It's 3:25am on Thursday the 9th August. The past eight nights have been a viral roller coaster between my allergies, a respiratory infection, and a 24 hour stomach flu. 600 tissues, a night in hospital and seven days sleeping on the couch later, I am left fatigued, restless and empty. But slowly on the mend. … Continue reading Abundant Blessings
Today is the 2nd of August 2018. It's 8:30am and I have decided to take a day as I sit here on the couch nursing my clogged head and seasonal allergies. It's not a great day today so I'm staying indoors and allowing my allergy medication time to work some magic. Rob has left for … Continue reading Today I’m Going to Give Myself Time
Over the years I have come across some very wise, honest and caring people who have happily shared little pearls of wisdom at various stages of my life. Some of these have been given directly by someone close to me and others I’ve heard, read or seen along the way. Each of them have made … Continue reading Little Pearls of Wisdom
This morning I was reminded of a song by American singer-songwriter Jewel, whom I used to listen to. This was from her album Foolish Games back in 1995, but the lyrics are still so relevant today. "Little Sister" Hey little sister I heard you went to Mr. So and So, knock knock knockin on his … Continue reading We Gotta Start Feeding Our Souls
This year, one of the things I have been revisiting is my needs vs my wants. Radically eliminating my material belongings has helped me realise just how little I actually need. I have seen huge changes in my mindset which has opened up room for me to take things a little further. To keep things … Continue reading The Essentials challenge
I have spent over 10 years on my journey towards a simpler and more soulful life. Whilst I am still fine tuning, I certainly feel greater freedom and fulfilment following all the years of work I have put into creating a life with less stuff, more meaning, more intention and purpose. I have read a … Continue reading Maintaining Minimalism
As an introvert I’ve always felt a little overwhelmed and uncomfortable with small-talk and general chat-chat. Especially with people I don’t really know. I’m also not the sort of person who will randomly chat to strangers when I’m out and about, unless there is a specific need for it and I can see value in … Continue reading Conversations with Strangers: A Reflection
Over the past few years, I have spoken to a number of people who have shared their struggles with me about letting go of their belongings. Even though they know on a practical level they need to have a good clean up, or need to part ways with some items for whatever reason, their attachment … Continue reading Am I Unattached or Ungrateful?
Welcome into our home. A fairly modest 3 bedroom 2 bathroom suburban home. We had already down sized a heap of our belongings prior to moving into this house back in 2014. Given this is a personal blog about our journey towards a simpler and more soulful life, I wanted to publish a post about … Continue reading The Decluttering Project
In today's modern world we are surrounded by noise. We are constantly filling our space and minds with sound. Some of this comes from what we actively choose to listen to, while others are completely out of our control. There are external and internal sources. Environmental sources. Noise coming at us from every angle. Externally, … Continue reading What Are We Really Listening To?