personal growth

DIVING INTO MINDFULNESS

After embracing minimalism for the last two years – at first just a little bit and now entirely – I feel I’m mentally and emotionally ready for the next stage in my simple living journey. This next stage for me involves addressing a number of personal development goals – such as building self-esteem, confidence and…… Continue reading DIVING INTO MINDFULNESS

musings · screen time

BEING OFFLINE IN AN ONLINE WORLD

Lately I had the rather curious experience of thinking back to what life was like before everything went online. There was a time when the internet was a new, exciting and almost mythical thing to me. I would unplug the cable from the home phone and plug it into the computer, waiting for that horrid…… Continue reading BEING OFFLINE IN AN ONLINE WORLD

food · recipes · sugar free living

RECIPE: EASY SUGAR-FREE COCONUT RICE

Is it just me or do Thai restaurants add a serious crapload of sugar to their coconut rice? Don’t get me wrong, it tastes good, but I remember last time we went to our local Thai place, I was already considering going sugar-free and it really brought a new perspective to my coconut rice. “Am…… Continue reading RECIPE: EASY SUGAR-FREE COCONUT RICE

consumerism · musings · nothing new project

NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #7: A FEW THOUGHTS ON OWNERSHIP

My Nothing New Project is now drawing to an end and I’m therefore becoming a little more introspective on the year that was. This year of less consumption has really got me thinking about how I feel about ownership, and it seems my relationship with ownership is currently undergoing quite an overhaul. The more I…… Continue reading NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #7: A FEW THOUGHTS ON OWNERSHIP

sustainability · zero waste

MY 2018 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

When I read this post about micro actions we can take to reduce rubbish in the New Year by Lindsay of Treading My Own Path, it really got me thinking about all the small steps we’ve taken in our house towards a lower carbon footprint and lower waste output. It also made me realise that we still…… Continue reading MY 2018 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

sustainability · zero waste

ZERO WASTE UPDATE: COMPOST, WASTE-FREE PERIODS + MORE

It has been ages since I’ve posted a zero waste update, but I figure late is better than never. In 2018, sustainability will be a focal point for me on the blog (along with personal development and, of course, minimalism), so I’m excited to be getting started on this early on in the year. Things…… Continue reading ZERO WASTE UPDATE: COMPOST, WASTE-FREE PERIODS + MORE

minimalism · musings · personal growth

MINIMALISM + TAKING CONTROL OF OUR TIME

A little while ago, I started critically evaluating my relationship with time, and I think I’m now at the point where I’ve come to some conclusions. I noticed the people around me saying “I don’t have the time” or that there’s “just too much going on”, and I noticed myself saying those things too. It’s…… Continue reading MINIMALISM + TAKING CONTROL OF OUR TIME