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Everyday adventures in minimalism & mindfulness

January 11, 2019

Over the past few years I have observed a trend where people are throwing their traditional New Year's resolutions out the window and instead declaring a "Word of the Year" to guide their goals and attitudes.

Count me in!

First, reflecting on the...

January 2, 2019

2019: Change is a' comin...

As promised in my last post, I'd like to announce my Grand Idea for this year. Drumroll, please!

Over the next month, I will be begin to transition this site from a professional organizational service (that never fully launc...

December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve- a time of reflection, introspection and goal-setting for the coming year.

A few weeks ago I went through my (semi-annual) existential crisis where I ask the great Wise Mother desparately, "What am I doing with my life?" For the past de...

October 4, 2018

I recently became certified in Reiki, a type of energy-healing that originated in Japan. Pursuing this training was both personal and professional, as the tools of reiki can be used in many practical ways.

Initially the course was not what I expected,...

August 1, 2018

Last summer I came across a life-changing book, "Let My People Go Surfing", by Yvonne Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. It was an extremely relevant book at the time because I had just embarked on my minimalist journey and had come full-circl...

June 1, 2018

It's been 3 months since my last post. In that short time my world has turned upside down- or should I say "right side up?"

WE HAD A BABY! She is perfect in every way. But man, raising a newborn is intense- full of chaos, confusion and contradictions....

March 15, 2018

Remember back in December when I committed myself to a year of holistic monthly challenges? Yeah, about that...  

I naively thought that a more modern approach to new year's resolutions would increase my chances of sticking to a program of s...

February 2, 2018

My personal challenge/ miniature self-experiment for the month of January was Mindfulness. It proved to be the perfect post-holiday endeavor and a great way to start the new year with peace and clarity. 

First, I realize the word "mindful" i...

January 3, 2018

Happy 2018, everyone! Wishing you and yours a new year full of all of life's goodness- love, laughter, health, happiness, adventure and abundance.

Reflecting on the past year, and setting intentions for the next one... Last year our list of New Year's...

December 15, 2017

It's been a while since I posted (more on that another time), and within the blink of an eye, the holiday season is already upon us!

When it comes to Christmas, I am not very good at "adulting". The older I get, the more I actually dread the holidays....

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