Minimalism

Three Keys to Growth

Three Keys to Growth

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Elizabeth Appell Few of us are guided to fully own who we are. Almost everyone lives out of the misguided belief […]

Living Small In A Big World

Living Small In A Big World

“Since my house burnt down, I now own a better view Of the rising moon.” – Basho I’ve been on a quest to make my world small. It all started when I went big. I had a tiny house before they were vogue because it […]

Collect Memories, Not Stuff

Collect Memories, Not Stuff

I used to pride myself in knowing the only shopping I enjoyed was for produce. For me, a day at the Farmer’s Market was and is nothing short of a spiritual experience, while going to the mall is like a visit to the Inferno. That […]

The Power of Letting Go

The Power of Letting Go

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion When asked if people were doing the best they can, a mentor once said: “I don’t know. All I know is that my life is better […]

Unplug to Connect

Unplug to Connect

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard The desire to be seen is nothing new. We come into this world with a need for belonging. What’s new is the means in which we are getting that need met. […]

Nonattachment

Nonattachment

Apargraha, or nonattachment, brings us to the end of the Yamas portion of Patanjali’s Yamas and Niyamas. It invites us to enjoy life to the fullest while simultaneously being able to drop everything. This requires trust. Like a trapeze artist, who must let go fully […]

Nonexcess

Nonexcess

Whether we find ourselves overdoing it with food, work, exercise or any other preferred distraction of choice, Brahmacharya or nonexcess, invites us to remember the sacredness of all life. This guideline is a call to leave greed and excess behind and walk in this world […]