how i’m choosing to simplify (quarantine or not)

There are a million ways to strip things down, cut them in half, pare them in pieces, and minimalize. Whatever words you choose to Google to find the magic antidote that will work for you will likely bring up one of a hundred different methods. From Konmari to The Minimalists, from the 10×10 Challenge to…

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navigating fear, embracing simplicity: my notes on COVID-19

It’s pretty safe to say there’s really nothing good about this whole Coronavirus scare. Toilet paper is flying off the shelves, long-anticipated travel plans are being cancelled, and there’s significant fear in the fact that – while we probably won’t die from it – we might pass it on to someone who could. Personally, I’ve…

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the important difference between simplicity & complacency

….and why worrying too much about either one only gives you anxiety. When I entered my first serious relationship, everything was exciting. There was the first date, the first kiss, the first “I Love You,” the first too-late night, the first anniversary, and the moving-in. There were the first discussions about where things would go…

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maybe it’s time for something new : tips for simplicity

Driving through parts of the Tennessee countryside I’ve never seen before, I am always struck by one thing: the simplicity of it all. I mean, when I first moved out to College Grove, it certainly felt like I was in the “middle of nowhere,” but I quickly became familiar with the fastest routes to the…

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