06/20/2017

All the Things I Thought I Wanted

Everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.

06/13/2017

Scaling Down Time Commitments: The Final Tidying Frontier?

I know it’s been FOREVER since I released a blog post, so I apologize for the hiatus and the more-than-likely informality of this post. I want to get my feet wet with writing again; I’ve still been journaling, pondering, meditating. Yet somehow nothing has ended up here. It could be because my work firewall blocked… [Read More]

03/28/2017

Creating a Minimalist Pantry

My latest tidying project involved finally tackling my pantry… It has been through many phases of “organized”, but I started fresh with a new goal in mind: simplifying my dietary choices, streamlining my meal prep/cooking each week, and keeping track of what I really enjoyed eating and what didn’t make the cut. My strategy is… [Read More]

03/28/2017

My Laughing Heart

As I journaled through my thoughts this morning, it became clear that a ray of sunshine has parted the clouds of the last few months. God has poured out blessings and abundance into my life, such abundance I couldn’t have imagined as I scaled down again and again the amount of “things” in my life. Creating… [Read More]

03/21/2017

The Ongoing Magic Of Tidying Up

It seems as though there is one flaw in all the minimalist writings I have stumbled upon: the lack of emphasis on the ongoing nature of the minimalist lifestyle. I’m not even sure I like using the words “minimalist lifestyle” because it implies I’ve joined some sort of cult. Okay, maybe I have. In that case, I counter… [Read More]

03/16/2017

Finding Peace

Meditation Mount in Ojai, California It’s been over 3 months since I’ve made use of any sort of social media platform.  That sentence is the first thought I’ve given it since I decided to give it up.  It’s strange to think that a year ago this Lent, giving up social media was a real struggle… [Read More]

01/17/2017

A Dying Ember: New Years Burnout

Good afternoon y’all! I know, not my regular posting schedule. And how is it January 17th and this is my first post in the New Year? Well, life. By January 15th, 75% of Americans have failed to uphold their New Years Resolutions. It’s January 17th, and can I be honest? I’m burned out. Am I… [Read More]

12/29/2016

Goodnight 2016, Hello 2017

It’s tempting with the upcoming New Year to want to do all the things and achieve all the goals… so how do we set ourselves up for success without spreading ourselves too thin?

Here are my tips to keep moving forward without being bogged down by what can seem impossible […]

12/20/2016

It’s the Most… Wonderful? Time of the Year

Good morning dear friends! Christmas is fast-approaching, and the frenzy of the season is upon us. I admit that despite my best efforts, periodically I find myself caught up in it. Scurrying about stores, nearly colliding with too many vehicles to count in busy parking lots (seriously thinking about investing in a horse and sleigh… [Read More]

12/13/2016

Two Science Terms That Will Help You Change the World

Good morning friends! Today, I write to you from a hotel somewhere in Silicon Valley. I’m here for a number of reasons, all work-related. These weeks are always stretching, as it requires long hours, (seemingly) 24/7 networking and communicating with other scientists, and little sleep. Somehow, despite my normal need for 8-9 hours-or-I’m-crabby, I always look forward… [Read More]

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