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Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?

In reading more about minimalism and pursing a more simple life, I stumbled across some attitudes toward it that were interesting.

Ideas like “only wealthy people can afford to be minimal, as they can replace something if they really need to” or, “minimalism is only for the privileged, who can choose it rather than do it out of necessity” pop up in opinion articles across the web. 1,068 more words

Frugality

Live in the Moment

A few months ago I picked up a book called, “Mindfulness and Money”. I was proud because I bought the book used and usually when I go into a bookstore I want to buy all of them and they are all full priced. 665 more words

Consumerism

The Blessing of Being Alive Is the Blessing of Being a Creator

The blessing of being alive is the blessing of being a creator. People often say, “Be glad you’re alive,” but you may have often thought, “Look at the news and tell me what’s good about being alive. 240 more words

Contemplation on a Sunday afternoon, 2018

Today I am pondering some deep questions:

Why does IGA sell those insulated shopping bags for the transport of cold or hot items, when the IGA employee who packs your cold or hot items in your regular bags and puts in dry pasta and cans of soup in the insulated ones? 65 more words

Social Commentary

What I learned from a 21 day social media fast

1. It wasn’t as hard as I anticipated it being

Like I was pretty freaked out thinking it was going to be so difficult! I pumped myself up with pep talks. 1,076 more words

Review: The Saber Vape Pen

I’ve enjoyed trying out the Saber Vape Pen over the last couple of months.  It’s a vape pen for concentrates: wax, shatter, oil and all types of cannabis extracts with textures ranging from brittle toffee to gloopy sludge.  691 more words

Cannabis

Monetised Fear: Canned 'Clean' Air

I live in a valley blessed with such clear air and low levels of light pollution that I can gaze in wonder at the Milkyway on cloudless nights. 889 more words

Mining Waste