Minimalists often document their journeys in decluttering, simplifying, and downsizing. When that journey reaches it’s conclusion, they find new interests and sometimes abandon their blogs. You can often find good information by reading their early posts even if they aren’t updating their blogs with new content. For this reason, I created this archive page for blogs that aren’t actively updated.
We realized our toddler didn’t ‘need’ yet another tractor, or a scooter, or a toddler iPad. What he needed was the space and help to use and develop his imagination. And to do that, he didn’t require this season’s Baby Gap. He required, basically, to be warm and dry in hand-me-downs to explore the (still, for the moment, free) world around him. We asked ourselves the big question: Can we raise one small child without the help of an army of big corporations? And realised that the answer was…. Um, durrrr. Some of our mothers did it. Most of their mothers did. Mothers all over the rest of the world are doing it right now.
by Jessica Dang
What is happiness? What does it mean? Where does it come from and how can I find it? Two years ago, I decided I would find out the answers before it was too late. My journey lead me to Buddhism and from there, thanks to some great people, books and blogs, I discovered a whole new world of minimalism. Over time, I learned that the best things in life aren’t things, and yet we spend out whole lives trying to accumulate stuff – clothes, cars, houses, fancy dinners, big televisions. There are people that have all of this stuff and are still unhappy, and there are people that have none of it and are happy – because they lead fulfilling lives that make a difference in the world. Clearly, stuff doesn’t equal happiness – great experiences and meaningful relationships do.
by Daniel Aipa
Aloha. I’m Daniel Aipa. I’m a writer, strength coach, creative junkie, and enjoy projects. This is my quiet space of reflection to tell stories and share my personal thoughts on life.
by Zoe Tucker
Daughter of hoarders. Beating my eating disorder, bipolar disorder, and a whole lot of debt one day at a time.
by Nina Nelson
*Note – this blog shifted focus to Herbal Remedies, with some focus on simple remedies.
I write about nurturing wellness through intentional living. Holistic health, sustainability, building meaningful relationships and living abundantly all fall into that spectrum. I think that simplicity and voluntarily living with less stuff is pretty key to living a life abundant in relationships and positive experiences. I’ve also seen firsthand how minimalism touches more than just possessions and how it’s even simplified the way I eat – which has resulted in far better health than ever before. Oh yeah, I have four small children (ages 6 and under) and one very, very handsome husband.
by Daniel and Vanessa Hayes
Videos and podcasts about living a simpler life.
I am a 52 year old single (16 years and loving it) male who lives in the great city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I have been “practicing” simple living ever since I “retired” at the age of 32. Although for the longest time, I did not know that I was living a simple lifestyle, I was just living how I wanted to, on my own terms and for me. I later found out, through the last few minutes of a PBS television show, that my choice of lifestyle was categorized under the Voluntary Simplicity umbrella, which now includes minimalist lifestyle, Simple Life design and other relative buzz words. And while I enjoy living a simple life, I am far from a minimalist as you can get, although I do like the idea at times and enjoy the many blogs dedicated to that particular lifestyle.