Simplifying More Than Our Stuff

"We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it." - Donald Horban - When we discuss scaling down we immediately think of “stuff”- all those material possessions we have accumulated in life. However, what else can we simplify besides our material possessions? How about our thoughts? Our beliefs? Our outlook on the universe?

The Power of Photographs

I have learned and continue to learn many lessons as I build this little bitty house of mine. Recently another lesson was thrown my way. A memory is defined as “something remembered from the past; a recollection”. A question for you is do you believe memories are important? They are our life experiences, but do they make us who we are? Are they moments that should come and go while we live and focus on the present?

You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn to Surf

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” That is what Jon Kabat-Zinn encourages us all to do. It’s been about 3 months since I last wrote. I took a break to learn to surf. Not the surfing you might imagine with my new home being at the beach, but learning to navigate ups and downs and manage expectations. Shall I just say I'm learning to “go with the flow” and not fight the whitewater.