Topic: Minimalist

My Dad ("Papa Herbivore") sent me this email on New Year's Eve last year. He had copied an article he found in the  Old Town Lackawanna County newspaper and sent it to me. Although the article was titled "How to Stay Young," I quickly realized this was good life advice in general. 



In a world where unsolicited advice runs rampant, I thought this — THIS is the basic, all-encompassing, short-and-sweet list of advice we all need. This is a minimalist ...

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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, however, is how easy it is for me to stay connected with everyone. It doesn ...

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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 had paired us up a few times. Derek and I had made small talk (as ...

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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 the plant-based person in a meat eating world.

"It's not your job to like ...

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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 donate. If you have OCD or otherwise can't stand hangers facing the wrong direction ...

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