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, […]

Feedback Loops

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Feedback Loops

Feedback loops are systems where the output is returned back to the input of the system, essentially causing the system to respond to itself. If you’ve ever been to a concert before, you are well aware of how a feedback loop works; the loud screech when a microphone picks up the sound coming from the […]

Luxury, A Common Drug

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Simple Living | 3 Comments
Luxury, A Common Drug

“I’m in control of my luxury spending, I can stop whenever I want to.” “I’m not like Darren, he really spends too much on luxury items.” “It’s okay if buying my luxury items keeps me from saving, you’re going to die someday.” Like a powerful drug, luxury purchases are nothing more than an addiction to […]

You Grow On the Horizon

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
You Grow On the Horizon

Sometimes when you look towards the future, gazing over the horizon of what is to come, it scares you. – When you are a toddler, it’s the dark. Then it’s the bike without training wheels. Then it’s performing in the school play. Then it’s talking to that boy/girl. Years later, it’s to apply for that […]

How To Be Content With What You Have

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Simple Living | One Comment
How To Be Content With What You Have

Learning to be content with what you have is an important step to improve your life. There is a reason that so many religions, philosophers, and life coaches have focused on contentment. When you learn to be content with what you have, you unlock freedom from temptation, jealousy, and the need for always wanting more. Contentment […]

Benefits of Simple Living

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Benefits of Simple Living

Before starting my journey into simple living, I was overweight, out of shape, and spent all of the “extra” money I had on tech gadgets and other material goods. It felt as though I was searching for something that couldn’t be found. It was an unfulfilling and anxious place to be. I turned to simple living […]

Digital Attention Pollution

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Digital Attention Pollution

Each day, on average: We check our phone 47 times. We receive 121 work emails. We get 48 notifications on our phone. We see well over 500 online advertisements. We are bombarded with stimuli that stop us from focusing on the present. Ads, notifications, and messages are all competing for our attention. Some of it […]

It’s Not How Much You Make, But How Much You Save

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Simple Living | One Comment
It’s Not How Much You Make, But How Much You Save

Most people think that they just need to make a little bit more money. “If I made just $20,000 more each year, I’d have enough money.” This is a common way of thinking that has been shown repeatedly in study after study. We all, whether you make $60,000 or $120,000, think that we are just […]

What If You Don’t Buy It?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
What If You Don’t Buy It?

Is there something that you are wanting to purchase right now? It could be something relatively small, like a new tech gadget or a piece of clothing. Or maybe it’s something larger, a new car, or your house envy is catching up to you. No matter what it is, what would happen if you didn’t […]