Topic: Minimalist


New Year, New You! Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon 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 really specific ones. This worked for her-- it was an easier goal to attain ...

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Minimalist Monday: How to Save Money During the Holidays Posted by:Courtney Hardy Category: Minimalist

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 going to start guest blogging on Happy Herbivore and today is her first "financial ...

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Minimalist Monday: Boxes Boxes Everywhere! Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon 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 it a bit more once we settle into Colorado. It's mostly clothes ...

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Minimalist Monday: "Because I want to" (Live Intentionally) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Minimalist

"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 is once you let go of the "right reasons" and follow your own path"  ...

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How to Withstand Negativity Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice FAQ Minimalist

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 over our plant-based diet. Not just negativity, but real hostility. Why would someone get ...

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