It takes a little work to simplify – Menu Planning

It’s one thing to say “I’m going to live a simplified life.” It’s another thing to put it into action. In order to get to simple you have to put in some work to set up systems that simplify processes. But the work is worth it. I’ve been working on a meal planning project for…

Sticky Notes and Habit Stacking

I’m a list person. I love to check off boxes and cross things out. When I’ve tried to develop new habits in the past, I generally keep the ideas in my head. And after a while, negative self-talk takes over — “I don’t feel like it today,” and that new behaviour drops off rather quickly….

Everything Needs a Home

It’s November and I am running a FREE 30-Day Minimizing Challenge over this month. You can still join here. Just start from the day we’re on, or start from day one and go into December. Up to you! Years ago, I heard this bit of advice — “everything needs a home.” When items have a…

Minimalism Defined

What is minimalism anyway? There tends to be a general misconsensus that minimalism means tiny house living, or ultra modern clean-lined, small (aka uncomfortable) furniture. This is something that interests some people, but it’s also something that turns a lot of people off. This could be minimalism, but it certainly doesn’t need to be. It’s…

Forests and Nature

I bit ago I shared an article on Facebook about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. In short, you spend two to three hours minimum, in the forest, electronics-free. You can bring a book or a journal if you like. But the idea is to be soaked in nature. Take it all in….

My Journey Towards Living with Less

Minimalism is the process of living with the things you love or they have a purpose. A coupled of years ago I watched Minimalism on Netflix and was immediately hooked on the idea of living with less and spending my money more intentionally. I’ve made huge changes in my life and home since then. I’ve…

Eating for Each Season

You may have heard about the importance of eating locally, this fits in naturally with the idea of eating seasonally.   Eating foods that are in season helps to keep us attuned to the Earth and the cycles of nature. It helps reduce allergies when we consume our local foods. Another benefit to eating foods that…

10 Things that Gain Your Time Back

Our phones suck away a lot of our time. Have you ever figured out how much time you spend on your phone in a day? There’s apps for that, but I’ll save you some time and stress… On average, people spend about three hours per day on their phones. How many people complain that they don’t…

Where I Started. Where We Are.

I don’t remember the moment I realized I had to make a change. It was a long time ago. But I do remember the moment I took my first step towards learning to be a healthier me.  I sat on the floor of Chapters in front of whatever section contained books about detoxing and I…