Topic: Minimalist

A few weeks ago, I gave this piece of advice to my friend:

"It's not fair to judge someone based on past actions they can't change. What matters is who they are now. We are not the worst things we ever did."


I met Derek* at the gym about 6 months ago. We were enrolled in the same fitness class and the instructor had paired us up a few times. Derek and I had made small talk (as ...

Read More

Back in October, my friend Marie sent me this email: 

"Dear Lindsay,
As I was reading this quote from another blogger, I immediately thought of you and your Minimalist Mondays articles. Can you use this quote as a new article on Minimalist Mondays? I think it would do a lot of people a lot of good to be reminded of this... especially for the new the plant-based person in a meat eating world.

"It's not your job to like me - it ...

Read More

All right my minimalists and budding minimalists here are two (ridiculously easy!) things I want you to do — no excuses.



1. Turn all your hangers around in the opposite direction. Every. last. one. When you wear something on that hanger, turn it around to the "correct" direction. At the end of 2013, you'll see what clothes you wore and what it's time to donate. If you have OCD or otherwise can't stand hangers facing the wrong direction ...

Read More

Getting minimalist in the kitchen -- how to wash your vegetables with baking soda and vinegar.

After a severe case of food poisoning last year, I've become somewhat militant about washing my produce.

While there are sprays and cleaners you can buy commercially, I like to stay "minimalist" and use basics I have at home: my beloved baking soda and vinegar. (Coincidentally, I also clean my house with these two items!)

Most fruits and vegetables need to be washed before ...

Read More

After reading some of my minimalist posts, Cathy started making changes in her home and sent in pictures of her progress. She also graciously agreed to let me share them on this column, along with her commentary.

Cathy says, "I am enjoying Minimalist Monday and like you, I think I have a bit of OCD, as it makes me crazy to not know where everything is and my mantra when our two kids were young (they are grown and gone ...

Read More