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Using minimalism to declutter, destress and focus on what matters

Using minimalism to declutter, destress and focus on what matters
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SMART Living 365 | Ideas to create a more happy and fulfilled life--365!SMART Living 365 | Ideas to create a more happy and fulfilled life–365! Simple Living Institute - News The Simple Hedonist Blog « {re}made by hand{re}made by hand Last week, I unveiled my focus word for 2014: space. Since then, I’ve been noticing it everywhere. The thoughts have been pouring out of me. I had to start a list of ideas to explore. In the end, I decided to start an ongoing series here on Remade By Hand so I can dig more deeply. Nine days into 2014. The task before me? I’m not even going to tell you how long I spent agonizing and procrastinating. I did end up sharing it — finally — but only after setting up a teeny tiny subset of Facebook friends with whom I felt 100% safe sharing. It’s true, of course, that when you post something on the Internet, anyone can find it. Eventually, if I do my job right, I will be comfortable sharing my posts with the world. Yeah…I’m not even close. The Reason Behind the Reluctance I’d been feeling so good about learning to take up space, having recently reclaimed this blog and all, that I was thrown by my sudden fear. Seen as a person. Oh…and not just seen by the faceless masses. The Underlying Fear Yes.

Hedgehog's dilemma Both Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud have used this situation to describe what they feel is the state of individual in relation to others in society. The hedgehog's dilemma suggests that despite goodwill, human intimacy cannot occur without substantial mutual harm, and what results is cautious behavior and weak relationships. With the hedgehog's dilemma, one is recommended to use moderation in affairs with others both because of self-interest, as well as out of consideration for others. The hedgehog's dilemma is used to explain introversion and isolationism. Schopenhauer[edit] The concept originates in the following parable from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's Parerga und Paralipomena, Volume II, Chapter XXXI, Section 396:[1] A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter; but, as they began to prick one another with their quills, they were obliged to disperse. Freud[edit] Social psychological research[edit] References[edit]

Throwback Road blog I am very excited about this new addition to our suburban homestead! Drumroll please…..Introducing our new Deadwood Stove. This little beauty actually has given me great peace of mind since she has walked into our life. If you read my post earlier this week, Not in my backyard, you know that we live in Colorado, where timber is very hard to come by. Now what else do most suburbanites have…a big, shiny gas grill. After much research, we decided on the Deadwood Stove. I know some people are thinking…..why did you not just build your own rocket stove? Here are some specs on this little beauty: 1. Included with the stove is a great picture manual on how to set up your stove. There are many YouTube videos on cooking over the Deadwood Stove, as well as some great information on their website. This stove has given my family the ability to being one step closer to self reliance.

Slow Your Home, Love Your Life Welcome to Your Awakening: You’re Not Alone! Last updated on January 30, 2010 at 9:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News * Visit in5D Connection where you can find your soul mate or join one of our amazing groups. EVERYONE is welcome! by Gregg Prescott, We’re entering a new spiritual awakening paradigm of thought which is exponentially gaining momentum. Within this shift of consciousness is a new mentality that refuses to be locked inside the box of conventional wisdom and brainwashed rhetoric. At first, one may begin to seek their own inner truths in private but as the awakening continues, his or her search becomes an integral part of their lives. “Who’s gonna win the big game this weekend?” I have the same answer that I say under my breath: “Who really gives a rat’s ass?” The term “conspiracy theory” always seems to have a negative association linked to it, mainly by the main stream media. The ego becomes exposed as we learn how to understand and control our materialistic ways. Gregg

Homesteading Archives - Homestead Honey When the sun sets at 5pm, and you don’t have electricity to light the house, there is not much else to do in the evenings but read. While I have always been a huge lover of books and reading, I don’t think have ever read as many books as I have this winter (well, perhaps when I had nursing newborns!) Over the past few months, I’ve excitedly poured through Waldorf Education curricula, zipped through a few novels, listened to several children’s novels that Brian has read aloud to Ella, and mostly, read many, many homesteading books. While I have homesteaded over a decade, there is really no end to the learning that I will do. And that is exactly what I’d like to share with you today – books for homestead inspiration. Fresh Eggs Daily I love Lisa’s blog of the same name, so I excitedly ordered her new book. The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency This may be my favorite homesteading book ever. The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

mouvement minimaliste — Interpersonal attraction Interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and romantic relationships. Interpersonal attraction, the process, is distinct from perceptions of physical attractiveness which involves views of what is and is not considered beautiful or attractive. The study of interpersonal attraction is a major area of research in social psychology. Interpersonal attraction is related to how much we like, dislike, or hate someone. It can be viewed as a force acting between two people that tends to draw them together and resist their separation. When measuring interpersonal attraction, one must refer to the qualities of the attracted as well as the qualities of the attractor to achieve predictive accuracy. Measurement[edit] Any given interaction is characterized by a certain level of intensity, which is conveyed by individual and interpersonal behavior, including the more subtle nonverbal behavioral information of interpersonal attraction.[2] Causes[edit]

Ways Anyone Can Be More Self Sufficient – How to Be Self Sufficient 1K+ I firmly believe that being self sufficient is one of the most important things a person can do. We rely on someone else for almost everything in our lives... We rely on the electric companies to keep our homes running. We rely on the propane companies to keep our homes heated. We rely on the grocery stores to keep our families fed. What would happen if one of those resources were suddenly gone? I've heard many excuses over the years....I can't be more self sufficient because I live in the city. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Want more DIY projects and preparedness ideas? Enter your email below to get our weekly newsletter! No spam here! These are easy things that you can start with to become more self sufficient, no matter where you live or what your situation is. Best Emergency Preparedness BooksEmergency Preparedness ListEmergency Foods Supply List (Whole Foods to Stock Up On)Items You Need For Basic Skills What are some things that you think anyone can do to become more self sufficient?

Les Johnson : un couple, deux enfants et zéro déchet depuis trois ans La famille Johnson – @ Thomas J. Story Béa Johnson et sa famille sont connus Outre Atlantique pour un défi qu’ils relèvent depuis trois ans : vivre sans générer de déchets. Pourquoi ce choix ? Une consommation vide de sens Béa Johnson est française. C’est alors qu’elle persuade son mari de déménager, d’aller vivre à l’extérieur de cette immense agglomération qu’est San Francisco : ils choisissent Mill Valley, dans la banlieue nord, à côté de Sausalito. Avec le temps, Béa Johnson s’enrichit de ce dont elle s’allège. Un quotidien sans déchet Forts de cette prise de conscience, les Johnson commencent à s’informer et à se documenter sur l’écologie, le désencombrement, la sobriété heureuse. Au quotidien, ils revoient leurs habitudes, scrutant chaque détail, évaluant chaque besoin, raisonnant chaque envie. Les cosmétiques font partie, avec les médicaments et le nécessaire de bricolage, des éléments les plus difficiles à gérer sans déchets : tout est sur-emballés, alors il faut ruser.

Human bonding Human bonding is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship. It most commonly takes place between family members or friends,[1] but can also develop among groups, such as sporting teams and whenever people spend time together. Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is different from simple liking. Etymology[edit] The term comes from the 12th century, Middle English word band, which refers to something that binds, ties, or restrains. In early usage, a bondman, bondwoman, or bondservant was a feudal serf that was obligated to work for his or her lord without pay (in modern usage, a bondsman is a person who provides bonds or surety for someone). Early views[edit] Eryximachus reasons that when various opposing elements such as wet and dry are "animated by the proper species of Love, they are in harmony with one another ... Plato concludes that the highest form of love is the greatest. Pair bonding[edit] Limerent bond[edit] Parental bonding[edit] Attachment[edit]