How Meditation is Helping Me Learn to be a Better Parent

How meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent

The more I simplify and declutter my life, the more time and space I create to live more mindfully. Mindfulness can be incorporated into our lives in many different ways. But one of my favourite ways to incorporate more mindfulness in my life is through my meditation practice. Today I’d like to share how practicing meditation is helping me learn to be a better parent. Being able to stay calm in times of conflict or stress is a skill that can have a tremendously positive impact on our daily lives. This is especially true when you’re a parent. Meditation is […]

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7 Easy Ways to Share Minimalism with Your Kids

A guest post by Rachel Watson Today I’m sharing a guest post from Rachel Watson of OurStart. Rachel’s sharing her tips and ideas to help share minimalism with your kids. Start with your “why” When choosing to declutter, simplify and embrace minimalism, it’s important to include your family in the process. Especially sharing why you are decluttering, simplifying and embracing minimalism. If you share the benefits of simplifying, it can help your kids and your family understand why you’re choosing minimalism, why it’s important and how it improves your life. Trying to force your family to declutter and simplify is not an […]

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4 Things You Gain When You Live With Less

4 Things you gain when you live with less

When you are simplifying and choosing to live with less, it’s not really about what you’re getting rid of. The best part about simplifying your life is what you gain by letting go and choosing to live with less. When you are willing to let go of the clutter, the distractions, the excess and the busyness, you stand to gain so much more: more time, more space, more freedom and ultimately more peace. Shift your focus to what you’ll gain, not what you’re getting rid of While you’re in the process of decluttering and simplifying, so much of the focus […]

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How to Shop Your Closet for A New Outfit

How to shop your closet for a new outfit

Guest post by Elysha Lenkin Personal stylist, Elysha, is here sharing a great post about how to shop your closet for new outfit options. Learning to shop your closet is the perfect way to keep your wardrobe versatile and fresh. If you are looking to switch up your outfit options, without adding a bunch of new clothes to your wardrobe, Elysha’s post is just what you need! Elysha is a holistic stylist, meaning she helps people live well and look great while doing so. She’s put together a fantastic post to help you shop your closet for new outfit options. […]

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51+ Simple Date Night Ideas to Prioritize Quality Time with Your Partner

51+ simple date night ideas to prioritize quality time with your partner

Guest post by Sheila Price I’m excited to share a guest post written by my friend and fellow minimalist, Sheila of Practigal Blog. Sheila writes about simplifying your life so you can prioritize what matters most to you. Sheila’s blog is full of so many great posts, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Today, Sheila is sharing an awesome list of simple date night ideas, including ideas for going out or staying in! Sheila’s post is a great reminder that date nights and quality time spent with your partner don’t have to be complicated, expensive or difficult. Her suggestions for simple […]

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9 Mindsets I’ve Decluttered for a More Positive Life

9 Mindsets I've Decluttered for a More Positive Life

Decluttering the physical “stuff” you own is an important part of embracing a minimalist lifestyle. But minimalism actually goes far beyond decluttering the “stuff” you own. Truly embracing minimalism, and experiencing all the benefits that come with it, also includes decluttering certain mindsets, behaviours and thought patterns that keep you attached to things you own to begin with. Basically, these are things I’ve decluttered as a minimalist…that aren’t “things” at all! Here are 9 mindsets I’ve decluttered for a more positive life. The benefits of minimalism go beyond owning less I’ve experienced many benefits from decluttering and embracing a minimalist […]

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How to Start a Gratitude Practice to Make your Life Better

How to start a gratitude practice to make your life better

I’ve always heard of the benefits of practicing gratitude but had yet to really try it for myself. But now that I have decided to start a gratitude practice, I can’t believe I waited this long to try it! I thought I was already positive “enough”. But early this fall I began noticing myself feeling negative a lot. I was getting irritated and annoyed easily by little things. And just found a lot of negativity and complaining showing up in my thought patterns. My own decision to start a gratitude practice I decided I had enough of getting sucked into […]

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How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

How to Simplify the Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More

Ah, the holiday season. A time filled with magic, giving and wonder. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be. But for many of us the holidays can quickly become stressful and overwhelming. Becoming one of the busiest, most expensive, and most draining times of the year. But there are ways to simplify the holidays and live intentionally even during the holiday hustle. Read on for ways to take the chaos, stress and craziness out of the holidays. And instead create a simple, meaningful, heart-filled holiday season you and your family can enjoy together. The holiday hustle For many […]

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Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

Clutter-free Gift Ideas for a Simple Holiday Season

The giving and receiving of gifts is part of the holiday season for many of us. While giving and receiving gifts can be a lot of fun, it can also be a source of stress sometimes too. Especially if you are in the process of decluttering or are already living a minimalist lifestyle. But I’m here to help, with a huge list of clutter-free gift ideas for you and everyone on your list! Why buy clutter-free gifts? If you are decluttering and embracing minimalism, you are probably becoming more aware of how much clutter you had. As well as becoming […]

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40 Awesome Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for Kids

40 Awesome Clutter-free Gift Ideas for Kids

With the holidays approaching it’s easy to feel a little anxious about the influx of gifts you know are coming, especially if you have kids. If you’ve living a minimalist lifestyle or are in the process of decluttering your home, the idea of holiday gifts can feel a little troubling. You’re working hard to clear the clutter and embrace a life with less. The last thing you want is to have all your hard work undone in a few hours on Christmas morning. But fear not! There are easy ways to navigate holiday gifts as a minimalist family. This is […]

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