Monthly Archives: December 2014

My Minimalism Story by Debbie Smith

Almost five years ago, my daughter Hayley and I walked into the cute little cabin we were renting for the weekend, escaping Melbourne – escaping the stress! It was a rainy, cold day in the Victorian coastal town of Lorne, … Continue reading

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How a power outage made for special memories

What are memories all about? They are about experiences. Not about the “things” we own. They are about the special relationships we have with the people we love. Our family, friends and pets. It’s about the sharing of meals and … Continue reading

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12 Credit cards. Is that too many?

Credit Cards – how many do you have? I had 12! I’m gradually getting rid of them. I just cancelled one that I hadn’t used for months and months. I received an invoice for the 12 month renewal – $89. And … Continue reading

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What is minimalism?

  Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. … Continue reading

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Unloading the stuff! It’s not easy.

  Although I have been going on about living as a minimalist I have to confess that I am a long way from being a true minimalist. I have just gone through the painstaking task of tossing a whole lot … Continue reading

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How do you know if you are a chronic hoarder?

  Is this picture familiar? Do you find it impossible to throw anything away?

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The Mexican Fisherman

A businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large Yellowfin Tuna. The businessman complimented the Mexican on the quality of his … Continue reading

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