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I KonMaried My Conscious Closet | A Closet Tour

Does it spark joy? Sigh…So I’ve mentioned in pretty strong terms that I didn’t like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It struck me as a dangerously short sighted trend meant to replace a sense of meaning in our lives with some superficial platitudes and an even more concentrated obsession with the things we …

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What Minimalists Can Learn from the Ascetics

If you got sucked into watching the Minimalism movie like I did, you might be thinking about casting off your worldly possessions in an attempt to live a life of renewed meaning. You wouldn’t be alone in this. In fact, minimalism has been practiced within world religions for centuries, just under a different name. But …

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Bario Neal Recycled and Fairmined Gold Jewelry

To be honest with you, I hadn’t really considered where the world’s precious metals were sourced from until a few weeks ago. When I got married 5 years ago, ethical consumption was just a glimmer in my eye – I was really into etsy, but I hadn’t overhauled my thinking yet – so I haven’t …

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Minimalism Doesn’t Mean Buying More Stuff

Minimalism is in. Capsule wardrobes; intentional living; clean lines; sustainable, closet-sized homes. But I hope you realize that the list I just spouted off represents two very different approaches to minimalism and that doing one doesn’t necessarily indicate anything about the other. Officially, the term minimalism applies to an aesthetic that favors spareness and simplicity. But more …

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