Permission To Say No

A couple of weeks ago, a close friend was telling me about an invitation she received to weekend away with her soon to be sister-in-law and her girlfriends. My friend was a bit frazzled. Between work and other obligations, she really didn’t have the time to go and was trying to figure out how to make it happen. So I asked her, “Why don’t you just tell her you can’t make it?” Her response, “But I told her I would. She’ll be upset. I don’t know what I would say.” Continue reading Permission To Say No

Meal Planning As A Strategy For Less

Anyone close to me knows I’m a minimalist. It’s not to hard to figure out if you take a moment and look. I live in a 600 sq ft. condo, I don’t own a television or have cable, my vehicle is a 9 year old Honda Fit, my go to outfit is a black t-shirt, jeans and chunky clogs. If you visited me at home, you’d also find that I don’t have a lot of stuff, but the setting is still zen and inviting. If you dug a little deeper you’d also see that I don’t own a dresser and I have empty cabinets in my kitchen. Continue reading Meal Planning As A Strategy For Less

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Uncomfortable

When we’re young, everything is an adventure. New experiences are thrown at us left and right and we jump in with either gusto or trepidation, but regardless, we jump in. As we get older, this starts to change. We begin picking and choosing according to our tastes. Sometimes we stop trying new things altogether in favor of the familiar. Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Be Uncomfortable

A More Organized Home In 4 Simple Habits

There are some people who always seem to have their homes in order. You walk in and everything is in its place. For others, it’s a little tougher. When our lives get busy, house cleaning and straightening can take a backseat. My theory is this, when your surroundings are clean and organized, the space becomes calmer and helps us to move through our days a little easier. Continue reading A More Organized Home In 4 Simple Habits

What Have You Done Today…

So there is this song and it goes, “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” Yes, yes, I know, it’s the theme song to The Biggest Loser. But try to look past that for a moment and really listen to the words. Ok, I’ll admit, I don’t really like this song. It’s not on my Pandora station or MP3 list, however, I love the message. And recently the words have been resonating with me. I’ve started asking myself, “Would that make me proud?” Continue reading What Have You Done Today…



So, where to start? I could start at the beginning, but I’d rather commence with something a bit move relevant to why I’m here.

It’s no secret to my friends and family that I am a self proclaimed minimalist. And if you ask me about it, I am more than happy to jump right up and tout about the choices that have made my life easier and lighter. However, every once in a while I have a conversation that makes me stop and take a breath. And this one did. It went like this: Continue reading Welcome!