Receiving Minimalist Gifts

I know it’s late January, but there still seem to be some Christmas discussions floating around as I catch up with various groups of friends after the holiday period. One conversation recently got me thinking about one of my favorite minimalist gifts. In a previous post here, I discussed the minimalist gifts I gave (among…

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Starting Easy

On your minimalism/de-cluttering journey, it’s important to start easy. Starting with the easy items makes the process seem less daunting and gives you some motivation because you can see progress. Starting with emotional items will only cause you to become frustrated and disheartened by the whole process. The below is a list of the top…

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Coriander, 30 Cents a Bunch

I don’t know why but I’ve never been able to keep coriander alive (like I said in my very first post here, I’m not green thumbed). My other half and I have no problems with parsley, thyme, rosemary or basil. But for some reason coriander is nothing more than an wilted disaster. I prefer to…

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The Lure of the Sales

Ahh it’s that time of year, post boxing day sale and the final markdowns are happening. ‘Take an extra 20% off already reduced items” or “No item over $20” are splashed all over television ads and social media. The lure of discounts is enticing as items up are up to 95% off are often too…

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Post-Christmas Thoughts

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Christmas 2018 from a minimalist angle. This Christmas I decided to ask myself- Is a minimalist Christmas even possible in such a consumption driven society, where we place such a high level of importance on exchanging consumer goods? Christmas can be an expensive time of year,…

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Pondering Mindfulness

On my walk home from work one day recently, per usual I was rushing. Trying to get home as quickly as possible from work, gradually walking faster and faster trying to escape the day. It wasn’t until I was halfway home that it suddenly dawned on me that I had nowhere to be. Why was…

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Passing Years and Possessions

“I don’t know if you feel it but as I get older I just feel I don’t need all these things anymore” My best friend said this to me the other day and I found it very eloquent. So much so, I asked her permission to share part of our private conversation with the world.…

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The Journey Begins Here

Hello World! Once upon a time, retail therapy was my best friend and now living with less is what brings me relief from a busy, stressful world. The below is a copy of my first post on minimalism (for those of you who are unfamiliar) which was featured on ‘Finding Happy Curves – https://findinghappycurves.com/ ‘ where…

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Welcome to ‘This Is Minimalism’

To all my readers who have followed me here, I thank you. To those who are reading for the first time, a very warm welcome. I look forward to sharing this new journey with you.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments at any time.

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