Anyone raising a child can relate to how challenging it can be to keep their room clutter-free and organized. When I was pregnant two years ago, my husband and I were quickly overwhelmed with the amount of things that came with a baby.
We wandered the aisles of Target, for what seemed liked hours, trying to figure out what we needed. Little did we know that we weren’t prepared for everything…
Busy, busy, busy…
Run, run, run…
Walk fast, walk fast…
Check to-do lists…
Check emails, Facebook, calendars…
Clean this, organize that, repeat…
Go here, go there, go everywhere…
Whoa! Stop and slow the frick down!
Does this sound familiar?
“Every day is Earth Day.”
46 years ago, Earth Day was born. It’s a day dedicated to recognizing environmental issues and taking action to help relieve them. The importance of this day shouldn’t be held on one day of the year, it should be a part of our daily lives.
It would be a lie if I told you that simple living solves all your problems. It doesn’t remove all worry, stress, or anxiety. It’s not a life of perfection. Continue reading
Minimalism – what is it? This is a question I’ve been asked when I talk about my choice of simple living. Before hearing about this type of lifestyle, I only thought of minimalism and how it applied to art design or method.
But what exactly is a minimalist lifestyle?
Clearing out clutter isn’t always easy because the mess may belong to someone else. This all-too-common problem happens when families try to minimize heaps of items in the home. And one of these challenges occurs when parents become empty nesters.
After removing the nonessential things in my life, I uncovered a deeper meaning of minimalism. It’s not just about getting clutter out of the home or finding ways to improve schedules. Sure, that is where it starts, but most importantly, it’s about finding the real person you want to be. These are questions I continually ask myself –
Weddings are crazy expensive. My 6 year anniversary is coming up this year and my husband and I still talk about our buyer’s remorse from the wedding. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good day and we’re grateful for everything, but it wasn’t the best way to spend money.
“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
The room was uncomfortably quiet. It was as quiet as a church. The lights were dim and the smell of lavender filled the air. I had no idea what I was in for when I joined a yoga class for the first time.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy new year everyone and welcome 2016! The new year is an exciting time when new goals are set and we think about the things we will learn or do in the coming year. Or maybe you skip setting goals by celebrating January 17, the day dedicated to ditching new year’s resolutions.