Mindless Ownership

We live in a consumption-based culture that places incredible value on ownership, where choosing not to own is seen as a radical act. By these standards, call me radical. I don't actually like owning a lot of stuff. Let me repeat that. I am happier with less stuff. What does it even mean to "own" something? At its …

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Learning to Let Go

While I find the physical act of letting go - purging and decluttering - deeply rewarding, I am finding the emotional act of letting go difficult. This is not because I have an emotional attachment to things in the sense that I'll miss them, but because I harbor guilt around the purchase. I keep thinking about why I purchased that thing …

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Living Authentically

People who are at peace with being minimalists or living more simple lifestyles have done some personal work to get there. They've spent some time reflecting on their values and really identifying the difference between their wants and their needs. Further, they know what they are passionate about. It is this combination of critical elements that makes …

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