The More Of Minimalism

The More Of Minimalism

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”  ~Lao Tzu Since becoming an accidental minimalist, I’ve regularly been asked what it’s like to live with less.  My answer… I don’t.  I have more than ever. There is a common misconception that minimalists live a life of deprivation. ...

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The Joy Of Pedal Power

The Joy Of Pedal Power

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells I love my bike.  I always have.  For as long as I can remember I’ve delighted at the feeling of rolling along on two wheels.  As a child, my bike represented a source of freedom.  It was an exciting and fun way for me to explore the world.  Not much has changed.  As an adult I still...

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How To Embrace Collaborative Consumption

How To Embrace Collaborative Consumption

“The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.” ~Ben Nicholson My son and I recently discovered a toy library at our local community centre.  What a great idea.  It’s a wonderful resource for children, and for parents such as myself who are raising their children with minimalist values.  Of course libraries are not new, but this unique application of the concept is...

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How To Start A Movement: Inspired By Dave Bruno and The 100 Thing Challenge

How To Start A Movement: Inspired By Dave Bruno and The 100 Thing Challenge

movement (‘muːvm(ə)nt) noun -a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas Imagine you’ve just spent five years building a business from a simple idea written on a Starbucks napkin (literally) to being a leading publisher and online source for audiobooks – then you sell your shares.  It’s the perfect entrepreneur’s fairy tale...

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Six Steps To A Minimalist iPhone (or Smart Phone)

Six Steps To A Minimalist iPhone (or Smart Phone)

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”  ~Hans Hofmann I recently shattered my iPhone screen beyond repair and my decision to replace the phone wasn’t easy.  I always look for ways to simplify my life and the iPhone is filled with so many bells and whistles that I questioned whether I really needed it. The truth is, I don’t need an...

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