Hi and welcome! I’m Melissa and welcome to Simple Lionheart Life, where you’ll find inspiration, encouragement and practical advice to simplify and declutter your home and life to embrace minimalism. I want to share a little about myself, Simple Lionheart Life and why minimalism is so great!
When you simplify your home and life, you give yourself time, space and freedom for the things that matter most. Like the time, space and freedom for family, friends and amazing experiences that are waiting for you on the other side of too much. Too much stuff, too many commitments, too much time wasted managing stuff you don’t even need!
Learn more about me and Simple Lionheart Life below!
What you’ll find at Simple Lionheart Life
Stuff has a way of accumulating in our homes. When you add children to the mix, the amount of stuff seems to grow exponentially. Motherhood is hard enough, and too much stuff only makes it harder.
If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by too much stuff in your life, this is the place for you!
If you’re looking for ways to declutter your house, slow down and start living a calmer, more intentional life, I’m here for you.
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My Journey to Simplifying and Minimalism
We unexpectedly lost our first child, Aiden, in 2010 when he was only 19 days old. Losing Aiden is what first planted the seed of simplifying and minimizing in my life. His short life and my journey through grief since, made me realize what matters most to me: the people I love. Things are just things, the people I love are most important.
We gave Aiden the nick name “Aiden the Lionheart” because he had such a brave little soul. This nick name and the meaning behind it, is what inspired the name Simple Lionheart Life.
Beyond losing Aiden, what really spurred me on to simplifying our lives was when my daughter was a busy toddler. Toddlers have a special ability to make a mess out of anything! I finally got sick of picking up the same things every day that I didn’t even need or love and decided to make a change. That’s when my journey to simplifying and decluttering got serious! Less stuff means less messes to clean up and more time to enjoy being with my kids.
I’ve been actively decluttering and minimizing my home and my life over the last five years. I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ll share what I’ve learned so far, and what I’m still learning.
I’ve always been an organized person who prefers order over chaos, but embracing a more minimalist point of view has been life changing. Getting rid of the excess stuff, rather than just re-organizing it, has saved me so much time, stress and energy.
Join me for tips about why and how to declutter, simplify and create a more intentional life. And follow along with me as I go deeper into a more minimalist lifestyle and continue to simplify and declutter my life.
About Me: Let me introduce myself
I am a thirty something, stay-at-home mom of three. My daughter Emily and my son Gavin are here in my arms. My son Aiden, watches over us from Heaven. I am on a journey to create a simpler, more intentional life.
To me, simple and intentional living means living a slower, less cluttered life. Making it easier to enjoy my days and motherhood. The more I simplify and remove the excess from our lives, the more I make room to invite calmness and joy in. It’s a lot of hard work to declutter and clear your space, but the benefits are so worth it.
My daughter, Emily, is a strong-willed and fiercely independent child. She challenges me regularly, while bringing so much laughter and joy into our lives. My youngest child, Gavin, is an easy-going and sweet little guy, with a definite wild and mischievous side. He gives the best hugs and always has the cutest smile on his face, even when he’s getting into trouble!
I’m lucky to be married to another introvert, Dave, a laid back, vintage video-game loving, scientist. We live in rural Alberta, Canada. Along with our West Highland Terrier, Banks, who is as sweet and cuddly as they come.
More about me
I am a creative soul who loves chai lattes and tea of all kinds. I love to make crafts and can often be found crocheting or making jewelry. I’m a true Highly Sensitive introvert and our home is my happy place. My favourite way to spend an evening is curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, a hot cup of tea and Netflix.
My yoga practice is my “me time”. Where I go to feel grounded and centered amid the chaos of staying home raising two small humans. My goal is to practice some sort of yoga every day. I am also working on developing my meditation practice. Meditating is a challenge for me because I’ve always been a “doer”. I struggle to just sit and be, which probably means I need to meditate even more!
My life may not have gone the way I imagined it would. But I am beyond grateful for the life we have. My heart will always be missing Aiden, but it is also overflowing with love.
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