The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. It is friendly, encouraging, and helpful. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern over 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.
Life Experiences—Not Things—Make You Happier | Huffington Post. If you’re wondering whether to use your tax refund to buy that new expensive bag or go on vacation, a new study suggests your best bet may be the latter.
How I Discovered a Life-Changing, Unexpected Key to Happiness | Storyline by Joshua Becker. A retelling of my decision to pursue minimalism.
Focusing on the Important Stuff in an Age of Distraction | Goins, Writer by Jeff Goins. In a world saturated with social media and unlimited interruptions, many of us struggle to focus on what’s in front of us.
7 Simple Truths about Dressing with Less | Be More with Less by Courtney Carver. People often approach minimalist fashion with hesitation and resistance, but after getting started, they are thrilled with the benefits of dressing with less.
What Suffering Does | The New York Times by David Brooks. I write often about happiness. It is also important to consider the benefit of suffering in our lives—and how the two are not opposed to one another.
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