decluttering · minimalism

THE POST-DECLUTTERING PHASE: WHERE TO NOW?

In December last year as part of my review of the year 2017, I reported that one of my achievements had been finally feeling comfortable with the number of things I own. Until quite recently, I had the rather irritating feeling that I wasn’t happy with all my stuff. It just felt like too much…… Continue reading THE POST-DECLUTTERING PHASE: WHERE TO NOW?

nothing new project · personal development

NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #8: POST-PROJECT MUSINGS

Hello everyone! I’ve stayed away from my computer quite a bit this week so I could focus on my personal life and getting a few things sorted before I start study next week, but I’m excited to be back at my keyboard today to share what is a very special post for me: my completion…… Continue reading NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #8: POST-PROJECT MUSINGS

DIY · zero waste

ZERO-WASTE DEODORANT SUCCESS!

One of my sustainability goals for 2018 was to start making my own zero-waste bathroom/beauty products, and about a month ago I made my first move towards doing just that. I’ve been trialling a homemade zero-waste deodorant for this past month and I’m pleased to say that I have had excellent results! The recipe I…… Continue reading ZERO-WASTE DEODORANT SUCCESS!

food · recipes · sugar free living

RECIPE: FRUCTOSE-FRIENDLY CHOC CHIP COOKIES

I’ve been wanting to post my favourite sugar-free cookie recipe for a while now, and after a final bit of tweaking last weekend, I’m finally ready! The recipe I’m sharing is based on one from I Quit Sugar, but I’ve made quite a few adjustments as I found the cookies that resulted from following the…… Continue reading RECIPE: FRUCTOSE-FRIENDLY CHOC CHIP COOKIES

minimalism · personal development

7 SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE MENTAL CLUTTER

Lately I’ve been feeling a little fixated on reducing my excess mental clutter, and after a bit of thinking I’ve realised why. Since in a few short weeks I’ll be returning to uni to start my postgrad study, my very helpful inner minimalist has evidently been looking out for me and trying to send me…… Continue reading 7 SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE MENTAL CLUTTER

personal development

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