My Minimalism Dream

If I could have one personal wish fulfilled, it would be the kookiest thing for most people. The fulfillment of this wish would light me up and send me soaring. It doesn’t have to cost more than a few lightweight

My Minimalism Dream

If I could have one personal wish fulfilled, it would be the kookiest thing for most people. The fulfillment of this wish would light me up and send me soaring. It doesn’t have to cost more than a few lightweight

When Self-Care Habits Take a Nosedive

I have this pattern.  I notice that I get to these points where my spiritual practices drop off for a time. Before they can be resumed, I find that I must regroup and simplify. My life must be in order.

When Self-Care Habits Take a Nosedive

I have this pattern.  I notice that I get to these points where my spiritual practices drop off for a time. Before they can be resumed, I find that I must regroup and simplify. My life must be in order.

Credit Cards and Sucking It Up

I have two credit cards.  Not low-interest.  Not bright by any angle you look at it.  A good amount of impulsive spending involved.  Both accounts are closed.  Now comes time for cleanup. Besides consolidating both with a lower-interest card, there

Credit Cards and Sucking It Up

I have two credit cards.  Not low-interest.  Not bright by any angle you look at it.  A good amount of impulsive spending involved.  Both accounts are closed.  Now comes time for cleanup. Besides consolidating both with a lower-interest card, there

Is It Feasible To Live without a Cell Phone?

Lost my cell phone a couple days ago.  Looked everywhere.  I have under three hundred material possessions in all and I still manage to lose stuff (oi!), but that’s beside the point and just a mini-rant. It’s not that I’m

Is It Feasible To Live without a Cell Phone?

Lost my cell phone a couple days ago.  Looked everywhere.  I have under three hundred material possessions in all and I still manage to lose stuff (oi!), but that’s beside the point and just a mini-rant. It’s not that I’m

Simplicity, Going Too Far and Indian Giving

I was recently an Indian giver.  I’m not proud of it, of course, but I felt it necessary. Indian giving in my book is shameful and something that just isn’t done, but like I said, I did it. Before I

Simplicity, Going Too Far and Indian Giving

I was recently an Indian giver.  I’m not proud of it, of course, but I felt it necessary. Indian giving in my book is shameful and something that just isn’t done, but like I said, I did it. Before I

What Simplicity Means to Me

Harvey Fierstein: …Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. I believe that it takes much courage to define ourselves.  I also believe that that’s where simplicity comes in, because if we don’t know why we’re simplifying, it just

What Simplicity Means to Me

Harvey Fierstein: …Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. I believe that it takes much courage to define ourselves.  I also believe that that’s where simplicity comes in, because if we don’t know why we’re simplifying, it just

My Bag of Perplexity

I have a bag of stuff. I call it (as I used to always dub that foot-tall pile of papers lying by the bed) “my final frontier”. I have this fantasy that if I can just process this final bag

My Bag of Perplexity

I have a bag of stuff. I call it (as I used to always dub that foot-tall pile of papers lying by the bed) “my final frontier”. I have this fantasy that if I can just process this final bag