A Life in Simplicity

It all started with a notepad…

Sharing another one of my “epiphanies” 🙂 I love notepads and journals. Over the years I’ve accumulated lots of small (A5/A6) journals that I carried around. I’m especially a sucker for those that have beautiful designed covers (looking at you… Continue Reading →

Rumi’s teachings

I’ve always posted lots of quotes from Rumi, he is definitely my favorite all-time poet. Perhaps because his poems are mostly about life’s deeper meaning and spirituality. I don’t really see him as a poet, but as a very wise… Continue Reading →

Why our screens make us less happy (9min)

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.”

Cleaning Frenzy

There are two kind of people in the world: those who love house chores, and those who hate house chores. As I am on the second group, house chores feel uninteresting, boring, painful work that *has to be done*. I… Continue Reading →

Purging season

It’s been a (long) while since my last post. I thought it would be good to return here to write about my current “purging season”, something that started happening by “accident”. Or, without my own conscious intention to do it…. Continue Reading →

finish each day

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and… Continue Reading →

How to gain control of your free time (TED video)

Meet my Kobo :)

Well I finally took the plunge and joined the eReaders train 🙂 After some frustrating weeks, not being able to read anything because I was travelling and preferred not to carry books because of weight, I thought this would be… Continue Reading →

art of living

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well. L. P. Jacks

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply… Continue Reading →

Revisiting Walden, Part 1 (Economy)

“Walden, or, life in the woods” is one of my all time favorite books. Perhaps because it is, by many, the “bible” of simple living. The last time I read it, I remember stopping a few times in certain paragraphs to… Continue Reading →

DIY: home made wood toy #2

I’m finding out that I really like to work with wood 🙂 With some inspiration from different toys (thanks Pinterest!) I’ve built a new one.  

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