green living · musings · zero waste

IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?

Is zero waste really zero waste? This is a question I have been asking myself lately and which I am sure many zero-wasters and aspiring zero-wasters (I consider myself in the latter category) have pondered at some point throughout their journey towards a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. I think there are some situations, rare though they…… Continue reading IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?

life · musings

WHY I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BABY (ANYMORE)

I feel now more than ever that minimalism is a gift that just keeps giving to more and more areas of my life. I have been able to opt out of the unfulfilling rat race of compulsory consumption and start to live my life in a way that is more content, more grateful and more…… Continue reading WHY I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BABY (ANYMORE)

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING OTHERS’ SUCCESS

I’m ashamed to admit it but in the past I have been guilty of feeling resentful of other people’s achievements. In a previous life, pre-minimalism and pre-feeling a lot better about myself in general, I felt that those achievements only served to emphasise how terrible I was at everything, how bad my luck was. Now,…… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING OTHERS’ SUCCESS

minimalism · musings

MAKING THE TIME TO LIVE SLOWLY

In one of my recent posts, I mentioned having taken a little break from the digital world lately and how refreshing it was to take a step back from it all for a while. I have now significantly cut down on my social media use (I’m planning on sharing more of my thoughts on this topic soon on…… Continue reading MAKING THE TIME TO LIVE SLOWLY

life · minimalism · musings

OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

I can hardly believe that January is almost over. While my days are now filled with less, time still seems to tick over at marathon speed and the days which have comprised 2017 so far have just flown by! I recall that I started this blog at the end of December last year, so that means…… Continue reading OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

life · minimalism · musings

SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

In my recent online travels I came across an intriguing post, What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?, by blogger Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui. When I saw the title, I felt as if it had been written for me. That exact question has been swirling through my head for quite some time now, and I found a lot of solace…… Continue reading SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

feminism · life · musings · wedding

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

When hubby-to-be and I were engaged last year, other than questions on dresses, hair and makeup (don’t get me started on how I feel about those questions!), the main question I was most often faced with was “are you changing your name?”. Initially, my gut response to this was “no”, because hey, I’m a Gen Y-er! Bowing…… Continue reading WHAT’S IN A NAME?