I’ve Gone This Long…

I can be and have been impulsive with purchases at times. Can I assume you relate to that statement? One question I ask myself now is, “I’ve gone this long in my life without [insert item], do I really need it now?” This simple question has had a significant impact on my impulse spending. This…

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….

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…

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…