Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: Katharine's simple (but effective) approach that'll help you downsize and declutter

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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 ...


I Have a Confession... (my battle with weight, yo-yo dieting and food addictions)

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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 ...


Minimalist Monday: What to do with sentimental items (how to honor your memories without stuff)

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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 ...


Minimalist Monday: Never live someone else's dream!

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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 ...


Minimalist Monday: Figuring Out What You Want & Getting It. Your 9-5 Exit Strategy (& How I Created This Fabulous Life)

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When I finally found the courage to openly talk about my (past) depression, a mini-series of Minimalist Monday posts popped up as a result. I called the final post "Exit Strategy" because it talked about how I escaped a job I hated to chase my passion and find a career I love, that has purpose, etc.

The feedback from those three posts also helped me ...