I’m not ashamed to say that before I took on a more minimalist lifestyle, I had a fear that having fewer, better things would get boring. I love testing out new products, discovering little shops, trying new things. Could I ever tame my consumerist beast? At one point in my life, I really did think it was easier to just buy a new shirt or new socks … Continue reading Are you afraid of being a careful consumer?
Sometimes I’ll read a supposedly inspirational quote on Tumblr or Pinterest (where these sorts of things usually dwell) and think only one thing … F. U. When you are in dire need of some uplifting mantras, sweet sparkly calls to “just be happy!” and “take a deep breath!” and “just believe in yourself!” can have the adverse effect. Basically …easier said than done, sparkly quotes! … Continue reading Great quotes about attitude (that aren’t annoying)
I like short quotes because they unpack and uncover solutions to complicated things in a simple and pleasing way. Life is complicated. It’s hard to escape from the web of external pressures, internal pressures, wants, needs, motivations, and obligations we all experience on a daily basis. If we can have a few minutes of clear contemplation because we read a good quote, I say that’s … Continue reading 5 Simple Quotes to Contemplate
…But please don’t break me off a piece of your Kit-Kat bar. (Full disclosure: I despise Kit Kat bars for their waxy chocolate and stale wafers. Plus that Greenpeace ad with the orangutan fingers totally haunts me.) Do you ever just get totally overtaken by all of the thoughts and opinions in your head? Or the stuff outside your head, in your environment? Once I … Continue reading Give Me A Break