The Joy of Less Journal Giveaway at Cohesive Home

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Kate and Melissa over at Cohesive Home are giving away 2 copies of The Joy of Less Journal (Clear Your Inner Clutter)!

They’ve reviewed it in their latest podcast. Have a listen, and see if you’d like to start the New Year with a little inner decluttering…

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Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone! My apologies for it being so quiet here on the blog. But quiet isn’t necessarily a bad thing, is it? I feel like we can all use a little more quiet in our lives, particularly during a hectic month like December… {Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Dee

This week, we have a lovely contribution from Dee, who tells us about her sweet family and simple life in small town Minnesota. What an inspiration! Dee writes:

Growing up I learned more and bigger is obviously better. If you like a top for example, you must buy every color. If it’s on sale there is even more compulsion to buy. And if it’s from a thrift store every item should be considered. All this in a subconscious attempt to feel good, more complete and safe…

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Real Life Minimalists: CJ

Today, CJ from the Philippines tells us how she’s embracing minimalism as she graduates college. What a wonderful way to embark on life as a young adult! CJ writes:

Before hitting the second decade of my existence, I am delighted to discover the freeing and inspiring world of minimalism. Countless significant matters prevailed as soon as I stepped into a new entrance towards the path where my heart belongs…

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Real Life Minimalists: Amnesty

This week, I’m pleased to feature Amnesty, who tells us how she and her husband radically downsized to a hotel room. (Having lived in hotels for extended periods myself, I totally relate to the freedom this affords!). Check out more of her writing (and her workshops) on her blog. Amnesty writes:

I have always had the desire for mobility and travel. I feel that human beings have basic primal needs that can’t be met by fighting traffic, sitting in a cubicle, performing meaningless tasks and buying more stuff. So, I knew there had to be another way…

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Real Life Minimalists: Annie

Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for details.

This week, we have a wonderful story from Annie. She tells us how she went from organizing her stuff to minimizing it, and became a more conscious consumer {Read full post…}

The Joy of Less Journal Giveaway Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The Joy of Less Journal: Clear Your Inner Clutter giveaway! It warmed my heart to read all your wonderful comments, and I’m so grateful for your enthusiasm and support. I used to select three winners–and here they are… {Read full post…}

Giveaway: 3 copies of The Joy of Less Journal!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Joy of Less Journal: Clear Your Inner Clutter is being released today—and I’m giving away 3 copies to celebrate!

Decluttering often makes you ask questions that go beyond possessions—you have to confront your past, let go of emotions or expectations, and decide what you want for your future. That’s why it feels so liberating: decluttering frees you of psychological baggage as well as physical baggage…

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Real Life Minimalists: Fawn

I’m always delighted to receive an update from Fawn, who was featured in September 2010 and January 2014. Over twenty years as a minimalist, and such an inspiration! Fawn writes:

My name is Fawn and I have been a minimalist for over twenty years. There are few life circumstances that are not improved by the practice of minimalism! As a single mother, raising my four children was far less challenging by the clear focus on what we needed to spend our money on…

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Real Life Minimalists: Jane

Today, Jane from Australia shares her minimalist journey with us, as she embraces life as a new mom. Jane writes:

Hello everybody! My name is Jane, from Sydney, Australia and I consider myself a minimalist-in-training. I grew up in what appeared to look like a display home. My mother threw everything out, including things that meant a lot to me…

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