Browsing category: Voluntary Simplicity

How Many Days After the Last Snow Melt Should Gardeners Begin to Look for Hostas?

Reader question… “So one has hosta… and one has winter. My question is a bit more complex.”


Bring Love Into Your Home…

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us…”


Two Resolutions That Can Change Your Life

I heard on the radio this morning that every year most people make the same three New Years’ resolutions… to go on a diet, to stop smoking, and to spend less money.


What True Frugality Is… and What It Is Not

Have you ever noticed how many of the same people who are trying to promote a simple lifestyle make frugality into a negative concept…


The Apple Trees in Our Meadow… Heirloom or Wild?

There are apple trees in our meadow… fourteen large trees spaced out in a long uneven row that runs almost the entire length of the meadow. There were apple trees here when we bought this land, and I can remember picking apples from these trees when I was a child…


The Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone…”


What Do YOU See?

As we approached our wooded area on Saturday morning during our daily walk, my eye was caught by something lying on the ground.


What Living in the Moment Means To Me

The concepts of living in the moment and appreciating the uniqueness of now can sound too weirdly complicated to be a good fit in our aggressively busy world.


That Sense of Balance

It was a most frustrating day. A really bad thunderstorm that started just after dawn and the resulting power outage got the day off to a rather unfortunate start.


The Biggest Obstacle to a Simpler, Truly Fulfilling Life

“From your experience, what would you say is the biggest obstacle that people have to living a simpler, truly fulfilling life?” A reader asked me this question a few days ago, and I think my answer would have to be one word… “inertia…”