Everything is spiritual, even our spending. What we buy, how we buy it, when we buy it, how impulsively we buy it all pertains to our spiritual life. A person made the thing, grew the thing, sewed the thing, transported the thing everything we purchase is not limited to the store. I have come to … Continue reading Spirituality of Spending
Before discovering the art of being content and having enough, my life was wrought with the desire to purchase things I did not need, with money I did not have to impress people I did not like. Impulse buying, retail therapy, the euphoric experience of clicking on check out, handing the cashier your credit card, … Continue reading Killing the Impulse: Breaking the habit of impulse buying
Recommend that you start with Lent: More Than Fasting What: Starting February 14th, 2018 I will be forgoing any purchase of material possessions (unless my underwear spontaneously combust), eating out, eating anything with added sugar, drinking alcohol and watching anything on a charged streaming service outside of a few educational documentaries and date night movies … Continue reading 40 Days of Letting Go
Temptations to break rules we set for ourselves are all around us. Regardless of what the rule might be, temptations come as spam in our emails, well curated advertisements in our social media feed and at the check-out line. I really enjoy well made clothing from companies I believe in, and yesterday I found myself … Continue reading Breaking Rules
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