For all intents and purposes, I am a minimalist. I only own what I have a use for. This is filtered all the way down to my closet. Before becoming a minimalist I owned an incredible amount of clothing. These were not hand me down clothes or inexpensive clothes, but name brand items I spent … Continue reading What I Wear
Before purchasing any new item, I ask myself a series of questions and practice limitations to ensure I do not purchase anything I do not need. If by the end of this you think “holy golden calf, this all seems ridiculous” you might be correct. However, there might be some aspects of my thought process … Continue reading Before Buying.
“We are not a voice for the voiceless. The truth is that there is a lot of noise out there drowning out quiet voices, and many people have stopped listening to the cries of our neighbors.” -Shane Claiborne New York City. March 25, 1911 Over 146 garment workers perished of fire, smoke inhalation or jumping … Continue reading Wearing Responsibility
"Joy is the happiness that is not dependent on what happens." - David Steindl-Rast We seek happiness as if it is lost. We try to find it in our jobs, the things we buy, what we own, or even people. When we are not careful, our happiness becomes dependent on material objects or the presence of … Continue reading Your joy is not dependent on happiness.
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
Most of the 40 million garment workers are women making some of the lowest wages in the world. Grandparents, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles are treated as second class citizens; exposed to harmful chemicals and expected to work in unsafe environments. Change is not far off. It starts with you. Here are … Continue reading Where did my shirt come from?