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HIJACK THE HOLIDAYS: 4 ways to reclaim the season

HIJACK THE HOLIDAYS: 4 ways to reclaim the season

It was when I rounded the corner of the Walmart pet food aisle and discovered that the mechanical grinding that had served as...
December 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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WINTER AWARENESS: How winter teaches us to live with less

WINTER AWARENESS: How winter teaches us to live with less

Winter is a cruel master. But as the icy fist of February squeezes us in its frozen and lightless grip, winter also inadvertently...
February 8, 2014 × 0 comments

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OUTSMARTING SANTA: Alternative ways to gift give

OUTSMARTING SANTA: Alternative ways to gift give

The holiday season is undoubtedly the hardest time of year if you don’t love materialism because it’s the most manipulative...
December 15, 2013 × 0 comments

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GOING LIGHT: The less you have, the less you need

GOING LIGHT: The less you have, the less you need

A few years ago I took two weeks off to hike the John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains from start to finish,...
August 29, 2013 × 0 comments

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ECOLOGICAL COST OF NEW: Great reasons to shop second hand

ECOLOGICAL COST OF NEW: Great reasons to shop second hand

I grew up shopping in thrift stores. I remember my mother searching for me as I hid in between clothing racks, her cart piled high...
June 14, 2013 × 0 comments

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CONQUER YOUR CLUTTER: The ultimate guide to decluttering

CONQUER YOUR CLUTTER: The ultimate guide to decluttering

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs...
June 8, 2013 × 0 comments

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THE BIG MOVE: How to simplify your life when relocating

THE BIG MOVE: How to simplify your life when relocating

After planning the big move for quite some time, Ann and I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Boulder, Colorado. Since we...
May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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TOO MANY CHOICES: Avoid getting scattered by choosing less

TOO MANY CHOICES: Avoid getting scattered by choosing less

How many books can you read at one time? How many can you actually carry with you anywhere? Walking into a library stacked with...
May 7, 2013 × 3 comments

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PAPERLESS LIVING: Digitize your way to a decluttered mind

PAPERLESS LIVING: Digitize your way to a decluttered mind

Despite the digital revolution, desks still look much the same. Ivory towers of bills, letters and magazines rise high while Post-it...
March 24, 2013 × 0 comments