Minimalism

Decluttering: Letting Go of the Sentimental Stuff

06.23.17

Letting the sentimental stuff go

Items with sentimental value are the hardest to let go, but I think you know that else you wouldn’t be reading this. I’ve always been a sentimental person, keeping all sorts in my pretty ‘memory boxes’ from concert ticket stubs to one of my wedding invitations. Then there were all the photo albums, things people had given me as gifts and all those tacky trinkets I had bought on my travels. It’s all gone now, except for five items, and I feel so much better. I know a lot of people struggle with this process and whilst I can’t tell you what to do, as someone who has been through it, I can share my perspective and what worked for me.

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Living

Dear gym, I quit. It’s not me, it’s you!

06.16.17

Dear gym, I quit. It's not me, it's you!

Being healthy is really important to me. Without our health we haven’t got much and it should be a priority for all of us. Sadly, we can’t be healthy without a combination of good food and exercise. Getting that balance right isn’t always easy and lord knows I still struggle but I recently took an unexpected step in the right direction and quit the gym.

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Living / Minimalism

A MINIMAL CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR

06.10.17

A year round minimal capsule wardrobe

I’ve never considered myself very stylish. I wanted to feel stylish but always felt like I was pretending when it came to clothes. ‘Who would I try to be this week?’ I grew up reading fashion magazines, thinking the women in them looked perfect. I wanted to be perfect too so I would try and dress like them. I never knew what my ‘style’ was. I just used to buy whatever the celeb I was into at that time was wearing or what glamour magazine told me to. If I saw a friend looking good in something, I’d maybe buy that. Like most women, I aimlessly built up a huge collection of clothes, shoes and bags that just weren’t right for me.

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Living / Minimalism

INTRODUCING THE 7 DAY MINIMAL MINDSET CLEANSE

06.02.17

Introducing the 7 day minimal mindset cleanse

Pre minimalism, I used to look at other people living minimal decluttered lives and wonder how on earth they did it. How could I declutter all the rubbish in my life and be left with only the good stuff? l It looked great on the surface – perfect even – but how could I make changes to my own life to get where they were? Was it even possible for me to do so, realistically and long term?

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Travel

SLOW TRAVEL: PARIS WITHOUT A PLAN

05.26.17

Slow travel: Paris Without a Plan

My fifth time in Paris but this time it was different – there was no itinerary and no specific plan. This was a first for me and being the itinerary maniac I am (think Monica from FRIENDS), it felt very strange. In an attempt to simplify my travels and apply a little minimalism, I’m trying to spend less time researching and planning. It can be really time consuming, not to mention expensive, when you’re cramming as much in as possible.

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