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Month: February 2017

Stress Kills Creativity & How You Can Fix It

Stress Kills Creativity & How You Can Fix It

I am smack in the middle of my last semester. The stress of tests and final projects are bogging me down and my creativity isn’t doing it’s job.   Because this represents the 800th incarnation of this recurring nightmare, I have been able to evaluate [...]
VIDEO: Minimalism and the Consumerist Trap: An Annoying Lesson

VIDEO: Minimalism and the Consumerist Trap: An Annoying Lesson

Minimalism is hard, and sometimes you get snagged by the consumerist trap! Here, I share a mistake that I had that cost me more money than I want to admit, and how it relates to our minimalist journey. How do you avoid and overcome the [...]
VIDEO: Why Moms Need Minimalism

VIDEO: Why Moms Need Minimalism

Tiff explains what minimalism has done for her as a mom. As a new mom, all of your normal responsibilities plus the care of your new baby can feel so overwhelming! Minimalism has helped me to put the most important things first and let the [...]
VIDEO: We Did it Again! Brig’s Consumerist Trap and Facebook Rant

VIDEO: We Did it Again! Brig’s Consumerist Trap and Facebook Rant

We are brand new to minimalism and we continue to struggle with not buying stupid stuff. This video provides warnings about a popular product advertised through Facebook. That's another thing Brig is pretty fed up with at this point... Facebook. I am not saying Viddyoze [...]
Minimalism is Overwhelming, at First

Minimalism is Overwhelming, at First

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]inimalism is not just a one-and-done experience, it is a process and a journey. Realizing this gives me comfort because as Brig and I decided that minimalism is the type of lifestyle that we want to live, it was not easy to begin! When Brig and [...]
How I Get Myself to Drink More Water

How I Get Myself to Drink More Water

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]rinking enough water in a day is a constant trial! If you’re like me, you get busy and completely forget to drink water. By the end of the day, I have a headache and my body feels sluggish and tired. A lot of the health […]

BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by John Tiffany (Adaptation), Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by John Tiffany (Adaptation), Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

Not a complete waste of time, but I saw this coming. I wish I could give this 2.5 stars. Two is a bit harsh, three is far too generous. I thought most of the character development was decent, given how concise it was. Certain aspects, […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Cartel by Don Winslow

BOOK REVIEW: The Cartel by Don Winslow

Epic. Dark. Realistic. I was amazed at how true to life this story seemed. I have no personal experience in the cartel world, but what little I know seems to coincide with this narrative. If not for the voice and distinctive style of fiction, you […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Douche Walks Into a Bar…: An Encyclopedia of Douchebaggary by Jordan Eyre

BOOK REVIEW: A Douche Walks Into a Bar…: An Encyclopedia of Douchebaggary by Jordan Eyre

This is the most hilarious, and accurate, representation of the douche-opolis we call earth. Eyre writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re listening to a buddy describe the megadouche they just ran into. This is a perfect gift for your friends and […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

BOOK REVIEW: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

Repetition works, and Afremow reiterated that in form and focus. This is good information. It was short, sweet, and to the point. I found most of the information was a reminder, rather than a novelty, though I did experience some revelation. The information is applicable […]