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Gifts

Upon reading this post this afternoon, I thought about my arrival home. Mum’s bought two new items since I’ve been at University… One, is a kind of plug-holder for each of the sinks; which acts as a drain for the plug. It’s a little plastic mini-basin that sits on the wall with sticky-tape and keeps…

Budgeting

Everyone’s situation is different. However, I think it’s safe to say that debt and financial struggle is a pretty common phenomenon these days. I was reading a post over at Becoming Minimalist about getting out of debt and was reminded of my own situation. I’ve written about this before and about the situation of being an…

Nov09 202

Twists & Turns

Life is taking me down some interesting routes and this may result in some sporadic posts. While I attend to the changes occurring in my life, I’d like to invite you to have a look at these blogs; who’ve inspired me so much to incorporate simplicity into my life. Zen Habits Minimal Student Man vs…

A Gratitude List

I’ve got so many posts I could put up this afternoon… so many close-to-finished posts… But they’re not ready. And I’m not one to produce half-finished work and hand it in. Well, not with my blog. So today’s post is a simple gratitude list. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be sharing some…

Minimalism

As a facet of simplicity, minimalism is largely misunderstood and can be a wonderful way of inviting simplicity into your physical space. Today, Jessica of Minimal Student talks about her experiences of minimalism. Minimalism Minimalism. The word has so many ‘new-age’ connotations attached to it that when people outside what I like to call the…

A Simple Post on Simplicity

What soothes you? What really, truly makes your heart skip and your entire body just relax? * seeing birds soaring on thermals * the ocean * the sun * animals * children having fun * apple crumble/pie * nettle tea * a good book * grass under bare feet * resting in my partner’s arms…

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Simple Steps – Making Minimalism

Today I read this article over at Becoming Minimalist which inspired me to do my own little “top tips”, especially for beginners. I think so many people are afraid of the term minimalism. They seem to think it means we must go without luxury and give everything we own away. However, in my eyes, it’s…

Word of the Year – Month II

So it’s February and the second month of trying to live in focus. A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to convey my word-of-the-year, Focus, to my meditation group. While looking for antonyms for “waste” for my previous post, I found Cultivate and Attend. In a way, I feel that instead of focus; which could…