How to Drop the Guilt and Become a Mindful Consumer

Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash When I talk about minimalism, I’m not talking about never enjoying a purchase ever again, Neither am I trying to make you feel guilty about the things you enjoy. I may have purged 80% of my stuff over the years, but even I enjoy a bit of Continue Reading

A Moment of Reflection

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash We’ve had lovely sunny weather lately in the UK, and this evening, I sat in my garden in a deckchair connecting with my inner child and doing some colouring.  When I had finished, I just sat and relaxed for a while; no phone, no laptop, no 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

Hooray It’s World Book Day – 12 Books Which Have Changed My Life

It’s World Book Day so grab a cuppa, curl up in your favourite chair and lose yourself in a great book. Even if it’s ‘just for five minutes’, I implore you, sit down with a good book and realise that a whole hour has flown by. I’ve always loved my Continue Reading

Why Your Heart is The Best Storage – Decluttering Sentimental Items

In the last quarter of 2020 I decided to have another go at clearing the attic. This time, I vowed to put my heart and soul into it, especially because it was so dangerously cluttered. There were many times up there I had tripped over boxes or had to do Continue Reading

My Shopping Ban Plan 2021

2021 is almost upon us, and one of my goals (which I’m actually starting from now) is to get a real handle on my finances and let minimalism work its magic on my bank account. I’m not going to lie; I have a real weakness for books, video games, cafe 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

Stuff: The Thief of Time

It’s been a few months since my last post, and in that time I’ve become a mum again to a gorgeous little girl. I’ve also got back to minimising and simplifying, which is now more important than ever with a family of four, even more so because my six-year-old son Continue Reading

From Chaos to Calm: How To Reconnect With Serenity When Life Becomes Chaotic

Sometimes, no matter how much you minimise, or how much space you’ve cleared in your home, clutter creeps back.  The drawers you so carefully curated are back to looking as if an animal has ransacked them.  The dining table has become a dumping ground once again.  And you don’t know Continue Reading

Healing Your Inner-self: Care For Others by Caring For You

While walking the dog, I saw a single white flower, almost like a large daisy, beneath a tree where everything else around it was defeated by ground frost. This flower stood defiant against the elements for many more weeks before finally going crispy and brown. Even then, it stood proud, Continue Reading