Packing – Spring Challenges

Minimal Student has a wonderful post about her challenge for the Spring University Holidays that I think everyone should read and seriously think about [especially students or those who travel a lot/ever]. Yesterday morning I began packing, despite feeling like my head was about to explode [I had to sit down a few times and…

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…

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…

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…

Themes of Happiness

I would never consider myself a learned scholar but I have noticed a few key themes running throughout all the blogs, books and articles I’ve read when it comes to keeping healthy, happy and simple and thought you might like to hear them. Communication * stop living in the future –  Make Life Wonderful Now. *…

Failure: Dreams & Success

Last week, the vocalist from my favourite band, Otep Shamaya, posted this quote on their facebook page: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Dr. Robert Schuller And it got me thinking. I would run a proper, full-day, paid workshop, sell my eBook and get some formal training…

Setting Goals in Motion

It’s the first week of January. And we all know that means: Some people make resolutions, others think “it’s just a new calendar” and others choose a theme to focus on. For anyone creating habits or aiming for goals, there is advice around this time of year for doing it efficiently, effectively and fast. However,…

Focus Habit

The Focus of Habits Firstly, happy new year to all and a good luck for all those resolutions you’ve made. As a part of my own self-improvement resolution, I’m forming new habits and I thought I could share what I’ve discovered with you. My word of the Year for 2010 is Focus. As 2009 drew…

Simplicity: Gratitude

One of the first things I did amidst my de-cluttering, in order to find more simplicity was to focus on being grateful for the simple things. Here’s a by-no-means-complete list I’ve just been able to run up: I Am Grateful That I Have: an education friends who support me good health 2 homes green tea…

Simplicity: Finances

I love having a budget. When I say I have a budget, I mean I write down everything I spend. In the 12 weeks I’ve been here; having to spend over £120 on bus tickets, buy Christmas/Yule presents and materials for my cloak, get my ears pierced, nights out, visits to the beach, attend rituals…