Love or Attachment

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Love or Attachment

We often confuse love with attachment. We think that by keeping our relationships close with others, we are showing love. That the expectations we have of other people in the name “love” are part of loving relationships. We build up a concept of what love is between ourselves and others. We think, “If this person […]

Your Life, The Muscle

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
Your Life, The Muscle

A simple life does not mean you will have an easy life. In fact, part of having a healthy mindset is to understand that life is not supposed to be easy. You face challenges, but you do so in a way that promotes growth and understanding. Your Muscles If you want to get stronger and […]

5 Ways To Simplify Your Life in 2018

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
5 Ways To Simplify Your Life in 2018

A new year, a fresh start. While I don’t personally create new year resolutions, I do think this time of year provides a point of reflection. It’s a check-in period to re-align how you are living life intentionally. For this new year, below are 5 areas that you can simplify your life. I’ve also added […]

The One Shot Fallacy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Simple Living | No Comments
The One Shot Fallacy

Your one big shot! You’ll never get an oppurtunity like this again! Don’t mess up! Sound familiar? As a culture, we are obsessed with the idea that you get one big shot. We watch reality tv shows, hold lottery tickets, and create theatre out of success. We tell kids starting at a young age that […]

How To Eat Simply

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Simple Living | 2 Comments
How To Eat Simply

Food is an important topic. It has a direct impact on our health, finances, and happiness. Due to the importance of eating the right food, many legitimate and illegitimate diet plans have been marketed. Growing up in the late 20th century, I’ve seen the back and forth between the fads of low fat, low sugar, […]

Making Plans

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Simple Living | No Comments
Making Plans

“…Making plans for the future is of use only to people who are capable of living completely in the present.” -Alan Watts I’m a big planner. I’m always looking at the horizon and thinking about what I need to do next. It’s a mindset that has helped me in a lot of ways, but also […]

Loving Yourself

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Simple Living | No Comments
Loving Yourself

If you don’t love yourself, who will? Loving yourself is step 1 for a good life. It’s acknowledging that you are important and capable of great things. Without loving yourself, you’ll be constantly treading water and “chasing” a life for somebody else. I think a persistent problem in our culture is the inability for people […]

It Just Works

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Simple Living | 4 Comments
It Just Works

When something is simple, it just works. You don’t need to get every input correct. Configure every setting a certain way. There are not a bunch of unnecessary steps to get started. It just works.¬† Sometimes, we think we need something more than what works. We think, why not get the¬†better version? It can do […]

The Simplicity of Your Life is Defined By Your Needs

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Simple Living | 6 Comments
The Simplicity of Your Life is Defined By Your Needs

The simplicity of your life is defined by your needs. The less needs you have, the more simple your life is. I like this definition of simple living because it accommodates the reality that people live different lifestyles, and how they adapt them to be simple is open for personal interpretation. This means you don’t […]

The Smartphone is a Tool

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Simple Living | No Comments
The Smartphone is a Tool

“I’m giving up my smartphone!” somebody will defiantly say as they are striving to live a simple life. And while I don’t disagree that a smartphone can be a huge negative influence on your life, it can also be a great simplicity enhancer. The smartphone is a tool. Just like any other tool, how you […]