why simplicity and minimalism aren't enough

why simplicity and minimalism aren't enough

The problem is that we clear out, tote away, slow down, and let go, and then proudly pat ourselves on the back and go on with our lives. We neglect to realize that we have an innate drive to gather, forage, nest, and create and that by not doing these things we’re fanning the flames of frustration and unhappiness

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a practical guide to digital minimalism

a practical guide to digital minimalism

The Internet is literally shaping our minds and changing the way we interpret and comprehend information. And then there are problems that arise like comparison traps or the statistics that show a rise in depression after using social media or that it steals precious time away from those we love. It’s clear that we’re in serious need of embracing digital minimalism.

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the beginner's guide to self-sufficiency

the beginner's guide to self-sufficiency

I don’t know how far along the journey of learning traditional skills you are. Maybe you haven’t yet begun. Or maybe you’re like most people and don’t know where to start. I started a decade ago knowing only how to bake bread and sew a straight line on a sewing machine. Step by little step I built up my knowledge. That’s all it takes.

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the minimalist's guide to mindful prepping

the minimalist's guide to mindful prepping

We can all agree the world is strange, and no matter to what degree you think it’s so, we need to plan a few steps ahead of where we currently are. It’s a smart practice. But what do you do when you’re a minimalist, you seek simplicity, and don’t subscribe to doomsday scenarios? What does prepping look like inside of these parameters?

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push your crib right off a cliff (and your stroller too)

push your crib right off a cliff (and your stroller too)

I don’t think that strollers, cribs, playpens, bouncers, and walkers are bad, or that using them once in a while is terribly wrong. The problem is when we rely on them constantly, because when that happens we’re outsourcing ourselves to inanimate objects and putting unnecessary space in-between us and our little ones.

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