life · minimalism · musings

THE ART OF JUST SAYING NO

I’ve been a little bit TED-obsessed lately and this week stumbled upon an interesting video that spoke volumes to me: The Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, presented by Sarah Knight (which seems to be a condensed version of her book on the same topic). In a nutshell, this TEDx talk is all about setting…… Continue reading THE ART OF JUST SAYING NO

minimalism · musings

WHEN MINIMALISM FEELS LONELY

Sorry for the melodramatic post title, but doesn’t it feel that way sometimes? For me it does. Not all of the time, but definitely some of the time. Minimalism is a wonderful, wonderful thing, but it has also posed a huge challenge when it comes to maintaining some kind of normality in my personal and…… Continue reading WHEN MINIMALISM FEELS LONELY

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?

childfree · 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