Being normal is overrated. Sometimes we forget that we don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. We label what everyone else is doing as normal. And we think we should be normal. We think there may be something wrong with us when we aren’t doing the normal things, that we won’t be as […]
This is something new that will only be available to people who subscribe to Be More with Less. I usually send out one email a week after a brief welcome series, but lately I’ve been craving more connection. As Be More with Less heads into it’s tenth year, growing each year, I want to make […]
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Before you consider how to stop shopping, it will help to understand why you want to stop shopping or to decide if you need to stop shopping at all. A 30-day experiment to help you understand why you shop and if you should stop. Buying things isn’t bad or wrong, but shopping to feel a […]
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We all understand the danger of “keeping up with the Joneses” — overspending, overdoing, and over proving ourselves so we can be as happy, successful and loved as our neighbors. It never ends well. But what about the minimalist Jonses? What about keeping up with people who are living simple, beautiful, amazing lives? Is it […]
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Have you ever overreacted? Did you ever kind of lose your mind about something that didn’t warrant a total melt down? I have. My overreactions never helped. In fact, they always added fuel to the fire; more drama, stress, confusion and chaos. Not only didn’t they help the things I was reacting to, but my […]
Are you struggling to simplify your life? I get it. You’ve got a lot on your plate. You have a bunch of tasks, to-do’s, appointments, interests, and issues. Same here. We may be able to do it all, but we can’t do it all at once. Everything can’t matter at the same time. It can’t […]
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Happiness is a state of mind but joy is an event. For instance, even when I’m not experiencing happiness, when I spend time with this guy, it’s all joy. Joy is here for you, but when your calendar is all booked up and your to-do list looks more like a novel, you will not be […]