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@TheMinimalists: A Documentary About The Important Things

‘The Minimalists: A Documentary About The Important Things’ is a documentary by @TheMinimalists about questioning how we live our lives and where we find happiness. 298 more words

Dharma / Tibetan Buddhism

Wednesday Wisdom: Wanting what you have trumps having what you want...

“It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.” – Diogenes the Cynic

Diogenes the Cynic famously lived in a barrel on the street, and when asked by Alexander the Great what he wanted in life, Diogenes apparently requested only that Alexander move to the side as he was blocking the sun. 250 more words

Should we consider having six meals a day?

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Nutrition

Minimalist wardrobe dilemmas

I’ve been doing copious amounts of reading, to keep me occupied while bedridden for the last four weeks. I’ve read a lot about minimalism, the dangers of consumerism, problems with fast fashion, and building a capsule wardrobe. 495 more words

Selling Yerba Mate to Chinese Tea Drinkers

Yerba Mate is the ever trendy, and growing in popularity, warm drink native to South America. During my 5 month stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this drink was a daily ritual that encouraged socializing and productivity. 149 more words

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