Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.
The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any 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 Quote That Finally Changed My Mind on Minimalism | Apartment Therapy by Taryn Williford. Desiring less is even more valuable than owning less.
‘FOMO Spending’ is a Real Problem for Young People | Treehugger by Katherine Martinko. Older folks, too, struggle with saying no to expensive experiences with friends.
Ten Things Our Minimizing Journey Has Taught Us | No Sidebar by Cheryl Smith. The things we thought we “owned,” really owned us, and living in bondage to them rendered us physically ill, mentally exhausted, and existing from day to day in an underlying state of misery.
They Ditched Pricey Home Ownership for a Small House on Wheels — And They Love It | LA Times by Lisa Boone. “People used to value a big house with two cars and two kids, but those statistics required people to work all the time.”
In the Midst of a Midlife Crisis, I Had to Clean House to Clear My Mind | The Globe and Mail by Alex Pope. As I quite literally cleared house, I unearthed parts of myself that had laid dormant for years.