Cityscapes filled with ash and rubble, fires in the distance, the quiet looming silence usually filled with urban sounds. Rural areas, now overgrown, houses with boarded windows, overtaken by nature, dusty paths and cracked stonework. Impending news alerts, sirens, natural … Continue reading APOCALYPSE PREPPERS: ANTICIPATION OR ANTICLIMAX?
In the early days, it’s easy to keep up momentum with minimalism, always something new to declutter, more bags of things to donate, more recycling to be done. Smooth, clear surfaces, and the peace of mind that comes with a … Continue reading SO YOU’VE LOST MOMENTUM WITH MINIMALISM, NOW WHAT?
Often, we think too much. We enter that great and vast chasm of concern which seems to drag us down into it. We pretend that we’re somewhere else, we run from it as though we have somewhere else to go, … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR
That fleeting break from the overwhelm of everyday school life; the rough days when homework seemed impossible. The way that the days felt long, and drowsy. The soft grass in summer, the treats of ice cream and beach trips. That … Continue reading HOW CHILDHOOD GIFTS IMPACT ADULT ATTACHMENTS
Some weeks we question what we know, we try to find new ways of thinking. To break free from the old ways, to forge new paths. New landscapes necessitate new paths, some days we have to cut free the ties … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #8
Thousands of acres, square feet of land stretching on into the middle distance. The hum of the limousine, the roar of the sports car, that smell of a luxury leather interior, freshly cleaned. Crisp linen suits on matching hangers. Gold … Continue reading REDEFINING LUXURY
The shelter of a bedroom, a space of self-definition and comfort. Outside, a slow burning chaos of bags; carpets and beds hidden by clothing and stacks of papers. A house is not a home without bookshelves, they think. And so … Continue reading LIVING WITH HOARDERS AS A MINIMALIST
We rattle through websites and videos full of wooden laminate flooring and monochrome colour schemes. We read through the essentials of how to be this, how to be that. How to be something else. We think that minimalism is something … Continue reading WHEN MINIMALISM LOOKS LIKE MATERIALISM
The overwhelm at the end of the day sinks you into the earth, pushing you to that feeling which you hoped you wouldn’t feel again. It’s too much, maybe I can’t do it, maybe I really screwed it up today. … Continue reading BURNOUT, AND HOW TO ESCAPE IT
Old pictures, creased at the corners, capture only one chaotic moment of a wider, more turbulent, life. Piles of books and clothing, like modern art, litter every surface. The stacks of things seem to float on top of each other, … Continue reading THOUGHTS OF A FORMER HOARDER