Rethinking necessities

Photo courtesy of brtsergio. By Leo One of the basics of minimalism is that you eliminate as many non-necessities as you can, to make room for what’s important. If you don’t need a ton of clothing, you get rid of much of it. If you don’t need that new gadget, you don’t buy it. Within reason,…

Zen Mind: How to Declutter

Enjoy the simplicity. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. One of the things that gives me most peace is have a clean, simple home. When I wake up in the morning and walk out into a living room that has been decluttered, that has a minimalist look, and there isn’t junk lying…

We are not consumers

There’s a tendency, even among those who are trying to buy less stuff, to call everyone “consumers”. The company needs to please its consumers … we consumers need to vote with our dollars … we need watchdogs to protect consumers … consumers are buying less during the recession. Let’s stop that. We are not consumers….

Would you fire you?

Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. I’m going to come out and say it: Being a stay at home mom is hard. I say this not for sympathy, pity or to commiserate but as a statement of fact. There are days where I feel like supermom and I get an incredible amount…

the only thing you can change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change…

Simplicity Redefined: Be Open to What Emerges

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow him on Twitter. One of the things we’re told by productivity gurus is that we need to have clearly defined goals or outcomes — the better defined it is, the more likely you’ll…

Changes You Can Make

One of the strongest memories I have from my childhood comes from when I was about seven years old. We were visiting my grandmother and I walked in on her praying out loud. She was hunched over with her hands closed and her back to me, but I remember her prayer – it still rings…