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The 5 Ages of Minimalism

I was a minimalist at 18 when I lived in Fiji and worked as a volunteer teacher in a high school for a year. I owned less than ten garments and had a free roof over my head with a couple of free pieces of furniture. That was minimalism but not through choice. Now, many […]

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Spending a Little More May Bring Joy, But Its Impact Will Be Huge!

Are you finding it challenging to cope with the ever-increasing expenses rate? What about your paycheck … is it increasing with the same rate? If your expenses rate keep on increasing faster than your paycheck, where do you think you will end up? I am afraid to say… BROKE! It is  hard to accept that […]

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How Can Simple Living Help You Live With Passion?

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by the amazing couple Laura and Mark from Enjoy Life Slowly. We spent around 30 minutes talking about how simple living can help you focus on what matters most to you and live a passionate, purposeful life. Enjoy listening to the interview now Click here to listen […]

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4 Easy Steps To Let Go of the Junk, Not the Memories

My basement is a disaster. Boxes and boxes of stuff take up this unlived in space. I had five totes of VHS movies. I don’t even own a VCR, why in the world am I taking up space with these unusable items? There is no logical reason for keeping them. So why was I hanging […]

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12 Tips To Declutter Your Mind And Make Space For Happiness

Our mind is always churning, imputing, processing, storing. It is full of stuff. And the new stuff keeps coming in, through all our senses, constantly, often more than one at the time. And all that stuff competes for our attention and we try to give it the best we can, all at the same time. […]

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Slow Down and Take Stock

This is a guest post by Jo Bennett from the Minimalist Self Blog. How are you at sitting still? If you meditate regularly, you likely have an answer to this. If you do not meditate, then give sitting a try – set an alarm for 15 minutes, do nothing and see what happens. You may […]

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What Does Simple Living Mean To You?

My friend Joel Zaslofsky from Value of Simple is running an interesting project called “What Simple Living Means To Me”.  It is part of his GREAT SimpleREV initiative that’s going to change the simple living world forever! For the first time ever, all simple living advocates will gather in one place to connect, inspire and revive. […]

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FREE Live Webinar: Overcome Your Fears, Find Your Passion and Enjoy The Best Days of Your Life In 4 Simple Steps

A few days ago, I received an interesting message on Midway Simplicity facebook page. What stood out for me in that message was this sentence… “Now that I sit here with all the things I truly love, want, need and having a clear mind I’m asking myself what’s next?” It is a message from a […]

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The Top Simplicity Blog in 2013

I’m glad to announce that the top simplicity blog in 2013 is… The Simple Year by Kandice Bridges Her blog is very authentic and full of practical tips. Congratulations Kandice! You truly deserve it. I plan to invite Kandice to be my guest on the Midway Simplicity show in 2014. Thanks to everyone who participated […]

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If You Don’t Know The Right Simplicity Definition Now, You’ll Complicate Your Life Later

What is simplicity? I receive regular emails from my readers who are struggling to pursue simplicity. They feel obligated to declutter stuff that they don’t want to get rid of. They feel forced to do certain things that they are not comfortable doing in order to live simpler. So instead of pursuing simplicity to make […]

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