Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: No Regrets, part 2

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Earlier today, my sister Courtney shared a post that she had written about relationships and friendships. Like a true sister, she wrote it the same time I wrote this, and neither of us knew what the other was doing!

The last few years have been a mad dash for me. Every morning I wake up to see what fire is the biggest and put that ...


Minimalist Monday: No Regrets, part 1

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Here is a testament that Courtney & I are related: I sat down to write a post about keeping in touch with old friends when Courtney shared the following post with me (without knowing I was writing the same thing!). I love the point she made, and took it to heart.

All relationships are a 2-way street, it doesn't matter if it's a friendship ...


Minimalist Monday: Random Acts of Kindness

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A few weeks ago, I shared an experience on Facebook where I told a cashier to have a nice day and the cashier thanked me saying she really needed to hear that.

It made me realize what an impact small gestures can have. How a smile or a thank you can turn someone's day around.

When I shared my experience, dozens of comments poured ...


Minimalist Monday: Write Yourself a Note

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I'm the kind of person that holds a highlighter when she's reading a book (and thanks to Kindle having a highlight feature built in I can now do this in a less embarrassing way!)

someone writing a note while looking at a laptop

I also jot things down that either come to me on my own (I love a good epiphany) or I hear (maybe a character in a TV show said ...


Minimalist Monday: Be Less Angry

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It may surprise you to learn that I've struggled with anger. I'm generally a happy, upbeat and optimistic person - a real people pleaser, so my anger has always eluded me. 

I wouldn't say I'm a hot head or have a short fuse. For example, I don't get road rage or mad at the waiter if my dinner is wrong. If ...