Bedroom Shelves for Small Spaces

A place for everything, and everything in its place. – Benjamin Franklin. Small, comfortable bedrooms start with a clutter-free, well-organized space. While decluttering is the first real step to simplifying, bedroom shelves create the “place for everything” that balances storage and visual interest in a …

Simple Living: All Action is Progress

All action is progress – even seemingly wrong action. Any action toward simplicity is progress because when you take a step toward your goal, even a step in the wrong direction, you learn something. The information that comes with a misstep is data you can …

Declutter to Create Space for Change

Is there a change you’d like to create in your life? Maybe you’d like a new job or a new partner or to be healthier. Decluttering can help draw that change into your life. Nature abhors a vacuum. When you empty a space of the …

You Own 100% of Your Life

How much of your life actually belongs to you? There’s a good chance that little of your life’s framework is actually your own creation.   As children, we observe the world around us, take in survival strategies that allow us to fit into our families …

The 1-Hour Big Life | Simple Living Blueprint

Got an hour? That’s enough time to map out a plan to simplify and find more time and energy with some minimalist tactics. This quick exercise hits the “hot spots” and creates results and momentum that move you toward bigger changes. This blueprint applies the …

Just One Question

Even though we didn’t realize that our social infrastructure was a crispy stack of kindling, 2020 and COVID are burning down our metaphorical house. Personally and professionally, we’re reconsidering everything. Even if we are fortunate enough to avoid the virus, we need to find new …

What is Big Life | Simple Living?

Big Life Simple Living is saying “no” to everything that doesn’t beat your heart. Big Life Simple Living is shepherding your energy, time and passion to the elements of your big life that bring you joy and freedom. Building a Big Life is a highly …

Simple Living in a Crisis: Sleep, Move, Eat

Nobody expects a pandemic, but here we are. As we all face the chaos that comes with a health, economic and political crisis, simple living provides tools for facing the challenges of the moment. Here are some minimum daily requirements for beginning a journey toward …

Contentment in Uncertainty

“Rather than indulge or reject our experience, we can somehow let the energy of the emotion, the quality of what we’re feeling, pierce us to the heart. This is easier said than done, but it’s a noble way to live.” —Pema Chodren, When Things Fall …