Blog Topic: Advice

Minimalist Monday: Email Management (How to Organize Email, Increase Productivity & Reduce Stress)

Category: AdviceBusiness101 |

Minimalist Inbox.

Clutter gives me anxiety. I'm finding that "too much" of anything is stressful and borderline chaotic for me. If I want to feel like a zen panda at home, everything needs to be put away--out of sight and then neatly organized with purpose where it's contained. 

Organizing my pantry (and closest) plus clearing off my household surfaces, has made a ...


I am a Real Person A lot Like You

Category: AdviceMisc |

For me, this video really sums up my earlier post on dealing with negativity. I think a lot of people sometimes forget that authors or bloggers are real people.

I’m guilty of this myself. My tree was shaken a few years ago when I left a poor review for a book and the author contacted me. I was shocked. It had never even occurred ...


The Secret to Handling Confrontation and Dealing with Negativity

Category: AdviceFAQMinimalist |

When I went vegan I had all these assumptions about how my friends would react to my new lifestyle. I figured there would be some teasing, some peer pressure trying to get me to “cheat” and all the annoying questions like “where do you get your protein?” but what I never expected was the open hostility.

Now, I have to interrupt and say that most ...


My greatest fear

Category: AdvicePopular |

I read A Place of Yes over the weekend and it changed me. I really try not to throw grandiose statements around lightly, so believe me when I say this book was monumentally therapeutic for me. 

By sharing her stories, Bethenny made me realize things about myself -- noise (fear) that I wasn't aware I had necessarily, and how those fears were holding me back ...


When opportunity knocks

Category: AdviceBusiness101 |

Sometimes you need to close the door.

I know, this sounds so opposite of everything I've been preaching, but bare with me.

It's true, I have been making an effort to see the glass half full, to find opportunities in not-so-great situations, and say "yes" more. I think being optimistic is great but as I discovered last week, sometimes the best thing you ...