the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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an empty bag : shopping for “more”

Have you ever gone shopping? Ha, what a question, right? Of course you’ve been shopping. But have you ever been shopping just to shop? Yeah? Me too.  Usually, I’m looking for something – anything – to lift my spirits, as if a new bra has the power to alter my daily reality. But then I…

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