *No Longer* Overflowing.

I went to New York City last month. I was there for 2.5 weeks. I had 24 hours notification, and I packed a 50 lb bag (not including my carry on & backpack.) Whew. From the moment I booked my flight, to the moment I left my house, I had a thousand thoughts running through…

Oh, Crap. Money’s Tight.

This isn’t something I’d usually share online, but I feel it’s important to say. This blog is all about being authentic, and connecting with yourself and the world around you. Part of that is me, connecting to you. And so here is something that I feel is important to share with you. I work as…

Less Stuff, More Beauty

Ah, yes. Here comes the pretty part of Minimalism. Aesthetic. Now, there are two different views, or perceptions, of what minimalism means to people. There is the functional view of minimalism, which we use to narrow down our things to what is useful and functional. What’s your minimum amount of things you need to live your life?…

How To: Add Value To Your Life.

This may seem odd, but one answer is to take things away. This means declutter, stop accumulating, and give away what doesn’t serve you. If it isn’t functional, donate it. If you have several of the same items but only use one, either store them for back up (Things like cleaning products) or give them away….

What Does “Minimalism” Mean to You?

When I first heard the word minimalism, I thought back to my art history days & recalled basic art, bare decoration, and people dressing in neutral tones. It seemed like a dull way of life, because I could not wrap my head around the concept of extreme simplicity. Why would someone deprive himself of life’s joys &…

Why Minimize?

Something that occurred to me while researching and writing about minimalism is that people, including myself, may wonder from time to time, “Why choose minimalism?” We often go about our daily lives without giving much thought to what we are buying, why we are buying it, and what we choose to surround ourselves with. It…

How To: Simplify Your Life- Without Being Overwhelmed

Does simplifying your life sound interesting to you, but seems like a daunting task? You’ve come to the right place. When shedding layers of “stuff”, to figure out what is really important in life, many people feel overwhelmed. It probably means that they are taking on too much at once. If you’re confused about what…

Minimalism for The Beginner

Okay, so. We now know what minimalism is. But, how can we start to implement it’s ideals into our own life, as we continue on our quest for happiness & fulfillment? Well, I guess it’s time to get rid of our things. But wait! Before you run for the dumpster, or get overwhelmed by the…

Why is everyone becoming a Minimalist?

Are you feeling stressed, scatterbrained, and cluttered? Minimalism can help you clear that away. Here’s how you can feel fresh, focused, and inspired. You may have recently heard people talking about Minimalism, and here’s why. Imagine yourself walking into a room filled with light. There is a large window looking out to trees, a comfy chair,…

Why Adults Need a Time Out, too.

Raise your hand if you took a “time-out” when you were little. Hm, I’m guessing that 95% of you have. It’s a big deal as a kid. Even though it may have seemed like the worst thing in the world, time-outs give a time to children to step away from their actions, reflect on what…