The simplicity/minimalism movement is among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful communities you will ever find. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern about who gets the credit for it.
It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. And I enjoy every opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
The Power of Less | James Clear by James Clear. It’s so much easier to do the right thing when you’re not surrounded by extra things.
Here’s Proof Buying More Stuff Actually Makes You Miserable | TIME by Martha C. White. In a new paper, Knox College psychology professor Tim Kasser shows, through a series of experiments, that when people become more materialistic, their emotional well-being takes a dive.
The Most Underrated Sound in Our Society | Storyline by Joshua Becker. Here is why we should be more intentional about finding silence in our lives.
40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge | White House, Black Shutters by Ann Marie Heasley. Fun decluttering project—not too late to start.
Seven Common Challenges Facing Middle-Class Families at Home | UCLA Newsroom. A new book gives an unprecedented look into the middle-class American home.
Appearances: This week, I’ll be joining the Minimalists in Phoenix for their Everything That Remains Tour 2014. Local details here.
I am finally almost caught up on all of your posts! I started reading your blog from the begining about a year ago after finding you through a link from The Minimalist Mom.
Today i really enjoyed your article on the importance of
silence and the 40bags in 40 days!!
Some great reading suggestions thank you. But 40 bags in 40 days? Pah we did 40 bags in our first week!
I love your blog! Thank you for all these good ideas. I come reading frequently ;-)
Thanks for the Weekend Reads feature. It is something I look forward to each week.
Have a great weekend,
I love your blog and Loved your book clutterfree with kids :) Check out my review here: http://livinginhismercyandgrace.blogspot.com/2014/02/clutterfree-with-kids-book-review.html
I have been through my house 2.5 times, de-homing things since I wrote this. We feel amazing :) Thank you for changing our lives :)
Blessings from Amanda @http://livinginhismercyandgrace.blogspot.com/
I read “Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century” last year and it was one of the most depressing book I’ve read in a long time. The families featured seem to be worn down by grinding affluence.