12 Tips to Keep Holiday Gift Giving Meaningful and Clutter-Free

Keeping holiday shopping to a minimum with meaningful gift giving. Ditch the clutter this Christmas with 12 simple tips!

It’s In Our Blood… Thank You Pioneer Ancestors!

There’s something to be said for the tenacity of our ancestors through our DNA

Simplicity Rushes In

Others' expectations of me are what they want. Not what I need. And not who I was divinely created to be.

A Delicate Balance

If you're like me, you are stressed, tired, and overwhelmed - finding it a challenge to maintain the simple lifestyle you crave

Putting On My Super Hero Big Girl Panties

My ego was just a tad inflated to have heard my 14 year old daughter compare me to a super hero

Simply No Sleep Tonight

So, what do you do when your pets are keeping you awake all night? Write a blog post, of course!  With two cats and a large dog residing with us in our small home, it is not unusual for this to happen. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, and tonight it simply … Continue reading Simply No Sleep Tonight

Minimize Your Possessions

Perhaps the most obvious accomplishment in living a simpler lifestyle is to minimize the amount of possessions you own. This is one of my favorite parts of moving toward a simplified existence. I don’t generally find it difficult to let go of what I really don’t need. And there is nothing better than that feeling … Continue reading Minimize Your Possessions

The Immense Power of One Simple Word

For a number of years I have been practicing the discipline of One Word. One Word is the simple act of selecting a single word (not a phrase, not even two words - One. Word.) on which to focus throughout your entire year. This has never failed to both dramatically challenge me as well as … Continue reading The Immense Power of One Simple Word