Browsing category: Voluntary Simplicity
Coping with a Power Outage
Reader question… “We found ourselves in a situation without electrical power for two days last week after the ice storm downed power lines in our neighborhood. We had never experienced a power outage before and weren’t prepared. My question…”
I Think Contentment is Almost a Default Characteristic
I think contentment is almost a default characteristic. Think about how babies and small children are happy with very simple pleasures… they almost have to be taught over a period of years to want something bigger, better, “more fun.”
Procrastinating is a Habit… Nothing More
The dictionary defines procrastinating as “postponing doing something, especially as a regular practice.”
When You Give The Gift Of A Smile
Every morning I wake up with the feeling that I am being watched, and I open my eyes to see the youngest of our little five-pound dogs sitting motionless in front of me, staring at my face. If I don’t smile, she doesn’t change her position, but the minute I smile…
Making the Most of Those Lifestyle Challenges
Most of you have seen and many have probably participated in some of the various lifestyle challenges that circulate through the Internet…
Do I Really Want Another Dishwasher?
Do I really want another dishwasher? I don’t know. We have had some miserable luck with our last three dishwashers, with each one being a “more trouble than it’s worth” situation.
Are You Tired of the Noise?
Are you tired of the noise? Not just the noise that surrounds us at work or out in the world… the machines, the sounds of construction… the airplanes, the sirens, the cars and the trucks… the clangs and the crashes and the horns…
So If There is a Plus Side to this Whole Unfortunate Incident…
The resulting noise was incredible. The ground shook. And suddenly the loud machinery noises stopped as the men all came to stand in front of the collapsed wall. The truck driver’s face was beet red and he kept saying “I am SO sorry” over and over again.
A Simplicity Anyone Can Live With
I love the concept of voluntary simplicity… consciously sorting out those things in my life that are important to me and my family… intentionally eliminating or minimizing those things that cause us stress…
Some Thoughts About Voluntary Simplicity
Voluntary simplicity is a philosophy. Often called compassionate living, it is a conscious choice to simplify your life and a deliberate downshifting to create the life and home environment that fit you and your family.