Image credit Julian Bialowas For many of us our annual holiday is the arc of our year. It’s that week or two that we’ve planned all year for. We’ve worked longer hours, saved, and cut back on coffee, all to get away for a bit. And a holiday at home just won’t do. If you… Continue reading The REAL reason you feel so relaxed on holiday (and how to get that feeling year-round!)
Photo credit unsplash-logoMira Bozhko I feel with absolute certainty that my journey towards a simpler way of life is still in its infancy. Even two years in, I am just beginning to understand the breadth that simplicity can have across life. How it can, if we allow it, seep into every corner. Even into our… Continue reading Eating mindfully: A ‘no-diet’ approach to eating this holiday season
Image credit Ian Schneider It’s the start of December and I’m already hearing people talk about New Years Resolutions! Many of us feel the pressure (and the possibility) of a New Year approaching and pick something we want to change in our lives. We announce it to the world and, ready or not, off we… Continue reading Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.
How many times a day do you think you check you check Facebook? Or anything on your phone? How many social media apps do you have installed? Do you sleep with your phone? Is your phone your best friend? Okay, Spanish inquisition over. But seriously, take a moment to consider these questions. If you don’t… Continue reading What happened when I deleted Facebook from my phone
So Christmas is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is looking full and my to-do list is getting longer. We have a full two months ahead of us. Christmas, and all of the jazz that surrounds that, plus renting our house out and moving around all of January. So… Continue reading Simple gift giving: 8 ideas to reduce your Christmas stress
Photo by Matthew Henry Some of you may have wondered what the Lovely in Simple Slow & Lovely refers to. Simple and slow are fairly self explanatory. But lovely…? What are referring to a good friend asked me? Well I didn’t know either until very recently. Until I discovered the concept of Hygge. Back in… Continue reading Hygge – the lovely of ‘Simple Slow & Lovely
So, if you haven’t heard, this month I’m playing along with The Minimalists for their Mins Game. It goes like this, day 1, get rid of 1 thing, day 2, 2 things… and so on until day 30, where you get rid of 30 items. At the time of writing this i’m on day 15,… Continue reading Some lessons on decluttering and simplifying mindfully