minimalism

So What the Hell is Minimalism?

When we talk about minimalism we generally think about a few key things. Firstly we think about having less material possessions. We think about not consuming so much. We think about living in a space free of clutter. We may even think about our needs versus our desires. But the intention of minimalism is not…

Praise Vs. Judgement. Why We Should Be Equally Weary of Both.

Countless articles have been written on why we shouldn’t take other people’s negative opinions of ourselves personally. Why we should take judgement from other’s with a grain of salt. Not to accept other people’s negative ideas of us, as our own. This is all true – you shouldn’t feel badly about yourself just because someone…

An Argument in Favour of Setting Zero Goals.

Today I finished reading Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus’s book: Everything that Remains. You may have heard of this duo, The Minimalists, as they now have a ragingly popular documentary on Netflix called Minimalism. I’ve been following their blog for some time now, and recently bought tickets for the Toronto leg of their current Less…

Applying Minimalism to Rejection & Shitty Relationships.

How does minimalism apply to dealing with rejection and bad relationships in our lives? When I speak about rejection I’m generally referring to the romantic type, but this can apply to all relationships in our lives. I recently started dating again after the end of a long term relationship, and found myself involved with someone I became quickly attached…

Racing The Clock. Our Unhealthy Relationship with Time.

How does minimalism apply to time in our lives? One of my biggest pet peeves in life is feeling like I am constantly racing the clock. I’m sure you can relate. Alarm, rise, shower, eat, coffee, shoes on, out the door, commute to work, workworkwork, commute, run errands, commute, come home, cook dinner, try to relax, catch…

Facing The Storm: When Life Gets Unexpectedly Difficult.

About six months ago my life changed drastically and unexpectedly. The relationship I’d spent the last four years of my life in, that I’d sacrificed things for, that helped me grow in a many ways, that I’d planned my future around; came to a grinding, abrupt halt. As I write this I am acutely aware of the…