Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 Ways They Make an Excellent Pair

Minimalism and Mindfulness: 4 ways they make an excellent pair

In a previous post I shared 3 ways I’m creating time and space in my life to practice mindfulness. One of the three ways is clearing our home of clutter. Another is being intentional with how I spend my time. Both of which are components of embracing a minimalist lifestyle. This got me thinking about the connection between minimalism and mindfulness. I realized minimalism is not only a way to create time and space for mindfulness. Minimalism is actually a mindfulness practice in itself. And in fact, mindfulness encourages and supports minimalism in return. In fact, minimalism and mindfulness make an […]

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3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

3 Ways to Make Room for Mindfulness to Improve Your Life

My journey to creating a simpler life for our family includes being intentional and mindful with both our time and our space. I want to create a home and a life full of connection, love and room to breath and explore. Practicing mindfulness is one of the methods I’m using to create my vision for a simpler life. Today I am sharing three ways I’m creating time and space in our home and our lives to live more simply and mindfully. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term that is often used, but can hold different meanings. For my purposes […]

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Simplify Meal Planning: An easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

Simplify Meal Planning - an easy way to meal plan on auto-pilot

The thing about simplifying and creating a simpler life, is it isn’t always simple. It seems strange to say, but in order to simplify your life in the long term, it often requires some planning, forethought and intention in the short term. A perfect example of this is with meal planning. Having a meal plan in place makes life so much simpler and more efficient. However, it does require some planning ahead of time in order to be effective and make your life easier. Why Meal Plan? Having a meal plan in place goes a long way to make our […]

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The Minimalist Mindset Shift – 9 Ways Minimalism Changes The Way You Think

The Minimalist Mindset Shift: 9 ways minimalism changes the way you think

Minimalism is more than decluttering and simplifying alone. While those are important parts of the minimalist journey, truly embracing minimalism involves shifting the way you think to a minimalist mindset. Minimalism is about committing to owning less, rather than decluttering more often. It is about changing your view of what you own and why you own it. This minimalist mindset shift happens gradually and subtly, in small ways, until one day you look around and realize your relationship with “stuff” has changed. You have a different viewpoint. Your journey towards and through minimalism has changed your mindset, in what I like to […]

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60 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

I’m taking a break this week from the clothing decluttering series to talk about Easter. Specifically clutter-free Easter basket ideas that are still fun for kids to receive and fun for the parents…I mean the Easter Bunny, to give! Although Christmas and birthdays seem to be the times when the biggest influx of new toys and “stuff” for the kids come in, other holidays can add to the clutter as well. Easter is one of those times. Kids love finding a basket full of surprises from the Easter Bunny. And it is fun for us as parents to fill a basket […]

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7 Benefits of Minimalism: Why I’m choosing to live with less

I’ve already talked about what motivated me to start decluttering our house and our lives. As I’ve continued to declutter and simplify, I’ve realized there are more benefits of minimalism than just having less stuff for your kids to make a mess with. Some of these benefits are impossible to miss, some are more subtle. But I have learned the benefits of minimalism and simplifying are huge and make the work of decluttering worth it. There are so many benefits of minimalism and simplifying your life. This list is the most important benefits I’ve experienced as a result of choosing […]

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Why I Became a Minimalist: My Story of Life with Less

Why I Became a Minimalist - My Story of Life with Less

Growing up I loved stuff. All kinds of stuff. I even had a box in my childhood room full of junk mail I collected from the post office recycling bin! I always had collections and special things I was saving. In the last few years, I have completely changed directions. Now I find too much stuff stresses me out and makes me feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Over this time I’ve discovered there are many benefits to a simpler, more minimalist life. But before I realized all the benefits a more minimalist lifestyle could offer, two specific events in my […]

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What is Simple Living? My Vision for a Simpler Life

What is Simple Living - My Vision for a Simple Life

As my interest in simplifying our life grew, I read many blogs and articles about simple living. The thing that stuck out to me is that there is no single definition of what simple living means. It means different things to different people. Each person defining it differently based on their intentions and values. None of these definitions are right or wrong, it’s just one of those terms that can mean a lot of different things to different people. As I became more serious about simplifying our home and life, I realized I needed to clearly define what simple living […]

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