More stuff is never the solution (except when it is)

I’m pretty sold on the concept of less is more. I’ve spent the last few years doing some major decluttering and realizing that having less stuff reduces my workload and more importantly, my anxiety. Minimalism also suits my introverted, highly sensitive nature. Less in my environment is soothing for my soul. And so as a natural part of this journey, my trips to the shops…

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How to be content (when all you want is more)

One of the biggest roadblocks to living a slower, simpler pace of life is discontentment. Wanting more leads to a constant state of neediness. We feel unsettled, unhappy, and the urge to join the masses in the fast lane becomes irresistible. But what if we could turn this around? What if we chose contentment? This week, after a couple of disappointments, I found myself feeling…

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How to make tough decisions: Two mindset shifts to help you

It was a tough decision. I never imagined I would quit. Long years slogging away at my degree(s), a rare job opportunity that I couldn’t let pass me by. It all seemed perfect. Until it wasn’t. It all seemed perfect until the day I sat in the car outside of work, tears running down my face, unable to move. Unable to function. Completely spent with…

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How connection helps me simplify my life

I’m an introvert. I function at my best with lots of quality alone time. Preferably in nature. Too much conversing, mingling and making small talk is literally bad for my health. My anxiety rears it’s ugly head and I become very easily stressed. However, if I don’t make connection a priority, my health suffers just as much. So why does this highly sensitive introvert still…

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Want to simplify? Become the curator of your life.

If your life is hectic, busy, and overflowing, then the idea of slowing down and simplifying probably sounds blissful. But it may also sound unattainable. And it might remain that way unless you become the curator of your life. Most people who want to make this change to slow down don’t know where to start. So they don’t. They get stuck, in the land of…

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