Posts about minimalism, mindfulness, nearo waste (near zero waste).
Gardens have a long history of being places of relaxation and comfort. They are a place where the wildness of nature and the organization of human intervention meet. This combination makes the garden an excellent place to practice mindfulness.
I went minimal, and I never looked back. Here are some of my reasons why, as well as my best methods for simplifying and enjoying my kitchen from here on out.
Do you dread party planning because it seems super overwhelming or expensive? Parties and events can be budget- and environmentally-friendly. If you want to see how it's possible to throw a simple bash, read on!
Your Apple Watch can allow you to be more mindful beyond meditation and breathing apps. Live as intentionally as possible. Be in the moment. Focus on the now. But the battle between technology and mindfulness is constant. Here are some tips on how to be more mindful with the help of your Apple Watch.
This post will be all about materials you may need to get started. Obviously this list will accordion based on what you already have, but I wanted this post to be a one-stop-shop for materials you may absolutely pick up in order to get started on the right foot.
I love natural cleaners! They’re so gentle, cheap, and easy to make. Here’s my favorite recipe for an all-purpose cleanser.
Oh hey, I’m now part of Ethical Writers and Creatives! Here’s my journey from being an unhappy, materialistic beauty blogger to a minimalist to an ethical writer.
I get high every morning before work. I look forward to my morning routine more now than ever before. I dedicate a good half an hour to something that makes me incredibly happy, and it has extra added benefits too.
Going on a social media ban taught me more about myself than I ever really wanted to know. I started the ban because of a dream, and it ended up being an uncomfortable but valuable lesson.
As a part-time grad student with a toddler and a full time job, I’ve been trying to live a life with more mindfulness. I figured that one of the best ways to clear my mind and achieve mindfulness was to remove any unnecessary clutter in my life.
It’s Beans here. My mother requested I write another guest post for the blog to talk about my recent minimalist, zero waste birthday party. I’m now two years old.
Not too long ago, I was watching upwards of 8 hours of TV per day. Now I watch zero. Z-E-R-O. Here’s how I decreased my TV consumption.
People come in and out of your life. Enjoy them while they are there. In the end, all you really have is yourself.
Switching over to cloth wipes instead of tissues changed the way we consume paper products. Yeah yeah, I've talked about this before. But there are new developments in the cloth wipe world that I wanted to share!
Guest blogger Ashlee and her husband chose to purchase a small former dairy farm in 2015 in an attempt to slow life down for them and their children.
I had a dream where I wanted to do a month-long social media ban. So, what do I do when I wake up? I just go ahead and start one. Delete twitter, instagram, and facebook cold turkey.
One of the biggest lessons from my no-spend month was deciding to go to the library and check out books instead of buying a $12 ebook. The library is a reading minimalist’s dream!
My no-spend month is over. I kinda sucked at it for various reasons. But I did learn a lot.
I’ve been looking for gold, while sitting on diamonds.
These are the things I definitely wish I knew in terms of what I needed (and what I didn't need) to prepare for my first baby.
Yeah, it's a full blog post about Aunt Flow. The Red Tide. Periods. Gross. But I promise it's worth a read if you've been toying with the idea of creating less waste per menstrual cycle.
Natural beauty recipes always get me really jazzed. When I came across a DIY sugar wax recipe, I knew I had to make some moves, because it had the potential to save me TONS of money every year.
Here’s how to get started with composting in the city. Amy wrote this story from the perspective of a city dweller that uses a compost service to pick up a full bucket on a weekly basis.
My shopping and spending habits are out of control. I’m putting myself on a 30-day no spend challenge to see how I do.
There’s nothing wrong with hard work, as long as it doesn’t get in the way of life’s more important areas: health, relationships, passion. -The Minimalists
We're intrigued by the Zero Waste movement. With how much garbage we produce as humans, and how crazy full landfills and oceans are with our trash and misguided recycling, Chris and I want to make an impact by reducing our waste to zero. But life as a zero waste family can be hard.
Not sure where it started, but I realized I began to feel bad about every tissue I threw away. Every tissue box I deconstructed and stuck in the recycling bin. We made the switch to cloth wipes and we’re not looking back.
Minimalism is like a gateway drug for helping the environment. Once you begin to consume less, you'll notice you're wasting less. Here are ways to be a more responsible consumer.
If there's going to be anything to inspire you to become a minimalist, it will be moving 6 times in 4 years. Here’s an overview of why I moved so much in the past 4 years.
Finding the right boots is an undertaking. Especially as a minimalist. So when faced with a decision to buy new boots to replace my “perfect” boots from 2013, I decided to go against fast fashion (which scares the bajeebers out of me) and get my old boots repaired.