Minimalist Living

Finding happiness through living a more minimal lifestyle.

Reflecting on 40 Years – Words of Advice From the Old Man

Reflecting on 40 years - words of advice from the old man

As of this posting, I have been on this earth for 40 years. 40 years! How often do we hear the phrase, “Seems like just yesterday”? But, it really does seem like just yesterday that I was playing Little League baseball, watching Punky Brewster, and playing Contra on Nintendo. Where does the time go? As more and more gray hairs keep showing up on my head, I have really started to reflect back on the … Continue reading...

I Quit Social Media – And I’m Loving It!

I quit social media
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Maybe it was the incessant political arguments on Facebook. Or it might have been the almost robotic responses to so many Instagram posts clamoring for likes and followers. It could be the personal finance “bros” on Twitter mocking another person for not saving $250,000 by the time they turned 30. I’m not sure what pushed me over the edge. Either way, I did it. I quit social media. And I … Continue reading...

What is Minimalism? And More Importantly, What It’s Not

What is minimalism? And more importantly, what it's not
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Looking back on this blog now that it is just about two years old (woohoo!), I realize I probably should have started with a post on the definition of minimalism. One of my first posts did discuss my journey into minimalism, but I’m not sure I spent enough time truly defining the concept.

There are lots of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what minimalism is, and what it isn’t. … Continue reading...

Lessons Learned from The Minimalists in “Less is Now”

Less is Now Documentary by The Minimalists

The Minimalists have put out their second film, titled Less is Now. It is directed by another minimalist, Matt D’Avella, and is currently available on Netflix. Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus started The Minimalists over ten years ago. In their second film, they dive into the “why” behind their minimalism, speaking passionately about how their upbringings and experiences have led them toward a more simple, … Continue reading...

21 Words to Live By for a Better 2021

I don’t really like traditional goals or resolutions. Sometimes they are too difficult to fulfill, leaving me frustrated or disappointed. Other times, I do accomplish a goal only to be left with a feeling of, “Now what?”.

So instead, I created a list of 21 words to live by for a better 2021. 21 words that will improve my life, and hopefully yours, too! These are the words I would like to use and utilize … Continue reading...