Topic: Minimalist

I'm intense.

If you've ever been around me, you're probably nodding your head reading this.

I tend to be quite... energetic.

I wasn't always this way (I used to drink 10 cups of coffee per day before I was plant-based... and I was still groggy and fatigued), but it's how I am now.

I also have OCD. I find people generally associate repetitive hand washing or other "cleaning" behavior when they hear "OCD" and that ...

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Katharine sent the following email reply to my MM post: What To Do With Sentimental Items

"Awesome article, Lindsay.

About a year ago I was working on decluttering the house in various areas. Not sure why the thought came to me, but it has helped me tremendously. Instead of asking myself "Am I going to wear/use *this* again soon" to which my answer was usually yes; I asked myself, "If *this* were gone because of a fire, would I ...

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I share my personal struggles with diet and weight, and my journey to health, in detail in my upcoming book, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean.

I'm still a little bit in denial that I'm airing my laundry so publicly, though I do hope my experience helps others...

Anyway, in honor of my new book coming out soon, I wanted to have a little preview memoir on the topic today!

I originally sent the first part of this post ...

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When I think back to the source of my clutter (pre-minimalist), one big culprit, if not the biggest, was our barrage of sentimental items.

I can distinctly remember one of our closets (one out of the two total closets we had in our studio apartment), being half full by boxes of sentimental items -- pictures, childhood things, T-shirts, and what have you.

Even when we downsized from our very large, very spacious, two-bedroom apartment to the teeny tiny studio, I can ...

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This comment bubbled up on my Minimalist Monday post, The Biggest 'Minimalist' Decision I'll Ever Make (I have a Huge Confession....)

"My husband always says, "Never live someone else's dream.""

The comment hit home for me as this is something I succumbed to... and despite "freeing" myself, still openly grapple with.


For a long time (as far back as I can remember, actually) I always tried to be the person everyone expected me to be. Even though it ...

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