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How a Minimalistic Approach to Life Can Help Ease Stress

Do you ever feel inspired to learn more about the mind body connection and start practicing a morning routine to reduce stress because you just feel overwhelmed by all the clutter in your life? If so, you may want to consider the benefits of a more minimalistic approach to life. Minimalism generally refers to getting rid of…

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5 Awesome Free Things to Do on Black Friday

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Are you a Black Friday shopper? Last year 225 million people went shopping the day after Thanksgiving. That's one in three Americans. Some of them camped out overnight and missed Thanksgiving with their family in the name of a good deal. Now, I love a…

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Read more about the article Should You Keep Your Fat (or Thin) Clothes?
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Should You Keep Your Fat (or Thin) Clothes?

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: My husband lost 50 pounds recently. Ironically, his health quest started almost to the day that I found out I was pregnant with our second child. In six months he lost 50 pounds by watching his diet and running and lifting weights. At 43, he…

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Read more about the article In Defense of a Small Home Library
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In Defense of a Small Home Library

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: The most contentious area to simplify or minimize in a home? Books. Nothing has raised hackles or eyebrows more than our decision to reduce our home library from a few hundred titles to a few dozen. While radically de-cluttering our home I boxed up most…

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Read more about the article Why Simple Is So Much Work
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Why Simple Is So Much Work

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Mandi set a blistering pace with her Simplifying for Fall Challenge in August. I followed along, even got a head start the week before, and it still took me two weeks to simplify a half dozen areas of our home. Simplifying my home, schedule and…

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Read more about the article Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life
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Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: It seems like such a small thing and such an innocuous item to have in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer. Juice. I grew up with juice. I drank orange juice and lemonade. My mother bought the frozen concentrate cans and mixed it up in pitchers.…

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Read more about the article What’s the One Thing Every Home Needs? White Space
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What’s the One Thing Every Home Needs? White Space

The following  guest post is from  Brooke of Slow Your Home: As far as minimalism goes, I would consider myself on the fringes. One who, like Joshua Becker, embraces the idea of rational minimalism.One who loves the simplicity of living in an uncluttered home and the peace that brings. At the same time I want…

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Maybe the Answer is Owning Less

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: “Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” - Peace Pilgrim Four years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 60% our possessions. We removed clothes, furniture,…

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Read more about the article You Own Your Money… It Doesn’t Have to Own You
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You Own Your Money… It Doesn’t Have to Own You

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: You Own Your Money... It Doesn't Have to Own You For the past several years, I have been writing about the importance of finding simplicity in life... about aligning our lives with our greatest passions. The possession of money is not contrary to a simplified life,…

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Minimalism Our Way

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: In May 2008, my family of four decided to become minimalist. And since then, we have been on a journey to define what that means. We live in suburbia. We have two small children. We are active in our community. We love to entertain and show…

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