Blog Topic: Minimalist

New Year, New You!

Category: Minimalist |

It's a New Year!! I'm always tempted to make grandiose resolutions with the New Year, but I rarely stick to them for more than a month (okay a week!) --- that was, until my sister Courtney let me in on a little secret. 

A few years ago, Courtney decided to try to make general resolutions, like to wear a dress more often, instead of ...


Minimalist Monday: How to Save Money During the Holidays

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Back when I wrote my post: Getting What You Want (Anti-Consumerism) I mentioned that my sister, Courtney, was my financial adviser and she's so money savvy that she can squeeze quarters out of pennies. 

After that initial post, a few people wrote in asking if Courtney could guest blog -- offering some of her sage financial wisdom... well Herbies, you're in luck! Courtney's ...


Minimalist Monday: Boxes Boxes Everywhere!

Category: Minimalist |

When Scott & I moved to Colorado (or well, decided to live the mobile life) we widdled our possessions down even more. 

This was our storage unit that held all our belongings while we lived in St. Maarten for a year:

This is what we took to Colorado. It's still a little too much for my inner minimalist, and I suspect we'll weed through ...


Minimalist Monday: "Because I want to" (Live Intentionally)

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"When people ask me why I moved out to California I simply respond "because I wanted to." I've learned that there's a small subset of socially acceptable reasons for moving across the country - family, job, business opportunity - and "because I want to" is not included in that set. It just showed me how rare it is to live intentionally, but how powerful it ...


How to Withstand Negativity

Category: AdviceFAQMinimalist |

This comment was left on HH's Facebook wall the other day, and I felt inspired and motivated to talk about it (again). To put it in in context, we were talking about the terrific documentary, Forks Over Knives, which I can't recommend enough. 

Robert said: Now we need a film that teaches us how to withstand the negativity from our friends and family ...