Topic: Minimalist

I love hearing about your personal journeys toward minimalism, and
today I'm thrilled to share Jen's journey and hope you draw some
inspiration from her!



"A little background about me: I have been married for eight years and
my husband Mike and I just purchased a home recently. After three
apartments and too many moves, we started to lighten the load of stuff
that we had before and after marriage.

Time is always crunched for us. I work ...

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Recently, I complimented a stranger on an outfit she was wearing. It was as simple as "I just wanted to say how much I love your dress." The stranger practically broke into tears and said, "Thank you. You have no idea how much I needed to hear that today." 



It made me think back to an experience I had about a year ago when I'd told a cashier to "Have a nice day," as I always try to ...

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We all know that saying, "the early bird gets the worm." I've always been what you might call a morning person. Even when I try to "sleep in," I'm still rousing by 7:00 a.m.


Sunrise in Nevada. I was driving from Tahoe to SLC last week for a HH Meetup! It was amazing to watch the sun come up in the dessert/mountains.

In college and law school, I opted to wake up early, rather than ...

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My Dad ("Papa Herbivore") sent me this email on New Year's Eve last year. He had copied an article he found in the  Old Town Lackawanna County newspaper and sent it to me. Although the article was titled "How to Stay Young," I quickly realized this was good life advice in general. 



In a world where unsolicited advice runs rampant, I thought this — THIS is the basic, all-encompassing, short-and-sweet list of advice we all need. This is a ...

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Facebook said I had 718 friends. Thing is, I only accept requests from people I know well in real life — friends from high school or college, old coworkers, and so forth. I don't blindly accept requests from people I don't know because many of my family members value their privacy and are uncomfortable with my "public life."


One thing I love about Facebook, however, is how easy it is for me to stay connected with everyone. It doesn ...

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