Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: Baking Soda for Face, Arm Pits, and Home

Category: Minimalist |

I'm still having a love affair with baking soda. I wash my face with baking soda every day, but I also use it as a deodorant, shampoo and household cleaner.

I can't begin to say how happy this makes my inner minimalist. I'm saving so much money that I used to spend on expensive face products, "natural" deodorants, pricey "eco" house cleaners ...


Minimalist Monday: The Climb

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The universe taught me a great lesson last week. "Today's lesson: Just because you haven't climbed to the top of the mountain yet, doesn't mean you won't make it to the summit. It just means you're still climbing." I'd expected (or, well, had been blissfully optimistic) I'd reach a goal of mine last week and when the results ...

Minimalist Monday: When It's Time to Move On

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The universe is always teaching me something and I try to share these lessons I've learned on my personal Facebook page. Recently, I shared this lesson:

The best way to move past an issue is to stop drawing attention to it and talking about it.

Several of my friends left really thought-provoking comments in response:

"This a thousand times! I'm always amazed by ...


Minimalist Monday: I'll Start Next...(Get More Done)

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I've had a really bad case of the delays. There have been a few projects I've wanted (and needed) to start -- like writing another cookbook, and each week I've told myself "I'll start on Monday" after.... [long list of reasons]

My excuses weren't phoney. First I "couldn't start" because we'd just got to LA and I needed to ...


Minimalist Monday: From Debt and Back

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One of my motivations for becoming a minimalist was debt. Scott and I did not have a lot of it. I have a mound of educational debt, true, but that didn't bother me. The problem was the small amount of credit card debt. It was only a few thousand, but it was a few thousand more than I wanted.

I think what bothered me ...