Monday, 20 June 2016
With the increase of people taking better care of their health and wellbeing, companies have inevitably grabbed the opportunity to pump sales to those who are searching for products to enhance their experience. Couture leggings, powdered proteins, supplements you never knew you needed but now can't live without, step-counters that also tell you what you ate, drank, and did that day – incase you forgot – you name it, someone sells it... for a mean profit.
Monday, 23 May 2016
The image of living minimally paints a picture of tranquility, peace, and freedom from all things valueless. But the tricky part is getting to that point. How do we detach ourselves from the items that hold sentimental value or we've cathected through the years? As a concept, minimalism seems pretty idyllic and easily-attained, but when it comes down to it, the things we've stash away in our cupboards and boxes have more of a hold on us than we first imagine.
Friday, 6 May 2016
We can't survive without sleep and yet most of us aren't getting enough of it. We know it's good for us but the draws of modern technology (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Netflix, I'm looking at you) are strong. If you can get off your computer that's great, but for those of us who find it hard to rip ourselves away, we can still infuse our bedroom with relaxation and calm to grab those extra winks.
Monday, 25 April 2016
When transitioning to a more minimalistic lifestyle it can be daunting to start the process of getting rid of your possessions for good. You've made piles of things to go out (and probably a 'maybe' pile, too, to soften the blow on your nervous system), and now it's time to decide what to do with all of this... stuff.
Friday, 22 April 2016
Today is Earth Day. It's a great opportunity to spend a little time thinking about the greater world and all that live here. Being mindful about my daily choices and the impact they have is something that's very important in my life. Everything we do has an impact and so to be aware of that can be very educational, humbling, and empowering. Being sensitive of my impact on the Earth is a lifestyle choice, but it's also great to have a day in the year to maintain focus for 24 hours and celebrate the wonder of the world with... the world.