Simple Living is About Control

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Simple Living is About Control

Simple living seems to attract people who seek control in their lives. This at first seems strange, as why would somebody who is perhaps anxious, or a control freak, naturally gravitate towards a life philosophy that seems lofty and “free loving”? But when you think about it though, simple living is really all about control. […]

My Top 5 Favorite Simple Living Books

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Simple Living | 5 Comments
My Top 5 Favorite Simple Living Books

There are lots of great books, across many topics that apply to simple living. And while I could create a long list of relevant titles, I think that would do a disservice, as we try to keep things simple around here. The top five simple living books that I highlighted below are all chosen based on their […]

No More Rewards Cards

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Simple Living | 3 Comments
No More Rewards Cards

It makes sense to be loyal to your family and friends. These are important people in your life that deserve your trust and attention. But what about a grocery store? A clothing brand? Or Amazon? Loyalty cards, or rewards cards, sound good in theory. You can shop at the same store and overtime build up […]

Less, But Better

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Less, But Better

The goal of a simple living lifestyle is not to live less of a life. Far from that. It’s to live your best life. As a philosophy that encourages “less, but better”, simple living makes room in your life for what is truly important for you. It’s about finding what you value in life, and spending more […]

How To Simplify Your Possessions

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Simple Living | 2 Comments
How To Simplify Your Possessions

Do you own your possessions, or do your possessions own you? The “stuff” in your life is one of the most outward signs of how simple your life is. Living in a home full of clutter illustrates that the state of your life is “not simple.” And vice-versa, a clean home or office can create […]

The Best Simple Living Products

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Simple Living | 3 Comments
The Best Simple Living Products

As the savvy consumer you are, you probably actively seek out simple living, minimalist, and earth friendly products. Now that I’ve been writing on this topic for so long, I consider myself a bit of an expert on simple living and green products. Today I’m writing this post to share with you the best simple […]

How To Tell ‘The Joneses’ to Fuck Off

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Simple Living | 2 Comments
How To Tell ‘The Joneses’ to Fuck Off

One of the most common simple living struggles people have is overcoming the desire to keep up with the Joneses. You know, the theoretical family that always has nice new things. The home, the cars, the vacations, the clothing. We tell ourselves that we need to have what they have. We get jealous. We compare […]

Should you buy stuff in bulk?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in Simple Living | 9 Comments
Should you buy stuff in bulk?

Toyota is one of the most widely respected companies in the world. They are known for their focus on quality, reliability and efficiency. Anybody who has been to business school has certainly read one or more case studies on this incredible company. One of the Toyota processes that was likely studied was “Just In Time […]

Why Would They Do That?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Why Would They Do That?

It’s easy to find yourself watching the actions of another person and ask, “Why would they do that?” If it’s something you disagree with, the easiest conclusion to come to is that a person is acting intentionally bad.  You think they are making the wrong choice. But with some critical thought, we know that is […]

How To Simplify Your Kitchen

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Simple Living | 4 Comments
How To Simplify Your Kitchen

No matter how simple you strive to make your life, you’ll still always have to eat food. And while you could in theory eat out for every meal, it’s healthier, less expensive, and brings your closer to your food to cook at home. I keep a minimalist approach to all the rooms in my home, […]