How focused are you at this moment? Are you readings this essay, or skimming through it while doing something else? Are you looking up periodically to see if the light has turned green? Should you be paying attention to a lecture or the person speaking in an important meeting? Are you reading this while using … Continue reading The Power of Single Tasking
When I first began to simplify my life, I struggled with accepting that my wife was not interested. My approach was a bit narrow, and yet I expected the person I fell in love with to change based on decisions I was making. I grew frustrated when I had removed about 75 percent of things … Continue reading When your partner is not a minimalist.
Impulse buying was one habit I had the hardest time breaking. I would find myself scrolling through Amazon or wandering through a department store “window shopping.” Shopping was one of my pacifiers. Waiting for the next shipment or driving home with the freshly packaged item was a sort of euphoric narcotic, a hit that only … Continue reading $20. 30 Days.
Losing my keys was one of the most common and frustrating occurrences I would experience before simplifying my life. My wallet, shoes and even my belt would join the ranks of items that would get misplaced. On top of that, my laundry would get out of control with enough clothing to go two months without … Continue reading Limits
The first step toward a life of contentment realizing that you already have enough. Everything beyond shelter, clothing, warmth, food and a place to rest is extra. Wealth is not measured by money in the bank; but by safety, shelter and sustenance. Enough is the sweet spot you find between too little and too much. … Continue reading Content
Most of us own several of them. We are greeted by the radiating glow in the morning and are tucked in with piercing light in the evening. Whether this be a watch, phone, computer, television, car monitor, camera, or billboard these glowing rectangles are omnipresent. My smart phone and computer as tools have given me … Continue reading Glowing Rectangles
One blistering cold afternoon I was filling up my gas tank in my warm coat, shoes, gloves, socks and pants. As I was completing my transaction, a young man approached me and asked if I was in a hurry. Without hesitation I said yes, but asked them what they needed. “My girlfriend and I need … Continue reading Simplicity and Generosity