Minimalism

The Minimalism Challenge: Books

When I started to lean into Minimalism, the first push-back I encountered was the idea of getting rid of my books. Books have always been my friends. Literally, that’s what I call them—my friends. I’ve gone through some hard patches in my life. More so than most, less than some. Throughout it all, I could… Continue reading The Minimalism Challenge: Books

Advice · Minimalism

Q&A: Why would you get rid of all your stuff?

There are a few questions about minimalism that I have fielded, both from friends and family and from myself. I thought I’d take a moment before the upcoming posts on my Minimalist Challenge to answer three of those questions. Just the term minimalist tends to carry with it a particular image, but let’s make something… Continue reading Q&A: Why would you get rid of all your stuff?

Advice · Current events · Kansas City · Research

Searching for Truth and Purpose

My post-election blog post, which elicited some interesting comments through Facebook, mentioned my intention to join up with some nonprofits or local political organizations in order to combat the regressive policies that are sure to come under a Republican-majority government. My first foray into this world was through a rather large organization here in Kansas… Continue reading Searching for Truth and Purpose

Inspiration · Minimalism · Relationships · Writing

A Perfect Storm

Have you ever noticed that there can sometimes be a “perfect storm” of ideas that seem to bombard you one right after another? Has your life ever changed, dramatically, in a few short months, shifting your entire worldview? Well, it’s happened to me. It’s happening right now. In my previous post, Discovering Minimalism, I talked… Continue reading A Perfect Storm