Design a simple life.
“The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” — Joshua Becker
Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff on our minds. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be ... it’s time to make a change.
Erin Loechner—Author, Chasing Slow
“Without grace, minimalism is another metric for perfection.” — Erin Loechner
I just finished reading Erin’s new book, Chasing Slow, and it was one of the best decisions I have made this year—without question. I felt affirmed and encouraged by her words in practically every chapter.
“Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn’t.” — Brian Gardner
A simple life is all about being intentional—with the things you do, with the things you own, and with the people you spend time with. It’s about holding onto the things that matter, and letting go of the things that don’t.
Life at fifty.
“If you don’t have time to do what matters, stop doing things that don’t.” — Courtney Carver
Turning 50 is considered by many a milestone. I think the completion of any decade is a time for celebration. Until now the focus for me of each decade of my adulthood has been something specific and somewhat stressful.
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott
We are overwhelmed and distracted by notifications from our phones, tablets and computers. We also like to blame those devices for the busy lives we lead. While they are partly to blame, we need to take a look in the mirror.
“You might get 85 years on this planet—don’t spend 65 paying off a lifestyle you can’t afford.” — Cait Flanders
A minimal approach to fashion is all about curating a simple, ethical wardrobe you love that will sustain a life you love. Your closet should be filled with high-quality pieces you absolutely love that will, hopefully, last years.