books · screen time

BOOK REVIEW: BORED AND BRILLIANT BY MANOUSH ZOMORODI

Manoush Zomorodi’s Bored and Brilliant (2017) kept popping up on my radar earlier this year. Most recently, my friend Britt over at Tiny Ambitions did the Bored and Brilliant challenge (check out Part 1 of Britt’s challenge here and Part 2 here). Since in my opinion Britt has impeccable taste, I knew I had to see…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: BORED AND BRILLIANT BY MANOUSH ZOMORODI

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THE SIMPLE LIFE PODCAST EPISODE 5: FREE STUFF

Today on The Simple Life Podcast I’m talking about when minimalists don’t follow their own advice! The fifth episode in my podcast series is all about free stuff and the two lessons I learnt from a recent experience with something we picked up for free. Click here to listen to the episode on Anchor (you…… Continue reading THE SIMPLE LIFE PODCAST EPISODE 5: FREE STUFF

life · minimalism

A CHANGE OF ROUTINE

I feel I kicked off 2018 with a positive shift in energy when I introduced a morning meditation practice into my routine (which I reflected on in this post on mindfulness). This is something I’ve put a lot of effort into keeping up over the last four months or so, and it’s really paying off.…… Continue reading A CHANGE OF ROUTINE

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THE SIMPLE LIFE PODCAST EPISODE 4: LETTING GO

Hello everyone! The Simple Life Podcast is back with a fourth episode. In this episode, I talk about some strategies I learnt recently at a Buddhist workshop on letting go of anger and resentment towards others. You can listen here on Anchor or subscribe in the Anchor app, which is available free in the Apple…… Continue reading THE SIMPLE LIFE PODCAST EPISODE 4: LETTING GO

body talk · feminism · musings

HAVE WE GOT BODY POSITIVITY ALL WRONG?

That’s the question I asked myself when I finished reading Beauty Sick by Renee Engeln. She’s a professor of psychology at Northwestern University and a revolutionary when it comes to body image. (She also blogs on Psychology Today if you want to read some of her work without reading a whole book.) When I finished reading Beauty Sick, I…… Continue reading HAVE WE GOT BODY POSITIVITY ALL WRONG?

DIY · sewing · upcycling · zero waste

DIY UPCYCLED MAKEUP ROUNDS

I’m very proud that this year I’ve been working on a new skill: sewing! I’ve been taking lessons, which have taught me the basics and inspired me to try my hand at various useful homemade items. One of my sustainability goals for 2018 was to make my own zero-waste reusables from upcycled materials, and I’m…… Continue reading DIY UPCYCLED MAKEUP ROUNDS

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THE SIMPLE LIFE PODCAST EPISODE 3: MY MINIMALIST INSPIRATION

Hello everyone! I’m excited to be returning with a third episode in my podcast series, and this time I’m talking about the person who has been my biggest minimalist inspiration to date. Click here to listen to the podcast and find out who it is! You can also subscribe on iTunes. Thanks for listening!