Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: Have More Meaningful Relationships

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Facebook said I had 718 friends. Thing is, I only accept requests from people I know well in real life — friends from high school or college, old coworkers, and so forth. I don't blindly accept requests from people I don't know because many of my family members value their privacy and are uncomfortable with my "public life."


One thing I love about Facebook ...


Minimalist Monday: We Are Not the Worst Things We Ever Did (Letting Go)

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A few weeks ago, I gave this piece of advice to my friend:

"It's not fair to judge someone based on past actions they can't change. What matters is who they are now. We are not the worst things we ever did."


I met Derek* at the gym about 6 months ago. We were enrolled in the same fitness class and the instructor ...


Minimalist Monday: Worry About Being You (Being Yourself Always) & Taking a Break from Unsolicited "Advice"

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Back in October, my friend Marie sent me this email: 

"Dear Lindsay,
As I was reading this quote from another blogger, I immediately thought of you and your Minimalist Mondays articles. Can you use this quote as a new article on Minimalist Mondays? I think it would do a lot of people a lot of good to be reminded of this... especially for the new ...


2 Ridiculously Easy (and Rewarding) Things to Do For the New Year

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All right my minimalists and budding minimalists here are two (ridiculously easy!) things I want you to do — no excuses.



1. Turn all your hangers around in the opposite direction. Every. last. one. When you wear something on that hanger, turn it around to the "correct" direction. At the end of 2013, you'll see what clothes you wore and what it's time to ...


How To Wash Vegetables with Baking Soda and Vinegar

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Getting minimalist in the kitchen -- how to wash your vegetables with baking soda and vinegar.

After a severe case of food poisoning last year, I've become somewhat militant about washing my produce.

While there are sprays and cleaners you can buy commercially, I like to stay "minimalist" and use basics I have at home: my beloved baking soda and vinegar. (Coincidentally, I also clean ...