Tags » Anti-consumerism

Community road-trip: an intro

To date, this blog has been a perpetual Work In Progress as I write about living simply, sustainability and choosing an ethical lifestyle.
Coming soon in April 2015, I will be adding a regular series of entries which will document the travels of my wife, Heidi, and I as we explore Australia in search of alternative ways to do life separate from the mainstream. 153 more words
Ethical Living

Simple Living

I recently became acquainted with the concept of simple living. It’s a very straightforward idea, simplifying ones life. As someone who is anti-consumerist, keen on reducing my carbon footprint and hoping to provide the best balance in my children’s life (as well as my own), it just makes good sense. 351 more words

Health And Well Being

A few tips to spend less

We’re in the middle of Lenten season and our Lenten challenge this year has been a big one.  If you’re not familiar with Lenten it’s a 40 day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter typically observed by many Christian denominations.   943 more words

Tips And Tricks

Trapped By An Obsession With Freedom?

For the past year I’ve been obsessively paring down my stuff, and eliminating consumerist spending habits from my life. Essentially, I’ve become a minimalist. It’s freed me in all sorts of ways; given me more time for music and for the sweet and simple things…yet I’m still not satisfied. 554 more words

Responsible Gift Giving - Easter Edition

At some point between tripping over my millionth toy and stepping on another lego piece it happened – I have been slowly converting to anti-consumerism.  Sometimes I feel like this has made me a humbug when it comes to holidays.   856 more words


The One Where I Do Not Want To Be Your Valentine

I can’t decide if it’s sweet or sad that my mum still sends me a Valentine’s card every year. And when she wished me a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’ on the phone this morning, all I could think of to respond with was ‘Um, okay.’ I could sense her pitying me for being single this Valentine’s Day but it actually doesn’t bother me at all. 997 more words