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Using minimalism to declutter, destress and focus on what matters

Using minimalism to declutter, destress and focus on what matters

Les Evangiles de la consommation Me prenant pour un prophète, aujourd’hui, voici que je vous annonce l’Evangile selon Sainte Consommation: A la moindre émotion tu consommeras Fêtes, anniversaire, enterrement de vie de garçon, Saint Valentin, mariage, commémoration, pots de départ, pot d’arrivée au bureau, baptême, Bar Mitsva… bref, quoiqu’il arrive, une dépense tu feras. Et si tu as du vague à l’âme? A la pression des autres tu succomberas "Comment? Sois comme les autres et consomme comme eux. Un crédit à la consommation tu prendras Carte Ornithorynque Gold, carte "Faites-vous plaisir vous l’avez bien mérité", crédit "Pourquoi ne partiriez-vous pas en vacances, vous aussi"… dès qu’une envie montre le bout de son nez, le crédit est là, tout chaud, disponible. Aux objets ta valeur tu associeras Sois persuadé que tu ne vaux rien sans ces objets. En shoppant tu te détendras Seul, en famille ou avec des copines, le shopping du samedi après-midi, c’est sacré. Non, achète! En consommant, tes relations familiales amélioreras

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.

Simple Living Institute - News The Minimalists 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.

The Simple Hedonist mouvement minimaliste — 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. Tidy folks out there, have I got it right? (Image: From Jenna and Jeremy's Handmade Row House, Briget Pizzo)

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 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! 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

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