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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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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.

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 Minimalist Mom I haven’t forgotten my commitment to track how much comes in, and goes out, of my home this year. We have a running tally on our chalkboard (just a sticker chalkboard as we’re renting and I’m loath to put holes in the wall) of the new shoes that come in, old shoes that go out, the [...] 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?

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, about Be more with less is about simplifying your life and really living. Here, you can learn how to create a life with more savings and less no debt, more health and less stress, more time and less stuff, and more joy with less obligation You will find tips and ideas to simplify your life and learn to live with less to enjoy more and be more. You can read this for more details about the topics I’ll write about and visit this page to see interviews with me, guest posts and other media coverage. You might be wondering why I am the right person to cover this subject. The #1 reason is that I have made all the mistakes.

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. 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).

An Elevator To Space Is In The Works In Japan Image by Kenn Brown Obayashi Corp, a Japanese construction firm, is in the habit of breaking records. In less than three years they built the Tokyo Sky Tree, Japan’s tallest structure, and one nearly double the height of the previous record holder, Tokyo Tower. Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families I have a friend who has more kids than me, whose husband works longer hours than mine, who cooks and bakes more than I do, and yet her house is tidier than mine, always tidier than mine. What gives? I decided that this week, it was time to get to the bottom of it: what are the dirty little secrets of those tidy families? I have been watching all my tidy friends and taking notes.

Health - Why feeling more pain may be better for you Psychology studies show painful experiences aren’t dictated by how long they go on for, and this could teach us an important lesson about everything from hospital operations to holidays, says Tom Stafford. When is the best treatment for pain more pain? When you're taking part in an experiment published by a Nobel prize winner and one of the leading lights in behavioural psychology, that is. The psychologist in question is Daniel Kahneman; the experiment described by the self-explanatory title of: When More Pain Is Preferred to Less: Adding a Better End. In the study, Kahneman and colleagues looked at the pain participants felt by asking them to put their hands in ice-cold water twice (one trial for each hand).

Best United States' states to live in according to residents of each state - National Conservative Residents of states were asked how they view their state – as to whether or not a person’s state is a good place to live or not. The results of the Gallup Poll were released on Thursday. When asked to rate their state as a ‘best place to live,’ 77 percent of the persons living in Alaska and Montana said that their states are the best – or one of the best – places to live in the entire United States. There were no other states close to those two states’ high ratings. On the other end of the survey’s scale are states where less than 1-in-5 persons say that their state is the best place – or one of the best places – to live throughout the entire nation. At the bottom of the list are persons from Illinois and Rhode Island who do not see their states as the best places to live in the country.

8 Harsh Truths that Will Improve Your Life - Dumb Little Man They say life is what we make of it. By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you decide whether that statement is true or not. There is no doubt that life has its ups and downs. However, how we deal with them can sometimes make all the difference. Today I want to share eight harsh truths that I’ve come to learn from life. There’s also a message in each that I think we can all learn from, and when applied, will improve our lives infinitely. List of Values The following list of values will help you develop a clearer sense of what's most important to you in life, as explained in the article Living Your Values. Simply print out this page, mark the values which most resonate with you, and then sort your list in order of priority. As you scan the values list below, you may find that while most values have little or no significance to you (and some may even seem negative to you), there are those values that just jump out and call to you, and you feel, "Yes, this value is part of me." This values list is merely a guide. It is lengthy and contains many synonyms but is certainly not exhaustive, so feel free to add unlisted values to your own list as well.