Browsing category: Voluntary Simplicity
Why Would Anyone Deliberately Choose a Simple Life?
First let me say that I agree… I wouldn’t be happy living a life of purging, scrimping, and deprivation either… but that’s purging, scrimping, and deprivation, NOT simple living. Done right, simple living should be a positive experience, not a negative one…
Rethinking Multitasking & The Myth of Quality Time
Think about it. In the same way that multitasking prevents you from giving your full attention to any single thing, trying to do several things at once also robs you of the pride in accomplishment and enjoyment that you could derive from each job individually well done.
A Toad in the Hand
This time of year the ground is still pretty cold here, and it’s not unusual to find toads buried deep into the soil. If we have any digging to do, we dig very cautiously.
It’s Been a Long Time Coming…
It’s been a long time coming, but I THINK spring is finally here. The snow is completely gone… EVERYWHERE…
One In, One Out vs. Purging for a Reason
Reader question… “A friend told me that I should always purge an item if I buy something similar, even if the item to be purged is still in good condition or if I am still using or wearing it…”
Some Thoughts on Avoiding GMOs
Reader question… “I am wondering what are your thoughts on genetically modified foods? I am trying to avoid GMOs wherever I can, but I’m finding it’s very difficult and I feel like I’m in over my head…”
Can Credit Cards Be Used Responsibly?
Reader question… “Would you share your thoughts about the cash envelope system versus the use of credit cards? I read today that any use of a credit card is irresponsible and that anyone using a credit card will end up spending more money than if they used only cash.”
Learn to Enjoy Every Minute of Your Life
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future…”
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.”
Accomplishing What Needs To Be Done… Efficiently, Quickly, and With As Little Stress As Possible
Eventually just about everybody comes to the realization that housework is never ending and involves drudgery, tedium, and getting your hands dirty.