I turned 43 on June 22nd. But being once a student and now a teacher, as well as sharing the day with my parents’ wedding anniversary, my birthday has never really held much expectation for me. My birthdays have generally been overshadowed by bigger events or simply buried under the hustle and bustle of end-of-school-beginning-of-summer … More The Four Gifts of My 42nd Year
There seems to be so many different aspects to living the Tiny Life. There’s all these different ideas to understand that are differently defined yet inherently linked to each other. There’s intentional living, sustainable living, white space, minimalism, the slow movement, I’m sure there are more. Every time I do some research on one of … More What Does It All Mean?
Two months ago, I renewed my library card and my life has taken a change for the better. Here are 6 reasons why. … More 6 Reasons to Renew Your Library Card
This summer I went to Spain and walked 500km of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. It’s a pilgrim’s route and the idea is to walk the Way carrying your life on your back, much the same way generations of pilgrims have done before. I had budgeted about three weeks’ of walking and a pack … More Ever Forward on the Journey to Minimalism
One big aspect of mindful consumption is food and eating mindfully. This includes being aware of what goes into our bodies, being aware of where it comes from and making sure that my eating practices don’t cause unreasonable harm to animals and the environment. (By “unreasonable”, I mean that I understand animals are killed for … More Mindful Eating
Happy New Year! So the New Year is upon us and it’s the season for resolutions! Personally, I’m not very good at resolutions. They quickly peter out within the first month. But I’m really good at experiments. In 2013, I did The Photo-A-Day Project. In 2015, I did The Closet Project. And now 2017 is going … More 2017: The Year of Mindful Consumption