Tag: simple living

  • The Virus of Negativity

    Life After Stuff. I’m realising the ‘stuff’ isn’t just physical items. Negativity is something I’ve been trying to have less of in my life. It creeps in insidiously, through our pores like a poisonous gas. It also spreads rampantly from one person to another, more contagious than a virus and masks cannot protect us from […]

  • Mindful Money

    What if I told you I made $25,000 this week, all from the comfort of my lounge and wearing my pyjamas. Minimalism is about having less… and more. One of the areas I’ve been looking at in my life, is my budget. I want less debt and financial stress and more financial freedom. I define […]

  • Minimalism Inspiration

    This is not exactly a blog post today. I just wanted to share one of the biggest influences that got me on my current path to re examining my life. The concept of minimalism was not completely foreign to me. In fact, several years ago, I signed up to Joshua Becker’s newsletter, Becoming Minimalist. I […]

  • Actions and Values

    I’ve been listening to a podcast lately by The Minimalists. One of their favourite sayings is, “Do your short term actions align with your long term values?” In other words, do the things that you spend your time on on a daily basis, really reflect what’s important to you? I have found this so challenging […]

  • Life Gets in the Way

    I had a patient (I’m a nurse) say this to me this week, it was his excuse for not getting a medical issue looked at sooner. I’ve heard this statement plenty of times before, I’ve even said it myself. This time, however, hearing it really stopped me in my tracks and I’ve been thinking about […]

  • A Change Is Coming

    We bought our first home 18 months ago. I was 49. It’s the first time I’ve had a house that’s mine. I spent several years in government housing as a child and have been renting or living at my mother in law’s since then. I’d been dreaming about this my whole life. I couldn’t wait […]

  • Might as Well Face It We’re Addicted to Stuff

    If that title conjures up images of gyrating models in tight black dresses with slicked back hair and red lipstick, then you lived the 80s. Ah the 80s, famously known as the Decade of Excess. Looking back, the 80s were a real turning point in consumption. Up until then, there was less choice and less […]

  • Time Audit

    How much time do you spend on things in your life? Work, exercise, housework, watching TV, scrolling on social media? Does your time spent reflect what’s important to you? The things you spend your time on are actually the things that you prioritise, for good or bad.  I often wonder to myself, “where has the […]

  • Who Will Inherit Your Stuff…and will they want any of it?

    When my mum passed away, it was left to me to empty out her house. She had a lot of stuff. A LOT. I was quite traumatised by her death at only 58 years of age. While still in the depths of my grief, I was faced with the monumental task of having to empty […]

  • Declutter Queen

    Put your hand up if you’ve ever decluttered your home or had a big clean out? 🙋‍♀️ Now put your hand up if you’ve done it more than once 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️. I’m a serial declutterer. I regularly take a big bag of stuff to Vinnies and we diligently load up our curb side every 6 months […]