buying into the lie of simplicity

About a year ago, I found myself embarking on a new way of life. A more simple life. A “Simple + Good” life, if I may. It was the perfect storm. I was leaving behind “A Necessary Rebrand” to rebrand myself, which was very exciting and would, of course, require a lot of research. And…

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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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1. things that matter

There are things that matter, and things that don’t. Like the things you see below in this photo. This jumbled mess of precious mementos and impulse purchases. You see, there are 6 necklaces here: 2 of which matter, and 4 of which don’t. We can view them as symbols of the many things sitting in…

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