Smile! – When It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash My son who’s 7 was sat at the table eating lunch when he said “Mummy, it’s really important to smile!” I said “Yes, it is but it’s even more important to show others how you’re feeling. You don’t always have to smile!” “But I learnt it at Continue Reading

Longing to Live

Being out in nature really puts things into perspective. We are tiny in comparison. We have lived a fraction of the time of ancient trees. As early humans, we would have used nature, grown our own food, made things from it, and generally not destroyed it. Rather, we were one Continue Reading

Have a Merrier Christmas With Less

It’s almost Christmas, and although it’s different to previous years, what isn’t so different is the mad panic to buy, buy, buy, either to show love to friends and family, or out of sheer obligation.  But as I’ve turned minimalist over the past couple of years, dramatically reducing my possessions Continue Reading

Stuck Inside – Ways To Beat Boredom and Maintain Your Mental Health

It’s like something from an apocalyptic movie;  a pandemic has been announced, countries are in lockdown, people are isolating themselves for months, and businesses are struggling.  In times like these, it’s easy to panic, and it’s easy to lose sight of the good things around you. And if you’re self-isolating Continue Reading

The Helping Hand of Failure – Why I Recover Faster

I’m not perfect.  Nobody’s perfect.  Yet there’s this expectation in society that if you don’t have a high-profile job and don’t own the latest and greatest stuff, you’re no good.  Marketers constantly try to convince you you’re lacking in life if you don’t own the latest phone, celebrity endorsed cologne, Continue Reading

8 Tips to Beat the Post-Christmas Blues and Feel Better Than Ever Before

Post-Christmas Blues; usually characterised by feelings of emptiness, sadness and loneliness, typically sets in days after the festive celebrations have died down.  The run up to the big day is full of excitement, anticipation and time spent with family. For others, it is a big build up of anxiety.  Before Continue Reading

How to Deal With Toxic People and Better Understand Yourself in the Process

Minimalism is more than just about decluttering your home and your schedule. It can also apply to people and relationships in your life that are causing you stress or harm. So, this week’s post is all about how to deal with toxic people.  You know the kind of person; they Continue Reading

How Rampant Consumerism is Destroying Us

I’ve been watching a riveting anime called Dr Stone. In it, a mysterious wave of light suddenly washes over Earth and turns everybody into stone. 3,700 years later, the world has reverted back to how it was before humans became advanced, and the humans that break out have to survive Continue Reading

How To Level Up Your Life By Taking Time Out

It was a sunny Sunday at the tail end of summer. I was at home on my computer, when my husband suggested we walk our dog, Yuki, together. We’d already been to town earlier, but something made me say yes. And I’m glad I did.  As we walked in the Continue Reading

Breaking Free Of The Smart Trap

When thinking of minimalism, it’s easy to think about everything you own, the things you will keep and space you will create. But there’s something even more suffocating than an excess of physical possessions, which has integrated into every aspect of everyone’s lives: a permanent connection to the online world.  Continue Reading