Organizing versus simplifying

"ORGANIZING is very different than SIMPLIFYING. ORGANIZING is a temporary fix while SIMPLIFYING is a completely different way of doing life."

Andrea Dekker is our expert contributor for this month’s Live course module: Simplify. When I read these words in one of her posts, I immediately copied them down because they are so true and illuminating: “ORGANIZING is very different than SIMPLIFYING. ORGANIZING is a temporary fix while SIMPLIFYING is a completely different way of doing life. […]

Treat Yourself to These Luxuries of Simplicity

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The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci Many people equate minimalism or voluntary simplicity with austerity or deprivation. They picture minimalism as cold hard days with the most basic of meals and a home that echos with emptiness- instead of seeing what remains […]

When We Stop Making It Complicated

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: If you can’t explain it to a six year-old, you don’t understand it yourself. – Albert Einstein January is a wonderful time for change. You can see it in yourself and others. The big plans and the resolutions. I will run this much, I will […]

A No-Gift Christmas with Kids

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Heather Greenwood Davis’s family is having their second no gift Christmas. Heather and her husband took their two sons on an around the world adventure for a year and living out of backpacks changed their views on what they really need. Not only because they […]